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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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A Fine Georgian Oil Portrait of Sussanna Luck

£ 1,450

€1,688
$1,752
A Fine Georgian Oil Portrait of Sussanna Luck

A Fine Georgian Oil Portrait of Sussanna Luck

£ 1,450

€1688
$1752

Prometheus Antiques

1920s Painting Terrier Dog

£ 220

€256
$266
1920s Painting Terrier Dog

1920s Painting Terrier Dog

£ 220

€256
$266

Millers Antiques

Primitive Painting of a Cow Oil on Canvas

£ 360

€419
$435
Primitive Painting of a Cow Oil on Canvas

Primitive Painting of a Cow Oil on Canvas

£ 360

€419
$435

Campbell Vintage

Vintage Royal Vienna Porcelain Portrait Plaque Fairy Queen

£ 180

€210
$217
Vintage Royal Vienna Porcelain Portrait Plaque Fairy Queen

Vintage Royal Vienna Porcelain Portrait Plaque Fairy Queen

£ 180

€210
$217

" It's Time " Fret 42 Ltd

Portrait of a Lady - French School

£ 145

€169
$175
Portrait of a Lady - French School

Portrait of a Lady - French School

£ 145

€169
$175

Kilroy Fine Art

Bloomsbury School Portrait of a Lady

£ 475

€553
$574
Bloomsbury School Portrait of a Lady

Bloomsbury School Portrait of a Lady

£ 475

€553
$574

Kilroy Fine Art

Miniature Portrait Georgian Gentleman c.1780/1800

£ 285

€332
$344
Miniature Portrait Georgian Gentleman c.1780/1800

Miniature Portrait Georgian Gentleman c.1780/1800

£ 285

€332
$344

Celia Rose Antiques

Large French Miniature Portrait in Ormolu Frame

£ 225

€262
$272
Large French Miniature Portrait in Ormolu Frame

Large French Miniature Portrait in Ormolu Frame

£ 225

€262
$272

Celia Rose Antiques

Miniature Portrait Young Boy 1895 Painted by G. Aird

£ 245

€285
$296
Miniature Portrait Young Boy 1895 Painted by G. Aird

Miniature Portrait Young Boy 1895 Painted by G. Aird

£ 245

€285
$296

Celia Rose Antiques

Victorian Oil Painting of Gentleman

£ 600

€699
$725
Victorian Oil Painting of Gentleman

Victorian Oil Painting of Gentleman

£ 600

€699
$725

Georgian Antiques

Pair of Victorian Oil Paintings

£ 1,450

€1,688
$1,752
Pair of Victorian Oil Paintings

Pair of Victorian Oil Paintings

£ 1,450

€1688
$1752

Georgian Antiques

19th Century Oil Painting Chinese Chow Chow Dogs Ting & Ching

£ 2,900

€3,377
$3,503
19th Century Oil Painting Chinese Chow Chow Dogs Ting & Ching

19th Century Oil Painting Chinese Chow Chow Dogs Ting & Ching

£ 2,900

€3377
$3503

Cheshire Antiques Consultant

Beautiful Victorian Folk Art Portrait

£ 230

€268
$278
Beautiful Victorian Folk Art Portrait

Beautiful Victorian Folk Art Portrait

£ 230

€268
$278

The Three MusCATeers

Oil Painting "Dreadnought" Bay Hunter Horse by Herbert H St John Jones

£ 3,500

€4,075
$4,228
Oil Painting "Dreadnought" Bay Hunter Horse by Herbert H St John Jones

Oil Painting "Dreadnought" Bay Hunter Horse by Herbert H St John Jones

£ 3,500

€4075
$4228

Cheshire Antiques Consultant

Very Large Portrait Engraving

£ 395

€460
$477
Very Large Portrait Engraving

Very Large Portrait Engraving

£ 395

€460
$477

JMR Antiques Ltd

Early 18th Century Portrait of Gentleman

£ 4,500

€5,240
$5,436
Early 18th Century Portrait of Gentleman

Early 18th Century Portrait of Gentleman

£ 4,500

€5240
$5436

Youngs Antiques

Fine 17th Century Portrait of Lady

£ 5,000

€5,822
$6,040
Fine 17th Century Portrait of Lady

Fine 17th Century Portrait of Lady

£ 5,000

€5822
$6040

Youngs Antiques

Victorian Hunting Pointer Dog Oil Painting by Colin Graeme Roe

£ 4,900

€5,705
$5,919
Victorian Hunting Pointer Dog Oil Painting by Colin Graeme Roe

Victorian Hunting Pointer Dog Oil Painting by Colin Graeme Roe

£ 4,900

€5705
$5919

Cheshire Antiques Consultant