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Allegorical Painting "Chastity" by Agostino Caironi, Dated 1859
By Agostino Caironi
Located in Rochester, NY
Exceptionally fine 19th century allegorical painting of chastity. Watercolor painted by Italian artist Agostino Caironi, dated 1859 Milan. Caironi Agostino Milan 1820-1907 A pupil...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Renaissance Revival Paintings

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Paint, Paper, Watercolor

"After," Large, Allegorical Painting with Nudes
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Suffused with both sensuality and alienation, this large oil painting depicts a couple in the bedroom, the female figure poised with a head of cabbage and a doll, and her lover -- ev...
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Late 20th Century American Expressionist Paintings

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Canvas

19th Century Allegorical Painting of a Greek Goddess
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This Continental School, three-quarter length portait of a woman in classical Greek dress, dates to the later part of the 19th century. The piece was most likely commissioned by a tr...
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Antique Late 19th Century Unknown Neoclassical Revival Paintings

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Canvas, Wood

Four 19th Century Italian Allegorical Paintings, Emblematic of the Seasons
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
These 19th century Italian paintings of the four seasons are oils on canvas. They have been recently cleaned, and relined. They are on their original round stretchers, and the frame...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Grand Tour Paintings

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Canvas

18th Century Allegorical Paintings in Gilt Frame after C. Van Loo, Set of Four
By Charles-André van Loo
Located in Dallas, TX
Bring the charm of the French high Society into your home with this beautiful suite of antique paintings. Crafted in France, circa 1760, each oil on canvas composition depicts child-...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Paintings

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Canvas, Giltwood

Allegorical Figurative Painting of Beauty and Old Age by R. Manchetti, Roma
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
An old master style 18th century allegorical painting representing youth and old age, and/or beauty and wisdom, depicted by a beautiful young woman leaning on her right elbow listeni...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Italian Baroque Paintings

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Canvas

"Distribution" Fabulous, Large Art Deco Allegorical Mural with Male Nude
By Charles Winter
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A superb example of American allegorical painting celebrating the nation's trade and commerce, this gorgeous, high energy view of a major port, bustling with sailing ships, steam shi...
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Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Paintings

19th Century French Oil on Canvas Allegoric Blue and White Painting with Cherub
Located in Firenze, IT
This lovely French 19th century oil painting on square canvas has a sky blue background, a fluffy cloud fills the central part of the painting where a woman is lying down playing the...
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Antique 19th Century French Rococo Paintings

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Wood, Canvas

Robert Heitz Oil Painting Allegorical
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Oil painting on art board by the French artist Robert Heitz, of two men, one on horseback, walking through a landscape with ancient ruins, painting is from a Palm Beach estate. Ro...
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Vintage 1940s French Romantic Paintings

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Paint

  • Robert Heitz Oil Painting Allegorical
  • Robert Heitz Oil Painting Allegorical
  • Robert Heitz Oil Painting Allegorical
  • Robert Heitz Oil Painting Allegorical
H 30.13 in. W 35.5 in. D 2 in.
Very Large, 16th Century Allegorical Oil Painting
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Beyond life-sized, allegorical, Renaissance figural oil painting of Summer, featuring a nymph recessed in an alcove, swathed in drapery, wearing a foliate crown. In her right hand, a...
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Antique 16th Century Italian Renaissance Paintings

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Canvas

Pair of Naïve Allegorical Landscape Paintings Sign, Christian Georg v. Lind
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Pair of naïve allegorical landscape paintings. Oil on canvas Signed Lieutenant Christian Georg V. Lind , 1837 and 1838. See text on the back. In original gilded Damgaard frames....
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Antique Mid-18th Century Danish Empire Paintings

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Canvas

Old Master Allegorical oil painting of “Erminia and The Shepherds”
By Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (Il Guercino)
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A fully restored small northern Italian Baroque painting on canvas that may have been painted as a study, (or what is referred to as a bozzetto to a larger commissioned painting) de...
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Antique 17th Century Italian Baroque Paintings

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Canvas

Four Allegorical Antique Prints, Nicolas Arnoult
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Four Allegorical antique prints, Nicolas Arnoult Four magnificent old prints, enhanced, whose author is Nicolas Arnoult, they were all engraved: "À Paris chez Nicolas Arnoult rue d...
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Antique 1680s French Louis XIV Paintings

