Jan van Eyck - The Arnolfini Portrait, 1434 (National Gallery, London).
This painting by Jan van Eyck (1390-1441) depicts a wedding contract. The woman is not pregnant, but holding up her full-skirted dress in the contemporary fashion. The ornate Latin signature translates as 'Jan van Eyck was here 1434'. Note the shoes, the dog (symbol of loyalty), the peaches (15th century status symbol), the chandelier and the mirror.
Napoléon Joseph Charles Paul Bonaparte (1822–1891), Prince Français, Count of Meudon, Count of Moncalieri ad personam, titular 3rd Prince of Montfort, known as Prince Napoleon, or by his nickname 'Plon-Plon'. He was the second son of emperor Napoleon's elder brother Jérôme Bonaparte.
Alfred Stevens (1823-1906), a native of Brussels, spent much of his career in Paris where he was regarded as one of the most important recorders of the bourgeois and aristocratic levels of la vie moderne. In this early work, a young woman leans over the shoulder of an artist, presumably Stevens himself, who is regarding his unfinished canvas on the easel. Hanging in the background of the studio is a Flemish tapestry showing an Adoration scene.