is a painting by painter/sculptor Louise Abbéma (10/30/1853-7/10/1927). You can see more of her work online at The Athenaeum web site. The glbtq arts web site says she was "one of the most successful women artists of her day". ArtsExperts says, "She was a regular exhibitor at the Paris Salon and the State recognized her artistic talent by awarding her the Legion of Honor in 1906. She also exhibited in Chicago in 1893." ArtNet says she "achieved her first great success as a young painter in 1876, when she exhibited a portrait of her friend, the actress Sarah Bernhardt."
This woman looks quite prim and proper to me, but I think she would give the dog a treat.
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