ca. 1640 Essex Cheeke, Countess of Manchester (d.1658) and Anne Lady Rich (d. before 1658)

According to her article in thepeerage, Lady Anne married Edward Montagu first. She died in 1641 or 1642. He then married Essex Cheeke who gained the title of Countess of Manchester. Essex Cheeke was the daughter of Essex Rich.

ca. 1640 Essex Cheeke, Countess of Manchester (d.1658) and Anne Lady Rich (d. before 1658) by Sir Anthonis van Dyck and his studio (private collection)

The Ladies display jeweled headdresses and puffed sleeves in this van Dyck from about 1640.

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