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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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An Oil on Board - Signed

February 24, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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An Oil on Tin

February 24, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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WILLIAM HENRY KNIGHT (1823-1863)A Game of MarblesOil on panel, 40 x 51cmSigned and dated 1863

February 25, 2018, 11:30 AM GMT
Dublin 2, Ireland

€1,000 (starting bid)

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IRISH SCHOOL (19TH CENTURY) The OpportunistOil on canvas, 62 x 90cm

February 25, 2018, 11:30 AM GMT
Dublin 2, Ireland

€350 (starting bid)

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DUTCH SCHOOL (18TH CENTURY)The IntroductionOil on canvas, 59 x 73cm

February 25, 2018, 11:30 AM GMT
Dublin 2, Ireland

€550 (starting bid)

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NEWLYN SCHOOL (c.1900)HaymakingOil on canvas, 50 x 40cm

February 25, 2018, 11:30 AM GMT
Dublin 2, Ireland

€480 (starting bid)

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IRISH SCHOOL (19TH CENTURY)Family with Pig in Cottage InteriorOil on oak panel, 21.5 x 30cm

February 25, 2018, 11:30 AM GMT
Dublin 2, Ireland

€200 (starting bid)

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MORATIO PERRY (20TH CENTURY)School house sceneOil on canvas, 60 x 91cmSigned

February 25, 2018, 11:30 AM GMT
Dublin 2, Ireland

€140 (starting bid)

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MANNER OF HAVERTY (IRISH 19TH CENTURY)Gentleman resting with lurcherOil on canvas, 34 x 29.5cm

February 25, 2018, 11:30 AM GMT
Dublin 2, Ireland

€140 (starting bid)

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AFTER GEORGE MORLANDConversing at the farmyard gateOil on canvas, 30 x 41cmSigned

February 25, 2018, 11:30 AM GMT
Dublin 2, Ireland

€170 (starting bid)

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MODERN SCHOOLView from behind the barCrayon, 22 x 28cmWith Victor Waddington Gallery label verso

February 25, 2018, 11:30 AM GMT
Dublin 2, Ireland

€50 (starting bid)

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ECOLE CONGOLAISE.

February 25, 2018, 2:00 PM CET
HANNUT, Belgium

€5 (starting bid)

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Trumeaux de boudoir en bois peint et sculpté.

February 25, 2018, 2:00 PM CET
HANNUT, Belgium

€5 (starting bid)

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ECOLE FLAMANDE DU XVIIè SIECLE.

February 25, 2018, 2:00 PM CET
HANNUT, Belgium

€25 (2 bids)

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ECOLE FRANCAISE de la fin du XVIIIè siècle.

February 25, 2018, 2:00 PM CET
HANNUT, Belgium

€15 (2 bids)

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DUPAGNE, Adrien  (1889-1980)

February 25, 2018, 2:00 PM CET
HANNUT, Belgium

€5 (starting bid)

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SCHOUTEN,Henry  (1857/64-1927)

February 25, 2018, 2:00 PM CET
HANNUT, Belgium

€5 (starting bid)

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ECOLE BELGE de la fin du XIXè siècle.

February 25, 2018, 2:00 PM CET
HANNUT, Belgium

€5 (starting bid)

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ECOLE Belge du 19è siècle.

February 25, 2018, 2:00 PM CET
HANNUT, Belgium

€5 (starting bid)

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Harland Young, Stagecoach Escape Oil on Board

February 25, 2018, 6:00 AM MST
Phoenix, AZ, USA

$110 (7 bids)

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Elmer L. Boone Native Tribe in Transit Oil on Canvas

February 25, 2018, 6:00 AM MST
Phoenix, AZ, USA

$85 (13 bids)

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Harland Young, Cowboy Lullaby Oil on Canvas

February 25, 2018, 6:00 AM MST
Phoenix, AZ, USA

$120 (12 bids)

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Neil Boyle

February 25, 2018, 6:00 AM MST
Phoenix, AZ, USA

$150 (9 bids)

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E. Crose, Hobo Weenie Roast Oil on Canvas

February 25, 2018, 6:00 AM MST
Phoenix, AZ, USA

$10 (1 bid)

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In Manner of Andy Warhol Dancers Watercolor on Paper

February 25, 2018, 6:00 AM MST
Phoenix, AZ, USA

$10 (1 bid)

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2Pc. Lois Rodis Meldia & G. Ro Oil on Canvas & Board

February 25, 2018, 6:00 AM MST
Phoenix, AZ, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Wayne Shilson The Painters Studio Oil on Canvas

February 25, 2018, 6:00 AM MST
Phoenix, AZ, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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European Oil on Canvas

February 25, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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European Oil on Board

February 25, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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February 25, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$5,000 (starting bid)

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Antique Gravure,probably italian school

February 25, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$75 (starting bid)

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Fine Cuzco School Painting, 20th C.

February 25, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$2,500 (starting bid)

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Maurice Molarsky (1885-1950) Mural Painting

February 25, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Maurice Molarsky (1885-1950) Mural Painting

February 25, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Maurice Molarsky (1885-1950) Mural Painting

February 25, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Maurice Molarsky (1885-1950) Mural Painting

February 25, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Maurice Molarsky (1885-1950) Mural Painting

February 25, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Maurice Molarsky (1885-1950) Mural Painting

February 25, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Old Master Painting in the Manner of Murillo

February 25, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Louis Dali (French, 1905-2001) Paris Winter Scene

February 25, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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FAED, Thomas. Oil on Canvas.

February 25, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Larchmont, NY, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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After Fragonard. Pair of Oils on Canvas From

February 25, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Larchmont, NY, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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RIBERA CIRERA, Roman. Oil on Canvas.

February 25, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Larchmont, NY, USA

$1,000 (1 bid)

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GRUPPE, Charles P. Oil on Canvas. Fishermen in

February 25, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Larchmont, NY, USA

$1,000 (1 bid)

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GINSBERG, Max. Oil on Canvas.

February 25, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Larchmont, NY, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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BUFF, Conrad. Oil on Board. Unexpected Visitors.

February 25, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Larchmont, NY, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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LE JEUNE, James. Oil on Board. Children at the

February 25, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Larchmont, NY, USA

$500 (1 bid)

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WINARSKY, Israel Oil on Board.

February 25, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Larchmont, NY, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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HAGERBAUM, David. Watercolor on Paper. Woodland

February 25, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Larchmont, NY, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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PHILIPP, Robert. Gouache on Paper. Woman in Repose

February 25, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Larchmont, NY, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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WOLCHONOK, Louis. Watercolor. Man with Tugboat.

February 25, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Larchmont, NY, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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