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Egyptian Old Kingdom Relief with Offering Bearers - 2323 BC
Limestone relief dating to the Old Kingdom, Early 6th Dynasty, Saqqara, circa 2323 - 2291 BC. Depicting two offering bearers carrying trays of bread, cake, figs, meat and lettuce. T...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Limestone

Exceptional Classical Greek Terracotta Head of a Youth - 4th Century BC
An exceptional Classical Greek terracotta from Tarentum, circa 4th century BC. Depicting a youth with slender neck, the oval face subtly inclined to the left, the sensuously modelle...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Terracotta

Vintage Print, Grasshopper, Fish, "A Natural History of Uncommon Birds..."
By George Edwards
Located in Mount Vernon, NY
Hand-colored etching on laid paper by George Edwards (1694-1773) from A Natural History of Uncommon Birds, and of some other Rare and Undescribed Animals, Quadrapeds, Reptiles, Fishe...
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Mid-18th Century Animal Prints

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Etching

Ancient Roman Marble Statue of a Dancing Satyr - 1st Century AD
Roman marble statue of a dancing or struggling satyr, dating to the 1st Century AD. The mythological creature shown with great dynamism; his torso contorted, his shoulders twisting ...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Marble

Sheep and cattle grazing by the ruins of Wenlock Abbey
Michael Angelo Rooker A.R.A (1747-1801) A view of Wenlock Abbey, Shropshire Oil on canvas Signed and dated 1790 lower left 71 x 91.5 cm (28 x 36 in) Framed size 34 x 41 1/2 in Prove...
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18th Century Old Masters Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Ancient Egyptian Relief with the head of a Pharaoh
Limestone relief depicting a Pharaoh, early Ptolemaic Period, circa 305 – 250 BC. Deeply carved in sunk relief with the profile of a king, likely Ptolemy II. Facing left, his arms r...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Limestone

17th Century British Oil Portrait of a Nobleman - Circle of Paul van Somer.
By Paul van Somer
Located in London/Yorkshire, GB
A fine rare and highly desirable early 17th Century English portrait of a British nobleman in elaborate costume, by an artist in the circle of Paul Van Somer (1577-1621) Inscribed ‘...
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Early 17th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

English Portrait of a Civil War Officer In Armour c.1640
Painted on the eve of the Civil War, this atmospheric portrait of an officer captures a solemn moment during one of the most turbulent periods of English history. The handling of thi...
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17th Century Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Syphax a Horse of Sir John Frederick's Baronet, Taken from the life at His seat
Thomas Butler (fl. 1750-1760) Syphax a Horse of Sir John Frederick's Baronet, Taken from the life at His seat in Hampton Signed, titled and and inscribed Thos Butler, Pall Mall, Lond...
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18th Century Animal Paintings

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Oil

Ancient Etruscan Stone Relief of a Winged God - 600 BC
Etruscan relief fragment, circa 6th century BC. Carved from a thick block of nenfro, a grey volcanic rock from Etruria. The deity is shown running - almost dancing - across the ston...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Stone

Townview with figures - Golden Age, Realism, Classic, Dutch , Old Master.
Nicolaes Molenaer, also referred to by the first name 'Claes' or 'Klaes' (Haarlem, ca. 1628 - there, 1676) was a Dutch painter and draftsman. He made landscapes, seascapes and genre ...
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17th Century Realist Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Roman Marble Statue of a Draped Woman - 100 AD
A Roman marble statue of a draped woman, circa 1st - 2nd Century AD. Standing straight, the right leg slightly forward, the left arm bent at the elbow, perhaps holding a now lost at...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Marble

Gandharan Schist Statue of Buddha - 250 AD
A finely carved stone statue of Buddha, from Gandhara, dating to the 3rd century AD. Depicting the Buddha wearing long robes, the cascading folds of material clinging to the contour...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Other Medium

Elegant Branch Fossil Wall Piece from the Green River Formation
A large and extremely decorative Fossilised branch from the Green River Formation, Wyoming. Dating to the Eocene, 50 million years before present, Fossilised vegetation from the Gr...
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15th Century and Earlier Still-life Sculptures

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Other Medium

Natural Sandstone 'Map of the World' Gogotte Sculpture
A huge, naturally formed gogotte from Fontainebleau, France, affectionately nicknamed 'Map of the World' by it's previous owner. A swirling mass of greyish-white, sparkling sandsto...
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15th Century and Earlier Abstract Sculptures

