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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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J, K. Coynstrum, early 20th century, Interior scene with man and woman, oil on canvas,

January 20, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
St. Louis, MO, USA

$35 (starting bid)

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Framed painting a Native American chief - 28 x 22 inches

January 20, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
St. Louis, MO, USA

$25 (2 bids)

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20th century, American, Abstract portrait of a nun, oil on board, 24 x 12 1/2 inches

January 20, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
St. Louis, MO, USA

$15 (1 bid)

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Perczak Sylwia, 'Awaiting', 80/70 cm, 31.5/27.6 in

January 20, 2017, 7:30 PM CET
Warsaw, Poland

PLN1,000 (starting bid)

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Pelipas Olga, 'Mask', 100/90 cm, 39.4/35.4 in

January 20, 2017, 7:30 PM CET
Warsaw, Poland

PLN1,000 (starting bid)

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Jakobczak Kamil, 'Winter', 70/60 cm, 27.6/23.6 in

January 20, 2017, 7:30 PM CET
Warsaw, Poland

PLN1,000 (starting bid)

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Bilinski Lukasz, 'Venus', 100/80 cm, 39.4/31.5 in

January 20, 2017, 7:30 PM CET
Warsaw, Poland

PLN1,000 (1 bid)

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Martyniuk Anatol, 'Evening', 50/100 cm, 19.7/39.4 in

January 20, 2017, 7:30 PM CET
Warsaw, Poland

PLN1,000 (starting bid)

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Jankiewicz Lukasz, 'Inevitable end of summer', 150/100 cm, 59/39.4 in

January 20, 2017, 7:30 PM CET
Warsaw, Poland

PLN1,000 (starting bid)

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Kachny Piotr, 'Play_up lips with defined eyes small', 100/100 cm, 39.4/39.4 in

January 20, 2017, 7:30 PM CET
Warsaw, Poland

PLN1,000 (starting bid)

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Marszal Marta, 'She paints my eyes red',  110/75 cm, 43.3/29.5 in

January 20, 2017, 7:30 PM CET
Warsaw, Poland

PLN1,000 (starting bid)

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Original Oil by A.M.

January 21, 2017, 8:30 AM ACDT
Vista, CA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Original Oil by A.M.

January 21, 2017, 8:30 AM ACDT
Vista, CA, USA

$1,975 (starting bid)

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Mexican Surrealist Eduardo Talledos-Original Acrylic on Canvas

January 21, 2017, 8:30 AM ACDT
Vista, CA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Original Acrylic on Wood

January 21, 2017, 8:30 AM ACDT
Vista, CA, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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Original Oil High End Ruce-Oil on Canvas

January 21, 2017, 8:30 AM ACDT
Vista, CA, USA

$1,000 (starting bid)

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Original Oil by Ruce-Original Oil & 14 karat Gold Leaf

January 21, 2017, 8:30 AM ACDT
Vista, CA, USA

$650 (starting bid)

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Original Acrylic by Luis Riera

January 21, 2017, 8:30 AM ACDT
Vista, CA, USA

$675 (starting bid)

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Original Oil on Canvas

January 21, 2017, 8:30 AM ACDT
Vista, CA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Original Oil-Marilyn Monroe-Oil on Canvas

January 21, 2017, 8:30 AM ACDT
Vista, CA, USA

$475 (starting bid)

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Original Acrylic-Marilyn Monroe

January 21, 2017, 8:30 AM ACDT
Vista, CA, USA

$575 (starting bid)

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Original Oil on Archival paper

January 21, 2017, 8:30 AM ACDT
Vista, CA, USA

$900 (starting bid)

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Barrvl Original Oil on Canvas

January 21, 2017, 8:30 AM ACDT
Vista, CA, USA

$2,575 (starting bid)

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Barrvl Original Oil on Canvas

January 21, 2017, 8:30 AM ACDT
Vista, CA, USA

$2,575 (starting bid)

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Barrvl Original Oil on Canvas

January 21, 2017, 8:30 AM ACDT
Vista, CA, USA

$2,025 (starting bid)

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Original Oil on Canvas-Native Girl

January 21, 2017, 8:30 AM ACDT
Vista, CA, USA

$875 (starting bid)

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Original Oil on Canvas

January 21, 2017, 8:30 AM ACDT
Vista, CA, USA

$925 (starting bid)

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Barrvl Original Oil on Canvas

January 21, 2017, 8:30 AM ACDT
Vista, CA, USA

$1,350 (starting bid)

