Lovely old painting with the study of a young woman. The painting is in excellent condition, and has been cleaned so the colours are fantastic.The dark haired beauty sits with her hands poised in a praying position over a book possibly the Bible.She does appear to be worshiping at an alter of some sort. She has a white gown with a lovely jewelled bracelet on the sleeve.She has such an innocent angelic look. A lovely white gold tasseled cushion holds the precious book. The content is peaceful and articulately composed. Very rich colours of deep reds and greens. Woman appears to be some person of prominence. Painting is unsigned. Framed in original Baroque gold gilt wood gesso frame which is in excellent condition. Painting measures 17 1/2" tall by 14" wide. With frame overall measurements 20 1/4" wide by 23 1/4" long. mid to late 1800's. Frame has been re-gilded at some point. Some slight scratches noted. A true collectable for any wall or collection.