French princesses at Versailles. Francois de Troy, painter. Living from 1679 to 1752, he was a French Rococo easel and fresco painter.

Portrait of Élisabeth Charlotte of Bourbon-Orléans (1676-1744). Undated, by 1744. French. Oil on canvas. François de Troy, painter (1679-1752). Image source: auctionartparis.com. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Troy,Fran%C3%A7ois_de-_%C3%89lisabeth_Charlotte_d%27Orl%C3%A9ans.jpg

Spring. One of a set of four portraits of young princesses from the Louis XIV period represented as an allegory of the Four Seasons. ca. 1690. French. Oil on canvas. François de Troy, painter (1679-1752). Image source: proantic.com. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Workshop_of_Fran%C3%A7ois_de_Troy_-Allegory_of_the_Four_Seasons(2).png
Presumed portrait of the Duchesse de Maine. By 1700. French. Oil on canvas. Studio of François de Troy. Image source; artnet.com. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Studio_of_Fran%C3%A7ois_de_Troy_-_Presumed_portrait_of_the_Duchess_of_Maine.png

Portrait of Princess Louisa Maria Stuart. ca. 1705. French. Oil on canvas. François de Troy, painter (1679-1752). Image source: bridgemanartondemand.com. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fran%C3%A7ois_de_Troy,Portrait_of_Princess_Louisa_Maria_Stuart(c._1705).jpg

Portraits of British women by English portraitist George Spencer Watson. Living from 1869 to 1934, he was part of the late romantic school who sometimes worked in the style of the Italian Renaissance. Studied at the Royal Academy Schools.

Portrait of Hilda Spencer Watson. 20th c, by 1934. English. Oil on canvas. Signed, inscribed and indistinctly dated Hilda Mary/Spencer Watson/painted by her husband George 19.. on the lower right. Image source: Christies. Artwork in the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:George_Spencer_Watson_(1869-1934)_-_Portrait_of_Hilda_Spencer_Watson.jpg
Portrait of Miss Beaton. 20th c, by 1934. English. Inscribed ‘Miss/Beaton on the reverse. Image source: Christies. Artwork in the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:George_Spencer_Watson_(1869%E2%80%931934)_-_Portrait_of_Miss_Beaton.jpg
A Lady in Black. 1922. English. Oil on canvas. © Tate Galleries, London. Cc0 License 3.0. via https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/spencer-watson-a-lady-in-black-n04806

Dutch ladies all dressed up and staying home. Gabriël Metsu, artist. Living from 1629 to 1667 he painted genre works, portraits, still lifes and history pictures.

“A Young Woman Composing Music and a Curious Man.” ca. 1662-1663. Dutch. Oil on panel. Collections of the The Mauritshuis, the Hague. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gabriel_Metsu_-_A_Young_Woman_Composing_Music_and_a_Curious_Man.JPG
“Breakfast.” 1660. Dutch. Oil on panel. Collections of the Hermitage, Saint Petersburg. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gabri%C3%ABl_Metsu_-Breakfast-_WGA15075.jpg
“Bildnis des Jan Jacobsz Hinlopen und seiner Familie.” ca. 1662. Dutch. Color on canvas. Collections of the  Gemäldegalerie, Berlin. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Metsu_hinlopen-familie.jpg

Regency era ladies painted by portraitist John James Masquerier who lived from 1778 to 1855. British, he was of Huguenot descent. Studied art in Paris and in London.

Portrait of Frances Mary Richardson Currer  of Eshton Hall. 1807. British. Image source: ncbpt.org.uk. Private collection. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Frances_Mary_Richardson_Currer_1807.PNG
Portrait of Eliza, Lady Becher (1791-1872). ca. 1815. British. Oil on canvas. Given to the National Portrait Gallery in 1877. Collections of the National Portrait Gallery. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eliza,_Lady_Becher_by_John_James_Masquerier.jpg
Full length portrait of Lady Hamilton, sitting by the window on a couch, directed to the left, looking upwards at the moon, window overlooking the ocean. 1806. Mezzotint made by William Say after John James Masquerier. Image © The Trustees of the British Museum. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/image/949834001
Half-length portrait of Miss O’Neill, sitting, directed to the front, facing and looking to the left, arms at her side, sharl partly covering her right arm. 1816. British. Mezzotint printed in colors. Print made by William Say after John James Masquerier. Daniel Cox, publisher. Image © The Trustees of the British Museum. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1837-0513-189

Portraits of British women and girls. Archibald George Barnes, artist (1887-1972). Inspired by the work of John Singer Sargent and Charles Sims.

