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Rococo Paintings

ROCOCO STYLE

Rococo was an aesthetic movement in the fine and decorative arts in the 18th century that found its inspiration in nature and fostered an overall lightness and delicacy of form, construction and ornament in interior design. Rococo furniture, while greatly influenced by trends in Italy and Germany, is often called Louis XV style — the movement having reached its best expression during that sybaritic French king’s reign.

The term “rococo” is thought to be a portmanteau of the French words rocaille and coquilles — “rock” and “shells” — organic motifs frequently used in architecture and design of the style.

When it comes to authentic Rococo furniture's characteristics, it is above all sensuous and social. The furniture of earlier eras in Europe had been heavy in every sense; the Rococo period saw the appearance of light-framed upholstered armchairs, side chairs and occasional tables that could easily be moved to form conversational circles.

The signal detail of Rococo furniture design is the gently curved cabriole, or S-shaped chair-, table-, and cabinet-leg. It imitates the bend of a tree limb or a flower stem. In a further reference to nature, furnishings were often asymmetrical and painted white, or in soft, pastel shades. Rococo has become a timeless style, and as the furniture pieces presented on 1stDibs demonstrate, its playful, sculptural forms can provide visual excitement to contemporary, clean-lined spaces.

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Style: Rococo
Pair of Italian Rococo Portraits Joseph De Saint Michel, 1769
By Joseph de Saint-Michel
Located in Milano, IT
Joseph Comte de Saint Michel (Turin, news between 1756 and 1790; between 1756 and 1776 active at the court of the King of Sardinia in Turin) Portrait of a Gentleman - Portrait of a L...
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1760s Italian Antique Rococo Paintings

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Silk, Wood

Michelangelo Buonocore Rectangular Framed Religious Oil on Canvas Painting, 1733
By Michelangelo Buonocore
Located in Firenze, IT
This antique and impressive oil on canvas of big dimension (more that 2 meter high) represents a religious scene with The Virgin Mary,The Holy Baby, Saint Gaetano from Thiene and Put...
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Early 18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Paintings

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Canvas, Giltwood, Paint

Italian Venetian Canals at Dusk Oil Painting on Canvas
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Venetian-Style (20th Century) painting of a bustling Italian canal at dusk, depicting several boats under passage in the foreground, and crowds of figures moving throughout a...
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20th Century Rococo Paintings

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Canvas

18th Century French Firescreen-Painted Oil on Cancas, Wood Panel
Located in New Orleans, LA
Originally an 18th century French firescreen with a musical motif painted in oil on canvas fixed to a wooden panel.
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Late 18th Century French Antique Rococo Paintings

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Canvas, Wood

Chelsea House Italian Floral Still Life Oil On Canvas With Gold Leaf Frames, S/2
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a lovely pair of oil on canvas panels in gold leaf frames by Chelsea House. They are done in the manner of 17th century artist Margherita Caffe. The subject matter is a flora...
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Late 20th Century Italian Rococo Paintings

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Gold Leaf

Italian Rococo 1770s Framed Still-Life Painting Depicting a Bouquet of Flowers
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Italian Rococo period framed still-life oil on canvas painting from the late 18th century, depicting a colorful bouquet. Created in Italy during the third quarter of the 18th cent...
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Paintings

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Canvas, Paint

Raimundo de Madrazo Y Garreta Palatial Oil on Canvas
By Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Raimundo De Madrazo Y Garreta (Spanish School, 1841-1920) an exceptional and palatial oil on canvas "Portrait of Isabelle McCreery” depicting an elegant woman gracefully exiting a li...
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1880s Spanish Antique Rococo Paintings

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Giltwood, Canvas

" THE BATH OF VENUS " Italian School, End 18th / Begin 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Painting The Bath Of Venus Italian Painter, End 18th / Begin 19th Century The Bath Of Venus  Oil on canvas, 40 x 33 cm Unsigned Gilded frame Very good condition.
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Paintings

