Category: nineteenth century

Rosa Bonheur (French, 1822 – 1899): Charcoal burners (Les charbonniers) (1880-1890s) (via The J. Paul Getty Museum)

Louise Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun (French, 1755 – 1842): Yolande Gabrielle Martine, duchesse de Polignac (via Rijksmuseum)

Antonietta Brandeis (Czech, 1848 – 1926): Giotto’s Campanile, Florence (via Bonhams)

Jenny Nyström (Swedish, 1854 – 1946): The New Year (via Bukowskis)

Anna Palm de Rosa (Swedish, 1859 – 1924): View of Stockholm Castle (via Uppsala Auktionskamarre)

Helen Allingham (English, 1848 – 1926): A Surrey cottage (via Bonhams)

Laura Theresa Alma-Tadema (English, 1852 – 1909): A child reading (via Bonhams)

Alice Brown Chittenden (American, 1859 – 1944): A still life with roses and lilac (via Bonhams)

Bertha Jaques (American, 1863 – 1941): Sphinx, Thames, London (via Smithsonian)

Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (French, 1755 – 1842): Self-Portrait (1800) (via Hermitage Museum)

From the museum website:

This work was painted in St Petersburg where Vigee Le Brun, a refugee from the French Revolution and famed for her portraits, was working at the imperial court. She created many portraits of members of the imperial family and Russian aristocrats. Here the artist showed herself painting a portrait of Empress Elizaveta Alexeevna, wife of Emperor Alexander I.