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Three Monkeys Gambling 19th Century Oil Painting
Located in FR
Three Monkeys Gambling 19th Century Oil Painting Oil on Board removed from its original frame Good with minor marks due to age
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Late 19th Century French School Animal Paintings

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Oil, Board

19th Century Oil Painting Man W/ Pipe
Located in San Francisco, CA
19th Century Oil Painting Man W/ Pipe A young man taking a break filling his pipe with tobacco Original oil on wooden panel Dimensions 10" wide x 11" high The frame measures 13.5...
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Late 19th Century Portrait Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

19th Century Oil Painting Two Girls Playing
Located in San Francisco, CA
19th Century Oil Painting Two Girls Playing Original oil on canvas housed in a custom made oak frame. Canvas dimensions 16" wide x 10" high. The frame measures 24" wide x 18" high....
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Late 19th Century Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Remarkable & Rare 19th Century Oil Painting by Author C. E. Sargent Entitled Jes
By C.E. Sargent
Located in Gallatin, TN
Very Rare 19th Century Oil Painting by Christian Author C. E. Sargent Entitled “Jesus Praying” Oil on Canvas Framed in a Wooden Beveled Frame Dimensions: 30.5″ x 26.5″
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19th Century Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Early 20th Century Oil Painting "Fishing" by E. Smette c.1917
Located in San Francisco, CA
Early 20th Century Oil Painting "Fishing" by E. Smette c.1917 Antique oil painting of a group of young friends fishing on the backyard dock. Original oil on canvas. Signed in the l...
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Oil

GENEVIEVE ZONDERVAN (1922-2013) FRENCH MID CENTURY OIL PAINTING - PORTRAIT
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"Portrait" by Geneviève Zondervan (French 1922-2013) oil painting on board board: 16 x 13 inches Superb mid-century oil painting on board by the French artist, Geneviève Zondervan ...
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Late 20th Century Surrealist Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Jean Kalisch "Across the Bay" Original Mid Century Oil Painting C.1960
By Jean Kalisch
Located in San Francisco, CA
Jean Kalisch "Across the Bay" Original Mid Century Oil Painting C.1960 Original oil on canvas panel Dimensions 28" wide x 22" high The simple frame measures 29.5" wide x 23.5" hig...
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Mid-20th Century Landscape Paintings

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Oil

FLIGHT American Futurism Modernism Scene WPA Mid-Century Oil Painting Realism
By Daniel Ralph Celentano
Located in New York, NY
FLIGHT American Futurism Modernism Scene WPA Mid-Century Oil Painting Realism Daniel Celentano (1902-1980) "Flight," 26 x 26 inches. Oil on canvas, c. 1940s. Signed lower right. Ori...
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1940s American Modern Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Victorian 19th century oil painting of a Jack Russel dog in a landscape
Located in Woodbury, CT
Victorian 19th-century oil painting of a Jack Russel dog in a landscape Turner was an English painter of animal, landscape, and sporting scenes. He exhibited his work at the British...
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1880s Victorian Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

20th Century Oil painting, a View of Chinese Junks at sea.
By Ken Moroney
Located in Woodbury, CT
20th Century Oil painting of an Impressionist scene of Chinese Junks at sea. Moroney was born on the 14th of February 1949 in South London. Of Anglo Irish parentage, his father was...
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1990s Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

Standby V - XXI Century, Oil painting, Contemporary Figurative
By Kamila Gruszecka
Located in Warsaw, PL
KAMILA GRUSZECKA ( born in 1989 in Kielce) studied under prof. Leszek Misiak at the Faculty of Painting of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. She received her diploma in 2014. She w...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Mountain landscape - XX century, Oil painting, Landscape
By Juliusz Mieszkowski
Located in Warsaw, PL
JULIUSZ MIESZKOWSKI (b.1906 – d.1992) Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (1927-1934). He practiced oil painting, tempera and mural paintings. He designed posters and cover...
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1950s Other Art Style Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Board

Sisters, American Impressionist Mid Century Oil Painting
By Donald Roy Purdy
Located in Surfside, FL
Donald Roy Purdy is an American painter whose work evolved through a range of styles and subjects over the course of his long career. Born in 1924, the self-taught artist seldom us...
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Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Board

