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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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Oil Painting of a Seated Gent

£ 750

€875
$891
Oil Painting of a Seated Gent

Oil Painting of a Seated Gent

£ 750

€875
$891

Georgian Antiques

Victorian Portrait Painting of Mr John Churchill

£ 875

€1021
$1039
Victorian Portrait Painting of Mr John Churchill

Victorian Portrait Painting of Mr John Churchill

£ 875

€1021
$1039

Georgian Antiques

Early 20th Century Portrait of  Child

£ 385

€449
$457
Early 20th Century Portrait of  Child

Early 20th Century Portrait of Child

£ 385

€449
$457

Jennings and Cox

David Haddon - Pair of Portraits

£ 275

€321
$327
David Haddon - Pair of Portraits

David Haddon - Pair of Portraits

£ 275

€321
$327

Kilroy Fine Art

Victorian Naïve Oil Painting Portrait of a Lady

£ 575

€671
$683
Victorian Naïve Oil Painting Portrait of a Lady

Victorian Naïve Oil Painting Portrait of a Lady

£ 575

€671
$683

Prometheus Antiques

19th Century Oil on Canvas Portrait of a Seated Gent

£ 1100

€1284
$1307
19th Century Oil on Canvas Portrait of a Seated Gent

19th Century Oil on Canvas Portrait of a Seated Gent

£ 1100

€1284
$1307

Salisbury Antiques Centre

Naïve Victorian Watercolour Portrait

£ 195

€228
$232
Naïve Victorian Watercolour Portrait

Naïve Victorian Watercolour Portrait

£ 195

€228
$232

Prometheus Antiques

Oil on Canvas - Signed "Stieler"

Salisbury Antiques Centre

Oil on Canvas - Signed "Stieler"

£ 840

€980
$998
Oil on Canvas - Signed "Stieler"

Oil on Canvas - Signed "Stieler"

£ 840

€980
$998

Salisbury Antiques Centre

Oil Painting by Jean Baptiste Greuze - Portrait of a Girl

£ 3500

€4085
$4157
Oil Painting by Jean Baptiste Greuze - Portrait of a Girl

Oil Painting by Jean Baptiste Greuze - Portrait of a Girl

£ 3500

€4085
$4157

Walton House Antiques Ltd

Victorian Oil Painting Clock Maker Horologist Portrait

£ 1150

€1342
$1366
Victorian Oil Painting Clock Maker Horologist Portrait

Victorian Oil Painting Clock Maker Horologist Portrait

£ 1150

€1342
$1366

Canonbury Antiques

Important & Rare 18th Century Icon

£ 450

€525
$535
Important & Rare 18th Century Icon

Important & Rare 18th Century Icon

£ 450

€525
$535

Kilroy Fine Art

Standing Nude by Mervyn Peake

£ 2700

€3151
$3207
Standing Nude by Mervyn Peake

Standing Nude by Mervyn Peake

£ 2700

€3151
$3207

Kilroy Fine Art

Victorian Oil Painting Portrait "Blue Eyes" Blonde Boy

£ 1750

€2043
$2079
Victorian Oil Painting Portrait "Blue Eyes" Blonde Boy

Victorian Oil Painting Portrait "Blue Eyes" Blonde Boy

£ 1750

€2043
$2079

Cheshire Antiques Consultant

Superb Victorian Black Shire Horse Oil Painting

£ 1750

€2043
$2079
Superb Victorian Black Shire Horse Oil Painting

Superb Victorian Black Shire Horse Oil Painting

£ 1750

€2043
$2079

Prometheus Antiques

Superb Victorian Chestnut Shire Horse Painting

£ 1100

€1284
$1307
Superb Victorian Chestnut Shire Horse Painting

Superb Victorian Chestnut Shire Horse Painting

£ 1100

€1284
$1307

Prometheus Antiques

Superb Prize Sheep Oil Painting

£ 995

€1161
$1182
Superb Prize Sheep Oil Painting

Superb Prize Sheep Oil Painting

£ 995

€1161
$1182

Prometheus Antiques