I have seen the usage of "one" in the following kind of sentences:

My favorite painting is a landscape one.

Here, I want to know whether the word "one " is used appropriately. I think "one" is used as determiner here. I have never seen any other numeral being used in this way.

The complete description is as follows: I like to look at different kinds of paintings. My favorite painting is a landscape one. I consider that nature is instilled with a lot of beauty and the same is depicted by a painter through his brush and colors in such kinds of pictures.


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One is used there as a noun in its secondary sense:

  1. A single person or thing; a unit:
    This is the one I like best.
    Of her many books, the best ones are the last two.


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