1680 Diana, Countess of Ailesbury by Sir Peter Lely

The Countess of Ailesbury wears a distinctive jeweled headdress made of a strand of pearls in her Lely portrait. According to Wikipedia, she married Robert Bruce, the 1st Earl of Ailesbury and bore nine children of whom four survived infancy, including Lady Diana Bruce.

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