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A fine collection of antique paintings including antique oil paintings and antique watercolours by notable and highly collectible artists - ready to…

A fine collection of antique paintings including antique oil paintings and antique watercolours by notable and highly collectible artists - ready to view and with expert advice on hand

Antique oil paintings and watercolours are the choice of many for adding decorative atmosphere to a space, whether it be domestic or commercial, with many a fine eatery reinforcing its theme and style with carefully selected artworks. Others of course acquire paintings and other works of art with a view to investment whereas still more do so as collectors, determined to find as many examples of their chosen artist or genre as they can.

Whichever of the above categories you consider yourself to be part of, you are sure to find much of interest in our gallery of antique paintings.

Antique paintings from a wide period of history

Our range of antique paintings encompasses historic periods from the 18th and 19th century as well as some contemporary works. You will note that both oil paintings and watercolours are represented in our collection.

Whether you are looking for antique paintings purely as an investment or for their decorative value, you will find that a few minutes of your time spent browsing the paintings listed in this category will be time very well spent.

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.

Well known names; painters of considerable repute

Our range of paintings available for sale changes almost daily but we often have works by some or all of the following notable artists: C.F Lowcock, Franco Matania, John Charles Maggs, J.C. Bourne, Maude M. Turner, and many more.

See our collection of antique paintings for sale at our North London showrooms

Works of art are of course best viewed in person as even the finest photographs cannot do justice to a perfectly executed painting or other work of art. To this end, our collection is displayed in our north London showrooms for you to see for yourself at close quarters.

The showrooms are open for viewing every weekday between the hours of 10am to 5pm and on occasional Saturdays - see our homepage for details of Saturday openings. It is very easy to find, being in close proximity to Manor House tube station which is on the Piccadilly Line.

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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

Ref: 09995
Antique Oil Painting of Flora after Titian in Florentine Giltwood Frame 19th C

Antique Oil Painting of Flora after Titian in Florentine Giltwood Frame 19th C

This is a magnificent large antique oil on canvas painting of Flora, after the Renaissance Italian painter, Titian (1488/90 -1576), circa 1850 in date.   Exactly as in the original painting which is currently displayed at the Galleria Uffizi in Florence, a young woman, Flora, emerges from the background of the painting holding out a bunch of flowers - violets, rosebuds and jasmines - in her right hand. She is dressed in ancient style, with a bright white robe that slides down over her right shoulder, offering a glimpse of her breast, while her head gently rests on her left shoulder as she gazes to the side.   The contrast between the white robe of the woman and the darkness that surrounds her tends to draw the spectator's eye to her adorable and likeable face, which is characterised by luminous pale skin, pink cheeks and a face framed by loose long copper blonde hair - this was the typical hair colour of women painted by Titian.    It is housed within a stunning and highly elaborate Italian Florentine  gilded scrolling foliate frame.    The frame is inscribed verso with 'Copy of the Original at the Galleria Uffizi, Firenze' bearing the wax seal mark of the Uffizi Gallery, making it an officialy sanctioned copy of the Titian painting.    Add this splendid antique painting to a very special wall in your home.  Condition: In excellent condition , please see photos for confirmation.  

Dimensions in cm:

Height 115 x Width 101 x Depth 12 - Frame

Height 79 x Width 65 - Canvas

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 9 inches x Width 3 feet, 4 inches x Depth 5 inches - Frame

Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 2 feet, 2 inches - Canvas

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

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

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


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