This portrait of Dürer's Mother Barbara was painted by Albrecht Dürer around 1490 when she was about 39 years old.
This is an 1870 Portrait of Pre-Rathaelite model Maria Zambacoby painted by British artist Edward Burne-Jones.
This 1873 Portrait of Mme Boursier and Her Daughter by French artist Berthe Morisot sees Mme Boursier looking out at us with a faint smile.
Lucas Cranach the Elder paints Duke Henry the Pious IV, the Duke of Saxony who adopted the Lutheran faith in 1517.
The young Kuroda Seiki looks out at us with his head turned from the side orientation of his body in his Self-Portrait in a Turkish Hat.
Antoine-Jean Gros painted General Baston de Lariboisière and His Son Ferdinand in 1805, a year after Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo.
Here is an 1800 portrait of Christine Boyer by Antoine-Jean Gros, as a member of the then ascendant Bonaparte family.
Carolus-Duran paints his friend and fellow artist Édouard Manet in 1880 in a loose style, especially Manet's beard and cravat.
Carolus-Duran painted Emily Warren Roebling, the engineer responsible for the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge after her husband fell ill.
Amedeo Modigliani was an avant-garde painter working in Paris and he paints here in 1916 his friend the filmmaker Jean Cocteau.
Thomas Gainsborough, the English portraitist paints the Gravenor Family resplendent in their upper-class clothing in a dark landscape.
In 1810 French artist Antoine-Jean Gros painted a portrait of General Claude Legrand who was a distinguished general of Napoleon.
Mathias Blumenthal was a Norwegian painter working during the 18th century when he painted Nivisarsiaq.
Antoine-Jean Gros Gros was commissioned by the boy's father to paint this spirited piece Equestrian Portrait of Prince Boris Yusupov in 1809.
The Cholmondeley Ladies is an English oil painting dated to the early 17th century around 1600-10 and is shrouded in mystery
George Bellows, who was touted as one of the most successful and famous of the American Realists, painted Frankie, the Organ Boy in 1907.
Italian Renaissance artist Domenico Ghirlandaio painted this portrait of a lady in 1490 using tempera, oil and gold.
This 1879 portrait is of Thérèse Berard, the young niece of Pierre-Auguste Renoir's patron Paul Berard, a diplomat and banker.
This is John Singer Sargent's tribute to his teacher, Charles-Émile-Auguste Duran or Carolus-Duran who was a renowned painter of society portraits.
An American that lived for most of his professional career in Europe, John Singer Sargent painted this portrait of Scottish socialite Mrs. Cecil Wade.