||This charming early 19th century oil painting is from the French School. It is signed with a monogram in red lower right. Painted in a realistic but romantic manner with detailed brushwork, the young woman is illuminated as if in a ray of light. The painting is a standing portrait of a young woman, intent on reading her book with her dog ever watchful by her side. She is pictured in a wooded landscape with light glowing through the trees. A charming image and beautifully framed. Signed with monogram lower right.