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Interior Paintings

It might seem redundant to show an interior painting in a domestic interior. But historically, interior paintings have increased in popularity during times of prosperity. They underline the sense of domestic space and home. For example, during the Dutch Golden Age of the 1600s, lots of still life or genre scenes were sold.

In the 19th century, women artists in France and England often specialized in interior scenes. The prevailing codes placed severe restrictions on women, and it was inappropriate for them to go anywhere without a chaperone. Mary Cassat, a French Impressionist, painted interior scenes of motherhood and domestic life.

Artists through each art historic period have painted interiors. You can find Cubist interiors, Pointillist interiors, and Pop interiors. Contemporary artists today sometimes paint interiors in historic styles, or in a style of their own.


Quick Facts

  • On Thursday, May 14, 2015, Christie’s New York sold "Le corsage rouge,"1922, a painting in oil on canvas by Cubist Fernand Léger, for $16.9 million
  • In the same sale, Dans la veranda, 1884, by impressionist Berthe Morisot, sold for $2.5 million
  • The previous evening, Christie's New York sold Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein’s "Collage for Interior: Perfect Pitcher," 1994, for $4.4 million

Recommended Items at Auction

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Signed Burnet Oil On Canvas Interior Scene
Oct 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Signed Burnet Oil On Canvas Interior Scene
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$112 Bids
INTERIOR OF A PALACE - JOSEPH CHARLEMAGNE
Oct 30, 1:00 PM CEST
INTERIOR OF A PALACE - JOSEPH CHARLEMAGNE
by Galerie Moenius
Est: CHF1,200- CHF2,400
CHF1,2001 Bid
Ferjo Original "Glamorous Marilyn" Original Oil On Canvas
Oct 26, 8:00 AM PDT
Ferjo Original "Glamorous Marilyn" Original Oil On Canvas
by BK Auctions
Est: $5,000- $10,000
$11 Bid
Gerke Henkes, 1844 Delftshaven-1927 Rotterdam,mothers
Oct 30, 10:00 AM CEST
Gerke Henkes, 1844 Delftshaven-1927 Rotterdam,mothers
by Henry's Auktionshaus AG
Est: €180- €400
€1600 Bids
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Armando Spadini, Interno.
Oct 27, 10:00 AM CEST
Armando Spadini, Interno.
by Gonnelli Casa d'Aste
Est: €900- €1,800
€9000 Bids
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Domenico Gnoli, Interno.
Oct 26, 10:00 AM CEST
Domenico Gnoli, Interno.
by Gonnelli Casa d'Aste
Est: €280- €560
€2800 Bids
§ John Piper C.H. (British 1903-1992) The Forum, Rome, 1961
Oct 29, 10:00 AM BST
§ John Piper C.H. (British 1903-1992) The Forum, Rome, 1961
by Lyon & Turnbull
Est: £5,000- £7,000
£2,4000 Bids
Interior of Ft Sumter Sepia Photo Print
Nov 13, 2:00 PM EST
Interior of Ft Sumter Sepia Photo Print
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $40- $80
$200 Bids
Franz Huth, 1876 Pößneck-1970 Weimar, Interieur
Oct 30, 10:00 AM CEST
Franz Huth, 1876 Pößneck-1970 Weimar, Interieur
by Henry's Auktionshaus AG
Est: €350- €700
€3200 Bids
Franz Huth, 1876 Pößneck-1970 Weimar, Interieur
Oct 30, 10:00 AM CEST
Franz Huth, 1876 Pößneck-1970 Weimar, Interieur
by Henry's Auktionshaus AG
Est: €350- €700
€3200 Bids
Felgentreff, Paul (Potsdam 1854 - 1933 München),
Oct 30, 11:00 AM CEST
Felgentreff, Paul (Potsdam 1854 - 1933 München),
by Auktionshaus Plückbaum
Est: €0- €0
€2000 Bids
Ham(m)el, Otto (1866 Erfurt - 1950 Lohr a. M.),
Oct 30, 11:00 AM CEST
Ham(m)el, Otto (1866 Erfurt - 1950 Lohr a. M.),
by Auktionshaus Plückbaum
Est: €0- €0
€1500 Bids
GIOVAGNOLI LUCA (n. 1963) Interno con corno.
Oct 27, 11:00 AM CEST
GIOVAGNOLI LUCA (n. 1963) Interno con corno.
by Capitolium Art
Est: €600- €800
€500 Bids
Stephen Colgate Howard W/C "Christmas Tree"
Oct 27, 4:00 PM EDT
Stephen Colgate Howard W/C "Christmas Tree"
by Anzardo's Fine Arts
Est: $500- $700
$2500 Bids
Horia Bernea, Răchitoasa Monastery
Oct 26, 7:00 PM EEST
Horia Bernea, Răchitoasa Monastery
by A10 by Artmark
Est: €1,500- €2,500
€1,4000 Bids
Louis Pierre Ledoux Portraits and House Interior
Nov 16, 12:00 PM EST
Louis Pierre Ledoux Portraits and House Interior
by Willow Auction House
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
Interior of Ft Sumter Sepia Photo Print
Nov 27, 2:00 PM EST
Interior of Ft Sumter Sepia Photo Print
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $40- $80
$200 Bids
Fort Sumter Interior c.1861 Photo Print
Nov 27, 2:00 PM EST
Fort Sumter Interior c.1861 Photo Print
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $40- $80
$200 Bids
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Alberto Sughi (Cesena 1928-Bologna 2012) - Cafe interior, 1998
Oct 28, 3:00 PM CEST
Alberto Sughi (Cesena 1928-Bologna 2012) - Cafe interior, 1998
by Finarte
Est: €3,000- €5,000
€3,0000 Bids
C. 1920'S FOREST INTERIOR O/B
Oct 26, 11:00 AM EDT
C. 1920'S FOREST INTERIOR O/B
by Westport Auction
Est: $50- $10,000
$500 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Interior Paintings


Robinhood Auctions

Robinhood Auctions

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Auktionshaus Wendl

Balclis

Balclis

Hill Auction Gallery

Hill Auction Gallery