Lady Hester Bowyer, née Skeffington, article in the peerage is here.
An artist once called Cornelius Johnson is now named Cornelis Janssens van Ceulen.
Upgrade image posted 5 February 2016 from Wikimedia. Also posted to the Collars to Casual - 1630 to 1640 Album here.
Lady Hester Bowyer wears a dress with a gorgeous lace-edged ruff collar in this 1630s portrait by Cornelius Johnson.
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