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Antique oil paintings and antique watercolours are the choice of many for adding a decorative atmosphere to a space, whether it be domestic or comme…

Antique oil paintings and antique watercolours are the choice of many for adding a decorative atmosphere to a space, whether it be domestic or commercial, with many a fine business establishment reinforcing its theme and style with carefully selected artworks.

Our range encompasses periods from the 18th and 19th century as well as some vintage and contemporary works, with both oil and watercolours represented in addition to prints, some of which are signed and numbered.

Collectors of art are encouraged to visit our website, or better-still our showrooms, and view our collections as new examples are being added all the time as works are sold and move on.

Original oils sit next to signed, limited edition prints and tastefully accomplished watercolours by leading UK and international artists in the Regent Antiques gallery of painting and prints - for sale to our customers, worldwide.

Some of the works on offer are antiques and some date from more recent times, but you can be sure of their value and authenticity in a world where, like antiques generally, age does not always dictate value.

Antique Oil Paintings at Regent Antiques

Our North London showrooms are usually well-stocked with oil paintings from well-known artists who operated in the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as a few more recent works. With prices to suit most pockets, this is a great place to start your art collection and, as paintings are by their very nature one-off articles, we strongly advise you to visit us regularly - either in person or via the website, and look at the new arrivals in this category. Many of our customers are just waiting for the right painting to come long and when it does it will be gone in an instant. Our email notification service will help you to avoid this by giving you the “heads up” when a new painting comes into stock.

Landscapes are one of the most popular types of painting that we stock and we regularly offer works by artists such as Carelli, Pollentine, Muller and Ficklin, whose work is appreciating in value but still affordable. We can’t make any guarantees of course but works by these and some of the other notable artists that we regularly offer for sale are likely to increase in value in the medium to long term and represent a solid, if not totally risk free, investment.

Always take a few minutes to speak to our in-house experts and ask any questions that you may have. Buying a painting is not like buying an item of antique furniture. The furniture has a use and you will get value from it in one way or another whereas a painting generally represents a decorative piece as well as an investment.

Although landscapes are the mainstay of our antique oil painting collection that we offer for sale, there are other styles represented including portraits and still life works. We never know what will arrive today or get sold tomorrow, so regular vigilant checking is definitely something you should be doing as often as you can.

Antique Watercolours

Although oil paintings form the larger part of our range, watercolours are far from being just a second thought. We usually have a choice of landscapes in watercolour and the cost of acquisition is usually lower than that of antique oil paintings.

Antique Prints & Contemporary Prints

Prints are popular as a way to own great artwork without the capital investment that can be the case with antique oil paintings and other original works. Our range of prints, many of which are limited, signed and numbered editions, is largely contemporary and includes interesting and unusual items that will appeal to specialist collectors and art lovers in general.

Pay a Visit to Our Showrooms Yourself and Take a Look at Our Antique Occasional Tables for Yourself

If you see an antique painting, perhaps a Victorian oil painting or something earlier or maybe an antique watercolour work or other piece of artwork that you would like to buy please be assured that our specialist team will pack it very carefully and ship it to almost any destination worldwide. We always ask you to please request a shipping quotation first though, quoting the unique reference number on the item’s description page, unless you are located in the UK mainland where we are able to ship to you free of charge.

Our North London showrooms and gallery are open to the public for viewing every weekday between the hours of 10am to 5pm and we also open occasionally on Saturdays. See the homepage of this site for our latest opening hours, including our latest Saturday opening arrangements. You don’t need an appointment but if you want to speak to one of our experts then it is worth calling in advance to make sure that there is someone on hand as the team are often out of town on buying trips.

The showroom is easy to find and is close to rail and public transport links. You will always find many examples of beautiful antique paintings, but if you are travelling to see a particular painting or print please call first to make sure that it is still available.

If you cannot visit the showroom and you have questions about any of our antique oil paintings, vintage paintings and prints or other item or items then you are welcome to contact us by telephone or email using the contact details found at the top of every product description page. Please also quote the item reference when contacting us.

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Ref: 08569
Antique Oil Painting François Gérard 1770 1837 of The Colosseum Circa 1820

