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Portrait Saints Caccia Paint Oil on canvas Old master 16/17th Century Italian
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Guglielmo Caccia (Monabone, 1568 - Moncalvo, 1625) and workshop Portrait of five female saints of the church: Saint Lucy, Saint Agathe, Saint Catherine of Siena, Mary Magdalene, Sain...
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17th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Lucia
Located in New Orleans, LA
RUTH OWENS graduated in 2018 with an MFA from the University of New Orleans after leaving her medical practice of 25 years. She is represented by the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, and be...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Paper, Casein

19th century British portrait Miss Coote with her dog - Girl Female artist
Located in Antwerp, BE
19th century British portrait of Miss Jane Elizabeth Anna Coote with a dog, painted ca. 1850 This very sweet portrait depicts Miss Jane Elizabeth Anna Coote with her dog. Miss Coote...
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19th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

English 18th century portrait of a young boy with a spaniel
Located in Bath, Somerset
Portrait of a young boy, full-length, standing in a landscape, wearing a red coat with silver buttons, a silver waistcoat and breeches, white silk stockings and black buckled shoes w...
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Early 18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

The Armour I (Contemporary portrait painting)
Located in Paris, FR
The Amour I is a painting by contemporary artist Joachim van der Vlugt. Oil on wood, 90 x 60 cm. This work is signed, sold unframed. Technically, the artist draws his inspiration fr...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil, Wood Panel

No. 171 (contemporary portrait painting)
Located in Paris, FR
No.171 is a painting by Paris-based Chinese contemporary artist ZHANG Hongyu from the “Portrait” series. Indian ink, charcoal, acrylic and pastel on canvas. This artwork is signed, ...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Charcoal, Ink, Acrylic, Pastel

Mastery 2
Located in Ibadan, Oyo
The painting conveys the positive reaction of a man upon learning which is based on his experience, the ability to judge what is right and wrong and act accordingly. Painting Ships ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Romantic Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

No. 160 (Contemporary Portrait Painting)
Located in Paris, FR
No.160 (2012), painting by Paris-based Chinese contemporary artist ZHANG (Portrait series). India ink, charcoal and acrylic on canvas, 150 x 100 cm. Signed, sold unframed. Zhang’s pa...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Ink, Acrylic, Charcoal, Canvas

Future ambitions Wowed
Located in Ibadan, Oyo
Most people write me off when they see me. They do not know my story. They say I am just an African. They judge me before they get to know me. What they do not know is The pride I ha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Charcoal, Acrylic

No. 178 (contemporary portrait painting)
Located in Paris, FR
No.178, painting by Paris-based Chinese contemporary artist ZHANG Hongyu from the “Portrait” series. Indian ink and charcoal on kraft paper mounted on canvas, 100 x 65 cm. Artwork s...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Mixed Media

La Cage ai le Sang Batlant Dans la Sage
Located in Dallas, TX
Sandra Chevrier La Cage ai le Sang Batlant Dans la Sage Acrylic on Canvas 40 x 30 Signed on back One of Chevrier's early canvas works. No superhero imagery.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Acrylic

Untitled 17 by Zhang Hongyu - Contemporary portrait painting,
Located in Paris, FR
Untitled 4 (2019) is a painting by Chinese contemporary artist Zhang Hongyu. Ink, acrylic, pastel and engraving on wood. 162 cm x 130 cm. The blue background shows traces of dripping...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Wood Panel, Pastel, Ink, Acrylic, Engraving

Head - Original Oil and Mixed Media by Manuel Avedán - Mid 20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Head is an original artwork realized by Spanish artist Manuel Avedán (1929) Oil and mixed media on cardboard. Hand-signed on the lower right. Passepartout cm 37x26 Good conditions...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Portrait Paintings

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Mixed Media, Oil

Better life ( African woman)
Located in Ibadan, Oyo
Better life is a work that shows a beautiful black woman holding a board that has an inscription of "BETTER LIFE". this preaches the ability and potential that measures the outcome o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Fabric, Oil, Acrylic

No. 161 (contemporary portrait painting)
Located in Paris, FR
No.161, painting by Paris-based Chinese contemporary artist ZHANG Hongyu from the “Portrait” series. Indian ink and charcoal on kraft paper mounted on canvas, 120 x 65 cm. Artwork s...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Mixed Media

