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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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Buchanan (William Cross). - A band of armed men in Mexico, 1869,

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£100 (1 bid)

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English school. - Three children playing, mid 19th century,

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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Hayes (Michael Angelo, 1820-1877). - The Sixth Dragoons on the march and taking refreshment, 1839/40,

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£340 (starting bid)

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Glass paintings. - Spring [and] Summer, Autumn [and] Winter, circa 1780,

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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Barker (William, 19th century). - The Shepherd's Christmas,

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£75 (starting bid)

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English School. - The Virgin Mary sewing, early to mid 18th century,

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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Frost (William Edward, 1810-1877). - Mother washing her child by a fountain,

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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Follower of Louis Hersent (1777-1860). - 'Martin Luther surrounded by Protestant Reformers',

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£500 (7 bids)

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Porcelain plaque. - A young mother and her children in a landscape, mid 19th century,

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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Nijmegen, (Gerard van, 1735-1808). - Neoclassical scenes,

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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Dyf (Marcel Dreyfus, 1899-1985). - Mort du Torero dans les ArŠnes,

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£250 (starting bid)

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June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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White (Ken, 20th century). - Foundry scene, GWR Works, Swindon, 1999,

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£200 (starting bid)

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Barbier (Georges, 1882-1932, after). - Au Revoir & L'AprŠs Midi d'un Faune,

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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Griffen (F., 20th century). - Old Brompton Road Tube Station in War Time, 1940,

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£35 (starting bid)

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Hall (Clifford, 1904-1973). - Rue Caisserie, Marseille, circa 1936,

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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Sauter (Rudolph Helmut, 1895-1977). - Sledging,

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£75 (starting bid)

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Schonbach (F., 20th century). - Taronga Park Zoo, Sydney,

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£75 (starting bid)

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PAIR OF CARICATURE PAINTINGS

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Shillelagh, Ireland

€60 (starting bid)

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ERIC MEADE-KING (ENGLISH, B. 1911)

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Shillelagh, Ireland

€360 (starting bid)

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ARTHUR WHITE (ENGLISH, 1865-1953)

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Shillelagh, Ireland

€1,500 (starting bid)

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HENDRIK FRANS SCHAEFELS (BELGIAN, 1827-1904)

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Shillelagh, Ireland

€3,600 (starting bid)

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ERIC MEADE-KING (ENGLISH, B. 1911)

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Shillelagh, Ireland

€240 (starting bid)

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Horacio Cordero (1945-2014)

June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€300 (starting bid)

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Helen van der Veen (1955)

June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€100 (starting bid)

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Araun Gordijn (1947)

June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€200 (starting bid)

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Mark Brusse (1937)

June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€200 (starting bid)

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Yoshio Watanabe (1907-2000)

June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€140 (starting bid)

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Bob Lens (1939)

June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€100 (starting bid)

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Ton Leenarts (1949)

June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€140 (starting bid)

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Jan Camphuis (1917-1985)

June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€200 (starting bid)

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Bertus Weeda (1953)

June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€100 (starting bid)

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Jan van den Broek (1937-1991)

June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€100 (starting bid)

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Hans Boer (1953)

June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€300 (starting bid)

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Rits van Kooten (1941-2005)

June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€100 (starting bid)

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Jacob Zekveld (1945-2002)

June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€200 (starting bid)

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Jan Hofland (1937)

June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€200 (starting bid)

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Jan Hofland (1937)

June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€100 (starting bid)

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Jan Hofland (1937)

June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€140 (starting bid)

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Jan Hofland (1937)

June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€100 (starting bid)

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Rinus van den Bosch (1938- 1996)

June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€300 (starting bid)

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José Goemaere (1939-1992)

June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€800 (starting bid)

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José Goemaere (1939-1992)

June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€300 (starting bid)

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Jacob Zekveld (1945-2002)

June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€800 (starting bid)

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Kees van Bohemen (1928-1985)

June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€6,000 (starting bid)

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Age Klink (1940)

June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€300 (starting bid)

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José Goemaere (1939-1992)

June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€500 (starting bid)

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Kees van Bohemen (1928-1985)

June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€4,000 (starting bid)

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Walton Blodgett American, 1908-1963 Auction at Elmore

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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Francois Gall French, 1912-1987 Cafe de la Paix

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$1,000 (starting bid)

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Mordi Gassner American, 1899-1995 Mannington, West Virginia

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Edward Laning American, 1906-1981 Study for Pipeline through Tuscany, Benevento

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$50 (1 bid)

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Mitchell Siporin American, 1910-1976 Fiesta in Pantelleria, 1943

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Oil on Board

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Eur. School, Flower Cart, 20th, o/c

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Litchfield, CT, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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Emilienne Delacroix, La Fete De St. Jean a St. Paul

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Litchfield, CT, USA

$300 (1 bid)

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Eur. School, Children by Seaside, 20th, o/c

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Litchfield, CT, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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S. Rubel, La Brasserie, oil on canvas

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Litchfield, CT, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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John Paul Jones, Am.,

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Litchfield, CT, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Paul LeMasson, Belg, 1897-1971, Runaway Cow, O/B

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Litchfield, CT, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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