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As any art lover knows, Portrait paintings are far more than just mirrors to another person’s physical appearance. Through the use of oils, watercolours and more these pieces offer a glimpse to the sitter’s soul as well as the fashions and symbolism of their time. Long before photography portrait painting was the only way to let people know how you looked and marriages were agreed based off of such pictures. They were the only way to capture a possibly happy moment in time to ruminate on in later life and the only way to recall someone after they had died. With the advent of Photography during the middle of the 19th Century accurate painted representations became less important so artists began to explore more impressionistic and abstract approaches instead. This view continued through the 20th Century to today.


Antique and Vintage portrait paintings offer a wonderful way to engage with the past through a direct connection with another person. Apart from more formal pieces intended for public display (as often found in 19th Century works), many instead are full of softness and openness which bring out the blemishes, insecurities, and longings which all of us are subject to.


At LoveAntiques we have a fine selection of Antique and Vintage Portraits for all your needs. 

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£ 5,950

€7,035
$7,273

Oliver Cromwell 18th Oil Portrait - After Sir Peter Lely

£ 5,950

€7035
$7273

Mansion House Antiques & Fine Art

£ 1,200

€1,419
$1,467

19th Century Portrait of Lady

£ 1,200

€1419
$1467

Youngs Antiques

£ 2,850

€3,370
$3,484

19th Century Portrait of Mother & Daughter

£ 2,850

€3370
$3484

Youngs Antiques

£ 1,200

€1,419
$1,467

19th Century Portrait of Gentleman

£ 1,200

€1419
$1467

Youngs Antiques

£ 875

€1,035
$1,070

Etching - Robert Burns, Depute Master

£ 875

€1035
$1070

Sunnyside Antiques

£ 90

€106
$110

Vintage Oil on Canvas - Portrait

£ 90

€106
$110

Jennings and Cox

£ 250

€296
$306

Georgian Oil Painting of a Man with Pipe

£ 250

€296
$306

Prometheus Antiques

£ 295

€349
$361

Georgian Watercolour Portrait of an Irish Governor

£ 295

€349
$361

Prometheus Antiques

£ 350

€414
$428

Oil Painting After Murillo, The Infant Saint John

£ 350

€414
$428

Prometheus Antiques

£ 25,000

€29,560
$30,559

Military Officer Oil Portrait Painting of Red Coat

£ 25,000

€29560
$30559

Mansion House Antiques & Fine Art

Hutton-Clarke Antiques

Victorian Portrait of a Lady

£ 335

€396
$409

Victorian Portrait of a Lady

£ 335

€396
$409

Hutton-Clarke Antiques

£ 195

€231
$238

Pastel Drawing of Chow Dog by Faith Kenworthy Brown

£ 195

€231
$238

Prometheus Antiques

£ 1,200

€1,419
$1,467

Early 19th Century Oil on Canvas Portrait

£ 1,200

€1419
$1467

The Old Yard

£ 395

€467
$483

Georgian Oil on Canvas Portrait

£ 395

€467
$483

JMR Antiques Ltd