Portrait of Madame Arachequesne. 1831. French. Oil on canvas. Louis Hersent, artist. Collection of the Musée Carnavalet, Paris. Photo credit: Roger-Viollet / Parisienne de la Photographie, Paris. via https://nonsite.org/article/portraits-of-fantasy-portraits-of-fashion.
Portrait of the Empress Dowager Cixi as Guanyin. late Qing dynasty, Chinese. Ink and colors on silk. Anonymous court artist. Image courtesy of Alan Kennedy, Santa Monica, California. via http://www.alaintruong.com/archives/2016/03/11/33495310.html.
Portrait of an Unknown Woman in Russian Costume. 1784. Russian. Ivan Argunov, artist. Collection of the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow. via https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kokoshnik#/media/File:Ivan_Argunov_-_%D0%9F%D0%BE%D1%80%D1%82%D1%80%D0%B5%D1%82_%D0%BD%D0%B5%D0%B8%D0%B7%D0%B2%D0%B5%D1%81%D1%82%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%B9_%D0%B2_%D1%80%D1%83%D1%81%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%BC_%D0%BA%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%82%D1%8E%D0%BC%D0%B5_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg.
Nāhiʻenaʻena as a child. 1825. Oil painting. Robert Dampier, artist. Collection of the Honolulu Museum of Art. via https://paradiseofthepacific.wordpress.com/tag/missionaries/.
Portrait of Señora Manuela Suárez Lastra de Garmendia. ca. 1830. Charles Henri Pellegrini, artist. Collection of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes,Buenos Aires. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Se%C3%B1ora_Manuela_Su%C3%A1rez_Lastra_de_Garmendia_-_Charles_Henri_Pellegrini.jpg.
All artwork in the public domain because the artists have been dead over 70 years.
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