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Antique Portraits

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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 Oil on Canvas Portrait of Gentleman

£ 395

€461
$497
19th Century Oil on Canvas Portrait of Gentleman

19th Century Oil on Canvas Portrait of Gentleman

£ 395

€461
$497

JMR Antiques Ltd

Portrait of a Women Oil on Canvas

£ 480

€561
$604
Portrait of a Women Oil on Canvas

Portrait of a Women Oil on Canvas

£ 480

€561
$604

Campbell Vintage

WW2  Winston Churchill V for Victory Bronze Car Mascot Sculpture

£ 2,500

€2,920
$3,145
WW2  Winston Churchill V for Victory Bronze Car Mascot Sculpture

WW2 Winston Churchill V for Victory Bronze Car Mascot Sculpture

£ 2,500

€2920
$3145

Cheshire Antiques Consultant LTD

Watercolour of a Smart Young Boy

Salisbury Antiques Centre

Watercolour of a Smart Young Boy

£ 425

€496
$535
Watercolour of a Smart Young Boy

Watercolour of a Smart Young Boy

£ 425

€496
$535

Salisbury Antiques Centre

19th Century Dutch Oil on Canvas

£ 495

€578
$623
19th Century Dutch Oil on Canvas

19th Century Dutch Oil on Canvas

£ 495

€578
$623

JMR Antiques Ltd

Arthur Ralph Middleton Todd - Pastel - A Nude Study

£ 725

€847
$912
Arthur Ralph Middleton Todd - Pastel - A Nude Study

Arthur Ralph Middleton Todd - Pastel - A Nude Study

£ 725

€847
$912

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

Painting Tudor Monarch Mary Stuart Queen of Scots by Christoffel Bisschop

£ 5,000

€5,841
$6,289
Painting Tudor Monarch Mary Stuart Queen of Scots by Christoffel Bisschop

Painting Tudor Monarch Mary Stuart Queen of Scots by Christoffel Bisschop

£ 5,000

€5841
$6289

Cheshire Antiques Consultant LTD

German Oil Painting on Panel of Drinking Man

Philip Allison Antiques and Decorative Arts

German Oil Painting on Panel of Drinking Man

£ 200

€234
$252
German Oil Painting on Panel of Drinking Man

German Oil Painting on Panel of Drinking Man

£ 200

€234
$252

Philip Allison Antiques and Decorative Arts

Oil Painting by Jose Miralles Darmanin - Out for a Stroll

£ 2,600

€3,037
$3,270
Oil Painting by Jose Miralles Darmanin - Out for a Stroll

Oil Painting by Jose Miralles Darmanin - Out for a Stroll

£ 2,600

€3037
$3270

Walton House Antiques Ltd

British Oil Painting Portrait Cricketer William Gilbert Grace

£ 8,000

€9,345
$10,063
British Oil Painting Portrait Cricketer William Gilbert Grace

British Oil Painting Portrait Cricketer William Gilbert Grace

£ 8,000

€9345
$10063

Cheshire Antiques Consultant LTD

Impressionist Oil Painting Ballerina by Igor Talwinski

£ 2,500

€2,920
$3,145
Impressionist Oil Painting Ballerina by Igor Talwinski

Impressionist Oil Painting Ballerina by Igor Talwinski

£ 2,500

€2920
$3145

Cheshire Antiques Consultant LTD

Oil Painting Portrait of Napoleon

£ 395

€461
$497
Oil Painting Portrait of Napoleon

Oil Painting Portrait of Napoleon

£ 395

€461
$497

Prometheus Antiques

Phobe Peto Willetts - Oil Portrait Sketch

Mark Stacey Antiques & Decorative

Phobe Peto Willetts - Oil Portrait Sketch

£ 245

€286
$308
Phobe Peto Willetts - Oil Portrait Sketch

Phobe Peto Willetts - Oil Portrait Sketch

£ 245

€286
$308

Mark Stacey Antiques & Decorative

Pheobe Peto Willets Portrait Sketch

Mark Stacey Antiques & Decorative

Pheobe Peto Willets Portrait Sketch

£ 175

€204
$220
Pheobe Peto Willets Portrait Sketch

Pheobe Peto Willets Portrait Sketch

£ 175

€204
$220

Mark Stacey Antiques & Decorative

Pastel Portrait of a Young Gentleman

Mark Stacey Antiques & Decorative

Pastel Portrait of a Young Gentleman

£ 165

€193
$208
Pastel Portrait of a Young Gentleman

Pastel Portrait of a Young Gentleman

£ 165

€193
$208

Mark Stacey Antiques & Decorative