“The yellow kimono.” 20th c. Signed on the lower left. © Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via https://books0977.tumblr.com/page/4
“The Purple Cloche.” 20th c. British. Oil on canvas. Indistinctly signed “Barnes” on the lower right. © Estate of the artist. Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-5956260
“Innocence.” 20th c. British. Signed on the lower right. © Estate of the artist. Image © 2021 Panter and Hall. Fair use license. via https://www.panterandhall.com/products/innocence?variant=33001703342213

Portraits of Renaissance ladies, painted by painter and draughtsman Nicolas Neufchatel or Neufchâtel known as “Lucidel” (ca. 1527-c.1590). Flemish but he mostly painted in Germany. A leading portraitist of the 1560s.


Portrait of a lady, possibly Margaretha Mertha, wife of Hendrik Pilgram, three-quarter length, wearing black with gold chains. 16th c. Oil on panel. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/old-master-paintings/portrait-of-a-lady-possibly-margaretha-mertha-wife
Portrait of Susanna Stefan (died in 1594), Wife of Wolfgang Furter of Nuremberg. ca, 1561. Oil on canvas. Collections of the National Gallery, London. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nicolas_de_Neufch%C3%A2tel_-Portrait_of_a_Young_Lady-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
Portrait of a noblewoman. 1567. Oil on canvas. Unsigned. Titled on the upper right and dated 1567. Image © Brady Hart Gallery. Fair use license. via http://www.bradyhart.com/nicolas-neufchatel-royal-beauty

Ladies in red velvet dresses. Different artists and countries and different times.

Louisa Anne Beresford (nee Stuart), Marchioness of Waterford. 1859-1860. British. Oil on canvas. Francis Grant, painter (1803-1878). Collections of the National Portrait Gallery, London. Cc0 License. via https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw06604/Louisa-Anne-Beresford?
“Kniende Stifterin” (detail). 1450-1460. Early Netherlandish. Tempera and oil on panel. Petrus Christus, painter (1410/1420-1475/1476). Collections of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Petrus_Christus_004_detail.jpg
Portrait of Marguerite Stern. 1889. French. Charles-Auguste-Emile Durand known as Carolus-Duran, artist (1837-1917). Collections of the Musee du Petit Palais, Paris. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.artrenewal.org/artists/carolus-duran/7598

Portraits of women by Polish-born French painter Moïse Kisling. Living from 1891 to 1953, he served in the French Foreign Legion during World War I. Mostly painted in Paris.

Portrait of Rénée Kisling. 20th c. Polish/French. Collections of the National Gallery of Foreign Art, Sofia, Bulgaria. © Estate of the artist. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Portrait_of_R%C3%A9n%C3%A9e_Kisling.jpg
Portrait of a woman. Painted in 1926. Polish/French. Oil on canvas. Signed “Kisling” on the lower left. © Estate of the artist. Image © Christies and lotsearch.net Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.net/lot/moise-kisling-1891-1953-46295641
Portrait. 20th c. Polish/French. Signed on the lower right. © Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via https://www.tuttartpitturasculturapoesiamusica.com/2015/06/Moise-Kisling.html#more

Baroque portraits of 17th century ladies, some with children too. English. John Michael Wright, painter. Living from 1617 to 1694, Wright trained in Edinburgh under the Scots painter George Jamesone.

Portrait of Jane Monins (c.1640-99), three-quarter length, in a blue and gold dress. 17th c. English. Oil on canvas. Image © 2020 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/the-family-collection-of-the-late-countess-mountbatten-of-burma/portrait-of-jane-monins-c-1640-99-three-quarter
Portrait of Mrs. Salesbury with her grandchildren Edward and Elizabeth Bagot. 1675-1676. English. John Michael Wright. Collections of the Tate Galleries. Cco License. via https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/john-michael-wright-614
Portrait of Mary Villiers, Duchess of Lennox and Richmond (1622-1685), half-length, in a blue dress, her left hand resting on an Ouroboros, with her children, Esmé (1649-1660) and Mary (1651-1668). Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-5630073

Portraits of court ladies including two portraits of the Empress Josephine. François Gérard, painter. Living from 1770 to 1837, he was born in Rome but later painted in France. Studied under Jacques-Louis David.

“Portrait de Juliette Récamier”. 1805. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Musée Carnavalet, Paris. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fran%C3%A7ois_G%C3%A9rard_-Madame_R%C3%A9camier-_WGA08597.jpg
Empress Josephine. 1801. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Hermitage, Saint Petersburg. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.arthermitage.org/Francois-Gerard/Portrait-of-Josephine.html
Empress Josephine. 1806. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Chateau Fontainebleau. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via http://www.gogmsite.net/empire-napoleonic-and-roman/subalbum-empress-josephine/josephine-de-beauharnais-by.html
Portrait of Baronesse Mathieu de Favier, Marquise de Jaucourt. Undated. Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-4684750