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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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19th Century Portrait Engraving of a Gentleman

£ 195

€229
$245
19th Century Portrait Engraving of a Gentleman

19th Century Portrait Engraving of a Gentleman

£ 195

€229
$245

JMR Antiques Ltd

19th Century Portrait Engraving

£ 195

€229
$245
19th Century Portrait Engraving

19th Century Portrait Engraving

£ 195

€229
$245

JMR Antiques Ltd

3/4 Length Portrait of a French Officer

£ 1995

€2345
$2508
3/4 Length Portrait of a French Officer

3/4 Length Portrait of a French Officer

£ 1995

€2345
$2508

JMR Antiques Ltd

Silk Picture Coronation of George V 1911

Marion David Decorative Arts

Silk Picture Coronation of George V 1911

£ 95

€112
$119
Silk Picture Coronation of George V 1911

Silk Picture Coronation of George V 1911

£ 95

€112
$119

Marion David Decorative Arts

Pair of French Watercolour Portraits

£ 494

€581
$621
Pair of French Watercolour Portraits

Pair of French Watercolour Portraits

£ 494

€581
$621

Prometheus Antiques

Victorian Oil Portrait of Joanna Capel-cure

£ 795

€934
$1000
Victorian Oil Portrait of Joanna Capel-cure

Victorian Oil Portrait of Joanna Capel-cure

£ 795

€934
$1000

Prometheus Antiques

Large Oval Oil Portrait Painting of Children Arthur P.Dixon

£ 3375

€3967
$4244
Large Oval Oil Portrait Painting of Children Arthur P.Dixon

Large Oval Oil Portrait Painting of Children Arthur P.Dixon

£ 3375

€3967
$4244

Mansion House Antiques & Fine Art

19th Century Primitive Portrait of 2 Sisters with Doll

£ 1685

€1981
$2119
19th Century Primitive Portrait of 2 Sisters with Doll

19th Century Primitive Portrait of 2 Sisters with Doll

£ 1685

€1981
$2119

Hingstons Antiques

19th Century Oil on Canvas Portrait of a Gentleman

£ 1295

€1522
$1628
19th Century Oil on Canvas Portrait of a Gentleman

19th Century Oil on Canvas Portrait of a Gentleman

£ 1295

€1522
$1628

JMR Antiques Ltd

Charming English 1960s Oil Portrait of a Boy

£ 395

€464
$497
Charming English 1960s Oil Portrait of a Boy

Charming English 1960s Oil Portrait of a Boy

£ 395

€464
$497

Fontaine Decorative

Mlle Dore Portrait

Michael Young Antiques

Mlle Dore Portrait

£ 4550

€5348
$5721
Mlle Dore Portrait

Mlle Dore Portrait

£ 4550

€5348
$5721

Michael Young Antiques

British Oil Painting Classic Green Racing Car Bentley No. 18

£ 2400

€2821
$3018
British Oil Painting Classic Green Racing Car Bentley No. 18

British Oil Painting Classic Green Racing Car Bentley No. 18

£ 2400

€2821
$3018

Cheshire Antiques Consultant

Georgian Miers & Field Heightened Portrait Silhouette Miniature

£ 395

€464
$497
Georgian Miers & Field Heightened Portrait Silhouette Miniature

Georgian Miers & Field Heightened Portrait Silhouette Miniature

£ 395

€464
$497

Hastings Antiques Warehouse

Fine Portrait of Major William Northey

£ 950

€1117
$1195
Fine Portrait of Major William Northey

Fine Portrait of Major William Northey

£ 950

€1117
$1195

Vintage Midcentury

Small Portrait of Woman in Painted Frame

£ 275

€323
$346
Small Portrait of Woman in Painted Frame

Small Portrait of Woman in Painted Frame

£ 275

€323
$346

Fontaine Decorative

Oil Portrait Of Seated Woman

Fontaine Decorative

Oil Portrait Of Seated Woman

£ 550

€647
$692
Oil Portrait Of Seated Woman

Oil Portrait Of Seated Woman

£ 550

€647
$692

Fontaine Decorative

Nathaniel Gilbert Portrait Painting

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

Nathaniel Gilbert Portrait Painting

£ 310

€364
$390
Nathaniel Gilbert Portrait Painting

Nathaniel Gilbert Portrait Painting

£ 310

€364
$390

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

Georgian Miniature of a Jacobite

£ 475

€558
$597
Georgian Miniature of a Jacobite

Georgian Miniature of a Jacobite

£ 475

€558
$597

Sunnyside Antiques

19th Century Oil on Canvas Portrait of Gentleman

£ 495

€582
$622
19th Century Oil on Canvas Portrait of Gentleman

19th Century Oil on Canvas Portrait of Gentleman

£ 495

€582
$622

Campbell Vintage

19th Century Oil on Canvas Portrait of Lady

£ 495

€582
$622
19th Century Oil on Canvas Portrait of Lady

19th Century Oil on Canvas Portrait of Lady

£ 495

€582
$622

Campbell Vintage

Portrait Young Lady by J.A.McColvin

£ 650

€764
$817
Portrait Young Lady by J.A.McColvin

Portrait Young Lady by J.A.McColvin

£ 650

€764
$817

C.S.Moreton (Antiques)

Oil Painting of a Golfer

Georgian Antiques

Oil Painting of a Golfer

£ 5750

€6759
$7230
Oil Painting of a Golfer

Oil Painting of a Golfer

£ 5750

€6759
$7230

Georgian Antiques

Portrait of Elegant Lady in Blue Silk Dress - In the Manner of Arthur Devis

£ 1500

€1763
$1886
Portrait of Elegant Lady in Blue Silk Dress - In the Manner of Arthur Devis

Portrait of Elegant Lady in Blue Silk Dress - In the Manner of Arthur Devis

£ 1500

€1763
$1886

Philip Allison Antiques and Decorative Arts

Middle East Natural History Watercolour c.1850

£ 50

€59
$63
Middle East Natural History Watercolour c.1850

Middle East Natural History Watercolour c.1850

£ 50

€59
$63

Elder Books & Collectables

Middle East Natural History Watercolour c.1850

£ 55

€65
$69
Middle East Natural History Watercolour c.1850

Middle East Natural History Watercolour c.1850

£ 55

€65
$69

Elder Books & Collectables

Antique Edwardian Pair of Children Prints

£ 34

€40
$43
Antique Edwardian Pair of Children Prints

Antique Edwardian Pair of Children Prints

£ 34

€40
$43

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