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

Photo credit: Compton Verney

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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.

Compton Verney

Compton Verney




oil on panel


H 57.5 x W 44.5 cm

Accession number

CVCSC : 0216.B

Acquisition method

purchased, 1996

Work type


Normally on display at

Compton Verney

Compton Verney, Warwickshire CV35 9HZ England

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