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Genre Paintings

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

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July 26, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Portsmouth, NH, USA

$25,000 (starting bid)

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Watercolor of duck and goose hunters in typical Chesapeake Bay offshore blind, A. Lassell Ripley.

July 26, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Portsmouth, NH, USA

$8,700 (starting bid)

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July 26, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Portsmouth, NH, USA

$15,000 (starting bid)

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July 26, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Portsmouth, NH, USA

$3,200 (starting bid)

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July 26, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Portsmouth, NH, USA

$17,500 (starting bid)

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July 26, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Portsmouth, NH, USA

$20,000 (starting bid)

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July 26, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Portsmouth, NH, USA

$1,500 (starting bid)

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Oil on board of hunter and bear by N. Grossman.

July 26, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Portsmouth, NH, USA

$750 (starting bid)

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Watercolor by William Tyner, 1935 - 1987.

July 26, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Portsmouth, NH, USA

$375 (1 bid)

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19thC ENGLISH OIL ON CANVAS GENRE SCENE

July 26, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Seaford, NY, USA

$350 (starting bid)

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JEAN HONORE FRAGONARD

July 26, 2016, 7:45 PM EST
Miami, FL, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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JEAN HONORE FRAGONARD

July 26, 2016, 7:45 PM EST
Miami, FL, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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JEAN HONORE FRAGONARD

July 26, 2016, 7:45 PM EST
Miami, FL, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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JEAN HONORE FRAGONARD

July 26, 2016, 7:45 PM EST
Miami, FL, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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JEAN HONORE FRAGONARD

July 26, 2016, 7:45 PM EST
Miami, FL, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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CUBAN ART   AGUSTIN BEJARANO

July 26, 2016, 7:45 PM EST
Miami, FL, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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European School of 19th Century

July 26, 2016, 8:00 PM EST
Miami, FL, USA

$190 (starting bid)

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Fabio FABBI (Italian, 1861 - 1946)

July 26, 2016, 8:00 PM EST
Miami, FL, USA

$2,000 (starting bid)

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Vintage FIVE MAN PLAYING DICE GAMBLERS IN TAVERN oil painting on wood with gold color frame.

July 26, 2016, 9:00 PM EST
Hallandale, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Eadie (Ian) - Men drinking,

July 27, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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Frans Charlet Belgian, 1862-1928 Knitting Lesson

July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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Vassilios Ithakissios Greek, 1878-1977 Beaching the Boat

July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$325 (2 bids)

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Ilya Schor New York, 1904-1961 Evening Prayer

July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$750 (1 bid)

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Acylic On Canvas Paintings

July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Tempura on board of a hunter with a mountain lion in the background, Brendan J. Lynch.

July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Portsmouth, NH, USA

$625 (starting bid)

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Mihail Chemiakin, Saint Petersburg Delerium 1, Oil Painting

July 27, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Long Island City , NY, USA

$20,000 (starting bid)

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Ugo Setti, In Valdumentina, Oil Painting

July 27, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Long Island City , NY, USA

$4,400 (starting bid)

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Jorge Braun Tarallo, Saloon, Oil Painting

July 27, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Long Island City , NY, USA

$1,800 (starting bid)

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Victor Delfin, Adios Pueblo de Ayacucho, Oil Painting

July 27, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Long Island City , NY, USA

$12,000 (starting bid)

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James Bingham, Gouache,

July 27, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Thomas Toner, o/c Surrealist Interior

July 27, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Abraham Walkowitz, o/p, Horse Riders

July 27, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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R. Lewy, o/c Ballerinas

July 27, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Manuel MENSA SALAS (1875-1938) Spanish artist painting

July 27, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Gustavo GALLARDO RUIZ (1891-1971) Spanish artist painting

July 27, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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Christian Ludwig VON LOWENSTERN (1701-1754) German artist paintings

July 27, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$900 (starting bid)

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Richard BLOOS (1878-1956) German artist painting

July 27, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$750 (starting bid)

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Vintage set of 5 paintings over silk, high quality

July 27, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Huge Antique European oil on canvas painting

July 27, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Signed C. ESCRIBA, 1928 Argentinian painting

July 27, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Jovan Obican - Original signed - Aryllic on Paper -18.5 x 23.5 Framed - Photographer

July 27, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Boca Raton, FL, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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WENDY STAVRIANOS, A GATHERING AT HALF LIGHT, OIL ON BOARD, 21.5 X 15CM

July 28, 2016, 11:30 AM AEST
Melbourne, Australia

AUD180 (starting bid)

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SHALOM MOSKOVITZ, UNTITLED, GOUACHE, 48 X 32CM

July 28, 2016, 11:30 AM AEST
Melbourne, Australia

AUD600 (starting bid)

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SHALOM MOSKOVITZ, UNTITLED, GOUACHE, 47.5 X 32.5CM

July 28, 2016, 11:30 AM AEST
Melbourne, Australia

AUD600 (starting bid)

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SHALOM MOSKOVITZ, UNTITLED, GOUACHE, 48 X 33CM

July 28, 2016, 11:30 AM AEST
Melbourne, Australia

AUD600 (starting bid)

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TED BILSON, STOP, ACRYLIC ON CANVAS, 51 X 41 CM

July 28, 2016, 11:30 AM AEST
Melbourne, Australia

AUD70 (starting bid)

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L. LACKER, MOTHER, CHILD AND DONKEY, OIL ON CANVAS, 60 X 50CM

July 28, 2016, 11:30 AM AEST
Melbourne, Australia

AUD180 (starting bid)

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David Bromley (1960 -) - Playtime 182 x 300cm

July 28, 2016, 2:30 PM AEST
Leichhardt, Australia

AUD3,500 (starting bid)

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Elaine Alys Haxton (1909 - 1999) - Horse and Trap 31 x 41cm

July 28, 2016, 2:30 PM AEST
Leichhardt, Australia

AUD240 (starting bid)

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