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Paper

  • Four Allegorical Antique Prints, Nicolas Arnoult
  • Four Allegorical Antique Prints, Nicolas Arnoult
  • Four Allegorical Antique Prints, Nicolas Arnoult
  • Four Allegorical Antique Prints, Nicolas Arnoult
H 13.98 in. W 0.4 in. D 9.45 in.
"Architecture & Construction," Allegorical Mural Study for Rhode Island Capitol
By Robert Charles Haun
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A superb example of allegorical mural painting, this circular study depicting a female figure in Grecian robes overlooking a child with a plumb line, surrounded by scenes of construc...
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Paintings

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Paint

"Golden Fields," Allegorical Mural Study with Laborer Embracing Wheat Sheaf
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Painted by one of America's most important mural painters in the 1930s, this allegorical celebration of American agriculture was made by Edwin Boyd Johnson for a larger work that may...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

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Paint

Pair of Allegorical Paintings
Located in New Orleans, LA
A pair of allegorical paintings, one of putti playing musical instruments, the other of winged figures with a globe. These paintings are oil on canvas, mounted on artist board and p...
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20th Century French Rococo Paintings

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Canvas

  • Pair of Allegorical Paintings
  • Pair of Allegorical Paintings
  • Pair of Allegorical Paintings
  • Pair of Allegorical Paintings
H 16.75 in. W 44.5 in. D 1 in.
18th Century Group of Six Allegorical Paintings
Located in Badia Polesine, Rovigo
A group of rare door sur doors depicting scenes with allegories of Arts & Crafts, oil on canvas, Turin, mid-18th century. Measurements: Height 95 cm, length 106 cm In good cond...
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Antique 1780s Italian Rococo Paintings

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Canvas

  • 18th Century Group of Six Allegorical Paintings
  • 18th Century Group of Six Allegorical Paintings
  • 18th Century Group of Six Allegorical Paintings
  • 18th Century Group of Six Allegorical Paintings
H 37.41 in. W 41.34 in. D 1.97 in.
Allegorical Nymph and Cherub Painting, Early 19th Century
Located in Fulton, CA
European School oil on canvas painting, early to mid-19th century. Nymph and cherubs with Cupids arrow.  
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Antique Early 19th Century French Baroque Paintings

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Paint, Wood

1915-1990 John Rogers Cox, American Allegorical Scene painting, oil on canvas
By John Rogers Cox
Located in London, GB
An interesting painting of an allegorical scene, signed Jon Cox. Attributed to John Rogers Cox, the American scene painter. Born in 1915 at Terre Haute, an Indiana artist, who was pa...
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20th Century American Paintings

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Gesso, Canvas, Giltwood, Paint

Chaplin Charles, Pair of Allegorical Panels "Marriage" & "Motherhood"
By Charles Chaplin
Located in EVREUX, FR
Chaplin Charles (1825-1891) Pair of allegorical panels "Marriage" & "Motherhood" - "Mariage" & "Maternité" Oils on panels. Framed with flowers, in wood and original gilded stucco. ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Paintings

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Other

Michelangelo Maestri Attributed 19th Century Classical Allegorical Gouache
By Michelangelo Maestri
Located in London, GB
Attributed to Michelangelo Maestri, an early 19th century gouache on paper depicting an allegory of classical woman feeding winged angels. Above a frieze depicting ceremonial armour,...
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Antique Early 19th Century Italian Neoclassical Paintings

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Gouache, Rosewood

Pair Allegorical Paintings
Located in Hudson, NY
A pair of allegorical painting of music and architecture in molded carved wood gilt overdoor frames
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Antique 19th Century French Paintings

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Canvas

  • Pair Allegorical Paintings
  • Pair Allegorical Paintings
  • Pair Allegorical Paintings
  • Pair Allegorical Paintings
H 24 in. W 38 in. D 2.5 in.
1930's Large Allegorical Painting Sexuality & Temptation
Located in Rochester, NY
Large scale allegorical painting with powerful imagery depicting what appears to be the dilemma of temptation and emerging sexuality with apparent feminist subject matter. Dates from...
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Vintage 1930s Unknown Art Deco Paintings

Large Antique Allegorical Painting, Neoclassical Scene of Monk & Cherubs, 19th C
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique and large allegorical painting offers oil on canvas Neoclassical scene of monk with cherubs, seated in giltwood frame, 19th century Measures - overall 46.5''h x 46.75''...
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Antique 19th Century Neoclassical Paintings

