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Portraits and landscapes were harder to produce back when photography hadn’t been invented yet, however. A single work of art often took a year or so to complete. The most iconic of these paintings now reside in prestigious museums for people to study and admire.

Want to take a glimpse at some of these masterpieces? Look no further than this article for the 101 most famous paintings in the world.

102 Most Famous Paintings of All Time

102. Feldhase / Young Hare

Albrecht Dürer, 1502

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Dürer’s portrait of a hare is so detailed, it’s almost photographic! This watercolor and gouache painting is recognized as one of the finest pieces of observational art around. Some scholars even wonder whether Dürer used a dead or living specimen to capture the fur so beautifully.

Interestingly, the hare can also be identified as mature, not young.

DID YOU KNOW? Dürer is the same artist behind the iconic Praying Hands.

101. Lady Agnew of Lochnaw

John Singer Sargent, 1892-1893

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