Antique Oil Painting François Gérard 1770 - 1837 of The Colosseum Circa 1820

This is a beautiful oil on canvas painting of the Colosseum in the centre of Rome by the renowned French artist François Gérard (1770 - 1837) and signed lower left. This beautiful landscape captures a striking view of  the Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, it is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome and it features people walking and enjoying the view. Housed in it's original and magnificent gilt gallery frame decorated with carved and gilded roses and ribbons. Several examples of his work have sold at top auction houses: 1. Auction house: Artcurial (S.V.V.) Paris France Auction date 23 Mar 2017 Le sacre de Charles X à Reims Hammer price £ 44,792 (€ 52,000) https://www.artprice.com/artist/11108/francois-gerard/drawing-watercolor/12903015/le-sacre-de-charles-x-a-reims?lots_search_uniq_id=-1327225916676237410 2. Auction house K -Mondo Paris France Auction date 10 Mar 2017 Portrati de l'Impératrice Marie-Louise en buste Hammer price £ 15,798 (€ 18,000) https://www.artprice.com/artist/11108/francois-gerard/painting/12856221/portrati-de-l-imperatrice-marie-louise-en-buste?lots_search_uniq_id=-1327225916676237410 3. Auction house: Delorme-Collin du Bocage Paris France Auction date 08 Jun 2016 Caroline Murat et ses deux premiers enfants, Achille et Letizia Hammer price £ 21,898 (€ 28,000) https://www.artprice.com/artist/11108/francois-gerard/drawing-watercolor/10970178/caroline-murat-et-ses-deux-premiers-enfants-achille-et-letizia?lots_search_uniq_id=-1327225916676237410 4. Auction house: Delorme-Collin du Bocage Paris France Auction date 02 Dec 2015 Marie-Amélie de Bourbon duchesse d'Orléans et future reine des Français Hammer price £ 24,594 (€ 35,000) Condition: In really excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 96 x Width 123 x Depth 9 - frame

Height 71 x Width 98 - painting

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 2 inches x Width 4 feet, 0 inches x Depth 3 inches - frame

Height 2 feet, 4 inches x Width 3 feet, 3 inches - painting

£3,750.00
Ref: A1094
Antique Berlin KPM Plaque & 39 KUNST BRINGT GUNST signed Knouller Ca 1880

Antique Berlin KPM Plaque 'KUNST BRINGT GUNST signed Knouller Ca 1880

This is an absolutely stunning and finely painted KPM Berlin Plaque after Paul Thumann's (1834-1908) 'Kunst Bringt Gunst' (meaning 'Art wins heart'), signed Knouller, circa 1880 in date. This magnificent plaque is portrait in shape and depicts a candid young girl watching a graceful Greek artist while he is decorating a pottery vase. The young artisan is painting a black figure on the surface of the amphora while she is standing tall at the doorway and watching him. Both figures dress in classical clothes and are set within a nostalgic environment reminiscent of antique ruins and of a paradisiac landscape. Indeed, a sweet and almost melancholy calm prevails. The original painting by the German artist, Thumann, just like many other of his romantic paintings, became very popular and was widely reproduced on porcelain plaques, plates and vases.  This truly splendid plaque is signed to the left bottom corner 'Knouller' and bears the impressed sceptre mark for KPM. It is set in its original splendid gilt frame displaying foliate decorations to the border.  Add this splendid antique plaque to a very special wall in your home.  Condition: The plaque and the gilded frame both in excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.  

Dimensions in cm:

Height 24 x Width 18 x Depth 2.5 - Frame

Height 22 x Width 16 - Plaque

Dimensions in inches:

Height 9 inches x Width 7 inches x Depth 1 inch - Frame

Height 9 inches x Width 6 inches - Plaque

£1,750.00
Ref: 09869
Antique English School Pastel Portrait of a Lady in Archaic Dress 18th Century

Antique English School Pastel Portrait of a Lady in Archaic Dress 18th Century

This is an absolutely stunning antique English School portrait of a lady in an archaic dress, painted in pastels, dating from the late 18th Century.    This magnificent painting depicts a beautiful lady gently turning her head sinister. She is wearing a very elegant and rich white and black archaic dress, which is the synonym of a luxurious rich lifestyle. She is also displaying her best jewels - a stunning pair of gem cut pendant earrings, a sumptuous pearl necklace and further swags of pearls applied on to her dress as well as the headband. The quality and value of the whole attire show us that she is an important woman in society or possibly being immortalised for an important occasion.    What strikes most about this remarkable painting is the degree to which the woman looks alive. She seems to have a mind of her own. Like a living being, she seems to change before our eyes and to look a little different every time we come back to her. Sometimes she seems to timidly smile, and then again she seems to think deeply while observing a distant point - the painter seems to leave the beholder something to guess, which is so often the effect of a great work of art.    This remarkable portrait is housed in its original giltwood frame which bears the label of the renowned wood carver and gilder P. Garbanati,  andfeatures truly splendid foliate decoration throughout.   Add this splendid antique pastel portrait to a very special wall in your home.      Condition: In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 82 x Width 66 x Depth 5

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 8 inches x Width 2 feet, 2 inches x Depth 2 inches

£3,950.00
Ref: 09854
Antique Pair Ivorine Wall Plaques Old Testament Scenes Ebonised Frames 19th C

