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Portrait Paintings

Portraiture has been around since the dawn of the Renaissance. As a symbol of wealth, it became more prevalent as capitalism took its grip in Europe. Early portraits showed wealthy arts patrons beholding major religious events.

By the 1600s, portrait artists were in high demand. Anthony Van Dyck of Flanders served as court painter to Charles I, and his style influenced oil portrait painters across Europe. In the Netherlands, Frans Hals painted the noble and other conservative patrons who wanted a portrait without ostentatious display.

Naturalistic portraits emerged during the Rococo period. Thomas Gainsborough’s portraits convey the naturalism popular in France with a gentle storm-and-drama edge. Later, more conservative neoclassical portraiture style celebrated scientific understanding... Read more

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Sunday Crouch by Michael Joseph

May 25, 2016, 12:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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Peter Kingston (1943 - ) - Portrait of Clive Evatt Jr. 1993 61 x 76cm

May 26, 2016, 2:30 PM AEST
Leichhardt, Australia

AUD500 (starting bid)

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Yoko Ono Lennon (1933 - ) - Portrait of John Lennon 37 x 25.5cm

May 26, 2016, 2:30 PM AEST
Leichhardt, Australia

AUD475 (8 bids)

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Audran, Jean: Bildnis Rubens

May 26, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Berlin, Germany

€400 (starting bid)

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Green, Valentin: A School (Die Knabenschule)

May 26, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Berlin, Germany

€300 (starting bid)

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Chodowiecki, Daniel Nikolaus: Portrait der Kaiserin Catharina II

May 26, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Berlin, Germany

€240 (starting bid)

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Earlom, Richard: Das Quartett (The Singing Masters)

May 26, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Berlin, Germany

€300 (starting bid)

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Italienisch: um 1540/60. Bildnis des Schriftstellers Marco Guazzo

May 26, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Berlin, Germany

€400 (starting bid)

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May 26, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Berlin, Germany

€200 (starting bid)

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No Image Available

May 26, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
St Annes , United Kingdom

£4 (starting bid)

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Daniel Macnee 1806 - 1882 19th Century P

May 26, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
St Annes , United Kingdom

£1,200 (starting bid)

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* Michael BROIDO (1927-2013), (St Ives School), Oil on canvas, Portrait of

May 26, 2016, 10:30 AM BST
Penzance, United Kingdom

£600 (starting bid)

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J* SMITH, Oil on canvas, Portrait of a young gypsy girl, Signed, Unframed,

May 26, 2016, 10:30 AM BST
Penzance, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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Grige G. RUNDLE, Oil on canvas, Head and shoulder portrait of a man wearing

May 26, 2016, 10:30 AM BST
Penzance, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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* Frank Owen SALISBURY (1874-1962), Oil on canvas board, Elderly woman in t

May 26, 2016, 10:30 AM BST
Penzance, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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* Stanope A. FORBES (1857-1947), Oil on canvas, The Cottage - woman gatheri

May 26, 2016, 10:30 AM BST
Penzance, United Kingdom

£10,000 (starting bid)

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Jean-Paul CENAU (XXe). Portrait d'éphèbe. Estampe signée et numérotée 170/2

May 26, 2016, 2:30 PM EET
Lyon-Métro Sans Souci, France

€30 (starting bid)

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Claude WEISBUCH (1927-2014). Portrait au béret. Lithographie signée, numéro

May 26, 2016, 2:30 PM EET
Lyon-Métro Sans Souci, France

€50 (starting bid)

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ECOLE ITALIENNE VERS 1750 Portrait de jeune femme devant un paysage Toile 117 x 89,5 cm

May 26, 2016, 2:30 PM CET
Paris, France

€3,000 (starting bid)

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Jan Humbert (Amsterdam 1734 - 1794)

May 26, 2016, 3:00 PM CET
Roma, Italy

€2,200 (starting bid)

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Scuola veneta, secolo XVIII

May 26, 2016, 3:00 PM CET
Roma, Italy

€2,400 (starting bid)

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Scuola bolognese, fine secolo XVII

May 26, 2016, 3:00 PM CET
Roma, Italy

€5,000 (starting bid)

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Atelier di Jacob Jordaens (Anversa 1593 – 1678)

May 26, 2016, 3:00 PM CET
Roma, Italy

€2,000 (starting bid)

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Scuola fiorentina o romana, inizi secolo XVII

May 26, 2016, 3:00 PM CET
Roma, Italy

€1,500 (starting bid)

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Giuseppe Recco (Napoli 1634 - Alicante 1695)

May 26, 2016, 3:00 PM CET
Roma, Italy

€24,000 (starting bid)

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Pittore fiorentino del secolo XIX, nei modi di Simone Pignoni

May 26, 2016, 3:00 PM CET
Roma, Italy

€4,400 (starting bid)

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Andrea Vaccaro (Napoli 1604 - 1670)

May 26, 2016, 3:00 PM CET
Roma, Italy

€4,400 (starting bid)

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Scuola bolognese o romana, primo quarto del secolo XVII

May 26, 2016, 3:00 PM CET
Roma, Italy

€3,000 (starting bid)

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Cerchia di Sebastiano Conca (Gaeta 1680 – Napoli 1764)

May 26, 2016, 3:00 PM CET
Roma, Italy

€3,000 (starting bid)

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Cristoforo Roncalli, detto il Pomarancio (Pomarance 1552 - Roma 1626)

May 26, 2016, 3:00 PM CET
Roma, Italy

€6,000 (starting bid)

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Scuola fiorentina, fine secolo XVI

May 26, 2016, 3:00 PM CET
Roma, Italy

€3,000 (starting bid)

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Cerchia di Jacob Jordaens (Anversa 1593 – 1678)

May 26, 2016, 3:00 PM CET
Roma, Italy

€2,400 (starting bid)

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Attribuito a Jean-Baptiste Perronau (Parigi 1715- Amsterdam 1783)

May 26, 2016, 3:00 PM CET
Roma, Italy

€3,000 (starting bid)

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Cerchia di Gottfried Kneller (Lubecca 1646 – Londra 1723)

May 26, 2016, 3:00 PM CET
Roma, Italy

€1,000 (starting bid)

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Scuola inglese, metà secolo XVIII

May 26, 2016, 3:00 PM CET
Roma, Italy

€2,000 (starting bid)

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Scuola tedesca, metà secolo XVII

May 26, 2016, 3:00 PM CET
Roma, Italy

€2,000 (starting bid)

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Scuola dell'Italia settentrionale, secolo XVII

May 26, 2016, 3:00 PM CET
Roma, Italy

€2,000 (starting bid)

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Scuola dell'Italia settentrionale, secolo XVII

May 26, 2016, 3:00 PM CET
Roma, Italy

€3,000 (starting bid)

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Scuola dell'Italia settentrionale, secolo XVII

May 26, 2016, 3:00 PM CET
Roma, Italy

€3,000 (starting bid)

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Scuola dell'Italia settentrionale, secolo XVII

May 26, 2016, 3:00 PM CET
Roma, Italy

€2,000 (starting bid)

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Scuola bolognese, secolo XVII

May 26, 2016, 3:00 PM CET
Roma, Italy

€2,000 (starting bid)

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Scuola napoletana, secolo XIX

May 26, 2016, 3:00 PM CET
Roma, Italy

€800 (1 bid)

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Scuola dell’Italia settentrionale, fine secolo XVI- inizi secolo XVII

May 26, 2016, 3:00 PM CET
Roma, Italy

€600 (1 bid)

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