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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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Morgan Weistling - The Campers

February 24, 2017, 4:00 AM PST
Fort Collins, CO, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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John Weiss - A Big Fish Story

February 24, 2017, 4:00 AM PST
Fort Collins, CO, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Cassandra Barney - To Never Ending Love

February 24, 2017, 4:00 AM PST
Fort Collins, CO, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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No Image Available

February 25, 2017, 9:00 AM GMT
Stowmarket, United Kingdom

£120 (starting bid)

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John Haskins (b.1938), 'It's Cricket', signed artist's proof 48x39cm - Stoc

February 25, 2017, 9:00 AM GMT
Stowmarket, United Kingdom

£15 (starting bid)

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Vasant Chinchwadkar Indian School

February 25, 2017, 9:00 AM GMT
Stowmarket, United Kingdom

£60 (starting bid)

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Ny Gerembeng Balinese, people during a ceremony, signed watercolour 42cm x

February 25, 2017, 9:00 AM GMT
Stowmarket, United Kingdom

£60 (starting bid)

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Regep Sajan Balinese school, figures among a forest gathering and drawers,

February 25, 2017, 9:00 AM GMT
Stowmarket, United Kingdom

£120 (starting bid)

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Vittoria Rappini (1877-1939) Interior of a Harem, a pair, signed watercolou

February 25, 2017, 9:00 AM GMT
Stowmarket, United Kingdom

£480 (starting bid)

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Vittoria Rappini (1877-1939) The Horse Dealer and Fountain at the Town Gate

February 25, 2017, 9:00 AM GMT
Stowmarket, United Kingdom

£480 (starting bid)

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Attibuted to Edgar Bundy A.R.A. (1862-1922) lady seated on a bench in the b

February 25, 2017, 9:00 AM GMT
Stowmarket, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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George Goodwin Kilburne, R.I., R.B.A. (1839-1924) Interesting News, signed

February 25, 2017, 9:00 AM GMT
Stowmarket, United Kingdom

£160 (starting bid)

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George Goodwin Kilburne, R.I., R.B.A. (1839-1924) The story of the run, sig

February 25, 2017, 9:00 AM GMT
Stowmarket, United Kingdom

£240 (starting bid)

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George Goodwin Kilburne, R.I., R.B.A. (1839-1924) A friend in need, signed

February 25, 2017, 9:00 AM GMT
Stowmarket, United Kingdom

£140 (starting bid)

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George Goodwin Kilburne, R.I., R.B.A. (1839-1924) Mourning, signed watercol

February 25, 2017, 9:00 AM GMT
Stowmarket, United Kingdom

£45 (starting bid)

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George Goodwin Kilburne, R.I., R.B.A. (1839-1924) The Toast, signed waterco

February 25, 2017, 9:00 AM GMT
Stowmarket, United Kingdom

£45 (starting bid)

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George Goodwin Kilburne, R.I., R.B.A. (1839-1924) Ladies playing instrument

February 25, 2017, 9:00 AM GMT
Stowmarket, United Kingdom

£45 (starting bid)

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George Goodwin Kilburne, R.I., R.B.A. (1839-1924) The Toast, signed waterco

February 25, 2017, 9:00 AM GMT
Stowmarket, United Kingdom

£45 (starting bid)

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19th Century oil on board, Tavern scene with figures gambling, eating and d

February 25, 2017, 9:00 AM GMT
Stowmarket, United Kingdom

£320 (starting bid)

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Attributed to Philips Wouwerman (Dutch, 1619-1668) Figures with horses and

February 25, 2017, 9:00 AM GMT
Stowmarket, United Kingdom

£1,600 (starting bid)

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Bouchardon, attr., In der Backstube

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Plauen, Germany

€80 (starting bid)

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C. Bach, Die Heilige Cäcilia

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Plauen, Germany

€150 (starting bid)

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Bernhard Mühlig, Ländliche Szene im Gebirge

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Plauen, Germany

€360 (starting bid)

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Paar Jahreszeitenbilder

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Plauen, Germany

€120 (starting bid)

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Edward Bialek, Alter Jude mit seiner Frau

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Plauen, Germany

€20 (starting bid)

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Walther Caspari, Opfer des Autoverkehrs

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Plauen, Germany

€240 (starting bid)

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Otto Kubel, Doppelportrait

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Plauen, Germany

€80 (starting bid)

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Wolfgang Leber, Frauenportrait

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Plauen, Germany

€50 (starting bid)

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Lino Salini, Karikatur

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Plauen, Germany

€60 (starting bid)

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Winston Torr, Liegender Männerakt

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Plauen, Germany

€280 (starting bid)

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nach Heinrich Zille, Straßenszene

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Plauen, Germany

€20 (starting bid)

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Paul Siegel, Drei Zwickauansichten

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Plauen, Germany

€40 (starting bid)

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Vita des Ägidius von St. Gilles

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Plauen, Germany

€130 (starting bid)

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Bauern am Fluss

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Plauen, Germany

€750 (starting bid)

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Der schlummernde Großvater

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Plauen, Germany

€180 (starting bid)

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Weinprobe zu Pferde

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Plauen, Germany

€190 (starting bid)

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Ebenist mit Scherenschleifer

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Plauen, Germany

€800 (starting bid)

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Die Schafhirtin, 17. Jh.

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Plauen, Germany

€280 (starting bid)

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Barocke Jagdgesellschaft

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Plauen, Germany

€750 (starting bid)

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Puttenreigen in Parklandschaft

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Plauen, Germany

€700 (starting bid)

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Paar galante Szenen

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Plauen, Germany

€1,800 (starting bid)

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Alfred Friedländer, Markttag

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Plauen, Germany

€180 (starting bid)

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Dr. jur. Louis Morel-Retz alias ?Stop?, Mythologische Szene

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Plauen, Germany

€120 (starting bid)

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Louis Neustätter, ?Vor der Schule?

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Plauen, Germany

€900 (starting bid)

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Rast in sonniger Sommerlandschaft

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Plauen, Germany

€180 (starting bid)

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Nicolaas Steffelaar, Bei der Toilette

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Plauen, Germany

€300 (1 bid)

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Maximilian Wachsmuth, Magd und Jäger am Waldesrand

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Plauen, Germany

€360 (starting bid)

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Karl Weysser, ?Innenhof des Marstalls?

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Plauen, Germany

€4,500 (starting bid)

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Karl Weysser, ?Heidelberg ? Marstall nach dem Brande?

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Plauen, Germany

€4,500 (starting bid)

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Prof. Emil Zschimmer, Sonntagsausflügler

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Plauen, Germany

€600 (starting bid)

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Die Wochenstube der Anna

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Plauen, Germany

€450 (starting bid)

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Die Haushaltsauflösung

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Plauen, Germany

€600 (starting bid)

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Hirtenszene

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Plauen, Germany

€450 (starting bid)

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Polnische Bauernhochzeit

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Plauen, Germany

€360 (starting bid)

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Alter Mann am Ofen

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Plauen, Germany

€280 (starting bid)

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Fred Arends, Eisvergnügen am See

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Plauen, Germany

€550 (starting bid)

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Calzolari, Eisvergnügen an der Küste nach Brueghel

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Plauen, Germany

€280 (starting bid)

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Calzolari, Eisvergnügen im Dorf nach Brueghel

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Plauen, Germany

€280 (starting bid)

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Calzolari, Ideallandschaft

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Plauen, Germany

€180 (starting bid)

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Calzolari, Szene vor dem Stadttor nach Brueghel

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Plauen, Germany

€280 (starting bid)

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