Countess of Portland by Wenceslas Hollar


From University of Toronto Wenceslas Hollar Digital Collection. The and the National Portrait Gallery, London UK, identify this as a print of Frances, in spite of the name "Maria Stuart" on the print.

Hollar portrays Lady Frances wearing a dress with a lace collar, more of a modesty piece-bertha, modesrately puffed sleeves, a basque waistline without the flanking panels of a jacket bodice, and a fur boa.

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