This is Gabriella Paladin from "Icepeople" books by Margit Sandemo. The Icepeople were cursed by a mage named Tengel the Evil. One child in each generation of their family was born to serve the Evil, but they served the Good istead of it. Gabriella Paladin's eldest daughter whom she holds in her arms in the picture was a cursed child too. In the book this little girl died just after she was born. I was very sad from this episode of the story so I paint Gabriella with her little daughter alive.