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Antique and vintage portrait prints of famous people

PLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE LITERALLY THOUSANDS OF PORTRAITS OF FAMOUS (AND NOT SO FAMOUS!) PEOPLE FROM HUNDREDS OF SOURCES.
WE WILL BE ADDING THEM TO THE SITE PERIODICALLY, SO PLEASE CHECK BACK OFTEN!

 

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Kings and Queens of England
 

New, Impartial and Complete History of England; from the Very Earliest Period of Authentic Information, And most Genuine Records of Historical Evidence, to the End of the Present Year

by Edward Barnard, 1790

 
Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain, Houbraken, Vertue
 

Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain, engraven by Mr. Houbraken, and Mr. Vertue...

1742-1756

             
Physiognomical Portraits     Vanity Fair 'Spy' Prints   Vanity Fair 'Spy' Prints

1869-1914
   
     
British Autography and Portraits     Portraits of famous artists   The Portraits of the Most Eminent Painters, and other Famous Artists, That have flourished in Europe. Curiously Engraven on above One Hundred Copper Plates.

F. Bouttats, P. De Jode, Senior, et. al., — London, 1739
   
     
University of Edinburgh professors     Famous Naturalists   Naturalists from
The Naturalist's Library

Jardine/Lizars
London, Edinburgh
circa 1840s
   
     
The New Illustrated History of England     The Biographical Mirrour...(1798)   The Biographical Mirrour...

London, 1796-1801
   
     
Lives of the Principal Reformers  

The Lives of the Principal Reformers, both Englishmen and Foreigners...

by Richard Rolt, London, 1759
Mezzotint engravings by Richard Houston

 

  Georgio Vasari's   Vite de' più eccellenti Architetti, Pittori, et Scultori Italiani (The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors and Architects of Italy)

unknown edition, circa 1791-1811
   
     
Great Masters 1400-1800  

Great Masters 1400-1800
Reproductions in Photogravure from The Finest Works of the Most Famous Painters down to the year 1800

Sir Martin Conway
London, 1903

  History of the Pacific Northwest portraits from 1889 Oregon and Washington state   History of the Pacific Northwest: Oregon and Washington

1889
   
     
John Young etchings of famous paintings 1825  

A Catalogue of The Collection of Pictures of the Most Noble The Marquess of Stafford, at Cleveland House, London, containing an Etching of Every Picture, and accompanied with Historical and Biographical Notices by John Young, Engraver in Mezzotinto to His Majesty and Keeper of the British Institution.

London, 1825

  The Art Treasures of England, 1876  

The Art Treasures of England
The Master-Pieces of the Best English, Irish and Scottish Painters and Sculptors

J. Vernon Whittaker, editor
Philadelphia, 1876

   
     
The World's Masterpieces  

The World's Masterpieces

The Fine Art Society
London, ca. 1880-1910

  National Gallery famous painting color prints from 1909  

The National Gallery

T. Leman Hare,
General Editor
London, 1909

             
Abrecht Durer prints from about 1890-1910  

Albrecht Dürer prints

circa 1890-1910

  The Art of E.A. Rickards  

The Art of E.A. Rickards

London, 1920

             
The World's Greatest Paintings (1934 reproductions)     Masterpieces in Colour series, circa 1909-1915  

Masterpieces in Colour

London, circa 1909-15

             
Great Men and Famous Women (1894-1899)  

Great Men and
Famous Women

edited by Charles F. Horne
[8 Volumes, 68 Parts]
New York, 1894 and 1899

Soldiers and Sailors
[volumes I and II]

Statesmen and Sages
[volumes III and IV]

Workmen and Heroes
[volumes V and VI]

Artists and Authors
[volumes VII and VIII]

  Italian masterpieces, circa 1900 prints  

Italian Masterpieces

unidentified Italian publication, circa 1900

             
Opera actors and actresses from circa 1906
 

Opera Stars from the Metropolitan Opera and other companies

The Burr McIntosh Monthly,
1903-1910

  Thomas Gainsborough portraits in photogravure and lithography 1899   Gainsborough and His Place in English Art

Sir Walter Armstrong, 1899
             
The History of Russia
 

The History of Russia

By H. Tyrrell
1879

  Chicago World's Columbian Expo photo portraits 1893  

Chicago World's Columbian Exposition

1893

             
English Children by Sir Joshua Reynolds
 

English Children as Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds

By Frederic G. Stephens
1867

130-plus-year-old photogravures after Reynold's paintings

 
Pictorial History of Scotland
 

The Pictorial History of Scotland from the Roman Invasion to the Close of the Jacobite Rebellion A.D. 79-1746

By James Taylor
Circa 1850s

             
Original hand-colored German photogravures
 

Hand-coloured German photogravure portraits from the early 20th century

Portraits of women, mothers with children, children. All hand-coloured photo engravings from circa 1910s-1930s. A few scenery/landscape images as well.

