At the end of the 19th century, a band of iconoclasts burst upon the Parisian scene and set the city aflame with their artistic vision. The movement was short-lived, but it would change the face of the city forever. The architects of Art Nouveau invigorated the Haussmannian monotony of Second Empire Paris with an infusion
Richard Gibson, portrait of an unknown woman This is possibly of Frances Jennings (about 1648-1730/1). She was a Maid of Honour at the court of Charles II and a celebrated court beauty. She later married Richard Talbot, who became the 1st Duke of Tyrconnell in 1689.