Marcus Gheeraerts 1561/2-1636

Frances Howard, Duchess of Richmond and Lennox (1578–1639)

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Artist

Marcus Gheeraerts 1561/2-1636

Title

Frances Howard, Duchess of Richmond and Lennox (1578–1639)

Date

About 1621

Medium

Oil on wood panel

Dimensions

h x w: 575 x 445 mm

Reference

CVCSC:0216.B

Collection

British Portraits

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Frances Howard’s third husband, the Duke of Lennox, was created the first Duke of Richmond and Lennox in 1623, earning her the nickname of ‘Double Duchess’. She is portrayed wearing an eye-catching, low-cut bodice embroidered in silk and gold threads, and a pendant ornament of a heart and half-moon associated with the Lennox family. Attributed to Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger.

Marcus Gheeraerts Frances Howard, Duchess of Richmond and Lennox (1578–1639) About 1621 © Compton Verney