Portrait Of Marie Adélaïde of Savoy (1685-1712) Duchess Of Burgundy 17th Century
By Hyacinthe Rigaud
Located in Blackwater, GB
Portrait Of Marie Adélaïde of Savoy (1685-1712), Duchess Of Burgundy 17th Century One of a pair we are selling - the other of the Duke of Burgundy (1682-1712) Workshop of Hyacinth...
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17th Century Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Hera - Large 19th Century Neoclassical Oil Painting of Greek Goddess
Located in Gerrards Cross, GB
‘Hera’ by Eduard Niczky (1850-1919). A fine 19th century neoclassical portrait of the Greek queen of the gods depicted in her golden diadem and yellow robe. The painting is signed by...
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Late 19th Century Realist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil

Self Portrait on Horse in Landscape - British 50's art equine rider oil painting
Located in London, GB
This lovely portrait oil painting is by noted British artist Lionel Ellis. Painted in 1955 the painting is a self portrait of the artist on a beautiful chestnut horse in the foregrou...
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1950s Realist Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Unleashed by Christophe Dupety - Male Nude Painting, Contemporary
Located in Paris, FR
Unleashed (2018) by French contemporary artist Christophe Dupety. Oil on canvas, 100 x 81 cm. In his Human Figures series, Christophe Dupety shows us some bodies which aspect reminds...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Early 19th century French figure painting - Napoleon portrait - Oil on canvas
Located in Varmo, IT
French painter of the first half of the 19th century - Portrait of a gentleman, probably Napoleon in exile on the Island of S. Elena. 109 x 89 cm without frame, 139.5 x 119.5 cm wit...
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Early 19th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

In The Sun by Christophe Dupety - Male Nude Painting, Contemporary
Located in Paris, FR
In the Sun (2018) by French contemporary artist Christophe Dupety. Oil on canvas, 100 x 81 cm. In his Human Figures series, Christophe Dupety shows us some bodies which aspect remind...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Portrait of John Beck - British Victorian art oil painting male portrait
Located in London, GB
This superb oil on canvas portrait painting is attributed to Victorian artist George Frederick Watts. Painted circa 1880 the sitter is John Beck, a fine suited gentleman wearing a go...
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19th Century Realist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil

18th century British Old Master painting - The Cherry Girl - Age of innocence
Located in Antwerp, BE
18th century British Old Master painting - The Strawberry girl by the workshop or a close follower of Joshua Reynolds This very fine work is based on one of Reynolds’ most famous pi...
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Late 18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of a French Woman Oil Painting Hungarian Master A. Biro French Beauty
Located in Surfside, FL
Canvas measures 25" X 19" inches without the frame. Born in Nagykaroly, Hungary in 1911 (Transylvania, in 1919 it became Carei, Romania). His parents came from the gentry and trade...
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20th Century Post-Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

King Henry V At The Battle Of Agincourt (1415), 19th Century
Located in Blackwater, GB
King Henry V At The Battle Of Agincourt (1415), 19th Century by Walter Stanley Paget (1863-1935) Art & Craft movement & Illustrator Large 19th Century English sene of King Henry V...
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19th Century Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Ewatomi 2
Located in Ibadan, Oyo
They were frightened by her scream It's more like a bomb released A bomb of joy that finally exploded It hard to come by The feeling is so rear When it came, she couldn't hold ba...
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21st Century and Contemporary Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Portrait Of A Horse, 19th Century
By Henry Bernard Chalon
Located in Blackwater, GB
Portrait Of A Horse, 19th Century Henry Bernard CHALON (1771-1849) to $250,000 Large 19th Century portrait of a horse, oil on canvas by Henry Bernard Chalon. Excellent quality and ...
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18th Century Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Madonna III, contemporary religious painting
Located in Paris, FR
Madonna III (2020), by contemporary artist Joachim van der Vlugt. Oil on canvas, 100 cm × 100 cm. The artwork appears to be inspired by the Italian Renaissance painting iconography, ...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Girl With Harpoon - Florence, Italy, 2020
Located in New York, NY
ABOUT Born in 1967, Piussi was raised in Florence where he studied at the Istituto d’arte, majoring in sculpture and painting and completing his artistic education at Milano’s Brera ...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil

Tribute to Rodin 5 (contemporary painting)
Located in Paris, FR
Tribute to Rodin 5 (Salut Rodin 5) is a painting by Paris-based Chinese contemporary artist ZHANG Hongyu which represents one of "The Three Shades" by French sculptor Auguste Rodin, ...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Pastel, Ink, Acrylic, Cardboard, Engraving

Ansaldo Annunciation Paint Oil on canvas Old master 17th Century Italian Art
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Giovanni Andrea Ansaldo (Genoa, Voltri 1584 - Genoa 1638) The Annunciation Oil on panel (100 x 82 cm, framed 111 x 93 cm) The beautiful Annunciation that we show you is the work of ...
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17th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil

