Lady traditionally identified as Frances Carr, Countess of Somerset (1590-1632) by follower of Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (auctioned by Christie's)

From the Christie's Web site.

Lady traditionally identified as Frances Carr, Countess of Somerset (1590-1632) by follower of Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (auctioned by Christie's) From the Christie's Web site

This portrait of Frances Carr shows that the wheel farthingale could look ridiculous.

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