ca. 1615 Frances Carr, née Howard, Countess of Somerset by William Larkin (National Portrait Gallery- London, UK)

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ca. 1615 Frances Carr, née Howard, Countess of Somerset by William Larkin (National Portrait Gallery- London, UK) Wm shadows

Frances Howard wears a floating lace ruff and décolletage further emphasized by a lace bertha. I cannot resolve details of her coiffure. She may be wearing a surcote and a wrap.

Keywords:  1615, Larkin, Frances Howard, Countess of Somerset, Howard family, Carr family, British, jeweled headdress, lace floating ruff, scoop décolletage, lace bertha, earrings

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