Lady Elizabeth Hastings attributed to Sir William Segar (auctioned by Sotheby's)

According to her Wikipedia article, she wed in 1571 and had the last of her 15 children in 1598. This portrait of her with a normal figure and a wheel farthingale was probably done after her last delivery. She was a Scot who married Englishman Edward Somerset, fourth Earl of Worcester.

From Wikipedia.

Lady Elizabeth wears a wheel farthingale with tapered puffed sleeves over a slightly flared skirt that is in style around 1600. The black area behind the Countess' head suggests she is wearing some sort of headdress or veil.

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