19th Century European

Portrait of Nell Gwynn

Portrait of Nell Gwynn Nell Gwynn (c.1650-1687) was an English actress and high-class courtesan.  She was mistress to Charles II, and had her portrait painted many times, including twice by the famous artist Sir Peter Lely.
10-1/4'' x 9''
oil on board

Portrait of an Elegant Woman, c. 1860

Portrait of an Elegant Woman, c. 1860 19th C. copy of a Boucher:

François Boucher (29 September 1703 – 30 May 1770) was a French painter, a proponent of Rococo taste, known for his idyllic and voluptuous paintings on classical themes, decorative allegories representing the arts or pastoral occupations, intended as a sort of two-dimensional furniture. He also painted several portraits of his illustrious patroness, Madame de Pompadour. (accessed from Wikipedia 6/10.09: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran%C3%A7ois_Boucher)

25-3/4'' x 21-1/2''
oil on canvas