Untitled - XXI century, Oil painting, Figurative, Landscape
By Magdalena Spasowicz
Located in Warsaw, PL
MAGDALENA SPASOWICZ Studied painting under prof. Jan Cybis and graphic arts with prof. Tadeusz Kulisiewicz at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. She received her diploma in 1953. He...
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21st Century and Contemporary Other Art Style Landscape Paintings

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Cardboard, Oil

20th Century Oil painting of an Impressionist River Landscape of Cahors, France
By Ken Moroney
Located in Woodbury, CT
20th Century Oil painting of an Impressionist River Landscape of Cahors, France Moroney was born on the 14th of February 1949 in South London. Of Anglo Irish parentage, his father ...
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1990s Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

Composition XIX - XXI Century, Oil painting, Contemporary, AbstractIon
Located in Warsaw, PL
MARTA GEBALSKA She finished painting studies at the Wladyslaw Strzeminski Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz in 2007, graduating with honors from prof. Ryszard Hunger's painting aterlier....
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2010s Other Art Style Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Carnations - Large 19th Century Oil Painting Portrait
By Philip Hermogenes Calderon R.A.
Located in Gerrards Cross, GB
‘Carnations’ by Philip Hermogenes Calderon R.A. (1833-1898). The painting is signed and inscribed by the artist verso, and hangs in a superb quality gold metal leaf Watts frame. As...
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Late 19th Century Victorian Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Landscape with a mill - XX century, Oil painting, Landscape
By Juliusz Mieszkowski
Located in Warsaw, PL
JULIUSZ MIESZKOWSKI (b.1906 – d.1992) Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (1927-1934). He practiced oil painting, tempera and mural paintings. He designed posters and cover...
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1950s Other Art Style Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Board

Large Polish Israeli Landscape Mid Century Oil Painting
Located in Surfside, FL
Genre: Modern Subject: Cityscape Medium: Oil Surface: Canvas Country: Israel Dimensions: 36 1/4" x 25 3/4" x 3/4" Dimensions w/Frame: 44 3/4" x 34" Rare Modern Mid Century Israel la...
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20th Century Modern Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Sitting one - XX century, Oil painting, Abstraction-figurative
By Jerzy Ostrogórski
Located in Warsaw, PL
JERZY OSTROGÓRSKI (born in 1944) Jerzy Ostrogórski is a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. He paints and draws. He received his diploma in 1971 from the studio of prof....
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1990s Other Art Style Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Winter view - XXI century, Oil painting, Figurative, Landscape
By Magdalena Spasowicz
Located in Warsaw, PL
MAGDALENA SPASOWICZ Studied painting under prof. Jan Cybis and graphic arts with prof. Tadeusz Kulisiewicz at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. She received her diploma in 1953. He...
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21st Century and Contemporary Other Art Style Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Cardboard

19th Century Oil Painting Portrait of a Muse
Located in London, GB
John Opie RA (1761-1807, English) c. 1802 Oil on canvas Canvas dimensions 36 x 32 inches Framed dimensions 46.5 x 43.25 inches Original gilded period frame. John Opie was a Corni...
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Early 19th Century Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Quiet Snowy Scene 20th Century Oil Painting
By Frederick Pomeroy
Located in San Francisco, CA
This mid-late 20th century oil on board mountain landscape scene is by Frederick Pomeroy (1924-2011), a Carmel Valley painter and teacher. He studied at California College of Arts an...
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Late 20th Century Modern Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Board

Waterlilies - XXI century, Oil painting, Figurative, Grey tones
By Magdalena Spasowicz
Located in Warsaw, PL
MAGDALENA SPASOWICZ Studied painting under prof. Jan Cybis and graphic arts with prof. Tadeusz Kulisiewicz at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. She received her diploma in 1953. He...
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21st Century and Contemporary Other Art Style Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Cardboard

Composition XVIII - XXI Century, Oil painting, Contemporary, AbstractIon
Located in Warsaw, PL
MARTA GEBALSKA She finished painting studies at the Wladyslaw Strzeminski Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz in 2007, graduating with honors from prof. Ryszard Hunger's painting aterlier....
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2010s Other Art Style Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Still life - XXI century, Oil painting, Colourful, Glass
By Tomasz Karabowicz
Located in Warsaw, PL
TOMASZ KARABOWICZ (born in 1971) Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. He received his diploma in painting from prof. Zbigniew Gostomski. CONDITION Very good condition. F...
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2010s Other Art Style Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