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Other Medium

Roman Polychrome Fresco Fragment - 1st century AD
A Roman polychrome wall painting, circa 1st century AD. This fragment depicts trailing white, black and cream tendrils and vegetal motifs, against a red field. Preserved in a custo...
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15th Century and Earlier Abstract Paintings

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Other Medium

Exceptional Gandharan Stucco Buddha - 4th Century AD
A magnificent, over-life-size Gandharan sculpture of Buddha, dating to the 4th Century AD. Depicted with large, heavy lidded eyes, aquiline nose and plump red lips, this wonderful w...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Other Medium

Ancient Roman torso of Aphrodite - 1st Century AD
Graeco-Roman torso of Aphrodite, circa 1st Century AD. After the Aphrodite of Knidos by Praxiteles. With sensitively modelled body, standing with weight on her left leg, her right f...
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15th Century and Earlier Nude Sculptures

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Marble

Gentleman in Elizabethan Dress
An arresting portrait of a strong character in Elizabethan clothing, a very old painting on a wood panel. I am not enough of an expert on very old paintings to know the date, or even...
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18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Roman Marble Statuette of Zeus - 100 AD
An extremely fine Roman marble fragmentary statuette of Zeus, originally in the collection of Henry Howard, 4th Earl of Carlisle, dating to the 1st - 2nd century AD. Standing on a t...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Marble

Natural Abstract Sculpture, Rare Sandstone Gogotte Formation
An otherworldly, naturally formed gogotte from Fontainebleau, France A twisting mass of greyish-white, sparkling sandstone. Composed of thick folds and swirls of stone, the surface ...
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15th Century and Earlier Abstract Sculptures

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Stone

Exceptional Roman Fresco of a Siren - 1st century AD.
An exceptional Roman polychrome wall painting, circa 1st century AD. This fragment depicts the bust of a winged female figure, perhaps a siren, emerging from acanthus scrolls, with ...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Paintings

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Other Medium

Large Neolithic Flint Axe - 4000 BC
A large Neolithic thin-butted flint axe found in Mauprévoir, France, circa 4000 - 3000 BC. Knapped from a block of pinkish brown stone with a white grey streak on one side and with ...
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15th Century and Earlier Abstract Sculptures

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Other Medium

Portrait of a Young Artist
Follwer of Michiel Sweerts Dutch 18th century Portrait of a Young Artist Oil on canvas Image size: 19 ½ x 15 ½ inches (50 x 40 cm) Mystery surrounds Sweerts, a result not only of th...
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Late 18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Fossilised Seed Fern - Carboniferous Period
Fossilised seed fern (Neuropteris dussartii), from the Piesberg quarry, North-West Germany. Dating to the Carboniferous Period, 359 - 300 million years before present. The fronds ar...
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15th Century and Earlier Still-life Sculptures

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Other Medium

Earl Life - Superb Banded Iron Trace Fossil Formation
A huge banded iron formation from Port Hedland, Western Australia, formed around 2.9 billion years ago. Banded iron formations provide evidence of the earliest life on earth; simple...
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15th Century and Earlier Abstract Sculptures

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Other Medium

Largest Egg Ever Laid - Intact Elephant Bird Egg Aepyornis Maximus
An exceptional, intact example of the largest egg ever laid, bigger even than those of the dinosaurs. An elephant bird (Aepyornis maximus) egg from Madagascar, dating to the 17th Ce...
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15th Century and Earlier Abstract Sculptures

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Other Medium

Extraordinary Huge Opalescent Ammonite Fossil
A magnificent example of one of the most spectacular fossils. A large and intensely vibrant ammonite, Placenticeras costatum, from the Bearpaw formation, Alberta, Canada. Dating to t...
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15th Century and Earlier Abstract Sculptures

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Other Medium

The Nativity, Large Italian Old Master Oil Painting on canvas
The Nativity Italian School, circa 1700 follower of Carlo Maratta (Italian 1625-1713) oil painting on canvas, framed canvas: 33 inches x 33 inches framed: 43 x 38 inches x 1 inch dee...
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Early 18th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Local Knowledge, 2006-2009
By Bill Sosin
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Archival inkjet print
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15th Century and Earlier Contemporary Color Photography

