Lady Anne Somerset by John Michael Wright (Powis Castle - Welshpool, Powys, UK)

Lady Anne’s article in thepeerage is here. She married in 1652 making it likely that this portrait dates to about then.

From the-athenaeum.org; filled in shadows. Also posted to the “Casual” Dress - 1641 to 1683 Album here.

Lady Anne Somerset (1631-1662), Lady Howard

The jeweled bodice starts with a belt connected by a band to a a strip around her neckline; there is no bodice point or jewels flaring up from it. The dress is made in one piece. She wears an impressive assortment of pearls in her hair.

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