19th Century oil painting of The Dogana, Venice
By Alfred Pollentine
Located in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Alfred Pollentine British, (1844-1910) The Dogana, Venice Oil on canvas, signed & further inscribed verso Image size: 15.5 inches x 23.5 inches Size including frame: 22.5 inches x ...
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19th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Rabbi In Prayer, Early 20th Century Oil Painting
By S. Sieberger
Located in Surfside, FL
Samuel Seiberger, (Seeberger) was a known artist and post-card designer who lived in Paris and was active circa 1900-1940. He was arrested for being a Jew when the Germans occupied P...
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Early 20th Century Modern Portrait Paintings

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Oil

"Dilemma" Large Mid Century Oil Painting in Pale Blue
By Adine Stix
Located in San Francisco, CA
This mid 20th century oil and acrylic on canvas entitled "Dilemma" is by West Coast Abstract Expressionist painter Adine Stix (1909-1987). Stix studied Art at Skidmore College and wo...
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1960s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Acrylic

Melons 08 - XXI Century, Oil painting, Contemporary Figurative, Fruits
By Rafał Gadowski
Located in Warsaw, PL
RAFAŁ GADOWSKI (born in 1973) Studied at The European Academy of Arts in Warsaw Faculty of Painting, as well as at the Faculty of Graphic Art at the Cracow Academy of Fine Arts. He r...
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2010s Other Art Style Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Pomegranates 08 - XXI Century, Oil painting, Contemporary Figurative, Fruits
By Rafał Gadowski
Located in Warsaw, PL
RAFAŁ GADOWSKI (born in 1973) Studied at The European Academy of Arts in Warsaw Faculty of Painting, as well as at the Faculty of Graphic Art at the Cracow Academy of Fine Arts. He r...
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2010s Other Art Style Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of Artist Ethel Weiner Mid Century Oil Painting
By Martin Snipper
Located in San Francisco, CA
This mid 20th century oil on canvas portrait is by Expressionist painter, mixed media artist, and sculptor Martin Snipper (1914-2008). He studied at the National Academy of Art In Ne...
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1940s Modern Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Night Scene, Vibrant colorist 20th century oil painting
Located in Beachwood, OH
Gustav Likan (Yugoslavian, 1912-1998) Night Scene, 1966 Oil on canvas Signed and dated lower right 20 x 30 inches 27 1/2 x 37 1/2 inches, framed Born in Yugoslavia in 1912, Gustav L...
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1960s American Modern Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Warsaw Krakowskie Przedmieście XXI century, Oil painting, Figurative, Landscape
By Magdalena Spasowicz
Located in Warsaw, PL
MAGDALENA SPASOWICZ Studied painting under prof. Jan Cybis and graphic arts with prof. Tadeusz Kulisiewicz at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. She received her diploma in 1953. He...
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21st Century and Contemporary Other Art Style Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Cardboard

20th century oil painting entitled The Unknown Corner
Located in London, GB
Collections: Robert Isaacson; James Draper, New York, 2014. Exhibited: Cambridge, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Beggarstaffs: William Nicholson and James Pryde, 2019, no. 57. Framed d...
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Early 20th Century Modern Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Volterra motif 2 - 21 century, Oil painting, Landscape, Small scale
By Andrzej Kacperek
Located in Warsaw, PL
ANDRZEJ KACPEREK (born in 1953) He first attended the State Collage of Art in Bielsko-Biała and later Graphic Arts faculty of the Academy of Art in Cracow. He graduated in 1978. He p...
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2010s Other Art Style Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Melons 07 - XXI Century, Oil painting, Contemporary Figurative, Fruits
By Rafał Gadowski
Located in Warsaw, PL
RAFAŁ GADOWSKI (born in 1973) Studied at The European Academy of Arts in Warsaw Faculty of Painting, as well as at the Faculty of Graphic Art at the Cracow Academy of Fine Arts. He r...
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2010s Other Art Style Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Pair of 17th century oil paintings of peacocks and other birds in a landscape
By Marmaduke Cradock
Located in Bath, Somerset
Please note that the price listed (and measurement) is for both paintings together. A pair of 17th century oil paintings of peacocks and other ornamental birds in a garden landscap...
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Late 17th Century Old Masters Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Pomegranates and Sunflowers, British 20th Century oil painting
Located in Petworth, West Sussex
Valerie Wilson (British, 1950 - 2004) Pomegranates and Sunflowers Signed ‘Valerie Knight’ (on the reverse) Oil on canvas 21 x 45 in. (53.3 x 114.3 cm.) A lovely wide still-life of o...
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20th Century Realist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Still life - XXI century, Oil painting, Figurative, Grey tones
By Magdalena Spasowicz
Located in Warsaw, PL
MAGDALENA SPASOWICZ Studied painting under prof. Jan Cybis and graphic arts with prof. Tadeusz Kulisiewicz at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. She received her diploma in 1953. He...
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21st Century and Contemporary Post-Impressionist Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Cardboard

