Mary Palmer, Countess of Winchilsea and Nottingham (ca. 1712–57) by Enoch Seeman  (auctioned by Sotheby’s)

Her brief article in thepeerage is here. According to Daniel Finch’s Wikipedia article, “...He first married Lady Frances Feilding, daughter of Basil Feilding, 4th Earl of Denbigh and Hester Firebrace, with whom he had a daughter, Lady Charlotte. He later married Mary Palmer, daughter of Sir Thomas Palmer, 1st Baronet Palmer. They had four daughters: Ladies Heneage, Essex, Hatton and Augusta, and four more who died young. They died unmarried and there are no known descendants..."

From the Sotheby’s Web site.

Mary Palmer, Countess of Winchilsea and Nottingham (ca. 1712–57) by Enoch Seeman  (auctioned by Sotheby’s) From the Sotheby’s Web site

Lady Mary’s dress has panniers, but the almost-puffed sleeves and their cuffs and the double-layered lace capelet add a van Dyck touch.

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