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Paint

Important Rich French Mirrow, 18th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Enchanting mirror from 1760/70 carved from solid wood with old gold plating. In the upper part hand-painted oil painting with an epoch-typical scenery, impressive crowning, floral mo...
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18th Century French Antique Rococo Paintings

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Wood

Two antique Limoges enamel paintings in gilt metal frames
Located in London, GB
These exquisite paintings were created in Limoges, a town in south-west France, in the late 19th Century. The Renaissance period saw the art of enamel painting thrive in Limoges. The...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Rococo Paintings

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Metal, Enamel

18th Century French Pastoral Scene, After François Boucher
Located in London, GB
French 18th century painted engraving depicting a pastoral scene with a couple, after François Boucher (1703-1770). Painted engraving set in its original gilt frame. Dimensions: H...
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18th Century French Antique Rococo Paintings

Materials

Giltwood, Paint

18th Century Painted Engraving, After François Boucher
Located in London, GB
French 18th century painted engraving in the Rococo style, after François Boucher (1703-1770). Painted engraving set in its original gilt frame. Dimension: H64.5 x W52.5 x D5....
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18th Century French Antique Rococo Paintings

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Giltwood, Paint

18th Century Painted Engraving After François Boucher, Shepherdess
Located in London, GB
French 18th century painted engraving after François Boucher (1703-1770), depicting the scene of a shepherdess. Painted engraving set in its original gilt frame. Dimensions: H63 ...
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18th Century French Antique Rococo Paintings

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Giltwood, Paint

Louis XV Rococo Circular Oil on Canvas Cherub Hovering in Clouds, Boucher School
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very fine and large French 18th century Louis XV Rococo whimsical circular oil on canvas of cherubs hovering in the clouds, school of François Boucher (French, 1703–1770), former P...
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18th Century French Antique Rococo Paintings

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Canvas

Pair of 18th Century Portraits of Emperor Francis I and Empress Maria Theresa
By Martin van Meytens
Located in Essex, MA
Pair of oil portraits of Empress Maria Theresa and Emperor Francis I of Austria 18th century, in the manner of Martin van Meytens (Dutch/Swedish, 1695-1770), oil on canvas, Franci...
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Late 18th Century Austrian Antique Rococo Paintings

Materials

Paint

17th Century Dutch Painting of Various Birds
By Melchior d'Hondecoeter
Located in Stamford, CT
Dutch painting of various birds in the style of Melchior d'Hondecoeter, circa 17th century.   
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17th Century Dutch Antique Rococo Paintings

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Canvas

18th century Portrait of Lady Oil on Canvas in Giltwood Frame
Located in Savannah, GA
English oil on canvas portrait dating from the late 1700s painted in the manor of Joshua Reynolds. We believe the giltwood frame could be the original as it is right for the period. ...
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1790s English Antique Rococo Paintings

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Canvas, Wood

Oil Painting Claude, Joseph Vernet
Located in Atlanta, GA
Oil painting by Claude Joesph Vernet Oil on canvas in gilt empire stlye frame height 16" width 22" Circa 18th century. Three fisherman with a flew of a harbor and ruined arch....
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18th Century French Antique Rococo Paintings

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Canvas

Grand Tour Style MidCentury Italian Venetian Oil Painting of a Canal Scene
Located in New York, NY
Italian Venetian-style (mid 20th Century) oil on canvas seascape painting depicting a long stone bridge over a busy canal filled with boaters with a city in the background under a bl...
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20th Century Rococo Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Wood, Giltwood

Grand Tour Style 20th Century Venetian Canal Painting on Canvas
Located in New York, NY
Grand Tour Venetian-style (20th Century) genre painting of a bridge covered in classical architecture with gondolas rowing through the canals below, on unframed canvas. Signed.   
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20th Century Rococo Paintings

