ca. 1635 Christian Cavendish, Countess of Devonshire by Sir Anthonis van Dyck (Columbus Museum of Art - Columbus, Ohio, USA)

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ca. 1635 Christian Cavendish, Countess of Devonshire by Sir Anthonis van Dyck (Columbus Museum of Art - Columbus, Ohio, USA)

Lady Christian wears a high-waisted dress with a complex collar of plain material for her van Dyck portrait. Her head is partially covered by a rounded attifet and her hair is adorned with a fall of pearls.

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