Ladies in black holding interesting things. French. Alfred Agache, artist. Living from 1843 to 1915, he also painted allegorical scenes, but I like these best.

"Enigma." 1888.
“Enigma.” 1888. Oil on canvas. Image © Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen. Fair use license. via https://mbarouen.fr/en/oeuvres/enigma
"Jeune femme assise tenant des fleurs dans les bras." 1889.
“Jeune femme assise tenant des fleurs dans les bras.” 1889. Painting. Collection of the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, Lille. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lille_PdBA_agache_jeune_femme_fleurs.JPG
"The Sword." 1896.
“The Sword.” 1896. Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1896_Alfred-Pierre_Agache_-_The_Sword.jpg
"Vanite." 1885.
“Vanite.” 1885. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, Lille. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lille_PdBA_agache_vanite.jpg
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