The Earls of Essex, their wives and children

Portrait of Lady Elizabeth Russell, second wife of William Capel

Lady Elizabeth Russell (1704-1784), 2nd wife of William, 3rd Earl of Essex

Attributed to Andrea Soldi

Oil on canvas 75.2 x 62.5 cm (29 3/4 x 24 3/4 in)

Lady Elizabeth's grandfather, William, the 5th Earl and 1st Duke of Bedford, was sent to the Tower along with Arthur Capel for his part in the Rye House plot. She and William, 3rd Earl of Essex, had six children.