Materials

Canvas

Italian Venetian Canal and Town Oil Painting on Canvas
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Venetian-style (20th Century) painting of a canal busy with gondolas winding through a town of classical architecture cast partly in shadow, under a blue sky. Painted on rect...
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20th Century Rococo Paintings

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Canvas

Large Louis XV Style Rococo Large Painting Manner of Boucher French School
Located in Nashville, TN
Probably a variation of ‘Spring’ After Boucher’s Four Seasons. Highly decorative. Typical rococo frivolity and color palette. Garlands and festoons of flowers with intertwined ribbon...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Rococo Paintings

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Paint

Italian Rococo Oil on Canvas Portrait Painting Young Ladies in Garden Landscape
Located in Firenze, IT
This delightful Italian 18th century oil on canvas painting portrait is a wonderful Florentine old master piece attributed to a female painter: Violante Beatrice Siries Cerroti. Depi...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Paintings

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Paint, Canvas

Antique Limoges Enamel Portrait of Woman and Lap Dog
Located in London, GB
The beautiful enamel plaque was crafted in Limoges, a town in northern France. Limoges has long been associated with the production of high quality enamel wares. While to begin with,...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Paintings

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Enamel

18th Century Oil on Canvas Painting of Romantic Landscape, Unframed
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Antique Italian 18th century oil on canvas landscape painting. The painting depicts a man and a woman relaxing in the countryside in a wooded area sitting by a body of water. There...
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Paintings

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Canvas, Wood

Hans Zatzka, Austrian Oil on Board Titled "Springtime" Maidens Picking Flowers
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Hans Zatzka (Austrian, 1859-1945) a superb quality oil on board titled "Springtime" depicting two young maidens in the forest collecting flowers by a river bank, one standing with fl...
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19th Century Austrian Antique Rococo Paintings

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Gesso, Wood

Fine Pair of Fine 18th Century Painted European Screens
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A pair of 18th century scene painted screens with very good color and excellent form. All with scenes with men in capes and plumed hats, some on horseback, some soldiers, a merchant ...
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Late 18th Century European Antique Rococo Paintings

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Canvas, Wood

After Fragonard French 19th Century Oil on Canvas Progress of Love-Lover Crowned
By (After) Jean-Honoré Fragonard
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A large French 19th century oil on canvas (laid down on a masonite) "Les progrès de l'amour dans le cœur d'une jeune fille" The Progress of Love: The Lover Crowned, after Jean-Honoré...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Paintings

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Masonite, Gesso, Canvas, Giltwood

18th Century Portrait
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Fine 18th century portrait of a lady, unsigned, circa 1750, Sweden. (reframed, oil on canvas) According to old frame painted by Johan Horner (1711-1763).  
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Paintings

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Canvas

Venetian Canal and Gondolas Painting on Canvas
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Venetian-Style (20th Century) painting of gondolas in a jade green canal lined with classic architecture under a cloudy blue sky on unframed, rectangular canvas.  
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20th Century Rococo Paintings

Materials

Canvas

French 19th Century Hand Painted Five Panel Canvas Screen
Located in Armadale, Victoria
Each panel painted with classical oval shaped medallions depicting putti, surrounded by floral wreaths, musical trophies, foliage and ribbons on a pale olive green ground.
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Rococo Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Wood

Limoges Enamel Plaque in the Rococo Style
Located in London, GB
Limoges enamel plaque in the Rococo style French, late 19th century Measures: Frame: Height 34cm, width 32.5cm, depth 3cm Plaque: Height 17cm, width 21cm, depth 0.5cm This supe...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Rococo Paintings

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Enamel, Metal

Antique Limoges Enamel Plaque of a Fête Galante
Located in London, GB
Antique Limoges enamel plaque of a fête galante French, late 19th century Measures: Frame: Height 27cm, width 28.5cm, depth 3cm Plaque: Height 14cm, width 19.5cm, depth 0.5cm   ...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Rococo Paintings

