17th Century Fashion
Christian, Lady Cavendish, Later Countess of Devonshire (1598–1675), and Her Daughter. Anne, Paul van Somer, 1619. Christian (Bruce) Cavendish, Wife of William Cavendish, 2nd Earl of Devonshire, influential landowner and royalist. Widowed, she managed her son's estates during his minority. Lost younger son in Civil War; kept the king's effects after Worcester. Kept in touch w/royalists abroad and w/Cromwell's court. Entertained the wits & men of letters of her day.