ca. 1615-1616 Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset and his wife Frances Howard engraved by Renold Elstrack

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From Wikimedia; this perticular version is at the National Portrait Gallery, London, UK. Sepia tone removed and image enlarged by half.

ca. 1615-1616 Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset and his wife Frances Howard engraved by Renold Elstrack Wm detint X 1.5

Frances Howard’s dress with the unmodified wheel farthingale combined and deep décolletage is scarcely changed from 1605 dress.

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