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Mrs Paris Singer and her daughter Miss Winnaretta Singer, Princess de Polignac in Winnaretta Singer, the child of Isaac Singer, was a patron of the arts and a money Princess

girl_netscher_1660.jpg (449×600) 661. Note the pages' old fashioned livrées. Charles Le Brun. Paris, Louvre. French

Young Girl, c. Note the way the lace collar is fastened around the neckline of the dress, a so-called bertha. Her chemises is closed at her throat.

Portrait of a Lady, traditionally called Lady Herries. John Michael Wright (1617-1694).

Title: Portrait of a lady, Artist: John Michael Wright Copyright: © Bridgeman Art Library / Private Collection / Photo © Philip Mould Ltd, London

Giovanni Battista Moroni (circa 1510-24, Albino – February 5, 1579, Albino), Northern Italian painter of the late Renaissance period.  He is best remembered for his elegant, psychologically insightful portraits of local (Bergamo) nobility, scholars, soldiers, and clergy.  His religious paintings were not successful, but he is considered one of the greatest portrait painters of sixteenth century Italy.

Giovanni Battista Moroni (Italian, c. 1525 - 1578 ), Gian Federico Madruzzo, c. oil on canvas, Timken Collection. National Gallery of Art (USA)

Set of portraits known as the ‘Windsor Beauties’, commissioned by King Charles II, and painted by Sir Peter Lely in the 1660s

Margaret Brooke, Lady Denham, a mistress of the Duke of York (future James II).

Tudor Lady (Mary Queen of Scots?) 16th Century

Mary I - (February 1516 - November Daughter of Henry VIII and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, Mary attempted to restore Roman Catholicism in England during her reign. The execution of Protestants as heretics earned her the sobriquet "Bloody Mary.