I wear my treasure 2
Located in Ibadan, Oyo
lost a great innocence when I understood that I and my mind were not going to be on good terms for the rest of my life. I can't tell you how tired I am of character-building experien...
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21st Century and Contemporary Expressionist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Charcoal, Acrylic

The Reincarnated Icon
Located in Ibadan, Oyo
You were born a child of light’s wonderful secret you return to the beauty you have always been. Painting Ships in a well-protected tube from Nigeria This work is unique, this is no...
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21st Century and Contemporary Expressionist Portrait Paintings

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Acrylic, Charcoal, Canvas

The Banjo Player, 19th century
Located in Blackwater, GB
The Banjo Player, 19th century American School 19th Century American School portrait of a young black man playing the banjo, oil on panel. Rare 19th century portrait from a southe...
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Early 19th Century Portrait Paintings

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Oil, Board

Revolving Door 3
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
An oil painting of figures moving through a revolving door. The narrative isn't clear, if this is two different men, one exiting the building, one entering. Or perhaps its more like ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Realist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of Nadine Tallier - Portrait of French Actress & Baroness de Rothschild
Located in Gerrards Cross, GB
‘Portrait of Nadine Tallier’ by Jean-Gabriel Domergue (1889-1962). The painting – which depicts the young French actress Nadine Tallier (later Baroness de Rothschild) – is signed by ...
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20th Century French School Portrait Paintings

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Oil

One Bite
Located in New York, NY
Spray Paint on reclaimed mirror with frame - 1/1 original
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2010s Pop Art Portrait Paintings

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Mirror, Wood, Spray Paint

Greyhounds Coursing, 18th Century
Located in Blackwater, GB
Greyhounds Coursing, 18th Century John Nost SARTORIUS (1759-1830) Fine large 18th century English Greyhound coursing scene, oil on canvas attributed to John Most Sartorius. Good ...
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19th Century Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Marilyn Monroe - Peter Donkersloot
Located in Nuenen, Noord Brabant
Peter Donkersloot (1959) grew up in the woods of the Veluwe and spent a significant part of his youth in the Betuwe. This later proved to be of great influence on his work. After ar...
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Early 2000s Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Wood, Acrylic

"Seated Man" Figurative Oil Painting
By Julian Dyson
Located in Brecon, Powys
Seated Man with a further study verso of landscape with daffodils Oil on canvas Signed. Good condition
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1990s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Solimena Rachel And Jacob Paint Oil on vanvas Old master 18th Century Italy Art
By Francesco Solimena (Serino 1657- Naples 1747)
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Francesco Solimena (Serino 1657- Naples 1747), attributed The meeting between Rachel and Jacob at the well Oil painting on canvas - cm. 34 x 46.5 - In frame cm. 54 x 67 It is a pai...
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18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil

Two Persons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
GINO HOLLANDER "TWO IMAGES" ACRYLIC ON CANVAS, SIGNED AMERICAN, DATED 1979 30 X 40 INCHES Gino Hollander 1924-2015 Gino Hollander was born in the New Jersey in 1924 and attend...
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1970s Modern Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Golden Eyes - Portrait of a Woman with a Piercing Gaze, Original Oil Painting
Located in Chicago, IL
Richard Gibbons' painting "Golden Eyes" shows a portrait of a beautiful young woman. Her piercing gaze brings the viewer in for a closer look. Her sultry, yellow eyes are intoxicatin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Board, Canvas, Oil

Vicki Norcliffe - Contemporary Oil, Music At The Bar
Located in Corsham, GB
A fine contemporary oil showing the darkened interior of a bar with a patron sitting at a bar stool with a drink and a man playing a guitar in the foreground. The artist has signed t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil

The Mask, Baroque Art, Fictional Portraits, Oil, One-of-a-Kind, Illuminate
Located in Houston, TX
“I am a painter who, against all odds, creates Baroque-inspired, psychologically charged fictional portraits that seek to illuminate aspects of the human condition.” - Ray Donley Ed...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Cotton Canvas, Oil

No. 196 (contemporary portrait painting)
Located in Paris, FR
No.196, painting by Paris-based Chinese contemporary artist ZHANG Hongyu from the “Portrait” series. Mixed technique on canvas. Zhang’s painting takes root in calligraphy and Chines...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Mixed Media

Is A Storm Coming? - Portrait of a Tattooed Biker, Original Oil on Canvas
Located in Chicago, IL
Sporting a skull cap and a multitude of colorful tattoos, artist Bruno Surdo has painted this self portrait posed as a biker with a puzzled look . As the titled indicates, a storm i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

1900's FRENCH POST-IMPRESSIONIST OIL PAINTING - PORTRAIT OF A BEARDED MAN
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: French School, early 1900's Title: Portrait of a Man Medium: oil painting on canvas Size: painting: 25.5 x 21.5 inches Provenance: private collection, France ...
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1990s Portrait Paintings

