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

Portraits of British women and girls painted by Scottish artist Thomas Martine Ronaldson (1881–1942).

“Summer.” 1928. Scottish. Signed on the lower right. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://www.reddit.com/r/museum/comments/6bmck9/thomas_martine_ronaldson_summer_1928/
Anna Katrina Zinkeisen. ca. 1924. Scottish. Oil on canvas. Collections of and © National Galleries of Scotland, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Fair use license. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/anna-katrina-zinkeisen-214403
“Lesley in the Studio/The Painter’s Daughter.” 1923. Oil on canvas. Scottish. Photo credit, collections and © Falmouth Art Gallery. Fair use license. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/lesley-in-the-studio-14625

Portraits of the Empress Josephine of France. French. Firmin Massot, artist. Living from 1766 to 1849, he was from Switzerland but also painted in France.

Portrait of the Empress Josephine of France (1763-1814), bust-length, wearing a white muslin dress Bust length portrait of the Empress Josephine of France wearing a white muslin dress. ca. 1804-1810. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/a-mayfair-pied-a-terre-an-interior-by-alidad/portrait-of-the-empress-josephine-of-france-1763
Portrait of Josephine de Beauharnais. 1812. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Hermitage, Saint Petersburg. Image in the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Firmin_Massot_-_Jos%C3%A9phine_de_France_full.jpeg

Members of the house of Medici in ruffs that look very itchy. Flemish. Justus Sustermans (Joost Sustermans or Suttermans), artist. Living from 1597 to 1681, he is mostly known for his portraits of the Medici whose court painter he was.


Portrait of Archduchess Maria Magdalena of Austria. 17th c. Flemish artist working in Florence. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Museums Boijmans. Image ©  Museums Boijmans. Fair use license. via https://www.boijmans.nl/index.php/en/collection/artworks/2968/portrait-of-archduchess-maria-magdalena-of-austria
Portrait of Ferdinando II de Medici (1610-70).” 17th c. Flemish artist working in Florence. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Palazzo Pitti, Florence. Image source gallerix.org. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://gallerix.org/storeroom/79996/N/940/
Portrait of the Archduchess Anna de Medici (1616-1676) with a lap dog. 17th c. Flemish artist painting in Florence. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Image © Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Fair use license. via https://rkd.nl/en/explore/images/295394

American women painted by Joseph deCamp. Living from 1858 to 1923, deCamp was a member of the Boston School. He also taught art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and at what became MassArt.

“Sally.” ca. 1907. Collections of the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 95 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sally,circa_1907,_by_Joseph_DeCamp(1858-1923)-_Worcester_Art_Museum-_IMG_7587.JPG
“The Blue Mandarin Coat.” 1922. Oil on canvas. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 95 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Joseph_DeCamp_The_Blue_Mandarin_Coat_1922.jpg
“The Seamstress.” 1916. Oil on canvas. Collections of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. In the public domain under the museum’s open access program. via https://www.nga.gov/collection/art-object-page.166442.html

Portrait paintings of women and children. American. Myrtle Jean MacLane (M. Jean MacLane), painter. Living from 1878 to 1964, she studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

“Heading for Bath.” 1921. American. Oil on canvas. Signature and date on the upper left. Image source: William Doyle Auctions, New York. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1925. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jean_McLane,_Heading_for_Bath,_1921.jpg
“Beach Life. Devonshire.” 1926. Oil on canvas. Signed “JEAN MacLANE” and dated 1926 on the lower right. © Estate of the artist. Image © 2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/american-art-2/myrtle-jean-maclane-beach-life-devonshire
“Against the Red Cliffs of Devon.” ca. 1926-1927. Oil on canvas. Signed “Myrtle MacLane” on the lower left. © Estate of the artist. Image © 2020 Heritage Auctions. Fair use license. via https://fineart.ha.com/itm/fine-art-painting-american/myrtle-jean-maclane-american-1878-1964-against-the-red-cliffs-of-devon-circa-1926-1927oil-on-canvas36-x-45/a/5096-64308.s

Portraits of Lady Margaret Sackville, later Countess of Thanet, who lived from 1614 to 1676. One at the age of four and the other of her as a grown up. 17th century.

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Lady Margaret Sackville (1614–1676), Later Countess of Thanet, Aged 4. 1618. Oil on panel. Attributed to Paulus van Somer I (1576–1621). Collections of and photo credit © National Trust, Knole. Fair use license. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/lady-margaret-sackville-16141676-later-countess-of-thanet-aged-4-218964

Lely, Peter, 1618-1680; Lady Margaret Sackville (1614-1676), Countess of Thanet
Lady Margaret Sackville (1614–1676), Countess of Thanet. 1650. Oil on canvas. Style of Peter Lely. Collections of and photo credit © Abbot Hall Art Gallery Kendal. Fair use license. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/lady-margaret-sackville-16141676-countess-of-thanet-145391