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Antique Portraits from LoveAntiques

Antique Portraits

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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Pheobe Peto Willets Portrait Sketch

Mark Stacey Antiques & Decorative

Pheobe Peto Willets Portrait Sketch

£ 245

€277
$270
Pheobe Peto Willets Portrait Sketch

Pheobe Peto Willets Portrait Sketch

£ 245

€277
$270

Mark Stacey Antiques & Decorative

Georgian Needlework Picture

Mostly Boxes Antiques ltd

Georgian Needlework Picture

£ 225

€255
$248
Georgian Needlework Picture

Georgian Needlework Picture

£ 225

€255
$248

Mostly Boxes Antiques ltd

Charming Victorian Oil Portrait of a Lady

£ 385

€436
$425
Charming Victorian Oil Portrait of a Lady

Charming Victorian Oil Portrait of a Lady

£ 385

€436
$425

Prometheus Antiques

Classical Figure by Heinrich Esser

£ 750

€849
$828
Classical Figure by Heinrich Esser

Classical Figure by Heinrich Esser

£ 750

€849
$828

Kilroy Fine Art

The Gossip by Trevor Haddon

£ 275

€311
$304
The Gossip by Trevor Haddon

The Gossip by Trevor Haddon

£ 275

€311
$304

Kilroy Fine Art

Victorian Needlework of Boy

C.S.Moreton (Antiques)

Victorian Needlework of Boy

£ 124

€140
$137
Victorian Needlework of Boy

Victorian Needlework of Boy

£ 124

€140
$137

C.S.Moreton (Antiques)

King Charles I After Van Dyck 18th Oil Portrait Oval Canvas

£ 12,950

€14,666
$14,296
King Charles I After Van Dyck 18th Oil Portrait Oval Canvas

King Charles I After Van Dyck 18th Oil Portrait Oval Canvas

£ 12,950

€14666
$14296

Mansion House Antiques & Fine Art

Fine Regency Pastel Portrait of Captain John Ladd

£ 340

€385
$375
Fine Regency Pastel Portrait of Captain John Ladd

Fine Regency Pastel Portrait of Captain John Ladd

£ 340

€385
$375

Prometheus Antiques

Fine Victorian Oval Pastel Portrait of a Lady

£ 340

€385
$375
Fine Victorian Oval Pastel Portrait of a Lady

Fine Victorian Oval Pastel Portrait of a Lady

£ 340

€385
$375

Prometheus Antiques

Fine Georgian Oil Portrait of a Gentleman

£ 1,450

€1,642
$1,601
Fine Georgian Oil Portrait of a Gentleman

Fine Georgian Oil Portrait of a Gentleman

£ 1,450

€1642
$1601

Prometheus Antiques

Victorian Portrait Plate Fisherman / Seafarer Smoking a Clay Pipe

£ 45

€51
$50
Victorian Portrait Plate Fisherman / Seafarer Smoking a Clay Pipe

Victorian Portrait Plate Fisherman / Seafarer Smoking a Clay Pipe

£ 45

€51
$50

Renouveau Antiques and Interiors

British Work of Art Early Victorian Oil Painting Girl Playing House of Cards

£ 9,500

€10,759
$10,488
Phoebe Peto Willets, Oil on Canvas

Mark Stacey Antiques & Decorative

Phoebe Peto Willets, Oil on Canvas

£ 1,995

€2,259
$2,202
Phoebe Peto Willets, Oil on Canvas

Phoebe Peto Willets, Oil on Canvas

£ 1,995

€2259
$2202

Mark Stacey Antiques & Decorative

18th Century Portrait of a French Nobleman

£ 1,295

€1,467
$1,430
18th Century Portrait of a French Nobleman

18th Century Portrait of a French Nobleman

£ 1,295

€1467
$1430

JMR Antiques Ltd

George Brown - Watercolours - Sisters 1895

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

George Brown - Watercolours - Sisters 1895

£ 595

€674
$657
George Brown - Watercolours - Sisters 1895

George Brown - Watercolours - Sisters 1895

£ 595

€674
$657

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

Pheobe Peto Willets Oil Painting

Mark Stacey Antiques & Decorative

Pheobe Peto Willets Oil Painting

£ 375

€425
$414
Pheobe Peto Willets Oil Painting

Pheobe Peto Willets Oil Painting

£ 375

€425
$414

Mark Stacey Antiques & Decorative

Two Victorian Painted Porcelain Panels

£ 289

€327
$319
Two Victorian Painted Porcelain Panels

Two Victorian Painted Porcelain Panels

£ 289

€327
$319

Mostly Boxes Antiques ltd

Pair of 1930s Indian Alabaster Painted Indian Emperors

£ 399

€452
$440
Pair of 1930s Indian Alabaster Painted Indian Emperors

Pair of 1930s Indian Alabaster Painted Indian Emperors

£ 399

€452
$440

Mostly Boxes Antiques ltd

Small Oil on Board Portrait of a Gentleman

Mark Stacey Antiques & Decorative

Small Oil on Board Portrait of a Gentleman

£ 115

€130
$127
Small Oil on Board Portrait of a Gentleman

Small Oil on Board Portrait of a Gentleman

£ 115

€130
$127

Mark Stacey Antiques & Decorative

Antique Oil on Canvas Portrait of a Gentleman

£ 1,365

€1,546
$1,507
Antique Oil on Canvas Portrait of a Gentleman

Antique Oil on Canvas Portrait of a Gentleman

£ 1,365

€1546
$1507

London City Antiques

Goddess Flora Oil Painting by Luigi Del Buono

£ 395

€447
$436
Goddess Flora Oil Painting by Luigi Del Buono

Goddess Flora Oil Painting by Luigi Del Buono

£ 395

€447
$436

Prometheus Antiques

Portrait of Lady Oil on Canvas

£ 345

€391
$381
Portrait of Lady Oil on Canvas

Portrait of Lady Oil on Canvas

£ 345

€391
$381

Campbell Vintage

Impressionist Oil Painting Gypsy Girl Wearing Gold Earring Portrait

£ 2,000

€2,265
$2,208
Impressionist Oil Painting Gypsy Girl Wearing Gold Earring Portrait

Impressionist Oil Painting Gypsy Girl Wearing Gold Earring Portrait

£ 2,000

€2265
$2208

Cheshire Antiques Consultant

Victorian Oil on Canvas Mother & Daughter Portrait

£ 825

€934
$911
Victorian Oil on Canvas Mother & Daughter Portrait

Victorian Oil on Canvas Mother & Daughter Portrait

£ 825

€934
$911

Middleton's Antiques

Igor Talwinski - Oil on Canvas - Portrait of a Young Girl (2)

£ 2,450

€2,775
$2,705
Igor Talwinski - Oil on Canvas - Portrait of a Young Girl (2)

Igor Talwinski - Oil on Canvas - Portrait of a Young Girl (2)

£ 2,450

€2775
$2705

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

Igor Talwinski - Oil on Canvas - Portrait of a Young Girl

£ 2,950

€3,341
$3,257
Igor Talwinski - Oil on Canvas - Portrait of a Young Girl

Igor Talwinski - Oil on Canvas - Portrait of a Young Girl

£ 2,950

€3341
$3257

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors