Said to be Lady Margaret Mennes attributed to Cornelis Jonson van Ceulen (auctioned by Bonhams)

There is little genealogical information about her; her almost microscopic article in thepeerage is here. Her mother was Elizabeth Howard who was the daughter of Charles Howard and Catherine Carey. Catherine Carey’s parents were Anne Morgan and Henry Carey, son of Mary Boleyn and, possibly, Henry VIII.

From Bonhams Web site; fixed the left, upper, and right edges and removed spots from the background with Photoshop.

Said to be Lady Margaret Mennes attributed to Cornelis Jonson van Ceulen (auctioned by Bonhams) From Bonhams Web site fixed l. upper r. edges and despotted bckgnd

This shows a farthingale with bilobite ruff and wide collar with possible blonde lace. The full under- (false) sleeves are divided by arm bands.

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