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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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Ab van Overdam (1937)

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€400 (starting bid)

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Albertus Johan Neuhuys (1844-1914)

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€500 (starting bid)

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Gustave Milling (1876-onbekend)

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€400 (starting bid)

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Johan Mari Henri ten Kate (1831-1910)

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€400 (starting bid)

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Johann Friedrich Hennings (1838-1899)

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€400 (starting bid)

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Emanuelus Samson van Beever (1876-1912)

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€200 (starting bid)

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Hollandse School (19e eeuw)

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€600 (starting bid)

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B.Goeman (20e eeuw)

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€150 (starting bid)

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Johannes Evert Hendrik Akkeringa (1861-1942)

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€700 (starting bid)

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Johannes Rosierse (1818-1901)

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€800 (1 bid)

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Wout van Vliet (1948)

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€300 (starting bid)

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Wout van Vliet (1948)

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€400 (starting bid)

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Kees Andrea (1914-2006)

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€300 (starting bid)

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Hollandse School (rond 1700)

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€800 (starting bid)

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Vlaamse School (17e eeuw) copie naar Frans Francken II

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€800 (starting bid)

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Hollandse en Balinese School en M. Bauer

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€150 (starting bid)

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Oost-Europese en Oosterse School

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€150 (starting bid)

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Pieter Gerardus Sjamaar (1819-1876)

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€300 (starting bid)

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Bernardus Johannes Blommers (1845-1914)

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€600 (starting bid)

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Bernardus Johannes Blommers (1845-1914)

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€200 (starting bid)

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Balinese School (20e eeuw)

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€150 (starting bid)

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Balinese School (20e eeuw)

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€300 (starting bid)

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Corneille (1922-2010)

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€300 (starting bid)

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Poen de Wijs (1948-2014)  en Marion van Nieuwpoort (1950-2008)

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€200 (starting bid)

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Indonesische School (20e eeuw)

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€140 (starting bid)

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Hendrik Schaap (1878-1955) naar S.L. Verveer

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€700 (starting bid)

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Jacobus Frederik Sterre de Jong (1866-1920)

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€700 (starting bid)

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Johannes Stortenbeker (1821-1899)

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€700 (starting bid)

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L. Declercq (20e eeuw)

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€200 (starting bid)

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Reinier Craeyvanger (1812-1880) copie naar Karel Dujardin

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€300 (starting bid)

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H.J. Bource (20e eeuw)

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€140 (starting bid)

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ENGLISH SCHOOL (19th/20th century) Coaching Scene

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£340 (starting bid)

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M. BAILEY (19th/20th century) British Figures Befo

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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GEORGE BARRET Junior (1767-1842) British Figures D

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£300 (starting bid)

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*AR NORMAN TRUSCOTT (20th century) British Riding

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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ENLGISH SCHOOL (19th century) The Grave of Ada Bre

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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Manner of GEORGE CHARLES MORLAND (1763-1804) Briti

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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JOHN RENNIE MCKENZIE HUSTON (1856-1932) Scottish T

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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After MYLES BIRKET FOSTER (1825-1899) British The

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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FRENCH SCHOOL (19th century) Gitinas Outside a Bar

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£1,500 (starting bid)

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*AR GUISEPPE VAN WESTERHOUT (born 1929) Italian, a

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£200 (starting bid)

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AUGUSTUS LEOPOLD EGG (1816-1863) British Interior

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£600 (starting bid)

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After WILLIAM SHAYER (1787-1879) British Fisherman

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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LEOPOLD PHILIPES (19th century) French Threading t

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£300 (1 bid)

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J.E. MEIERHEIM (19th century) Continental Mother a

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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J.V.C. (20th century) Ballet Dancer with Chinese L

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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JOHN L. WIMBUSH (flourished 1873-1904) British The

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£200 (starting bid)

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After EMILE-ANTOINE BAYARD (1837-1891) French Une

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£300 (starting bid)

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K. Thon unbekannter Künstler des 20. Jh.

August 31, 2016, 1:00 PM CET
Wiesloch, Germany

€39 (1 bid)

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Watercolor of Party Scene

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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Persian Painting

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$50 (1 bid)

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Painting of Sportsman

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$450 (1 bid)

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Perlman, Jews pray

August 31, 2016, 6:00 PM EET
Mazkeret Batia, Israel

$50 (starting bid)

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Peter Williams, Oil on Panel, Rodeo, c. 1950s

August 31, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
North Hollywood, CA, USA

$750 (starting bid)

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Pair of Louis Philippe Oval Wall Frames+ Paintings

August 31, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
North Hollywood, CA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Albert Besnard, French (1849-1934) Pencil, Ink and Gouache on Paper

August 31, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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MANUEL MENDIVE (Cuban, born 1944)

August 31, 2016, 8:00 PM EST
Hialeah, FL, USA

$7,000 (starting bid)

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Een vierluik met aquarellen.

September 1, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€100 (starting bid)

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HAYNES - Watercolor Painting

September 1, 2016, 4:00 PM CST
Houston, TX, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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