1619 Portrait of Christian, Lady Cavendish, née Bruce, later Countess of Devonshire and her daughter by Paul van Somer (North Carolina Museum of Art - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA)

Her article in thepeerage is here.

From artnc.org/works-of-art/christian-lady-cavendish-later-countess-devonshire-1598–1675-and-her-daughter.

1619 Portrait of Christian, Lady Cavendish, née Bruce, later Countess of Devonshire and her daughter by Paul van Somer (North Carolina Museum of Art - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA)

This is a very décolleté dress guaranteed to incense Puritans. The lace at first looks like reticella, but it may be more sophisticated.

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