1564 Countess Dorothy, née Neville, wife of Thomas Cecil by? (auctioned by Sotheby's)

Her article in thepeerage is here. Her granddaughter Elizabeth can be seen here and here. Her granddaughter Diana can be seen here.

From Wikimedia; small spots throughout image removed with Photoshop by gogm.

Countess Dorothy wears a conical farthingale and a substantial over-dress. probably trimmed with a fur collar, in this 1564 portrait. Her sleeves are not grotesquely puffed and appear to have two layers - a diaphanous outer layer decorated with gold embroidery and an opaque inner layer. At least the outer sleeve material is used is used for the partlet.

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