Triptych III - XXI century, Oil painting, Abstract-figurative, Flowers
By Bożena Lesiak
Located in Warsaw, PL
BOŻENA LESIAK (born in 1952) Studied at the faculty of painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow between 1972 and 1977. She participated in numerous exhibitions in Poland and ab...
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Early 2000s Other Art Style Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

17th Century oil painting of hounds putting up wildfowl
Located in Petworth, West Sussex
Circle of Abraham Danielsz Hondius (Flemish, 1625 – 1695) Hounds putting up wildfowl Oil on panel 14.1/2 x 19.1/4 in. (36.8 x 48.8 cm.)
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17th Century Animal Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

19th Century Oil Painting Chateau Chillon Lake Geneva, Switzerland
Located in Rochester, NY
Fine oil painting "Chateau Chillon" Lake Geneva, Switzerland. Oil on board, mid-19th century. By Charles Fuchs (German 1836-1886)
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19th Century Realist Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Board

Cows at a Watering Hole - Monogrammed 19th Century Oil Painting
Located in Meinisberg, CH
Cows at a Watering Hole Oil on Wood, ca. 18 x 27.5 cm Monogrammed 'M' Here we have a beautiful small cow painting on panel. The outstanding draftsman ship points to the work of an ...
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Late 19th Century Naturalistic Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

A large, Cubist 20th Century oil painting of two nudes
Located in Petworth, West Sussex
Jean Maurice Lasnier (French, 1922 – 2006) Deux grandes nues cubisantes Oil on board Signed on the reverse under the backboard 38.1/4 x 25.5/8 in. (97 x 65 cm.)
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20th Century Cubist Nude Paintings

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Oil, Board

Colorful Coastal Landscape Mid-Late 20th Century Oil Painting
By Frederick Pomeroy
Located in San Francisco, CA
This mid to late 20th century coastal oil painting is by Frederick Pomeroy (1924-2011), a Carmel Valley painter and teacher. He studied at California College of Arts and Crafts (now ...
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Late 20th Century Modern Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Country view - 21 century, Oil painting, Figurative, Landscape, Warm tones
By Magdalena Spasowicz
Located in Warsaw, PL
MAGDALENA SPASOWICZ Studied painting under prof. Jan Cybis and graphic arts with prof. Tadeusz Kulisiewicz at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. She received her diploma in 1953. He...
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21st Century and Contemporary Other Art Style Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Cardboard

17th Century Oil Painting Portrait of a Young English Boy
By Gerard Soest
Located in London, GB
Gerard SOEST (1600 - 1681) Portrait of a Young Boy oil on canvas 35.5 x 30.5 inches inc. frame Gerard Soest (circa 1600 – 11 February 1681), also known as Gerald Soest, was a portra...
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17th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Oil

19th Century oil painting of The Grand Canal, Venice
By Alfred Pollentine
Located in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Alfred Pollentine British, (1844-1910) The Grand Canal, Venice Oil on canvas, signed & further inscribed verso Image size: 15.5 inches x 23.5 inches Size including frame: 22.5 inche...
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19th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

English School Mid 20th Century Oil Painting: Pekingese Dog
By Dorothy Alexandra Johnson
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Oil Painting: A Pekingese "Lovely Maid of Kyratown" by Dorothy Alexandra Johnson (1902-1988) signed lower right oil painting on canvas, unstretched 5.0 x 7.0 inches A delightful ...
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1950s Impressionist Animal Paintings

