ca. 1620 Magdalen Poultney, later Lady Aston attributed to Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (Art Gallery of South Australia - Adelaide, South Australia, Australia)

I cannot find information about her in thepeerage, althiugh the Poultney family is listed. A genealogical sketch for her can be found here

From Wikimedia.

ca. 1620 Magdalen Poultney, later Lady Aston attributed to Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (Art Gallery of South Australia - Adelaide, South Australia, Australia)

Lady Magdalen's dress shows the confused state of fashion around 1620. Fashion is going somewhere? Or is it? Her waistline is very high, almost Empire, but with a shallow vee shape - a preview of the future.

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