Seeking advice on dating, attribution, and costume
This is a portrait of Lady Anne Clifford, Countess Dowager of Dorset, Pembroke and Montgomery, 14th Baroness de Clifford (1590-1676). The owner of the painting is looking for suggestions for the date of the work, the artist and any comments regarding the significance of the costume (mourning attire?) and the jewellery (particularly the thread that hangs from the left ear). Larger image below.
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