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Canvas, Giltwood, Paint

19th Century Allegorical Oil Painting
Located in Berlin, DE
A 19th century oil painting depicting a couple in love surmounted by two cherubs emptying a cornucopia or horn of plenty over the pair.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Paintings

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Canvas

  • 19th Century Allegorical Oil Painting
  • 19th Century Allegorical Oil Painting
  • 19th Century Allegorical Oil Painting
  • 19th Century Allegorical Oil Painting
H 36.23 in. W 42.52 in. D 2.37 in.
19th Century French Allegorical Pastel Painting
Located in Dallas, TX
Fine quality 19th century French allegorical pastel on paper painting depicting a verdure landscape scene with paramours holding chalices as an attendant pours le vin. All dressed in...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Paintings

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Paper

19th c. Italian Oil Painting on Canvas of Allegorical Scene with Angels
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Very Fine early 19th c. Italian Oil Painting on Canvas of Allegorical Scene with Female and Angels.The Carved Gilt Frame is original. The canvas measures 48 inches H and 35 inches W.
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Antique 19th Century Italian Paintings

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Canvas, Giltwood, Paint

Antique Oversized Allegorical Oil on Canvas Old Master Painting Signed Toti
Located in Big Flats, NY
An Italian antique allegorical old master oil on canvas painting depicts neoclassical scene of woman and cherubs, signed L. Toti, circa 1900. Measures: Overall 59" H x 44" W x 3.7...
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Early 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Paintings

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Giltwood, Canvas

A pair of allegorical o/c attached to wood monogrammed R.L.
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Out of the same collection as the flag paintings we found is this great pair of allegorical abstracts oil on canvases attached to wood monogrammed R.L. on the bacl. One is an underwa...
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Late 20th Century American Paintings

Monumental 17th Century Old Master Allegorical Scene
Located in Montreal, QC
Monumental 17th century old master allegorical scene painting depicting a Roman soldier with his captive surprising a group of young women at their bath. Frame of later period. Oil o...
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Antique Late 17th Century Italian Paintings

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Other

"Justice in Hollywood," Fabulous Art Deco Depiction of Allegorical Nude Female
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Drenched with color and suffused with voluptuous sensuality, this allegorical depiction of a nude Justice is a Hollywood-influenced take on Classical themes. Like the traditional fig...
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Paintings

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Paint

Superb Allegorical with Maidens and Cherub and Gilded Frame circa 1890s
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a gorgeous painting and does have so much to love. Oil on canvas. No visible signature. Mounted in later frame. Framed measures 49 1/4" h x 47 1/4" w x 3" d. Picture measures...
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Antique 1890s Italian Neoclassical Revival Paintings

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Canvas

19th Century Allegorical Painting
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century Continental allegorical painted canvas. Unlined in an oak frame. This is an interpretation after a fresco by Guido Reni, 1624, in Rome, depicting Apollo in a chariot, a...
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Antique 19th Century European Greco Roman Paintings

  • 19th Century Allegorical Painting
  • 19th Century Allegorical Painting
  • 19th Century Allegorical Painting
  • 19th Century Allegorical Painting
H 47 in. W 83.5 in. D 1 in.
"Origin of Iron," Large Art Deco Allegorical Painting with Female Nudes, 1937
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This large and brilliantly-hued allegorical painting by the Finnish American painter, Elmer Forsberg, is both high style Art Deco in its approach to the nude, as well as symbolic and...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

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Paint

Large Antique Allegorical Painting of Young Couple & Cherub, Signed Oskar Larson
Located in Round Top, TX
Large antique allegorical oil on canvas painting of a young couple with a cherub, from Austria, circa 1860-1880. Signed and dated on the front: 'Oskar Larsen in 1925'. Oskar Larsen (...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Paintings

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Canvas

Fine Batuan Allegorical Watercolor, Bali, 1950s
Located in Rochester, NY
Allegorical Balinese scene. Black and white watercolor on paper.
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Mid-20th Century Balinese Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Allegorical Painting by Unknown 19th c Artist
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Lovely and large painting of female nude in Italian early master style. Cherub holding mirror provides allegorical interest in the tradition of art as instruction or relaying a story...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Paintings

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Masonite

18TH CENTURY ALLEGORICAL PAINTING ON CANVAS
Located in Hudson, NY
SOMEONE HAVING THEIR FEET WASHED AND SOME ON THE LEFT IS BEING FLOGGED. PAINTING HAS BEEN RELINED AND STABILIZED.I'M SURE IT'S A SEEN STREIGHT OUT OF THE BIBLE, IF SOMEONE KNOWS LET ...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Italian Paintings

