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)

Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour, also known as Madame de Pompadour (29 December 1721 – 15 April 1764), was a talented and beautiful lady who exerted strong cultural, intellectual and political influence at the French court, and was the official maîtresse en titre of Louis XV from 1745 to 1750. (accessed from Wikipedia 6/10.09: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madame_de_Pompadour)

inscribed on back: Boucher pixit a Paris
25-3/4'' x 21-1/2''
oil on canvas