This young lady is presented in an oil on canvas, 25 x 30, in a heavy gold frame. I call her Lady with a Blue Scarf. I purchased her from a New York auction house last week.
I think the absence of jewelry, except for the pin on the necklace, sets her apart from most portraits of this time. Plus, the blue scarf seems to be an important accessory to her plain black dress.
There are no identifying marks on the back ( not unusual), and there are no tears in the canvas.
The painting has been varnished, and the varnish has cracked over time, giving her a mystical, almost out of focus appearance.