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Painting is arguably the most saleable form of art. It is also among the oldest of mediums, dating back more than 31,000 years to prehistoric cave paintings. In the West, painting did not surpass tapestry in importance until the 18th century, though many masterworks date to the Renaissance or earlier. Painting later went out of fashion from the 1970s through the 1990s as a mode of expression for contemporary artists.

In the new millennium, painting has recovered its popularity, and the practice has remained fairly unchanged. Paints remain a mixture of colored pigment and binder, and common subject matters still comprise imagery or inspiration from the objects or events in artists’ daily lives. The contemporary painter’s palette consists not only of colors, but the range of historic painting... Read more

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JOHN VARLEY | Ferry House, York

March 28, 2017, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£800 (starting bid)

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FOLLOWER OF JOHN RATHBONE | Figures by a cart and horses in a rocky rural landscape

March 28, 2017, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£600 (starting bid)

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ENGLISH SCHOOL, 18TH CENTURY | Two Claudian landscapes

March 28, 2017, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£600 (1 bid)

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CIRCLE OF FRANZ DE PAULA FERG | A village scene with figures performing a play

March 28, 2017, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£2,400 (2 bids)

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FOLLOWER OF EDWARD WILLIAM COOKE | Dutch Kaags in a stiff breeze

March 28, 2017, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£200 (starting bid)

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MANNER OF ADRIAEN FRANSZ. BOUDEWIJNS | Figures in a woodland landscape, cottages beyond

March 28, 2017, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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CIRCLE OF SIR PETER PAUL RUBENS | Head studies of a young man

March 28, 2017, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£1,600 (starting bid)

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BOLOGNESE SCHOOL, CIRCA 1700 | Portrait of a boy

March 28, 2017, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£3,200 (2 bids)

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DUTCH SCHOOL, FIRST HALF 17TH CENTURY | Portrait of a boy by candle light

March 28, 2017, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£650 (2 bids)

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ATTRIBUTED TO GODFRIED SCHALCKEN | Head of a youth wearing red

March 28, 2017, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£4,800 (starting bid)

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ATTRIBUTED TO GODFRIED SCHALCKEN | Head of a youth, possibly Saint John the Evangelist

March 28, 2017, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£4,800 (starting bid)

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FOLLOWER OF HANS VON AACHEN | The merry toper

March 28, 2017, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£2,400 (starting bid)

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JOOS VAN CRAESBEECK | Portrait of a man clasping a drink

March 28, 2017, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£1,600 (starting bid)

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DUTCH SCHOOL, 17TH CENTURY | A woman picking the pocket of a sleeping gambler

March 28, 2017, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£600 (starting bid)

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PAUWELS VAN HILLEGAERT | Equestrian portrait of a gentleman

March 28, 2017, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£2,400 (starting bid)

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SCHOOL OF HAARLEM, 17TH CENTURY | Coastal dune landscape with figures approaching a village

March 28, 2017, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£1,600 (starting bid)

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AFTER FRANCIS COTES, R.A. | Portrait of John Hobart, 2nd Earl of Buckinghamshire (1723-1793)

March 28, 2017, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£400 (starting bid)

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FOLLOWER OF MICHIEL VAN MIEREVELDT | Portrait of Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (1584–1647)

March 28, 2017, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£1,600 (starting bid)

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AFTER GERRIT VAN HONTHORST | A shepherdess holding a nest of doves

March 28, 2017, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£2,400 (1 bid)

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FOLLOWER OF SIR ANTHONY VAN DYCK | Portrait of Margaret Lemon

March 28, 2017, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£4,800 (starting bid)

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ALEXANDER NASMYTH | A VIEW OF ST. ANTHONY'S CHAPEL AND ARTHUR'S SEAT, near Edinburgh

March 28, 2017, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£6,000 (starting bid)

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ALEXANDER NASMYTH | A view of Newbattle Abbey from the park 

March 28, 2017, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£4,000 (starting bid)

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Oil Painting Abstract Flowers

March 28, 2017, 2:30 AM PST
Las Vegas, NV, USA

$60 (starting bid)

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Sami Zilkha Watercolor Monotype Painting Shabbat

March 28, 2017, 2:30 AM PST
Las Vegas, NV, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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A decorative oil on panel. 'The Young Golfer'. Unsigned. Framed.

March 28, 2017, 11:00 AM GMT
Acton, London, United Kingdom

£20 (starting bid)

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A 19th Century painting of fishing boats on foreshore, 17 x 23.5cm, gilt framed.

March 28, 2017, 11:00 AM GMT
Acton, London, United Kingdom

£20 (starting bid)

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B.J.O. Oct 1888, 'Fairlight', a watercolour study of a farmhouse cottage.

March 28, 2017, 11:00 AM GMT
Acton, London, United Kingdom

£20 (starting bid)

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John Seymour Godden 1930-1999, oil on board of Goodman Chemist shop in Hitchin High Street, 39.5 x 51.5cm.

March 28, 2017, 11:00 AM GMT
Acton, London, United Kingdom

£20 (starting bid)

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