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Portrait Drawings

Portrait drawings are any artistic representation in a traditional drawing medium that focuses on the human face and its expression. Traditionally, the illustrations were intended to educe intangible qualities of their subject, such as their mood or personality. Portrait drawings for most of art history typically illustrate biblical figures or wealthy patrons or royalty who commissioned artists to draw their likeness.

Since the majority of these works were commissioned, the artists were expected to portray their subjects in a flattering light. However, some artists such as Hans Holbein and William Hogarth stayed true to their artistic vision, often rendering subjects as they perceived them without any complimentary embellishment. The early American artist Thomas Eakins continued this... Read more

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Terry Venables privately commissioned pair of pastel drawings by the artist

May 22, 2018, 10:30 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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Fernando Botero,

May 22, 2018, 12:00 PM CET
Stockholm, Sweden

kr160,000 (starting bid)

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Bror Hjorth, A woman by a table

May 22, 2018, 12:00 PM CET
Stockholm, Sweden

kr16,000 (starting bid)

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ITALIAN PAINTER, 20TH CENTURY LITTLE BOY'S HEAD

May 22, 2018, 3:30 PM CET
Rome, Italy

€5 (starting bid)

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EUROPEAN PAINTER, 19TH CENTURY PORTRAIT OF REMBRANDT

May 22, 2018, 3:30 PM CET
Rome, Italy

€5 (starting bid)

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GIOVANNI BOLDINI (Ferrara 1842 - Paris 1931)  WOMAN'S PORTRAIT

May 22, 2018, 3:30 PM CET
Rome, Italy

€550 (2 bids)

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LÉON-AUGUSTIN LHERMITTE | Mère et enfant 

May 22, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$14,000 (starting bid)

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ATTRIBUTED TO JEAN-BAPTISTE GREUZE | Self-portrait

May 22, 2018, 2:00 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$20,000 (starting bid)

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RAFAEL DUSSAN Influenced Raphael, Pontorno - Listed

May 22, 2018, 5:00 PM EST
Boca Raton, FL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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After Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830) British. A Study of Two Young Girls, Pencil and Wash, 5.75

May 23, 2018, 11:00 AM BST
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£20 (starting bid)

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FRANCOISE ANDRE Portrait de femme. Dessin signé et daté.

May 23, 2018, 1:30 PM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€5 (starting bid)

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FRANCOISE ANDRE Portrait de femme. Dessin signé et daté '91.

May 23, 2018, 1:30 PM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€20 (starting bid)

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PIONIS Portrait de femme. Pastel signé.

May 23, 2018, 1:30 PM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€40 (starting bid)

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Venetian painter, 18th century

May 23, 2018, 3:30 PM CET
Rome, Italy

€600 (starting bid)

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Ottavio Leoni Italian, 1578-1605 Portrait of Donna Liza Aldobrandini

May 23, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$2,500 (starting bid)

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[Benoit, A.N.]. Sketches of costumes of Louis XV era. Artist A.N. Benoit.

May 23, 2018, 4:00 PM CET
Hamburg, Germany

€200 (3 bids)

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French School 18th/19th Century Portraits of Young Ladies: Three

May 23, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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French School 18th/19th Century Portraits of Ladies with Flowers: Two

May 23, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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French School 18th/19th Century  Young Woman Holding a Letter

May 23, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Attributed to Jean-Baptiste Le Prince Portrait of a Muzhik

May 23, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Studio of Thomas Couture A Seated Lady with a Dog

May 23, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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Pastel of a Young Girl with Yellow Bows by Elsa Schmid

May 23, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Timonium, MD, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Charcoal of a Jockey attrbitued to Lee Townsend

May 23, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Timonium, MD, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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19TH C RUSSIAN ACADEMIC DRAWING MADONNA

May 23, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Willow Grove, PA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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19TH C RUSSIAN ACADEMIC DRAWING 1892 DANDY

May 23, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Willow Grove, PA, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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19TH C RUSSIAN ACADEMIC DRAWING ELDER

May 23, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Willow Grove, PA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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JULIUS BLOCH PORTRAIT DRAWING OF SYDNEY MACHAT

May 23, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Willow Grove, PA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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JULIUS BLOCH ATTR. 2 WORKS BOY

May 23, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Willow Grove, PA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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JULIUS BLOCH ATTR. DRAWING

May 23, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Willow Grove, PA, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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Varela Aldemira, desenho s/papel, 37,5x31,5 cm.

May 23, 2018, 7:30 PM GMT
Lisbon, Portugal

€300 (starting bid)

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Eduardo Malta, lápis sobre papel, 34 x 32 cm.

May 23, 2018, 7:30 PM GMT
Lisbon, Portugal

€1,000 (starting bid)

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BERNARD BOUTET DE MONVEL | Portrait of a Young Woman with Rolled Neck Collar

May 23, 2018, 5:00 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$800 (starting bid)

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BERNARD BOUTET DE MONVEL | Portrait Study of Helen Astor

May 23, 2018, 5:00 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$1,200 (starting bid)

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BERNARD BOUTET DE MONVEL | Untitled (Woman in Profile)

May 23, 2018, 5:00 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$1,200 (starting bid)

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BERNARD BOUTET DE MONVEL | Untitled

May 23, 2018, 5:00 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$800 (starting bid)

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Robert Dickerson (1924 - 2015) - The Boy 75.5 x 54.5cm

May 24, 2018, 2:30 PM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD1,200 (starting bid)

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Robert Dickerson (1924 - 2015) - Girl with Flowers 74.5 x 55.5cm

May 24, 2018, 2:30 PM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD3,000 (starting bid)

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Manner of Jean-Marc Nattier (1685 - 1766) - Courtesan 59.5 x 48cm

May 24, 2018, 2:30 PM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD750 (starting bid)

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Adam Cullen (1965 - 2012) - Portrait of an Old Man 32 x 25cm

May 24, 2018, 2:30 PM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD500 (starting bid)

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ANNIGONI PIETRO (1910 - 1988) Man face.

May 24, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Brescia , Italy

€50 (starting bid)

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ANNIGONI PIETRO (1910 - 1988) Boy - woman face?

May 24, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Brescia , Italy

€50 (starting bid)

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Scuola napoletana fine del XIX secolo - inizi del XX secolo

May 24, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Roma, Italy

€80 (1 bid)

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George Francis Miles (British, 1852-1891), 'The Gardener's Daughter', paste

May 24, 2018, 10:30 AM BST
Evesham, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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Alexander POPE [1849-1924] Notable American Artist

May 24, 2018, 11:15 AM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Gustav Klimt - Portrait of a Woman

May 24, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$450 (starting bid)

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BARBA, JUAN (1915-1982).

May 24, 2018, 7:30 PM CET
Madrid, Spain

€55 (starting bid)

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PEREA, DANIEL (1834-1909).

May 24, 2018, 7:30 PM CET
Madrid, Spain

€120 (starting bid)

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ANÓNIMO. “Retratos y desnudos femeninos”. Lote formado por 38 dibujos a láp

May 24, 2018, 7:30 PM CET
Madrid, Spain

€250 (starting bid)

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VAQUERO PALACIOS, JOAQUÍN (1900-1998). “Retrato”. Dibujo a carboncillo, de

May 24, 2018, 7:30 PM CET
Madrid, Spain

€120 (starting bid)

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