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Oil

British, 20th Century Oil painting 'The Seasons', large blue painting
By Roy Bizley
Located in Petworth, West Sussex
Roy Bizley (British, 1930-1999) The Seasons, from the Terrace series Oil on board Signed and dated ‘R Bizley, 1980’ (on the reverse) 36 x 47.5/8 in. (91.2 x 121 cm.) Provenance: From...
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20th Century Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Loch Lomond Scotland Fishing Boats 19th Century Oil Painting
By Harry Armstrong Whittle
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Very fine original oil painting by Henry Armstrong Whittle (1834-1904), signed to the lower right. The painting dates to 1872. It is entitled on the reverse, "Early Morning" and we u...
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19th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

French Barbizon landscape with Children 19th Century oil painting
By Marie Abraham Rosalbin de Buncey
Located in Norwich, GB
Our gorgeous Barbizon landscape is an oil painted on Mahogany panel and is signed "Rosalbin" at the lower left. Is presented in a period leaf gold frame.
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1880s Barbizon School Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

"Modernist Portrait, Boy Seated " Mid Century Oil Painting on Board
Located in New York, NY
A strong modernist oil painting depicted in the 1950's of a Boy seated with a bowl of fruits. Comes displayed in a distressed wood frame, signed lower left illegibly. Art measures 1...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Portrait Paintings

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Oil, Board

After the harvest - XXI century, Oil painting, Landscape, Pastel Colors
By Andrzej Kacperek
Located in Warsaw, PL
ANDRZEJ KACPEREK (born in 1953) He first attended the State Collage of Art in Bielsko-Biała and later Graphic Arts faculty of the Academy of Art in Cracow. He graduated in 1978. He p...
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2010s Other Art Style Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Board

City view - XXI century, Oil painting, Figurative, Landscape, Muted colors
By Magdalena Spasowicz
Located in Warsaw, PL
MAGDALENA SPASOWICZ Studied painting under prof. Jan Cybis and graphic arts with prof. Tadeusz Kulisiewicz at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. She received her diploma in 1953. He...
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21st Century and Contemporary Other Art Style Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Cardboard

"Coastal Seascape with Sailboats" Abstract Multicolored Mid-Century Oil Painting
Located in New York, NY
A Mid-Century multicolored abstract painting signed by Spanish artist Juan Sevilla Saez, born 1922. This piece is a rare departure from his usual depictions of Parisian city street s...
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Mid-20th Century Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

My birds cycle - XXI century, Oil painting, Bright colours, blue
By Mikołaj Malesza
Located in Warsaw, PL
MIKOŁAJ MALESZA (born in 1954) a painter and a stage designer. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, at the Department of Interior Design, where he graduated from in 1979...
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2010s Other Art Style Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil, Acrylic

Dolls - 21 century, Oil painting, Figurative, Grey tones, Still life
By Magdalena Spasowicz
Located in Warsaw, PL
MAGDALENA SPASOWICZ Studied painting under prof. Jan Cybis and graphic arts with prof. Tadeusz Kulisiewicz at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. She received her diploma in 1953. He...
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21st Century and Contemporary Other Art Style Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Cardboard

Tulips - 21 century, Oil painting, Abstract-figurative, Flowers, Vibrant colors
By Bożena Lesiak
Located in Warsaw, PL
BOŻENA LESIAK (born in 1952) Studied at the faculty of painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow between 1972 and 1977. She participated in numerous exhibitions in Poland and ab...
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2010s Other Art Style Still-life Paintings

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Paper, Oil

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Cave walls were the canvases for what were arguably the world’s first landscape paintings, which depict natural scenery through art. Portrait paintings and drawings, which, along with sculpture, were how someone’s appearance was recorded prior to the advent of photography, are at least as old as Ancient Egypt. In the Netherlands, landscapes were a major theme for painters as early as the 1500s. Later, artists in Greece, Rome and elsewhere created vast wall paintings to decorate stately homes, churches and tombs. Today, creating a wall of art is a wonderful way to enhance your space, showcase beautiful pieces and tie an interior design together.

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