ca. 1615 Frances Howard, Countess of Hertford, later Countess of Richmond and Duchess of Richmond and Lennox by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (auctioned by Sotheby's)

France Howard wears her hair long and straight while wearing a dress similat to that in the last image, with the stomacher partially undone. Due to her modesty piece, the neckline can be called a scoop décolletage instead of a Minoan neckline.

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