1640s Anne Villiers, Countess of Morton and Lady Dalkeith by Theodore Roussel (Balnagown Castle - Kildary, Ross-Shire UK)


The painting is in Balnagown Castle in the Scottish highlands that was, according to a Wikipedia article, the seat of the Clan Ross Chieftains. It is now owned by Mohamed Al-Fayed who lost his son Dodi in 1997 during a high speed car chase in a Paris tunnel with paparazzi pursuing Dodi and his girlfriend Diana Spencer.

From Wikimedia; numerous spots throughout image removed with Photoshop and lightness added to image by gogm sufficient to show her coiffure against the dark background.

Lady Dalkeith wears a dress with scalloped neckline created a thin strip scalloped on both sides in this portrait.

Keywords:  Roussel, Anne Dalkeith, Countess of Morton, Villers family, Douglas family, Countess, British, Lady-in-Waiting, curly coiffure, headdress, bateau décolletage, modesty piece, puffed sleeves, necklace, earrings, brooch, wrap

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