ca. 1601 Frances Howard, dowager Countess of Kildare (c.1572 - 1628), later Baroness Cobham by ? (private collection)

Her article in thepeerage is here.

From the Weiss Gallery Web site; print removed with Photoshop. She married twice, the first marriage to the Marquess of Kildare produced children.

From the Weiss collection Web site; print removed and size fixed at 53.45 cm high at 28.35 pixels/cm.

ca. 1601 Frances Howard, dowager Countess of Kildare (c.1572 - 1628), later Baroness Cobham by ? (private collection) From Weiss gallery Web site deprint size fixed at 53.45 cm high at 28.35 pixels:cm

Lady Frances wears a standard English wheel farthingale dress in black decorated with blackwork in white thread and lace saw teeth edges. It is unclear is she wears a cape or hanging sleeves.

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