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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Jan 12, 2013, 1:27 PM
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