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Conservative depiction could be of colourful noble

A portrait thought to depict one of the most notorious characters of the Jacobean age drew strong bidding in Canterbury.

The 2ft 6in x 2ft 1in (76 x 63cm) oil on canvas is believed to depict the English noblewoman Frances Howard (1590-1632), who was found guilty of the murder of Sir Thomas Overbury along with several accomplices, including her second husband the Earl of Somerset.

She was spared execution and eventually pardoned by King James I.

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