1619 Portrait of a Woman (Alethea Howard, Countess of Arundel), by Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen, (Cleveland Museum of Art - Cleveland, Ohio, USA)

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1619 Portrait of a Woman (Alethea Howard, Countess of Arundel), by Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen (Cleveland Museum of Art - Cleveland, Ohio, USA) Wm

This woman closely resembles Lady Alathea Talbot. She wears a décolleté-cut bodice adorned with a lace bertha beneath her floating ruff that is probably attached to an under-bodice.

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