 
History of Scotland
 

Tytler's History of Scotland

By Sir Archibald Alison
1841

             
Antique prints of the Philippines
 

Antique prints of the Philippines and the Spanish American War

From The Story of the Philippines
1898

 
William Shakespeare portraits
  Antique prints of William Shakespeare portraits
             
French colour-prints of the XVIII century
 

French Colour-Prints of the XVIII Century

Facsimile prints from 1913

 
The Nuremberg Chronicle (1493)
 

The Nuremberg Chronicle

Original wood block prints from 1493 - over 520 years old!

             
             
Finden's Gallery of The Graces, 1837
 

Finden's Gallery of the Graces

1837

 
The Gallery of Engravings, Wright, 1845
 

The Gallery of Engravings

1845

             
             
Butler's Lives of the Saints (circa 1875)
 

Butler's Lives of the Saints:
The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs and Other Principal Saints

circa 1875

 
Heads of the People, or Portraits of the English 1878
 

Heads of the People, or Portrait of the English drawn by Kenny Meadows

1878

             
             
A.B. Frost prints 1904-1906
 

Drawings of A.B. Frost

1904-1906

 
Charles Dana Gibson antique prints
 

Drawings of Charles Dana Gibson

1894-1908

             
Harrison Fisher Bachelor Belles
 

Bachelor Belles by Harrison Fisher

1908

  Music-related portraits and subjects

 

Miscellaneous Portraits and other music-related prints

Famous musicians, composers, and music-related subjects (mostly 18th- and 19th-century engravings)

             
National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans (1834)
 

The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans

1834-1835

 
Portraits of famous authors, inventors, philosophers, etc
 

Portraits of famous authors, philosophers, inventors, etc

miscellaneous 18th-20th century sources

             
Antique portraits of Royalty
 

Portraits of Royalty: Kings, Queens, Princes, Princesses, etc.

18th and 19th century miscellaneous sources

 
National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Americans 1862-1864
 

National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Americans

1862-1864

             
misc 17th - 19th century portraits of famous people
 

Miscellaneous Portraits from the 17th to 19th Centuries

 
Portraits of native peoples from Captain Cook's voyages
 

Portraits from the Explorations and Voyages of Captains Cook, Drake, Anson, Carteret. Wallis, Mulgrave, Byron, etc

1786

 

             
Wonderful Eccentric Characters  

The Book of Wonderful Characters
Memoirs and Anecdotes of
Remarkable and Eccentric Persons in All Ages and Countries

Wilson and Caulfield, circa 1869-1870

  FAMOUS MEN IN US HISTORY  

History of the United States

Spencer, 1866-1868

             
Vintage film actor photographs and studio promo photographs of movie stars of the past  

Vintage film actor photographs and studio promo photographs of movie stars of the past

undated, circa 1930s-1940s

  original Guatemalan watercolor paintings by M. Navas, circa 1950s-1960s  

M. Navas original Guatemalan watercolor paintings of Mayan subjects

circa 1950s to 1960s

             
Antique portraits of George Washington and related subjects  

Antique and Vintage portraits of George Washington and related subjects

  Abraham Lincoln portraits, vintage and antique  

Antique and Vintage portraits of Abraham Lincoln and related subjects

             
John Kay Scottish portraits 1794-1810  

John Kay portraits of Scottish military, legislature and legal society

circa 1784-1810

  original portraits from Pepys Diary  

The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Original antique etchings and engravings
circa 1790-1805

             
portraits of Admirals, Generals, Captains, etc from 18th and 19th century sources  

Portraits of famous Admirals, Generals, Captains, etc. from misc. 18th- and 19th-century sources

  original engravings of 19th century famous people  

Portraits of famous people from various 19th-century sources

authors, poets, philosophers, U.S. Civil War generals, U.S. Presidents, etc., etc.

             
Antique portraits of Presidents of the United States of America  

Presidents of the United States of America

from miscellaneous 19th- and early 20th-century sources

  large limited edition photogravures of US presidents (1901)  

The White House Gallery of Official Portraits of the Presidents

Large limited edition photogravures from 1901

             
original prints of effgies, monuments, coins, tokens, etc. from misc. sources  

Effigies, monuments, coins, tokens, etc.

from miscellaneous sources, mostly 19th century

  vintage portraits of President Franklin D. Roosevelt  

Original Vintage portraits of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (F.D.R.) and related subjects

             
original Lehnert and Landrock heliogravures from the 1910s-1930s  

Original Lehnert and Landrock heliogravures of North African people and landscapes

circa 1910-1930s

       
 
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