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Metal, Enamel

Henri Victor Lesur 19th Century Oil on Panel "Park Poetry"
By Henri Victor Lesur 1
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Henri Victor Lesur (Roubaix, France 1863-1900) A fine French 19th century oil on panel titled "Park Poetry" (Poésie dans le parc) depicting an 18th century park scene with a standin...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Paintings

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Gesso, Wood

Painting, Oil on Canvas of Aristocracy, by Johann Heinrich Tischbein
By Johann Valentin Tischbein
Located in Miami, FL
A studio portrait of aristocracy, half-length, wearing a cream and pink lace-trimmed dress, holding a folded hand fan.Painted by Johann Heinrich Tischbein. German, mid-18th century....
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18th Century German Antique Rococo Paintings

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Canvas

Swedish 1780s Floral Painting in the Manner of Paulus Theodorus van Brussel
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish still life floral oil on canvas painting from the late 18th century, painted in the manner of Dutch artist Paulus Theodorus van Brussel. This exquisite Swedish floral paint...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Paintings

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Canvas, Paint

Pair of Still Life Paintings of Flowers, French, 18th Century, Original Frames
Located in New York, NY
A fine pair of oil on canvas still life paintings of flowers, antique French, 18th century with original hand-carved giltwood frames. This pair is an excellent example of the French ...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Rococo Paintings

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Canvas

18th Century, Italian Oil on Canvas Archaic Landscape with Figures and Pastures
By Giuseppe Zais
Located in IT
18th century, Italian oil on canvas archaic landscape with figures and pastures Dimensions with frame: cm H 88 x W 114; only painted cm H 74 x W 100 The painting, oil on canvas, ...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Paintings

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Canvas

Doge's Palace Venetian Oil Painting on Canvas
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Venetian-style (20th century) painting capturing the 14th century gothic architecture of the famed Doge Palace from the side, while figures move throughout, gondolas are moor...
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20th Century Rococo Paintings

Materials

Canvas

Large Oval French, 18th Century Genre Painting
Located in Southampton, NY
Large oval French, 18th century genre painting.
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18th Century and Earlier Antique Rococo Paintings

Jean Antoine Watteau, Circle of, 18th Century Large Old Master Painting, France
By Jean-Antoine Watteau
Located in Vero Beach, FL
Jean Antoine Watteau (1684-1721) circle of. 18th century old master painting, France. With great pride we offer an extremely rare masterpiece from the 18th century, France. This ...
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18th Century French Antique Rococo Paintings

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Canvas

French Limoges Wall Art Painted Plate, ca. Early-20th Century
Located in New York, NY
An early-20th century French hand-painted plate by T & V, Limoges, France. Plates' design is beautiful fuchsia-purple and pink mum flowers and green leaves, finished with a gold gilt...
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Early 20th Century French Rococo Paintings

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Porcelain

18th Century Portrait
Located in Helsingborg, SE
18th century portrait of a boy from the rococo period, Signed A. Eklund, oil on canvas, circa 1770, Sweden. Good condition with historical restorations, original frame.   
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Paintings

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Canvas

18th Century Portrait of Old Woman Painting in Oil on Canvas by Antonio Cifrondi
Located in Milan, IT
Antonio Cifrondi (1665 - 1730) Woman with warmer Oil on canvas, 76 x 59 cm Born in the seventeenth century in Clusone, in the Seriana valley in the province of Bergamo, A...
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Early 18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Paintings

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Canvas

View of St Marks Square, Venice the Master of the Langmatt
By Apollonio Domenichini
Located in London, by appointment only
Apollonio Domenichini, alternatively referred to as the Maestro Della Fondazione Langmatt, or Menichini or il Menichino (Venice, 1715-circa 1770) was an Italian painter of vedute, ac...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Paintings

18th Century French Rococo Painting Circle of François Boucher
Located in Vero Beach, FL
18th century French Rococo Painting Circle of François Boucher This idyllic pastoral oil painting shows Boucher’s impact on this follower artist. A group of shepherdess’ and harlequ...
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18th Century French Antique Rococo Paintings

