Portraits of women and children taken from a leather covered album titled “Portraits” which consists of thirteen watercolor portraits by Vladimir Gau (Hau), one by Eduard Hau and fifteen photographs. Russian. ca. 1840, it was auctioned by Christies London in 2018.

Woman with dark hair. ca. 1840. Watercolor from a leather covered album titled “Portraits” with watercolor portraits by Vladimir Gau (Hau) and Edouard Hau. From a Christie’s auction. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://forum.artinvestment.ru/blog.php?b=346856&nojs=1&langid=5
Woman in a blue and white dress with earrings. ca. 1840. Watercolor from a leather covered album titled “Portraits” with watercolor portraits by Vladimir Gau (Hau) and Edouard Hau. From a Christie’s auction. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://forum.artinvestment.ru/blog.php?b=346856&nojs=1&langid=5
Two women. Thinking the one on the right is named “Sophia.” ca. 1840. Watercolor from a leather covered album titled “Portraits” with watercolor portraits by Vladimir Gau (Hau) and Edouard Hau. From a Christie’s auction. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://forum.artinvestment.ru/blog.php?b=346856&nojs=1&langid=5
Woman standing on a balcony. ca. 1840. Watercolor from a leather covered album titled “Portraits” with watercolor portraits by Vladimir Gau (Hau) and Edouard Hau. From a Christie’s auction. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://forum.artinvestment.ru/blog.php?b=346856&nojs=1&langid=5
Woman with dark hair and a black shawl. ca. 1840. Watercolor from a leather covered album titled “Portraits” with watercolor portraits by Vladimir Gau (Hau) and Edouard Hau. From a Christie’s auction. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://forum.artinvestment.ru/blog.php?b=346856&nojs=1&langid=5
Woman standing or sitting at a table. ca. 1840. Watercolor from a leather covered album titled “Portraits” with watercolor portraits by Vladimir Gau (Hau) and Edouard Hau. From a Christie’s auction. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://forum.artinvestment.ru/blog.php?b=346856&nojs=1&langid=5
Woman with a blue and red shawl. ca. 1840. Watercolor from a leather covered album titled “Portraits” with watercolor portraits by Vladimir Gau (Hau) and Edouard Hau. From a Christie’s auction. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://forum.artinvestment.ru/blog.php?b=346856&nojs=1&langid=5
Woman with flowers in her hair. ca. 1840. Watercolor from a leather covered album titled “Portraits” with watercolor portraits by Vladimir Gau (Hau) and Edouard Hau. Ader Nordmann Auctions. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://forum.artinvestment.ru/blog.php?b=346856&nojs=1&langid=5
Woman with dark bracelets. ca. 1840. Watercolor from a leather covered album titled “Portraits” with watercolor portraits by Vladimir Gau (Hau) and Edouard Hau. From a Christie’s auction. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://forum.artinvestment.ru/blog.php?b=346856&nojs=1&langid=5
Woman wearing a black dress. ca. 1840. Watercolor from a leather covered album titled “Portraits” with watercolor portraits by Vladimir Gau (Hau) and Edouard Hau. From a Christie’s auction. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://forum.artinvestment.ru/blog.php?b=346856&nojs=1&langid=5
Little girl in a white dress with red beaded necklace, sash and ribbons. ca. 1840. Watercolor from a leather covered album titled “Portraits” with watercolor portraits by Vladimir Gau (Hau) and Edouard Hau. From a Christie’s auction. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://forum.artinvestment.ru/blog.php?b=346856&nojs=1&langid=5
Woman wearing a brooch. ca. 1840. Watercolor from a leather covered album titled “Portraits” with watercolor portraits by Vladimir Gau (Hau) and Edouard Hau. From a Christie’s auction. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://forum.artinvestment.ru/blog.php?b=346856&nojs=1&langid=5
Three children. ca. 1840. Watercolor from a leather covered album titled “Portraits” with watercolor portraits by Vladimir Gau (Hau) and Edouard Hau. From a Christie’s auction. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://forum.artinvestment.ru/blog.php?b=346856&nojs=1&langid=5

Children with their dog. ca. 1840. Watercolor from a leather covered album titled “Portraits” with watercolor portraits by Vladimir Gau (Hau) and Edouard Hau. From a Christie’s auction. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://forum.artinvestment.ru/blog.php?b=346856&nojs=1&langid=5
Woman in pink. ca. 1840. Watercolor from a leather covered album titled “Portraits” with watercolor portraits by Vladimir Gau (Hau) and Edouard Hau. From a Christie’s auction. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://forum.artinvestment.ru/blog.php?b=346856&nojs=1&langid=5
Boy wearing a jacket. ca. 1840. Watercolor from a leather covered album titled “Portraits” with watercolor portraits by Vladimir Gau (Hau) and Edouard Hau. From a Christie’s auction. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://forum.artinvestment.ru/blog.php?b=346856&nojs=1&langid=5
Two small girls in white dresses with dark green sashes. ca. 1840. Watercolor from a leather covered album titled “Portraits” with watercolor portraits by Vladimir Gau (Hau) and Edouard Hau. From a Christie’s auction. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://forum.artinvestment.ru/blog.php?b=346856&nojs=1&langid=5
Girl and boy. ca. 1840. Watercolor from a leather covered album titled “Portraits” with watercolor portraits by Vladimir Gau (Hau) and Edouard Hau. From a Christie’s auction. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://forum.artinvestment.ru/blog.php?b=346856&nojs=1&langid=5
Woman with a striped sash. ca. 1840. Watercolor from a leather covered album titled “Portraits” with watercolor portraits by Vladimir Gau (Hau) and Edouard Hau. From a Christie’s auction. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://forum.artinvestment.ru/blog.php?b=346856&nojs=1&langid=5
Young woman in a white dress with pink ribbon decorations. ca. 1840. Watercolor from a leather covered album titled “Portraits” with watercolor portraits by Vladimir Gau (Hau) and Edouard Hau. From a Christie’s auction. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://forum.artinvestment.ru/blog.php?b=346856&nojs=1&langid=5

Please note that some of these are signed and that others identify the sitter. The handwriting is quite faded out so I can’t read it. I’m sorry. The Haus were very well known watercolorists in Saint Petersburg and did many commissions for the tsar, the Imperial family and the court.