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Genre Paintings

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A genre scene depicts everyday life. Through the 19th century, genre scenes held the third level of prestige for painters, after history scenes and portraits. Genre scenes have a strong domestic appeal and have persisted throughout art history.

Johannes Vermeer painted some of the most famous genre scenes. His "Woman Holding a Balance," c. 1664, at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. is a perfect example. Art lovers celebrate Vermeer for his masterful application of lighting and perspective.

Genre painting went away as painters focused on abstraction in the 1900s, but contemporary artists are newly adopting genre painting. For example, American artist Jonathan Gardner paints neo-cubist genre scenes of women at leisure, often smoking cigarettes. Glenn Ness paints genre... Read more Read more

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Wilhelm v. Diez (1839-1907) Market Bustle at the City Gate 1898

March 1, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€600 (starting bid)

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Franz Alt (1821-1914), Procession before a Cathedral, 19th C.

February 25, 2016, 4:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€400 (starting bid)

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Jacek Palucha (b. 1966) Orchestra, 1999

February 10, 2016, 7:00 PM CET
Warszawa, Poland

PLN2,400 (starting bid)

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GUILLERMO GREBE, Chile - Rodando Bocaccio Oil

March 3, 2016, 5:00 PM EST
Boca Raton, FL, USA

$750 (starting bid)

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Wilhelm von Diez (1839-1907), Before the Hunt, Late 19th C.

March 1, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€400 (starting bid)

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Michal Chylewski, Attributed (1787 - 1848) A group of soldiers

February 9, 2016, 7:00 PM CET
Warszawa, Poland

PLN4,400 (starting bid)

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After Jean Antoine Watteau (1684-1721) - Gilles and his Family

February 23, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Newbury, United Kingdom

£240 (starting bid)

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John Skelton (1923-2009) FISHERMEN MENDING NETS

February 29, 2016, 6:00 PM GMT
Ballsbridge, Ireland

€1,350 (starting bid)

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Wilhelm Velten, Horse Market, Oil on Wood

February 16, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
New York, NY, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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Henri Le Roux (1872 - 1942) Ma femme lisant, 1936

March 6, 2016, 2:30 PM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€500 (starting bid)

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Christian Ludwig Bokelmann, Grandmother with Child, Oil, 1887

March 1, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€1,400 (starting bid)

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Attributed to Giuseppe Palizzi Shepherd Tending His Flock

February 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Aleksander Sarnowicz (1878 - 1938) Uhlans at the front of hut

February 9, 2016, 7:00 PM CET
Warszawa, Poland

PLN2,400 (starting bid)

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A pair of oriental paintings on glass of domestic scenes

February 9, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Shanklin, United Kingdom

£32 (starting bid)

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Kate Kelly Watercolour 1888

February 25, 2016, 11:00 AM AEDT
Leichhardt, Australia

AUD5,000 (starting bid)

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James S. Brohan (b.1952) THE CAMPSITE

February 29, 2016, 6:00 PM GMT
Ballsbridge, Ireland

€1,125 (starting bid)

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EDOUARD JEAN BAPTISTE DETAILLE FRENCH 1848-1912

February 20, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Avon, CT, USA

$550 (1 bid)

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After Claus Meyer (1856-1919), The Dice Game, circa 1900

March 1, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€1,000 (starting bid)

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OSCAR GARCIA RIVERA (Cuban, 1915-1971)

February 22, 2016, 8:15 PM EST
Miami, FL, USA

$4,500 (starting bid)

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Wilhelm Heinrich Schlesinger (1814-1893), Chess Player, 19th C.

March 1, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€1,300 (starting bid)

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Leopold Till, Card Players, Oil Painting, Austria, Mid-19th C.

March 1, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€850 (starting bid)

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Jan Betley (1908 - 1980) Crossing the river, 1957

February 9, 2016, 7:00 PM CET
Warszawa, Poland

PLN800 (starting bid)

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Fernando Amorsolo (1892-1972)  Under the Mango Tree

February 20, 2016, 2:00 PM PHT
Makati City , Philippines

PHP300,000 (starting bid)

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Roman Ribera Cirera (1849-1935), Card Players, Oil, circa 1890

March 1, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€5,000 (starting bid)

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Clark Hulings - Market Sketch

February 27, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Hilton Head Island, SC, USA

$700 (starting bid)

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Genre Scene in the Style of the Dutch masters, 2nd H. 19th C.

