Drawings & Watercolors

Drawing and watercolor artwork is the freedom of using imagination to express one’s ideas or feelings, of what is beautiful and appealing, according to aesthetic principles in the realm. Both of these art mediums are known to capture an artistic idea and portray it in a visual form, often inviting the viewer to contemplate. Discover the world of watercolors and drawings for sale on Bidsquare live auctions, featuring a curated collection of works by a wide range of well-respected names from the history of art, spanning many schools and movements.
 

From the early renaissance to early 20th-century avant-garde, watercolor has captured the imaginations of painters to creatively represent dreams, illusions, emotions, and bright feelings using this medium of art throughout the centuries. Simple, inexpensive, and incredibly beautiful, watercolor paintings involve a combination of pigments, adhesive material, and water, often applied on paper, vellum, or silk.
 

Many known artists have highlighted the aesthetic of these art forms with their distinct approaches. Old masters such as Sir Van Dyck and Albrecht Duerer often found themselves immersed in painting the beauty of nature and landscape in watercolor. Beloved for its soft, dreamy look, this medium was also popular among Abstractionists such as Wassily Kandinsky. Kadinsky, along with several abstract artists, has long been pushing the limits of watercolor, moving away from details and reality while embracing expressive art. Several varieties can be found on both drawings and watercolors on sale all around the world, such as traditional Chinese silk paintings, medieval manuscripts, and traditional Egyptian paintings.
 

On the other hand, a rapidly executed drawing brings immediacy and sheer boldness. From hyperrealism to dot technique and surrealist effects, drawings can produce an impact that hardly finds an echo in other mediums. Drawings have an endless range of styles as well, from quick sketches to realistic images. Bidsquare offers live auctioneers a fine example of diversity in vintage and antique drawings and watercolors at auctions. Some of the classic pieces featured at auction on Bidsquare are created by famous artists like Remedios Varo, Armando Morales, George Dombek, Carlos Merida, Juan O’Gorman, Gustav Klimt, and many more.

 

Quick Facts about Drawings & Watercolors

  • In drawings, long lines make up the shapes and small lines make the textures.
  • The cultural value of renaissance masterpieces is impossible to translate into a monetary value. Considering inflation, the Mona Lisa is believed to be worth over $850 million.
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  • ARMANDO GARCÍA NÚÑEZ OAXACA 1883- CIUDAD DE MÉXICO 1966 DESNUDO FEMENINO Carboncillo sobre papel Firmado. 30 x 40 cm
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    MXN$13,000 - MXN$18,000 $616 - $853

    ARMANDO GARCÍA NÚÑEZ OAXACA 1883- CIUDAD DE MÉXICO 1966...

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    MXN$13,000 - MXN$18,000 $616 - $853
    Morton Subastas
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    MXN$12,000$569
  • Emlen Etting - Joe
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Emlen Etting - Joe

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
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    $450
  • Gustav Klimt (After) - Untitled 5
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Gustav Klimt (After) - Untitled 5

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
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    $450
  • Emlen Etting - Johnny
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Emlen Etting - Johnny

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
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    $450
  • Gustav Klimt (After) - Untitled 4
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Gustav Klimt (After) - Untitled 4

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
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    $400
  • Emlen Etting - Ray Kessler II
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Emlen Etting - Ray Kessler II

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
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    $450
  • Emlen Etting - Antonio "the Calabrese"
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Emlen Etting - Antonio "the Calabrese"

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
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    $450
  • Emlen Etting - Spiros Kambanis
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Emlen Etting - Spiros Kambanis

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
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    $450
  • Gustav Klimt (After) - Untitled 11
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Gustav Klimt (After) - Untitled 11

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
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    $400
  • Emlen Etting - Domenico II
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Emlen Etting - Domenico II

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
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    $450
  • Emlen Etting - Johnny Drabczyc
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Emlen Etting - Johnny Drabczyc

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
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    $450
  • Emlen Etting - Tom Bellelino
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Emlen Etting - Tom Bellelino

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
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    $450
  • Emlen Etting - Ferrucio Randazzo Paris
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Emlen Etting - Ferrucio Randazzo Paris

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
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    $450
  • Emlen Etting - John Sylvester
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Emlen Etting - John Sylvester

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
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    $450
  • UMBERTO CACCIARELLI  ITALIA, (ACT. 1880-1939) VENDEDOR DE ALFOMBRAS Acuarela y tinta sobre papel. 54.5 x 36.5 cm
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    MXN$50,000 - MXN$70,000 $2,371 - $3,319

    UMBERTO CACCIARELLI ITALIA, (ACT. 1880-1939) VENDEDOR ...

