Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset; Frances, Countess of Somerset

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Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset; Frances, Countess of Somerset, attributed to Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke), sold by  John Hinde, circa 1615 - NPG D1316 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset; Frances, Countess of Somerset

attributed to Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke), sold by John Hinde
line engraving, circa 1615
7 7/8 in. x 6 1/8 in. (201 mm x 154 mm) paper size
Reference Collection
NPG D1316


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A courtier and favourite of James I, the Earl of Somerset and his wife Frances Howard were convicted of poisoning Sir Thomas Overbury but were later pardoned of their crime.

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