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Canvas

Vintage Italian Rococo Flower Still Life Wall Art Painting by Mirtex Trading
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Italian Rococo style flower still life wall art painting by Mirtex Trading. Item features ornate carved frame, dome/bubble form still life painting, original label, very nice...
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Late 20th Century Chinese Rococo Paintings

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Wood, Paint

Johann Heinrich Tischbein Attributed to Portrait of a Young Noble
Located in Stamford, CT
A German portrait of a young Noble, attributed to Johann Heinrich Tischbein the Elder (1722-1789) Relined Measurements canvas only: H 25 1/4 " x W 20 3/4 " H cm 64 x W cm 53.
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Mid-18th Century German Antique Rococo Paintings

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Canvas

Charles Delort, "An Invitation to the Royal Ball", Oil on Canvas
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Charles Edouard Edmond Delort (French, 1841-1895) Oil on Canvas Laid on Wood Titled "An Invitation to The Royal Ball". The finely painted artwork depicting an outdoor front-courtyard...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Paintings

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Gesso, Canvas, Wood

Rococo Society at a Pond, France, Late 18th Century
Located in Greding, DE
Copy of the French artist Francois Boucher, who was the court painter to King Louis XV, this work dates to the late 18th century. It is in its original carved and gilded wood frame a...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Rococo Paintings

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Canvas, Paint

18th Century Cherub Head Sketch Painting Oil on Canvas
Located in Milan, IT
Venetian school, 18th century Study with the head of a cherub Measures: Oil on canvas, 45.5 x 41 cm - with frame 54.5 x 49.5 cm The present qualifies as a study or preparatory s...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Paintings

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Canvas

18th Century Italian Oil on Panel Bambocciata by Michelangelo Cerquozzi Follower
Located in IT
Michelangelo Cerquozzi (follower of) The bambocciante scene Oil on panel. Only panel cm W 38.5 x H 51. With frame cm W 66 x H 53.5 The bright painting, with great chromatic impa...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Paintings

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Wood

19th Century Four Italian Oil on Panel with Allegory of the Four Elements
Located in IT
19th century four Italian oil on panel with allegory of the four elements Dimensions with frame: cm H 34.5 x L 25; only the table: cm H 29 x L 20.5 The funny oil on panel, by an art...
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19th Century Italian Antique Rococo Paintings

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Wood

Arched Bridge over Venetian Canal Oil Painting on Canvas
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Venetian-Style (20th Century) painting of a long, arched bridge stretching across a canal filled with boats and gondolas of all sizes, on unframed, rectangular canvas.  
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20th Century Rococo Paintings

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Canvas

Venetian Canal and Town Oil Painting on Canvas
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Venetian-Style (20th Century) painting of a bustling town on a canal and townspeople in route to board a gondola in the foreground, alongside several gondoliers waiting nearb...
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20th Century Rococo Paintings

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Canvas

Grand Tour Style 20th Century White Domed Church on Venetian Canal Oil Painting
Located in New York, NY
Grand Tour-Style (20th Century) unframed canvas oil painting of a white classical, domed church, resembling the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, directly on a canal filled with gondol...
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20th Century Rococo Paintings

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Canvas

Eduardo León Garrido (Spanish, 1856-1949) Oil on Panel "Dressing for the Ball"
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Eduardo León Garrido (Spanish, 1856-1949) A very Fine oil on panel "Dressing for the Ball" depicting 18th century scene of a young 'High Society' maiden getting dressed for the ball,...
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Early 1900s Spanish Antique Rococo Paintings

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Wood

Two 19th Century Limoges Enamel Portrait Plaques
Located in London, GB
These elegant enamel plaques was painted in Limoges, a town in the south-west of France. While Limoges was highly regarded for its painted enamel wares in the 15th Century, in the fo...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Paintings

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Enamel

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