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    MXN$50,000 - MXN$70,000 $2,371 - $3,319
    Morton Subastas
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    MXN$45,000$2,134
  • Emlen Etting - Jack
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Emlen Etting - Jack

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
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    $450
  • Emlen Etting - Virgilio Franca
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Emlen Etting - Virgilio Franca

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
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    $450
  • Emlen Etting - Harry II
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Emlen Etting - Harry II

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
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    $450
  • Emlen Etting - Yorgio Koovaris
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Emlen Etting - Yorgio Koovaris

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
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    $450
  • Gustav Klimt (After) - Untitled 3
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Gustav Klimt (After) - Untitled 3

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
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    $400
  • Gustav Klimt (After) - Untitled 6
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Gustav Klimt (After) - Untitled 6

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
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    $400
  • Gustav Klimt (After) - Untitled 10
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Gustav Klimt (After) - Untitled 10

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
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    $400
  • Watercolor Painting By Mariano Alonso Perez, Signed
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    $8,000 - $12,000

    Watercolor Painting By Mariano Alonso Perez, Signed

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    $8,000 - $12,000
    Antique Kingdom Inc.
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    $6,000
  • Emlen Etting - Domenico I
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Emlen Etting - Domenico I

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
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    $450
  • Emlen Etting - Le Travesti
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Emlen Etting - Le Travesti

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
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    $450
  • Emlen Etting - Johnny Drabczyk
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Emlen Etting - Johnny Drabczyk

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
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    $450
  • Emlen Etting - Charles
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Emlen Etting - Charles

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
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    $450
  • Gustav Klimt (After) - Untitled 7
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Gustav Klimt (After) - Untitled 7

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
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    $400
  • Gustav Klimt (After) - Untitled 9
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Gustav Klimt (After) - Untitled 9

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
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    $400
  • Emlen Etting - John Lafarg
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Emlen Etting - John Lafarg

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
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    $450
  • Emlen Etting - Gyles
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Emlen Etting - Gyles

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
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    $450
  • Emlen Etting - Joe II
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Emlen Etting - Joe II

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
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    $450
  • Filippo Indoni Watercolor Orientalist Painting. 19th C.
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    $6,000 - $8,000

    Filippo Indoni Watercolor Orientalist Painting. 19th C....

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    $6,000 - $8,000
    Antique Kingdom Inc.
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    $3,500
  • Emlen Etting - Charles the Lithuanian
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Emlen Etting - Charles the Lithuanian

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
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    $450
  • Emlen Etting - Ray Kessler
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Emlen Etting - Ray Kessler

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
    0 Bids
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    $450
  • Christmas in Saint Petersburg, A Russian Watercolor
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    $1,500 - $2,500

    Christmas in Saint Petersburg, A Russian Watercolor

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    $1,500 - $2,500
    Antique Kingdom Inc.
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    $800
  • Emlen Etting - Domenico Ventura
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Emlen Etting - Domenico Ventura

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
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    $450
  • ERNST FERDINAND OEHME DRESDE, ALEMANIA (1797-1855) VISTA DE CALLE Tinta, acuarela y albayalde sobre papel. Firmado. 33 x 43 cm
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    MXN$40,000 - MXN$50,000 $1,897 - $2,371

    ERNST FERDINAND OEHME DRESDE, ALEMANIA (1797-1855) VIST...

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    MXN$40,000 - MXN$50,000 $1,897 - $2,371
    Morton Subastas
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    MXN$35,000$1,660
  • Emlen Etting - Edward Kirlin
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Emlen Etting - Edward Kirlin

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
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    $450
  • Emlen Etting - Gyles Fontaine
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Emlen Etting - Gyles Fontaine

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
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    $450
  • Emlen Etting - Robert F
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Emlen Etting - Robert F

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
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    $450
  • Emlen Etting - Untitled Boy I
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Emlen Etting - Untitled Boy I

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
    0 Bids
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    $450
  • Emlen Etting - Bobbie
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Emlen Etting - Bobbie

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
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    $450
  • Emlen Etting - Francis Givels (Marine Corps)
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Emlen Etting - Francis Givels (Marine Corps)

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
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    $450
  • AUGUST LÖHR SALZBURG, 1842 - MÉXICO 1920 VISTA DE VOLCANES Acuarela sobre papel Firmado y fechado Mexico 1894. 19 x 29 cm
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    MXN$30,000 - MXN$40,000 $1,422 - $1,897

    AUGUST LÖHR SALZBURG, 1842 - MÉXICO 1920 VISTA DE VOLCA...

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    MXN$30,000 - MXN$40,000 $1,422 - $1,897
    Morton Subastas
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    MXN$25,000$1,185
  • AUGUST LÖHR SALZBURG, 1842 - MÉXICO 1920 VISTA PINTORESCA CON EL POPOCATEPETL DE FONDO Acuarela sobre papel. 19 x 29 cm
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    MXN$30,000 - MXN$40,000 $1,422 - $1,897

    AUGUST LÖHR SALZBURG, 1842 - MÉXICO 1920 VISTA PINTORES...

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    MXN$30,000 - MXN$40,000 $1,422 - $1,897
    Morton Subastas
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    MXN$25,000$1,185
  • Emlen Etting - Harry I
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Emlen Etting - Harry I

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $450
  • Emlen Etting - Bill
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Emlen Etting - Bill

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $450