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Alathea (née Talbot), Countess of Arundel and Surrey (circa 1590-1654), Heiress, patron of art; wife of 2nd Earl of Arundel and Surrey

Sitter associated with 32 portraits
The youngest daughter of Gilbert Talbot, 7th Earl of Shrewsbury and his wife Mary, Alethea was the sister of two other countesses: Mary Talbot Herbert, Countess of Pembroke, and Elizabeth Grey, Countess of Kent. In 1606, she was married to Thomas Howard, and they had four children. Along with her sister Elizabeth, and their cousin Arabella Stuart, she performed in a masque celebrating the investiture of Henry Stuart as Prince of Wales in 1610.

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Alathea (née Talbot), Countess of Arundel and Surrey

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
etching, 1626
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Alathea (née Talbot), Countess of Arundel and Surrey

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
etching, 1626
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Alathea (née Talbot), Countess of Arundel and Surrey

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
etching, 1626
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Alathea (née Talbot), Countess of Arundel and Surrey

by Lucas Vorsterman, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, mid 17th century
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Alathea (née Talbot), Countess of Arundel and Surrey

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck, published by Johannes Meyssens
etching, 1646
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Alathea (née Talbot), Countess of Arundel and Surrey

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck, published by Johannes Meyssens
etching, 1646
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Alathea, Countess of Arundel and Surrey

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
etching, 1646
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Alathea, Countess of Arundel and Surrey

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
etching, 1646
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Alathea (née Talbot), Countess of Arundel and Surrey

by Richard Gaywood, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
etching, published 1655
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Alathea (née Talbot), Countess of Arundel and Surrey

by Richard Gaywood, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
etching, published 1655
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Alathea (née Talbot), Countess of Arundel and Surrey

by Richard Gaywood, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
etching, published 1655
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The Howard Family

by George Vertue, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, 1743
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