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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 Janet Ternoff Oil on Canvas
May 26, 10:00 AM MST
Signed Janet Ternoff Oil on Canvas
by Monarch Auction and Estate Services
Est: $0- $0
$202 Bids
S Jobert (France,19C) oil painting antique
Jun 30, 11:45 AM EDT
S Jobert (France,19C) oil painting antique
by Broward Auction Gallery LLC
Est: $1,700- $2,200
$202 Bids
Antique 19C European oil painting
Jun 30, 11:45 AM EDT
Antique 19C European oil painting
by Broward Auction Gallery LLC
Est: $800- $1,050
$101 Bid
1940S PAINTING INTERIOR OF A CHURCH SIGNED R HAAS
Jun 01, 10:00 AM EDT
1940S PAINTING INTERIOR OF A CHURCH SIGNED R HAAS
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$501 Bid
Signed D. Martin Capistrano Mission Oil on Panel
May 26, 10:00 AM MST
Signed D. Martin Capistrano Mission Oil on Panel
by Monarch Auction and Estate Services
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
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JEAN-JACQUES GAILLIARD (1890-1976) Eglise de la Chapelle (Bruxelles)
May 27, 4:00 PM CEST
JEAN-JACQUES GAILLIARD (1890-1976) Eglise de la Chapelle (Bruxelles)
by Bonhams
Est: €800- €1,200
€8001 Bid
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Wladimir Petroff, Orientalist Oil on Board, Signed
May 30, 4:00 PM EDT
Wladimir Petroff, Orientalist Oil on Board, Signed
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$2001 Bid
Franz Werneke (1906-1989), View into the Studio
May 25, 10:00 AM CEST
Franz Werneke (1906-1989), View into the Studio
by Kunst- und Auktionshaus Quedlinburg
Est: €0- €0
€700 Bids
Josef Fischer
May 31, 6:00 PM CEST
Josef Fischer
by Bozner Kunstauktionen
Est: €500- €650
€5000 Bids
Antique 19C European oil painting
Jun 02, 11:45 AM EDT
Antique 19C European oil painting
by Broward Auction Gallery LLC
Est: $475- $625
$100 Bids
Johannes Bosboom (1817-1891)
May 29, 7:00 PM CEST
Johannes Bosboom (1817-1891)
by Vendu Rotterdam
Est: €800- €1,600
€6000 Bids
Opy Sarpaki Zouni (1941 - 2008) Interior
May 29, 8:00 PM EEST
Opy Sarpaki Zouni (1941 - 2008) Interior
by Psatharis Auctions
Est: €6,500- €12,000
€6,5000 Bids
Georges Antoine ROCHEGROSSE (Versailles 1859 - Albiar, Algérie 1938) Interior scene
May 25, 2:00 PM CEST
Georges Antoine ROCHEGROSSE (Versailles 1859 - Albiar, Algérie 1938) Interior scene
by Millon & Associes
Est: €500- €800
€5000 Bids
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ROBERT HAMMERSTIEL* (Vrsac 1933 - 2020 Neunkirchen)
May 28, 3:00 PM CEST
ROBERT HAMMERSTIEL* (Vrsac 1933 - 2020 Neunkirchen)
by Widder Auctions
Est: €3,000- €4,000
€3,0000 Bids
Corneliu Baba (b. 1906 - d. 1997) - Interior*
May 23, 7:00 PM EEST
Corneliu Baba (b. 1906 - d. 1997) - Interior*
by Ans Azura
Est: €2,500- €3,500
€2,4000 Bids
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Schéner Mihály (1923-2009): Interior
May 30, 6:00 PM CEST
Schéner Mihály (1923-2009): Interior
by Bodo Gallery and Auction House
Est: Ft320,000- Ft420,000
Ft240,0000 Bids
Claire Anne Khalil "The Blue Room" Painting 1971
May 29, 10:00 AM CDT
Claire Anne Khalil "The Blue Room" Painting 1971
by Revere Auctions
Est: $400- $800
$2000 Bids
Auf dem Hövel, Dirk | 1955 Stuttgart
Jun 01, 10:00 AM CEST
Auf dem Hövel, Dirk | 1955 Stuttgart
by GAILER Kunstauktionshaus am Chiemsee
Est: €0- €0
€3000 Bids
Antique 19C French oil painting
Jun 02, 11:45 AM EDT
Antique 19C French oil painting
by Broward Auction Gallery LLC
Est: $475- $625
$100 Bids
Werner, Rinaldo: Zimmer im Hotel Costanzi in Rom mit italienischem Windspiel
May 31, 11:00 AM CEST
Werner, Rinaldo: Zimmer im Hotel Costanzi in Rom mit italienischem Windspiel
by Bassenge Auctions
Est: €300- €400
€3000 Bids
§ ANNE REDPATH O.B.E., R.S.A., A.R.A., L.L.D., A.R.W.S., R.O.I., R.B.A. (SCOTTISH 1895-1965)
Jun 06, 2:00 PM BST
§ ANNE REDPATH O.B.E., R.S.A., A.R.A., L.L.D., A.R.W.S., R.O.I., R.B.A. (SCOTTISH 1895-1965)
by Lyon & Turnbull
Est: £30,000- £50,000
£24,0000 Bids
Fritz Beckert (1877 Leipzig - 1962 Dresden)
May 25, 2:00 PM CEST
Fritz Beckert (1877 Leipzig - 1962 Dresden)
by Wettmann
Est: €800- €0
€8000 Bids
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Unknown artist: Interior
May 30, 6:00 PM CEST
Unknown artist: Interior
by Bodo Gallery and Auction House
Est: Ft160,000- Ft200,000
Ft100,0000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Interior Paintings


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