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Oil

The Armour II (Contemporary portrait painting)
Located in Paris, FR
The Amour II is a painting by contemporary artist Joachim van der Vlugt. Oil on wood, 110 x 110 cm. This work is signed, sold unframed. This portrait represents a man wearing a gas ...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil, Wood Panel

Portrait of a Woman
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil Painting Signature: Unsigned Contact for dimensions.
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20th Century Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil

The Joy in togetherness
Located in Ibadan, Oyo
As predicted in the Bible, when understanding of the human condition finally arrives humans will change and become like little children ❤️ Painting Ships in a well-protected tube fr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Charcoal, Acrylic

"La Pamela"
Located in New Orleans, LA
Original oil on canvas by Jose Royo. Signed by the artist, bottom right.
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Late 20th Century Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

The Prince I Became
Located in Ibadan, Oyo
Royalty is who I’ve become, I took time off to spend some time with myself and now, I know who I am. I am aware of every extent of myself, my purpose, my gift, and it is the most pow...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cubist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Hugo Lugo, "Meditación sobre el espacio a partir de una línea IV", Figurative
Located in San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur, MX
This painting forms part of a recent series. Throughout the years Lugo kept polishing the way he paints the human figure, and ridding his work of certain context, leaving a lot of sp...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil, Acrylic

1950s "Purple Head" Mid Century Oil and Pastel Portrait Original Drawing
Located in Arp, TX
Donald Stacy "Purple Head" c.1950s Gouache and oil pastel on paper 13.75" x 17" unframed $950 Unsigned Came from artist's estate *Custom framing available for additional charge. Plea...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Portrait Paintings

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Paper, Oil Pastel, Gouache

No. 120 (Contemporary Portrait Painting)
Located in Paris, FR
No.120 (2010) is a painting by Paris-based Chinese contemporary artist ZHANG Hongyu from the “Portrait” series. India ink, acrylic and pastel on canvas, 116 x 81 cm. Signed, sold fr...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Pastel, Ink, Acrylic

Ratzinger Chocolat by Christophe Dupety - portrait painting, pope
Located in Paris, FR
Ratzinger Chocolat (2010) by French contemporary artist Christophe Dupety. Oil on canvas, 80 x 80 cm. This is a portrait of Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger, better known as Benedict XVI. T...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

E.E. Webberbourne after Nasmyth- Early 20th Century Oil Portrait of Robert Burns
Located in Corsham, GB
A striking portrait of the young poet Robert Burns in early 19th century dress, after the original by Alexander Nasmyth. His fine cornflower yellow waistcoat is buttoned to reveal a ...
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20th Century Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil

Shop Antique and Vintage Portrait Paintings

An elegant and sophisticated decorative touch in any living space, portrait paintings have remained popular throughout the years and are widely loved pieces of art for display in many homes today.

Portrait paintings are at least as old as ancient Egypt, where realistic, lifelike depictions of the recently deceased — commonly known as “mummy portraits” — were painted on wooden panels and affixed to mummies as part of the burial tradition.

For centuries, painters have used portraiture as a means of expressing a subject’s nobility, societal status and authority. Portraits were given as gifts in Renaissance Europe, and a portrait artist might have been commissioned to help mark a significant occasion such as a wedding or a promotion to high office. Prior to the advent of photography, which eventually replaced painted portraits as a quicker and more efficient way of capturing a person’s essence, the subject of a portrait had to sit for hours until the painter had finished. And during the 18th century in particular, if an artist commissioned for a portrait struggled with how to adequately memorialize and capture a subject’s likeness, sometimes a portrait painting wasn’t completed for up to a year.

Whether it’s part of the gallery-style approach to your living-room or dining-room walls or merely inspiration as you devise an eye-grabbing color scheme in your home, a portrait painting is a timeless decorative object for any interior. A landscape painting or sculpture might give you the kind of insight into a specific region of the world or a different culture that you can ascertain only through art. Similarly, when you take the time to learn about the subject of a portrait painting that you bring into your home — the sitter’s history, the relationship between the sitter and the artist should one exist, the story of how the portrait came to be — that work can become intensely personal in addition to its place as an object for an art-hungry corner of your apartment or house.

On 1stDibs, visit a vast collection of famous portrait paintings or works by emerging artists. Search by medium to find the right portrait paintings for your home in oil paint, synthetic resin paint and more. Find portrait paintings in a variety of styles, too, including contemporary, Impressionist and Pop art, or search by artist to find unique works created by painters such as Mark Beard, Steve Kaufman and Montse Valdés.

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