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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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Ölgemälde  Oberitalien um 1700

April 27, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€600 (starting bid)

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Marktszene in Istanbul  19./20. Jhdt.

April 27, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€950 (starting bid)

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MODERN BRITISH SCHOOL, EARLY TWENTIETH-CENTURY

April 27, 2017, 2:00 PM BST
Durrow, Ireland

€1,200 (starting bid)

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Sophia Glay Oil On Board

April 27, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Springfield, OH, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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W. Schmidt Oil On Canvas Of Oriental Woman

April 27, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Springfield, OH, USA

$5 (2 bids)

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Early 20th C. Mexican Painted Ex Voto

April 27, 2017, 7:00 AM PST
Louisville, CO, USA

$350 (starting bid)

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CLAUDE BALTA (1937-1996) La fenaison de Provence

April 27, 2017, 4:30 PM CET
Monte Carlo, Monaco

€550 (starting bid)

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FRANCOIS ALEXANDRE DELOBBE (1835-1915) Premiers pas dans la rivière, 1880

April 27, 2017, 4:30 PM CET
Monte Carlo, Monaco

€7,000 (starting bid)

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PIERRE FRANCOIS EUGENE GIRAUD (Paris 1806-1881) Les tirailleurs Egyptiens, 1866

April 27, 2017, 4:30 PM CET
Monte Carlo, Monaco

€210 (starting bid)

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PAUL ROSSERT (Lannoy 1851-1918) Partie de croquet à Deauville

April 27, 2017, 4:30 PM CET
Monte Carlo, Monaco

€7,500 (starting bid)

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JULES-MAURICE LE NATUR (1821) Elégantes à l’Ombrelle et au Chapeau

April 27, 2017, 4:30 PM CET
Monte Carlo, Monaco

€1,700 (starting bid)

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ALEXANDRE IVANOFF (1896-1958) Scène de foire avec Tartares

April 27, 2017, 4:30 PM CET
Monte Carlo, Monaco

€120 (starting bid)

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EUGENE ISABEY (1804-1886) Scène d’intérieur d’église, esquisse

April 27, 2017, 4:30 PM CET
Monte Carlo, Monaco

€700 (starting bid)

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A. LYNCH (20ème) Scène moyenâgeuse

April 27, 2017, 4:30 PM CET
Monte Carlo, Monaco

€140 (1 bid)

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J. ENGLER (?-1878) Ecuyer et son cheval au repos

April 27, 2017, 4:30 PM CET
Monte Carlo, Monaco

€350 (1 bid)

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GONZAGUE PRIVAT (1843) La foire aux chevaux, 1869

April 27, 2017, 4:30 PM CET
Monte Carlo, Monaco

€400 (starting bid)

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M. CHÂTEAU (Ecole française 19ème) Jeune maman au rouet, 1889

April 27, 2017, 4:30 PM CET
Monte Carlo, Monaco

€60 (starting bid)

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ECOLE FLAMANDE D’APRES RUBENS Les Rois Mages

April 27, 2017, 4:30 PM CET
Monte Carlo, Monaco

€1,000 (starting bid)

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EGBERT I VAN HEEMSKERCK (1634-1704) Bataille de balais à l’auberge

April 27, 2017, 4:30 PM CET
Monte Carlo, Monaco

€2,900 (starting bid)

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GIOVANNI ANTONIO PELLEGRINI (1675-1741) Le Sacrifice de Polyxène

April 27, 2017, 4:30 PM CET
Monte Carlo, Monaco

€9,000 (starting bid)

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ALESSANDRO MAGNASCO et ANTONIO PERUZZINI (17-18ème) La Tentation de Saint Antoine

April 27, 2017, 4:30 PM CET
Monte Carlo, Monaco

€30,000 (starting bid)

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19 Century Hand Painted French Porcelain Plaque

April 27, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Mineola, NY, USA

$750 (starting bid)

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Large German 19 Century Hand Painted Porcelain Plaque

April 27, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Mineola, NY, USA

$2,000 (starting bid)

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Early 20th Century Oil on Wood Painting

April 27, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Mineola, NY, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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18-19 Century Dutch Oil On Metal Painting

April 27, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Mineola, NY, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Large 20 Century French Framed Oil on Canvas Painting

April 27, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Mineola, NY, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Roger, (French, 19th/20th century), Lady Drinking Tea, 1895, oil on canvas, 43

