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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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Shipping is available to destinations worldwide, just contact us to request a shipping quote. UK shipping is free of charge (UK mainland only).

Find out more about any antique painting in our collection

Please study the photographs included with every listing and also make note of the painting’s dimensions. If you require further information and cannot make it to our showrooms no problem - just contact our team of experts by telephone or email and we will do our best to help.

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Ref: A2853
Antique Painting Grape and Melon Eaters After Bartolome& 39 Murillo 18th C

Antique Painting Grape and Melon Eaters After Bartolome' Murillo 18th C

This is a delightful antique Spanish oil on canvas painting after Bartolome' Esteban Murillo, depicting two peasant boys eating grapes and melon, Circa 1780 in date.  It features a dog staring at two seated boys while they eat fruit with a basket of fruit in the forground. This lively realist portrait of street urchins constitutes an appealing record of everyday life at that time. This superbly accomplished painting is executed in the style of Murillo's later works where he continued to evolve to the very end. In the last decade of his life, Murillo took Rubens's lesson even closer to heart, during this period his brushwork became looser and more visible than ever before, sometimes even to the point that the canvases appear unfinished. Murillo also reduced his palette to the more sober hues of mauve, grey, brown, and carmine, making his late style more refined than in any previous period.   His style of painting the street children of his native Seville was unprecedented. He employed great naturalism, employing a sombre palette and strong chiaroscuro, contrasting lights and darks, and very little background detail. They are caught, like a photographic snapshot, playing or eating, but are very rarely aware of an onlooker.   This magnificent painting is housed in its original gilded frame surmounted by a pierced cresting rail of scrolling foliage. It is beautifully executed and as such would make a lovely addition to your collection.    Condition: In really excellent condition the painting and frame having been beautifully cleaned, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 73 x Width 61 - Painting

Height 95 x Width 72 x Depth 6 - Frame

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 foot, 5 inches x Width 2 foot - Painting

Height 3 feet, 1 inch x Width 2 foot, 4 inches x Depth 2 inches - Frame

Ref: A2800
Antique Oil Painting & 34 Sacrifice to Minerva& 34 Odoardo Vicinelli Letterfourie 18thC

Antique Oil Painting "Sacrifice to Minerva" Odoardo Vicinelli Letterfourie 18thC

A large antique oil on canvas painting entitled "Sacrifice to Minerva", circle of Francesco Solimena, attributed to Odoardo Vicinelli, dating from the mid 18th Century. The painting depicts a man standing, behind an altar, shielding himself  from a kindling fire. To the  left of the altar is seated Minerva, in classical flowing white robes, surrounded by a crowd of people.  Francesco Solimena (4 October 1657 – 3 April 1747) was a prolific Italian painter of the Baroque era, one of an established family of painters and draughtsmen. Verso: Title, describtion, inventory marks and later restoration stamp: Aitken Dott & Son, Edinburgh 15 July 1970. Also bears an inscription attributing the painting to  Odoardo Vicinelli: Odoardo Vicinelli, scholar of Giovanni Maria Morandi, flourished about 1750 an excellent master of the Venetian and Roman Schools, Provenance:  Formerly at Letterfourie, Morayshire, and by descent, through the Gordon family Letterfourie House is a Georgian house in Moray Scotland, built by Robert Adam and completed in 1773 for Clan Gordon, also known as the House of Gordon, a Scottish clan.   Condition: In really excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 87 x Width 168 x Depth 5

Height 73 x Width 156

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 foot, 10 inches x Width 5 foot, 6 inches x Depth 2 inches

Height 2 foot, 5 inches x Width 5 feet, 1 inch

Ref: A1813a
Antique Waterscape Oil Painting by William Dommersen 19th C

Antique Waterscape Oil Painting by William Dommersen 19th C

A beautiful waterscape painting " A view on the Amstel "  by William Raymond Dommersen (British, 1859-1927) Signed,  Signed with initials, and Inscribed on reverse, late 19th Century in date. The painting has a captivating illuminating light with beautiful vibrant colours, it depicta a busy waterway with fishing and sailing boats in the foreground and the town of Amsterdam in the back ground. William Raymond Dommersen was a painter of genre and landscapes in and around Scotland and Northern England. His works are widely exhibited throughout the European and North American continents and are on show at many galleries worldwide. William travelled quite extensively in Europe on painting expeditions with his father  Dommersen’s paintings have been much admired over a period of time and it is evident that he is now firmly established in the history of architectural painting as is refelected in the auction prices at Christies: Nineth century European Art: 12 September 2007, London South Kensington, Lot 29 £4,750 The Arthur Ackermann and Peter Johnson Collection: 8 May 2008, London, South Kensington, Lot 42, £4,000 Old Masters and 19th Century Art 9 November 2010, Amsterdam, Lot 110 £5,250 Nineth century European Art: 28 April 2010, London South Kensington, Lot 221 £5,250 Condition: In really superb condition the painting and frame having been beautifully cleaned, please see photos for confirmation.   

Dimensions in cm:

Height 59 x Width 50 x Depth 7 - Frame

Height 34 x Width 44 x Depth 7 - Canvas

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 11 inches x Width 1 foot, 8 inches x Depth 3 inches - Frame

Height 1 foot, 1 inch x Width 1 foot, 5 inches x Depth 3 inches - Canvas

Ref: A1094a
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: 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 foot, 2 inches x Width 4 foot x Depth 3 inches - frame

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


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