François Clouet (1515c.-1572) - 1560s preparation study for a painted portrait of Charles IX of France (Hermitage, St. Petersburg)
ca. 1595 Portrait of an Unknown Lady by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (Elizabethan maternity wear is shown)
Maria Cosway, a self-portrait. 1787. Born in Florence to a wealthy English innkeeper and his Italian wife. (Four siblings were murdered by their nursemaid.) Devout Catholic. Her brother George Hadfield designed Arlington House in Virginia, home of R.E. Lee (National Cemetery). Studied art w/Zoffany, A. Kauffman. Married miniature painter Richard Cosway; close friend of T. Jefferson.