Antique Pair Ivorine Wall Plaques Old Testament Scenes Ebonised Frames 19th C

This is a lovely pair of antique English Victorian ivorine wall plaques, by the Italian-born sculptor  Giovanni Franchi (1811-1874), and made in London in 1855. These beautiful plaques were made after the original work of the French sculptor Alexandre-Pierre Schoenewerk (1820-1885) and feature two splendid Old Testament scenes. One plaque, featuring 'Rachel and Jacob at the well', depicts the scene of the encounter between the two characters when Jacob, according to the Bible, fell in love with Rachel while seeing her at a well near Haran, an outpost of the ancient city of Ur. The characters are depicted in great detail in the centre of the plaque, surrounded by wonderfully cast trees, camels, people and houses in the background. The sculptor clearly leaves no part of the plaque empty or without interest.  The other plaque depicts two different characters of the Old testament in the forefront - a young lady dressed in the attire of the period, in a seated position and gathering the crops from the field. The man, also dressed in the typical clothes of the period is standing tall near the woman and speaking to her. Once again, the plaque is extremely detailed, with every possible particular being captured by the sculptor - the background being filled with people working the fields, trees, sheds, working instruments, and cattle. In both plaques, the palm trees seem to beautifully frame the scene as almost to welcome the viewer to the story.  Both plaques are set in their fabulous original antique ebonised frames and are signed and dated verso, 'G. Franchi, London 1855'. One plaque is also signed in the front 'Schoenewerk'.      It is a splendid and indeed interesting pair which will surely enhance any interior. Condition: In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation. 

Dimensions in cm:

Height 21 x Width 21 x Depth 4.5

Dimensions in inches:

Height 8 inches x Width 8 inches x Depth 2 inches

£575.00
Ref: 09496
Antique Set 24 Book Framed Plaster Grand Tour Intaglios Emperors Artists 19th C

Antique Set 24 Book Framed Plaster Grand Tour Intaglios Emperors Artists 19th C

This is a wonderful collection of twenty-four magnificent framed plaster Grand Tour intaglios, wonderfully arranged in two panels of a scholar's book, circa 1820 in date. This impressive set of intaglios was carefully made in Italy by Bartolomeo Paoletti and Pietro Figlio, in their workshop in Piazza di Spagna, Rome. The twenty-four intaglios are of oval-shape. Each intaglio has an exquisite gilt gadrooned border and is numbered in black ink. All the impressions are mounted on an elegant blue background.  The front compartmentof the scholar book features twelve bust-length profiles of the greats of the Italian Renaissance ('Uomini Illustri'): Ludovico Ariosto, Petrarch, Torquato Tasso, Dante Alighieri, Giovanni Boccaccio, Machiavelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Titian, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Correggio and Galileo Galilei.  The back compartment of the scholar book features the bust-length profiles of the first twelve Roman Emperors, the Twelve Caesars ('Dodici Cesari'): Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Gaius, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian, Titus and Domitian. Add a classical and cultural dimension to your home with this captivating selection of historic intaglios. Condition: In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 25 x Width 16 x Depth 5.5

Dimensions in inches:

Height 10 inches x Width 6 inches x Depth 2 inches

£1,375.00
Ref: 09028
Antique Oil Painting Venetian Scene of The Grand Canal J.Vivian 19th C

Antique Oil Painting Venetian Scene of The Grand Canal J.Vivian 19th C

This beautiful oil on canvas painting by Jane Vivian (Active 1869-1890) beautifully captures a Venetian Scene of The Grand Canal. This is a stunning  painting of the most painted city in the  history of art - Venice. It is housed in it's original and  beautiful gilt gallery frame and signed lower left. The banks of the Grand Canal are lined with more than 170 buildings, most of which date from the 13th to the 18th century, and demonstrate the welfare and art created by the Republic of Venice. The noble Venetian families faced huge expenses to show off their richness in suitable palazzos; this contest reveals the citizens’ pride and the deep bond with the lagoon. Amongst the many are the Palazzi Barbaro, Ca' Rezzonico, Ca' d'Oro, Palazzo Dario, Ca' Foscari, Palazzo Barbarigo and to Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, housing the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. The churches along the canal include the basilica of Santa Maria della Salute. Centuries-old traditions, such as the Historical Regatta,  are perpetuated every year along the Canal. Because most of the city's traffic goes along the Canal rather than across it, only one bridge crossed the canal until the 19th century, the Rialto Bridge.  The painting delightfully presents the Grand Canal with its beautiful buildings on water,  gondolas and sailboats.  The artist used very delicate pastel colours and has succeeded in adding some mystery to the scenery Provenance: Purchased in 1983 from Galerie George  in George Street,  London. Auctions: Jane Vivian is a British painter. Many works by the artist have been sold at auction, including 'On the Grand Canal, looking towards the Ca' labia, Venice' sold at Christie's South Kensington 'British and Victorian Pictures' in 2006 for $20,945.   Condition: In really excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 97 x Width 61 x Depth 6 - Frame

Height 82 x Width 46 - Canvas

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 2 inches x Width 2 feet, 0 inches x Depth 2 inches - Frame

Height 2 feet, 8 inches x Width 1 foot, 6 inches - Canvas

£11,500.00

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