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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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18TH CENTURY DUTCH SCHOOL WORKING TOWARDS THE CASTLE 43cm x 63.5cm (17in x 25in)

September 28, 2016, 11:00 AM BST
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£360 (starting bid)

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PAINTED METAL PANEL FOR THE SUN FIRE OFFICE, LONDON 55cm high, 75cm wide

September 28, 2016, 11:00 AM BST
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£440 (starting bid)

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Louis Emile Adan French, 1839-1937 The Woodcutter's Children

September 28, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$750 (starting bid)

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School of Jean-Baptiste Le Prince Lovers: Four

September 28, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$1,500 (starting bid)

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Vittorio Rappini Italian, 1877-1939 In the Courtyard of a Harem and The Perfume Maker: Two

September 28, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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Frederick Tayler British, 1802-1889 The Hunting Party, 1875

September 28, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$350 (starting bid)

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Framed Painted Ceramic Charger

September 28, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Arie Lamdan - Orchestra, Watercolor and Ink, 1977.

September 28, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Netanya, Israel

$100 (starting bid)

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Arie Lamdan - Orchestra, Watercolor and Ink, 1977.

September 28, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Netanya, Israel

$100 (starting bid)

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Arie Lamdan - Orchestra, Watercolor and Ink, 1977.

September 28, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Netanya, Israel

$100 (starting bid)

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Early 19th C. English oil on canvas painting

September 28, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$450 (starting bid)

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Antique English gouache painting, circa 1900

September 28, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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Francesco RINALDI (1786-?) Italian, watercolor painting

September 28, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$275 (starting bid)

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Probably Georg RIECKE, Dutch oil on canvas painting

September 28, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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19th C Spanish oil on canvas, signed SOLER

September 28, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Andrea MARCHISIO (1850-1927) Italian artist painting

September 28, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Gerti Rubinstein - Salon de The, Watercolors and Pastel

September 28, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Netanya, Israel

$70 (starting bid)

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Gerti Rubinstein - Girls Girls, Watercolors and Pastel.

September 28, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Netanya, Israel

$70 (starting bid)

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19th C European oil on canvas painting

September 28, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Jean SORLAIN (1859-1942) French artist painting

September 28, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Manuel MENSA SALAS (1875-1938) Spanish artist painting

September 28, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Ludwig DILL (1848-1940) German artist painting

September 28, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Antique Italian signed watercolor, circa 1900

September 28, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Antique probably Spanish painting, Vera RODRIGUEZ

September 28, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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Joachim MIRO (1875-1941) Spanish artist painting

September 28, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Gustavo GALLARDO RUIZ (1891-1971) Spanish artist painting

September 28, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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19th C German watercolor painting, signed

September 28, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Liam O'Neill (b.1954)PloughingOil on canvas, 50 x 60cm (19¾ x 23½)Signed

September 28, 2016, 6:00 PM BST
Dublin 2, Ireland

€1,500 (starting bid)

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Henry MEYLAN (1895-1980),  French-cancan , huile sur pavatex, signée, 46x55 cm

September 28, 2016, 7:00 PM CET
Genève, Switzerland

CHF600 (starting bid)

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Albert Schmidt (1883-1970), Le gardien de cochons, huile sur papier marouflé sur toile, 58x44 cm

September 28, 2016, 7:00 PM CET
Genève, Switzerland

CHF1,200 (starting bid)

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Anonyme (XVIIIe-XIXe s.), Scène de taverne, huile sur toile, 45,5x56 cm

September 28, 2016, 7:00 PM CET
Genève, Switzerland

CHF600 (starting bid)

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 Bernard Johann de Hoog (1866-1943), Le souper, huile sur toile, signée, 95x125,5 cm

September 28, 2016, 7:00 PM CET
Genève, Switzerland

CHF3,000 (1 bid)

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Tom Lloyd, British, Joys of Spring, watercolour, 11 1/2 x 18 in. (29.2 x 45.7 cm)

September 28, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Vancouver , BC, Canada

CAD420 (starting bid)

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Eva Hollyer, British (fl. 1891 - 1898), Interior Scene, oil on canvas, 15 x 20 in. (38.1 x 50.8 cm)

September 28, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Vancouver , BC, Canada

CAD1,000 (starting bid)

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Oskar Larsen, Austrian (1882 - 1972), L'Amour, oil on paper, 12 3/4 x 18 in. (32.4 x 45.7 cm)

September 28, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Vancouver , BC, Canada

CAD480 (1 bid)

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Augusto Daini, Italian (1860 - 1920), The Cardinal's Portrait, watercolour, 20 1/2 x 29 in. (64 x 52 cm)

September 28, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Vancouver , BC, Canada

CAD1,000 (starting bid)

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Joseph O'Malley (1903-1991) American Watercolor

September 28, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Sunrise, FL, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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William Crosby (1830-1910) United Kingdom Painting

September 28, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Sunrise, FL, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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GINA PECK 'AND WATCHED THE WHOLE WORLD MOVE AROUND YOU' PAINTING, FRAMED & GLAZED, 96 X 78CMS

September 29, 2016, 11:30 AM AEST
Melbourne, Australia

AUD50 (starting bid)

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Howard William Steer (1947 - ) - Broken Hill Sports Day 60 x 90cm

September 29, 2016, 2:30 PM AEST
Leichhardt, Australia

AUD150 (1 bid)

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Artist Unknown (19Cth European School) - Playing with Kittens 47.5 x 55cm

September 29, 2016, 2:30 PM AEST
Leichhardt, Australia

AUD750 (starting bid)

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A 19TH CENTURY PAINTED LACQUER RECTANGULAR PANEL d

September 29, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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LOUIS GODEFROY JADIN (FRENCH, 1805-1882)

September 29, 2016, 10:30 AM BST
Moneygall, Ireland

€2,500 (starting bid)

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ENGLISH SCHOOL, NINETEENTH-CENTURY

September 29, 2016, 10:30 AM BST
Moneygall, Ireland

€20 (starting bid)

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ENGLISH SCHOOL, EARLY NINETEENTH-CENTURY

September 29, 2016, 10:30 AM BST
Moneygall, Ireland

€600 (starting bid)

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