April 27, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Oak Park, IL, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Frank Perri, (American, 1918-1999), Figure and Horse, watercolor and gouache, 9

April 27, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Oak Park, IL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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*F. López Oviedo. At the beach

April 27, 2017, 6:00 PM CET
Madrid, Spain

€300 (starting bid)

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20 th C.Dutch School. Street village

April 27, 2017, 6:00 PM CET
Madrid, Spain

€180 (starting bid)

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*F.Ivañez. Penafiel castle

April 27, 2017, 6:00 PM CET
Madrid, Spain

€250 (starting bid)

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*H. Dupray. Cavalry manouvres

April 27, 2017, 6:00 PM CET
Madrid, Spain

€600 (starting bid)

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Alfredo Palmero. The Bullfight

April 27, 2017, 6:00 PM CET
Madrid, Spain

€300 (starting bid)

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*Ramón Barradas. Romeria

April 27, 2017, 6:00 PM CET
Madrid, Spain

€300 (starting bid)

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Francisco Navas Linares. Satires

April 27, 2017, 6:00 PM CET
Madrid, Spain

€325 (starting bid)

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Eugene de Blaas. Learning to smoke

April 27, 2017, 6:00 PM CET
Madrid, Spain

€900 (starting bid)

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*Carreño. The wedding

April 27, 2017, 6:00 PM CET
Madrid, Spain

€85 (starting bid)

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Eugenio Oliva. Landscape

April 27, 2017, 6:00 PM CET
Madrid, Spain

€1,500 (starting bid)

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Roberto Domingo y Fallola. Horsemen

April 27, 2017, 6:00 PM CET
Madrid, Spain

€850 (starting bid)

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Manuel Ventura Millán. Still Life

April 27, 2017, 6:00 PM CET
Madrid, Spain

€1,600 (starting bid)

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Juan Montesinos. Dressmaker

April 27, 2017, 6:00 PM CET
Madrid, Spain

€350 (starting bid)

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Alfredo Palmero. Arab mill

April 27, 2017, 6:00 PM CET
Madrid, Spain

€500 (starting bid)

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Alfredo Palmero. Don Quixote scene

April 27, 2017, 6:00 PM CET
Madrid, Spain

€600 (starting bid)

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19 th C. School. David playing before Saul

April 27, 2017, 6:00 PM CET
Madrid, Spain

€1,300 (starting bid)

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18th-19th C. Dutch School. Tailor visit

April 27, 2017, 6:00 PM CET
Madrid, Spain

€2,000 (starting bid)

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Antonio Medina Serrano. Sailormen playing cards

April 27, 2017, 6:00 PM CET
Madrid, Spain

€800 (starting bid)

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Louis Icart Original oil painting

April 27, 2017, 12:00 PM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$17,500 (starting bid)

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Cowboy in the Snow by Olaf Wieghorst

April 27, 2017, 12:00 PM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$750 (starting bid)

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Jim Jonson

April 27, 2017, 12:00 PM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$800 (starting bid)

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Olaf Wieghorst,

April 27, 2017, 12:00 PM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$750 (starting bid)

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ALBERTO CAVAZOS (San Nicolás de los Garza, Mexico 1939) Violinists. Oil on canvas

April 27, 2017, 6:00 PM CET
Madrid, Spain

€500 (starting bid)

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FRENCH COLONIAL SCHOOL Market. Oil on canvas

April 27, 2017, 6:00 PM CET
Madrid, Spain

€700 (starting bid)

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Louis Kronberg

April 27, 2017, 12:00 PM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$2,000 (starting bid)

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ALFONSO GUERRA CALLE (Arcos de la Frontera, Cádiz, 1950) Campesinos. Oil on canvas

April 27, 2017, 6:00 PM CET
Madrid, Spain

€250 (starting bid)

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ALFONSO GUERRA CALLE (Arcos de la Frontera, Cádiz, 1950) Peasants. Oil on fiberboard

April 27, 2017, 6:00 PM CET
Madrid, Spain

€150 (starting bid)

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L. SALINAS (Spanish School) Escena de carnaval en Paris. Watercolor on paper

April 27, 2017, 6:00 PM CET
Madrid, Spain

€600 (starting bid)

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SPANISH SCHOOL Dog. Oil on canvas

April 27, 2017, 6:00 PM CET
Madrid, Spain

€400 (starting bid)

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