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Inkjet

Christ Taking Leave of His Mother
By Albrecht Dürer
Located in Fairlawn, OH
From: The Small Woodcut Passion (Title page and 36 woodcuts of the Life of Christ. This impression from the 1st published edition of 1511 with Latin text verso With the four small ga...
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16th Century Old Masters Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Portrait of a Noblewoman, Jacob Gerritsz Cuyp, Oil on Wood, Figurative, 17th C.
Half-length portrait of a Dutch noblewoman in a black dress and white lace collar against a dark background, in the style of Jacob Gerritsz Cuyp (1594 - 1651 Dordrecht). The coats of...
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17th Century Portrait Paintings

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Wood, Oil

Scholar Portrait, Salomon Koninck, 17th Century, Oil Paint on Canvas, Dutch
Three-quarter portrait of an old scholar with white curly hair and beard, in Dutch habit, studying a crumpled paper. In the manner of Salomon Koninck (1609 - 1656 Amsterdam). Unsigne...
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17th Century Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Collage 'Tobias and the Angel', probably France 18th Century, Fabric and Paper
Large collage of colored paper and fabric as a diorama. In the foreground Tobias and the angel Raphael with a small dog can be seen returning home with the fish. In the middle ground...
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18th Century More Art

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Fabric, Paper

Portrait of a Nobleman, 18th Century, Figurative, Oil Painting on Canvas
Portrait of a nobleman with a white curly wig and a red jacket with golden buttons and embroideries. He holds a letter in his right hand and looks directly at the viewer. Picture si...
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18th Century Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

C. W. E. Dietrich called Dietricy (attr.), Pendant Window Paintings, Oil on Wood
Pendant window pictures attributed to Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich, called Dietricy (1712 Weimer - 1774 Dresden). Typical genre depiction of two pretty young ladies leaning out...
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18th Century Baroque Figurative Paintings

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Wood, Oil

Vertumnus and Pomona by Hermannus Collenius (1650-1723), Oil Paint on Canvas
Large format painting by Herman(nus) Collenius (1650 Kollum - 1723 Groningen) with representation of the "Vertumnus and Pomona" legend from the Metamorphoses of Ovid. On the right h...
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Late 17th Century Baroque Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of Richard Tomkins (c.1532-1603), Elizabethan oil on panel
This portrait descended from the sitter through the family for almost 450 years, until recently. It is a splendid survival from the Elizabethan era - the golden age in England’s his...
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16th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Wood Panel, Oil

Madonna with Child, 16th Century, Oil on Wood, Religious and Figurative, Italy
Renaissance Master, Madonna with Child, probably Venetian 16th Century Tableau of the Madonna with Child in front of a red cloth and a landscape view. The Child Jesus in a white rob...
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16th Century Renaissance Portrait Paintings

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Wood, Oil

Distinguished Lady with Dog, Constantin Netscher, Oil on Canvas, Early 18th C.
Portrait painting of a noble lady in a white dress with a red coat, stroking a dog to her right side. The background is divided in two and reveals a forest view on the left and a sha...
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Early 18th Century Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian
These exceptionally rare early Renaissance panels of Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian are an extraordinary new discovery. It is believed, thanks to the research of art historians Marco ...
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15th Century and Earlier Renaissance Portrait Paintings

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Tempera, Panel

Illustrations for Canto I from Tasso's Jerusalem Delivered III
By Antonio Tempesta
Located in Petworth, GB
Antonio Tempesta (Italian, 1555-1630) Illustrations for Canto I from Tasso's Jerusalem Delivered III etchings, ( a set of 5) each 11 x 8.1/8 in. (28cm x 20.5cm.) the set of 20 frame...
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17th Century Old Masters Figurative Prints

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Etching

HMS Chatham off the coast of America
By Dominic Serres
Located in London, GB
Attributed to Dominic Serres RA 1722–1793 HMS Chatham off the coast of America Oil on canvas Image size: 39 ½ x 28 inches Framed The Chatham was a 50-gun two-decker (4th-rate), buil...
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1780s Old Masters Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of Saint Luke the Evangelist after Guercino Central Italy 18th Century
By (after) Guercino
Located in Roma, IT
a very impressive and significant portrait of Saint Luke the Evangelist after Giovanni Francesco Barbieri better known as Guercino, or il Guercino that was one of the most famous and...
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18th Century Baroque Portrait Paintings

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Oil

18th Century English figure painting - Portrait nymph girl - Oil on canvas Italy
English master of the 18th century. - "Portrait of a girl with a dog". 78 x 66 cm without frame, 110 x 100 cm with frame. Oil on canvas, in carved and gilded wooden frame.
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Late 18th Century Old Masters Nude Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

