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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 Read more

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Attr. to Orest Adamovich Kiprensky, Breast Portrait of a Man

February 16, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
New York, NY, USA

$800 (starting bid)

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After Otto Octavius van Veen (1556-1629) - Portrait of the Roman Emperor Caligula; Galba; and Vitellius

February 23, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Newbury, United Kingdom

£240 (starting bid)

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Master of the Female Half-Length-manner of, Portrait of a lady holing an bo

March 8, 2016, 5:00 PM CET
Vienna, Austria

€140 (starting bid)

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Maya Muñoz (b.1972)  John Baron

February 20, 2016, 2:00 PM PHT
Makati City , Philippines

PHP60,000 (starting bid)

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Valeriy Ivanovich Yakobi, Oriental Beauty, Oil on Canvas

February 16, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
New York, NY, USA

$3,000 (starting bid)

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Charles Dehoy (1872 - 1940) Autoportrait, 1919 Gou

March 6, 2016, 2:30 PM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€1,000 (starting bid)

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Austrian School late 17th Century, Full portrait of Emperor Leopold I (1640

March 8, 2016, 5:00 PM CET
Vienna, Austria

€450 (starting bid)

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George Quinton (1779-1879) - Portrait of a Gentleman, traditionally identified as John Milton (1608-1678)

February 23, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Newbury, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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John Skelton (1923-2009) OLD DONEGAL NETMINDER, DUNGLOE, 2003

February 29, 2016, 6:00 PM GMT
Ballsbridge, Ireland

€750 (1 bid)

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C215 Français - Né en 1973 PORTRAIT DE HOMELESS - 2009 Pochoir et peinture aérosol sur toile

February 14, 2016, 4:00 PM CET
Paris, France

€3,500 (starting bid)

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Pair of large watercolors on rice paper

February 16, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Boynton Beach, FL, USA

$1,000 (starting bid)

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JEF AEROSOL Français - Né en 1957 SECRET - 2011 Pochoir et peinture aérosol sur toile

February 14, 2016, 4:00 PM CET
Paris, France

€3,500 (starting bid)

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Joanna Sarapata (b. 1962) Female Portrait

February 10, 2016, 7:00 PM CET
Warszawa, Poland

PLN5,000 (starting bid)

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Jacek Malczewski (1854 - 1929) Portrait of Woman, 1909

February 18, 2016, 7:00 PM CET
Warszawa, Poland

PLN14,000 (starting bid)

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Phillippe de Champaigne (1602-1674)-attributed, Portrait of a gentleman wit

March 8, 2016, 5:00 PM CET
Vienna, Austria

€750 (starting bid)

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Frans Hals (1580 - 1666) The Laughing Cavalier Oil on Canvas

March 3, 2016, 5:00 PM EST
Boca Raton, FL, USA

$340 (starting bid)

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Early American Primitive Portrait

February 26, 2016, 4:00 PM EST
Mebane, NC, USA

$150 (4 bids)

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C215 Français - Né en 1973 NINA Pochoir et peinture aérosol sur toile

February 14, 2016, 4:00 PM CET
Paris, France

€3,800 (starting bid)

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Paolo Emilio Bergamaschi Portrait

April 29, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Mebane, NC, USA

$1 (1 bid)

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PAUL AUGUSTIN AIZPIRI FRENCH B.1919

February 20, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Avon, CT, USA

$1,700 (starting bid)

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Roman Zakrzewski (1955 - 2014) Female Portrait, 2003

February 10, 2016, 7:00 PM CET
Warszawa, Poland

PLN4,800 (starting bid)

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Ricarte Puruganan (1912 - 1998)  Adobe Stone

February 20, 2016, 2:00 PM PHT
Makati City , Philippines

PHP600,000 (starting bid)

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Adriaen Brouwer (1605-1638)-studio, Dutch farmer with jug and pipe; oil on

March 8, 2016, 5:00 PM CET
Vienna, Austria

€200 (starting bid)

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Karol Haimroth, 20th Century, Lady in hat - portrait, 1910

February 9, 2016, 7:00 PM CET
Warszawa, Poland

PLN3,400 (starting bid)

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Wlastimil Hofman (1881 - 1970)  A boy with a hat in his hands, before 1918 r.