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Barrvl Original Oil on Canvas

January 21, 2017, 8:30 AM ACDT
Vista, CA, USA

$1,500 (starting bid)

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Barrvl Original Oil on Canvas

January 21, 2017, 8:30 AM ACDT
Vista, CA, USA

$2,025 (starting bid)

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Original Acrylic on Canvas by Paniagua

January 21, 2017, 8:30 AM ACDT
Vista, CA, USA

$275 (starting bid)

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Original Acrylic on Canvas by Paniagua

January 21, 2017, 8:30 AM ACDT
Vista, CA, USA

$275 (starting bid)

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Original Acrylic on Canvas by Paniagua

January 21, 2017, 8:30 AM ACDT
Vista, CA, USA

$275 (starting bid)

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Original Acrylic on Canvas by Paniagua

January 21, 2017, 8:30 AM ACDT
Vista, CA, USA

$275 (starting bid)

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Original Oil High End Ruce-Oil on Canvas

January 21, 2017, 8:30 AM ACDT
Vista, CA, USA

$1,150 (starting bid)

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Photography by Anuar Rabadan

January 21, 2017, 8:30 AM ACDT
Vista, CA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Original Oil on Canvas Frida Kahlo

January 21, 2017, 8:30 AM ACDT
Vista, CA, USA

$550 (starting bid)

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Early 20th century British school

January 21, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT
Maidenhead, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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Military interest. A portrait of General Sir Bernard Law Montgomery (1887 - 1976)

January 21, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT
Maidenhead, United Kingdom

£225 (starting bid)

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A mid 19th century portrait of a gentleman

January 21, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT
Maidenhead, United Kingdom

£40 (starting bid)

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Framed 19th century English school portrait of a young boy

January 21, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT
Maidenhead, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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Attributed to Paul Albert Besnard RA (1849-1934) French 

January 21, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT
Maidenhead, United Kingdom

£160 (starting bid)

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A late 19th century Newlyn School framed portrait of a young girl

January 21, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT
Maidenhead, United Kingdom

£225 (starting bid)

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An early 19th century oval portrait miniature of a gentleman in Georgian period dress

January 21, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT
Maidenhead, United Kingdom

£170 (starting bid)

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A 19th century portrait miniature of a Dutch Admiral

January 21, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT
Maidenhead, United Kingdom

£450 (starting bid)

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WOHL FLÄMISCH, 18./19. Jh.: Heilige Anna.

January 21, 2017, 11:00 AM CET
Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany

€300 (starting bid)

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Porträtmaler des 19. Jh.: Biedermeierporträt eines Mannes,

January 21, 2017, 11:00 AM CET
Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany

€40 (starting bid)

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Maler 19./20. Jh.:

January 21, 2017, 11:00 AM CET
Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany

€120 (starting bid)

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HIRTH DU FRENES, RUDOLF (1846-1916): Porträt eines kleines Mädchens,

January 21, 2017, 11:00 AM CET
Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany

€850 (starting bid)

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HIRTH DU FRENES, RUDOLF (zugeschrieben; 1846-1916): Porträt einer jungen Dame

January 21, 2017, 11:00 AM CET
Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany

€420 (starting bid)

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MALER DES 17.JH.

January 21, 2017, 11:00 AM CET
Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany

€240 (starting bid)

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IKONE

January 21, 2017, 11:00 AM CET
Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany

€35 (starting bid)

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Maler des 20. Jh.

January 21, 2017, 11:00 AM CET
Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany

€840 (starting bid)

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AWIKI | Rooster and Old Man

January 21, 2017, 7:30 PM SGT
Singapore, Singapore

SGD13,000 (starting bid)

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SRIHADI SOEDARSONO | Bedaya Ketawang - Pare Anom Beauty of Soul

January 21, 2017, 7:30 PM SGT
Singapore, Singapore

SGD75,000 (starting bid)

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GUO JIN | Hai Xia

January 21, 2017, 7:30 PM SGT
Singapore, Singapore

SGD3,600 (starting bid)

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Daniel O''Connell, view of a Monster Meeting and a portrait engraving.

January 21, 2017, 12:00 PM GMT
Dublin, Ireland

€150 (starting bid)

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Daniel O''Connell, portrait after Carrick.

January 21, 2017, 12:00 PM GMT
Dublin, Ireland

€90 (starting bid)

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1930s Eamon de Valera portrait photograph.

January 21, 2017, 12:00 PM GMT
Dublin, Ireland

€150 (starting bid)

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