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Canvas

French Allegorical Painting of Lot and His Daughters
Located in Great Barrington, MA
A bright and clear heavy bodied water color or gouache painting on vellum that probably dates from 16th Century . The image is based on the biblical story of Lot and his daughters af...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Renaissance Paintings

Set of 4 Allegorical Paintings (of the four seasons)
Located in New York, NY
Relined and reframed long ago.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Hungarian Paintings

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Canvas

Rare, Allegorical, 17th Century Flemish Painting "Noah's Ark"
Located in Montecito, CA
Stunning and incredibly rare, oil on canvas allegorical painting of "Noah's Ark." Incredible detail with original frame. In the upper left, God warns Noah of the floods. With vario...
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Antique 17th Century Paintings

19th Century Continental Gouache of Allegorical Scene "Painting"
Located in New York, NY
19th century continental gouache of allegorical scene "painting".
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Antique 19th Century European Paintings

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Gouache

Flemish Painting, Allegorical Portrait of Fidelity 'follower of Rubens'
Located in Paris, FR
Flemish painting from the 17th century. (follower of Rubens) this allegory apparently has all the attributes of fidelity (the bare breasts, the dog, the ties, the carnations symbol ...
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Antique Mid-17th Century Italian Louis XIII Paintings

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Canvas

Allegorical Scene in Italy painted on canvas
Located in Hudson, NY
A Allegorical Scene in Itlay painted on Canvas and mounted on Board.
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20th Century Italian Paintings

American Allegorical Primitive Watercolor on Paper, Circa 1820
Located in Lake Forest, IL
Allegorical Primitive Watercolor on Paper. American, Circa 1820. Framed
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Antique 19th Century American Paintings

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Paper

Late 18th Century Continental Allegorical Painting on Tin
Located in Antwerp, BE
Continental painting on tin, circa 1790-1800. Beautiful depth and rich jewel like colors are set off by the original giltwood and gesso frame.
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Antique Late 18th Century European Paintings

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Tin

Oil on Canvas - Allegorical Scene
Located in San Francisco, CA
Gilt-framed Oil on canvas on board Allegorical Scene in the style of Louis XVI - probably an overdoor ornament originally<br /> Circa 1880
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Antique 19th Century French Paintings

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Canvas

Allegorical Paintings For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of allegorical paintings is available at 1stDibs. The range of distinct allegorical paintings — often made from canvas, fabric and paint — can elevate any home. There are all kinds of allegorical paintings available, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. Art Deco, Baroque and Louis XV allegorical paintings are consistently popular styles. Many allegorical paintings are appealing in their simplicity, but Agostino Caironi, Charles Chaplin and Charles Winter produced popular allegorical paintings that are worth a look.

How Much are Allegorical Paintings?

Prices for allegorical paintings start at $1,450 and top out at $91,985 with the average selling for $6,825.

Finding the Right Paintings for You

When paired with the perfect frame, the right wall decorations can either subtly showcase your personality or steal the show altogether. 

The earliest paintings were created on the walls of caves, proving even our ancient ancestors knew that striking artwork is meant to be on display. Cave paintings on an Indonesian island are reportedly older than the earliest cave art in Spain and France, and the figurative paintings back then were produced with inorganic pigments like iron oxide. Later, the people of Ancient Greece — who learned about art from the Egyptians before them — conceived panel paintings of wax and tempera that were collected and publicly displayed. In the centuries that followed, artists would be commissioned to create large-scale wall murals and frescoed ceilings in sprawling European palaces and in the homes of the aristocracy.

Today, 1stDibs makes it easy for you to celebrate this rich history in your own home. Our collection of paintings includes Art Deco paintings, baroque art and a broad range of other categories. Search by material, period or other attributes to find the right fit — browse an array of 19th century landscape paintings in giltwood frames or abstract oil paintings and portraits made during the 1950s and ‘60s.

An understated contemporary work can complement your space’s color palette without drawing the focus away from the other pivotal design choices you’ve made over the years. Roy Lichtenstein’s Pop art, on the other hand, demands attention with its array of vibrant hues and subjects inspired by popular culture. 

Whether you aim to create a gallery in your home or build a single, stunning focal point, you can find what you’re looking for in an extensive inventory of paintings on 1stDibs. 

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