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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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Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968), 'Kampong view', signed lower left, panel,

December 8, 2016, 1:30 PM CET
4331 PX Middelburg, Netherlands

€1,600 (starting bid)

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Emil Rizek (1901-1988), 'On the bamboo bridge', 1933, canvas, 57 x 42 cm. L

December 8, 2016, 1:30 PM CET
4331 PX Middelburg, Netherlands

€1,200 (starting bid)

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Willem Jan Pieter van der Does (1889-1966), 'Streetview of the Kali Mas, Su

December 8, 2016, 1:30 PM CET
4331 PX Middelburg, Netherlands

€800 (starting bid)

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Otto Djaya (1916-2002), 'Rickshaw', signed and dated 1993 lower right, goua

December 8, 2016, 1:30 PM CET
4331 PX Middelburg, Netherlands

€120 (starting bid)

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Trubus Soedarsono (1924-1966), 'Balinese dancer', signed and dated '64, Djo

December 8, 2016, 1:30 PM CET
4331 PX Middelburg, Netherlands

€1,400 (3 bids)

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Joseph René Gockinga (1893-1962), 'Balinese dancers', signed lower left, ca

December 8, 2016, 1:30 PM CET
4331 PX Middelburg, Netherlands

€240 (starting bid)

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Bernard Johann de Hoog (1866-1943), 'Moeder met twee kinderen in Larens int

December 8, 2016, 1:30 PM CET
4331 PX Middelburg, Netherlands

€1,400 (starting bid)

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Otto Eerelman (1839-1926), 'Zeeuws interieur met een verleider', gesigneerd

December 8, 2016, 1:30 PM CET
4331 PX Middelburg, Netherlands

€2,400 (starting bid)

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Lammert Leire van der Tonge (1871-1937), 'Interieur met moeder en kind', ge

December 8, 2016, 1:30 PM CET
4331 PX Middelburg, Netherlands

€240 (starting bid)

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Jacob Simon Hendrik (Hein) Kever (1854-1922), 'Interieur met moeder en twee

December 8, 2016, 1:30 PM CET
4331 PX Middelburg, Netherlands

€400 (starting bid)

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Herman Frederick Carel ten Kate (1822-1891), 'De kaartspelers', gesigneerd

December 8, 2016, 1:30 PM CET
4331 PX Middelburg, Netherlands

€800 (starting bid)

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Jean-Baptiste Charpentier (1728-1806), 'De keukenmeiden', niet gesigneerd,

December 8, 2016, 1:30 PM CET
4331 PX Middelburg, Netherlands

€6,000 (starting bid)

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Jan Victors (1619-1676), 'Landschap met vee en personages', gesigneerd r.o.

December 8, 2016, 1:30 PM CET
4331 PX Middelburg, Netherlands

€2,400 (starting bid)

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Louis van der Beesen (1938), 'Gezelligheid op het terras', mogelijk Maastri

December 8, 2016, 1:30 PM CET
4331 PX Middelburg, Netherlands

€240 (starting bid)

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Bernardus Johannes Blommers (1845-1914), 'Wasdag', gesigneerd r.o., aquarel

December 8, 2016, 1:30 PM CET
4331 PX Middelburg, Netherlands

€4,800 (starting bid)

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Frederik Nachtweh (1857-1941), 'Middagmaal', gesigneerd r.o. en gedateerd,

December 8, 2016, 1:30 PM CET
4331 PX Middelburg, Netherlands

€1,600 (starting bid)

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Franse School (ca. 1890), 'Jockey te paard met elegante dame', onduidelijk

December 8, 2016, 1:30 PM CET
4331 PX Middelburg, Netherlands

€480 (starting bid)

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Willem Ferdinand Abraham Isaac Vaarzon Morel (1868-1955), 'Antiekmarkt in Z

December 8, 2016, 1:30 PM CET
4331 PX Middelburg, Netherlands

€11,000 (starting bid)

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Henri Houben (1858-1931), 'Liesjesdag in Domburg', gesigneerd r.o., doek, a

December 8, 2016, 1:30 PM CET
4331 PX Middelburg, Netherlands

€800 (starting bid)

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Georges d'Espagnat (1870-1950), 'Familie in het park', gemonogrammeerd l.o.