March 1, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€700 (starting bid)

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DUTCH SCHOOL OIL PAINTING OF SHEEP HERDER

February 28, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
West Palm Beach, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Sir William Quiller Orchardson British, 1832-1910 A Mother's Love

February 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Urszula Korwin-Kochanowska (b. 1984) Chasing, 2015

February 16, 2016, 7:00 PM CET
Warszawa, Poland

PLN500 (starting bid)

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Jan J. Horemans (1714-1790), attr.,The Doctor Visit, 18th C.

March 1, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€1,100 (starting bid)

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Gheorghe Vraneantu (1939-2006), In the Parlor, Oil, 1977

March 3, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€1,400 (starting bid)

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Basile de Loose Belgian, 1809-1885 Playing with Baby, 1836

February 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$1,100 (2 bids)

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V. Badillo Mexican School Colorful Oil Painting

February 18, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
New Milford, CT, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Henri Le Roux (1872 - 1942) Convalescence, 1938 Hu

March 6, 2016, 2:30 PM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€400 (starting bid)

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Gheorghe Vraneantu (1939-2006), Market Scene, Oil, 1977

March 3, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€1,400 (starting bid)

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Attributed to Amelie Deschamps A Wrong Note and Here Kitty Kitty: Two

February 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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Original Watercolor on Paper, Horse Racing

February 16, 2016, 9:00 AM CST
Fort Worth, TX, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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J HARDY II - pair of 19th century oval watercolours of children playing nea

February 9, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Shanklin, United Kingdom

£120 (starting bid)

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Henri Le Roux (1872 - 1942) La cuisine à Auderghem

March 6, 2016, 2:30 PM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€400 (starting bid)

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Max Barascudts, Reading Monk, Oil Painting, c. 1900

March 1, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€500 (starting bid)

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Theodule Ribot French, 1823-1891 The Young Chefs, 1860

February 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$1,500 (starting bid)

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Henri Le Roux (1872 - 1942) La repasseuse, 1938 Hu

March 6, 2016, 2:30 PM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€400 (starting bid)

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Farewell at the Deathbed, Oil Painting, Early 20th Century

March 1, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€2,800 (starting bid)

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Jules Antoine Voirin French, 1833-1898 Garrison a Nancy, 1882

February 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$2,000 (1 bid)

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Oil on Canvas High End-Aida Emart-Impressionist Artist

February 12, 2016, 5:30 PM PST
Vista, CA, USA

$625 (starting bid)

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Oil on Canvas High End-Aida Emart-Impressionist Artist

February 8, 2016, 3:30 PM PST
Vista, CA, USA

$625 (starting bid)

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Henri Le Roux (1872 - 1942) Ma femme prenant le th

March 6, 2016, 2:30 PM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€500 (starting bid)

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Chamber Music in the Salon, Neo-Rococo, Austria, 19th Century

March 1, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€800 (starting bid)

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Charles Hoffbauer French, 1875-1957 Les Repos des Soldats, 1893

February 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$350 (starting bid)

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After Nikolai Kuznetsov, After the Lunch, painting, 1890

February 16, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
New York, NY, USA

$8,000 (starting bid)

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Alexandre Bloch French, 1860-1919 Le Campement, 1900

February 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$350 (starting bid)

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Andrzej Bienkowski (b. 1946)

February 10, 2016, 7:00 PM CET
Warszawa, Poland

PLN1,800 (starting bid)

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Wilhelm Görms (1864-c.1910), Two Ladies Taking a Walk, 1907

March 1, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€1,200 (starting bid)

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Attributed to Joaquin Dominguez Becquer Festival in Seville

February 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$1,500 (starting bid)

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Lucien Laurent-Gsell French, 1860-1944 Sortie du Bal

February 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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Jean Louis Marcel Cosson French, 1878-1956 Ballerinas at the Opera, 1930

February 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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