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pre-raphaelisme:

Bianca by William Holman Hunt, 1859.
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fleurdulys:

Sarah Curran Playing The Harp - William Beechey
19th century
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antolldubh:

George Douglas, 16th Earl of Morton by William Beechey, date unknown.
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artessyltlikes:

Kitty Packe
William Beechey
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labelleotero:

Annie Louisa Robinson Swynnerton : Glow Worm (c. 1900)
via
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Henry Thomas Schafer Paintings, Classical women reading by a temple.
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books0977:

Portrait of an Elegant Lady Reading (1910). Delphin Enjolras  (French, Academic, 1857-1945).
Enjolras can be classed as a painter of beautiful ladies, a subject matter which was highly prized in the 19th Century. His subjects are often revealing intimate moments of society beauties. A golden glow illuminates the lady reading, enhancing her delicate flesh tones, an element for which Enjolras is admired. 
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Portrait of a Halberdier: Created by Italian Artist Jacopo da Pontormo, the painting represents a well dressed young man standing in front of the fortress wall with spear head…
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