February 9, 2016, 7:00 PM CET
Warszawa, Poland

PLN3,400 (starting bid)

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Jan Gossaert Mabuse (1478-1532)-circle, Maria with Child holding apple in f

March 8, 2016, 5:00 PM CET
Vienna, Austria

€1,200 (starting bid)

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PHILLIPE AUGE FRENCH B.1935

February 20, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Avon, CT, USA

$800 (starting bid)

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Wlastimil Hofman (1881 - 1970)

February 9, 2016, 7:00 PM CET
Warszawa, Poland

PLN1,800 (starting bid)

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Franciszek Streitt (1839 - 1890) Gypsy woman, 1878

February 9, 2016, 7:00 PM CET
Warszawa, Poland

PLN7,000 (starting bid)

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David Dalby (1780-1849) - Portrait of a Grey

February 23, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Newbury, United Kingdom

£500 (starting bid)

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Pablo Picasso

February 15, 2016, 2:00 AM PST
Porter Ranch, CA, USA

$25,000 (starting bid)

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VICTOR MANUEL (Cuban, 1897-1969)

February 22, 2016, 8:15 PM EST
Miami, FL, USA

$1,500 (starting bid)

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Mieczyslaw Serwin-Oracki (1912 - 1978) Female portrait, 1938

February 9, 2016, 7:00 PM CET
Warszawa, Poland

PLN3,000 (starting bid)

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Julian Falat (1853 - 1929) Portrait of Man

February 18, 2016, 7:00 PM CET
Warszawa, Poland

PLN19,000 (starting bid)

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Ecole française du XIX°

February 13, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Saint Raphaël, France

€150 (starting bid)

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Charles Alexandre Coessin de la Fosse French, 1829-1910 L'Ecuyere de Cirque

February 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$1,000 (starting bid)

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Unique Signed Mid Century Relief Painting

February 18, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
New Milford, CT, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Benn Bencion Rabinowicz (1905 - 1989) Violinist

February 9, 2016, 7:00 PM CET
Warszawa, Poland

PLN8,000 (starting bid)

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PEDRO CRUZ (1888-1979)

February 15, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
West Palm Beach, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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BLEK LE RAT Français - Né en 1951 OLD IRISH MAN - 2002 Pochoir et peinture aérosol sur toile

February 14, 2016, 4:00 PM CET
Paris, France

€2,500 (starting bid)

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Karin Jurick - Formal Wear

February 27, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Hilton Head Island, SC, USA

$700 (starting bid)

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Zygmunt Landau (1898 - 1962) A Girl with a goat

February 9, 2016, 7:00 PM CET
Warszawa, Poland

PLN7,000 (starting bid)

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Circle of Sebastiano Ceccarini (1703-1783) - Portrait of Don Luis de Borbón, Infante of Spain (1727-1785)

February 23, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Newbury, United Kingdom

£2,000 (starting bid)

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Federico Aguilar Alcuaz (1932-2011)  Tres Marias

February 20, 2016, 2:00 PM PHT
Makati City , Philippines

PHP200,000 (starting bid)

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669)-circle, Portrait of a young man;

March 8, 2016, 5:00 PM CET
Vienna, Austria

€400 (starting bid)

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QUIK, They always say I love you, NYC, 1999

February 13, 2016, 8:00 PM EST
Miami, FL, USA

$5,000 (starting bid)

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Stanislaw Kaczor-Batowski (1866 - 1946) Portrait of the old man in turban, 1897

February 9, 2016, 7:00 PM CET
Warszawa, Poland

PLN1,200 (starting bid)

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19th C. Oil on Canvas Portrait

February 20, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Bath , PA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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German porcelain portrait plaque, marked

February 20, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Atlanta, GA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Antique Painted Wood Folk Art Wall Plaque

February 18, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
New Milford, CT, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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J. Kasnair, 20th Century, Hobo with violin

February 9, 2016, 7:00 PM CET
Warszawa, Poland

PLN700 (starting bid)

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