18th century Italian figure painting - Allegory Prudence Oil canvas Mythological
Venetian master of the 18th century. - "Allegory of Prudence". 91 x 91 cm without frame, 117 x 117 cm with frame. Oil on canvas, in carved and gilded wooden frame.
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Mid-18th Century Rococo Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

18th century Italian figure painting - Allegory Strenght Oil canvas Mythological
Venetian master of the 18th century. - "Allegory of Strength". 91 x 91 cm without frame, 117 x 117 cm with frame. Oil on canvas, in carved and gilded wooden frame.
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Mid-18th Century Rococo Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Christ Salvator Mundi Paint Oil on canvas 16th Century Old master Religious Art
Superb painting depicting the 'blessing Christ', called Salvator Mundi Federico Barocci (Urbino 1535 - 1612) or workshop of oil on canvas, 74 x 59 cm. framed 102 x 59 cm. The paint...
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16th Century Old Masters Paintings

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Oil

"Californian Partridge", Original First Edition Audubon Hand Colored Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
An original rare and extremely collectible first edition John James Audubon hand colored lithograph entitled "Californian Partridge", No. 58, Plate 290 from Audubon's "Birds of Ameri...
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Mid-18th Century Naturalistic Animal Prints

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Lithograph

"Long-billed Curlew", an Original First Edition Audubon Hand Colored Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
An original rare and extremely collectible first edition John James Audubon hand colored lithograph entitled "Long-billed Curlew, City of Charleston", No. 71, Plate 355 from Audubon'...
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Mid-18th Century Naturalistic Animal Prints

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Lithograph

"Canada Goose", an Original First Edition Audubon Hand Colored Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
An original rare and extremely collectible first edition John James Audubon hand colored lithograph entitled "Canada Goose", No. 76, Plate 376 from Audubon's "Birds of America. It wa...
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Mid-18th Century Naturalistic Animal Prints

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Lithograph

"Shoveller Duck", an Original First Edition Audubon Hand Colored Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
An original rare and extremely collectible first edition John James Audubon hand colored lithograph entitled "Shoveller Duck", No. 79, Plate 394 from Audubon's "Birds of America. It ...
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Mid-18th Century Naturalistic Animal Prints

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Lithograph

"Brown Pelican", an Original First Edition Audubon Hand Colored Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
An original rare and extremely collectible first edition John James Audubon hand colored lithograph entitled "Brown Pelican", No. 85, Plate 422 from Audubon's "Birds of America. It w...
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Mid-18th Century Naturalistic Animal Prints

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Lithograph

"American White Pelican", an Original Audubon Hand Colored Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
An original rare and extremely collectible first edition John James Audubon hand colored lithograph entitled "American White Pelican", No. 85, Plate 422 from Audubon's "Birds of Amer...
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Mid-18th Century Naturalistic Animal Prints

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Lithograph

Saint Theresa 17th Century Roman School religious Oil on canvas Paint Old master
Roman school of the seventeenth century Francesco Cozza (Stignano, 1605 - Rome, 1682) St. Teresa in ecstasy with two angels and St. Joseph Oil on canvas, cm. 63 x 46 With fine gilde...
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17th Century Old Masters Paintings

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Oil

Utamaro, Beauty, The Faithful Samurai, Japanese Woodblock Print, Ukiyo-e, Edo
By Kitagawa Utamaro 1
Located in London, GB
Artist: Kitagawa Utamaro I (1753-1806) Title: Act IV Series: The Treasury of the Loyal Retainers (Chûshingura) Publisher: Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) Date: c.1801–1802 Dimensions: 2...
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Early 18th Century Edo Figurative Prints

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Handmade Paper, Washi Paper, Pigment, Woodcut

17th Century English Oil Portrait of a Young Girl as a Shepherdess
An atmospheric and fine quality 17th century British oil on canvas portrait of a young girl as a shepherdess from an artist in the circle of Gerard Soest (1600-1681). The attractive ...
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17th Century Old Masters Interior Paintings

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Oil

The Philosophe en Meditation
By (After) Rembrandt van Rijn
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork titled "Le Philosophe en Meditation" 1753 is an engraving after Rembrandt Harmensz Van Rijn 1606-1669. The plate was engraved by Pierre Louis De Surugue, 1710-1772. The ...
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Mid-18th Century Realist Figurative Prints

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Engraving