December 8, 2016, 1:30 PM CET
4331 PX Middelburg, Netherlands

€2,800 (starting bid)

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Adam Marczukiewicz (1958), 'Bosbewoners', gesigneerd en gedateerd '93 r.o.,

December 8, 2016, 1:30 PM CET
4331 PX Middelburg, Netherlands

€160 (starting bid)

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Adam Marczukiewicz (1958), 'Feestvierders', gesigneerd en gedateerd '92 r.o

December 8, 2016, 1:30 PM CET
4331 PX Middelburg, Netherlands

€160 (starting bid)

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Kibardin, Georgi Vladimirovich (1903-1963)

December 8, 2016, 5:00 PM CET
Amsterdam, Netherlands

€1,350 (starting bid)

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Skorodumova, Taisya Nikolayevna (born in 1928)

December 8, 2016, 5:00 PM CET
Amsterdam, Netherlands

€1,100 (starting bid)

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Tuchnin, Sergei Petrovich (1917-1973)

December 8, 2016, 5:00 PM CET
Amsterdam, Netherlands

€900 (starting bid)

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Velichko, Nikolai Petrovich (1932-1992)

December 8, 2016, 5:00 PM CET
Amsterdam, Netherlands

€1,250 (starting bid)

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Volkova, Nina Pavlovna (1917-1993)

December 8, 2016, 5:00 PM CET
Amsterdam, Netherlands

€8,000 (starting bid)

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Truman Marquez, Three Figures, Oil Painting

December 8, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Long Island City , NY, USA

$1,800 (starting bid)

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[§] STANLEY CURSITER C.B.E., R.S.A., R.S.W. (SCOTTISH 1887-1976) AFTERNOON REST 25.5cm x 35.5cm (10in x 14in)

December 8, 2016, 6:00 PM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£2,600 (starting bid)

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(SAINTS.) Sancta Cecilia. Music: Patrona.

December 8, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$750 (starting bid)

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Ludo Lebaron Les Amants

December 8, 2016, 8:00 PM CET
Paris, France

€500 (starting bid)

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T. Tuttle 1874 Grecian Oil on Canvas Painting

December 8, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
New Milford, CT, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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2 Signed Haitian Oil Paintings

December 8, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
New Milford, CT, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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Howard Besnia: Men Working, c.1945 oil painting

December 8, 2016, 8:00 PM EST
Franklin, MA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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American School: A Budding Artist

December 8, 2016, 8:00 PM EST
Franklin, MA, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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Die gute Hirtin.

December 9, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Lindau, Germany

€1 (starting bid)

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Willkommscheibe 1598.

December 9, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Lindau, Germany

€550 (starting bid)

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August Querfurt. 1696 Wolfenbüttel - 1761 Wien.

December 9, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Lindau, Germany

€2,400 (starting bid)

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Maler des 18. Jh.

December 9, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Lindau, Germany

€1,200 (starting bid)

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William Shayer d.Ä. 1788 - Southampton - 1879.

December 9, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Lindau, Germany

€1,300 (starting bid)

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Englischer Maler des frühen 19. Jh.

December 9, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Lindau, Germany

€800 (starting bid)

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Süddeutscher/österreichischer Maler des 19./20. Jh.

December 9, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Lindau, Germany

€1,000 (starting bid)

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Maler des 19. Jh.

December 9, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Lindau, Germany

€1,200 (starting bid)

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Josef Schmitzberger. 1851 München - um 1936.

December 9, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Lindau, Germany

€2,400 (starting bid)

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Desiré Thomassin. 1858 Wien - 1933 München. War Schüler von Wilhelm von Diez in München.

December 9, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Lindau, Germany

€1,800 (starting bid)

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Maler des 20. Jh.

December 9, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Lindau, Germany

€230 (starting bid)

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