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Catherine of Braganza

(1638-1705), Queen of Charles II

Sitter associated with 63 portraits
The Roman Catholic queen of Charles II and daughter of John, Duke of Braganza, later King of Portugal. Catherine came to England in 1662, bringing a dowry of Tangier, Bombay and £300,000. Shy, solemn and pious, she was regarded as unsophisticated and plain. Catherine became devoted to Charles, but her inability to provide him with an heir, and his many infidelities, caused her great unhappiness. However, he resisted pressure to divorce her, and seems to have felt genuine affection for her.

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Catherine of Braganza, after Dirk Stoop - NPG 353

Catherine of Braganza

after Dirk Stoop
oil on canvas, (circa 1660-1661)
NPG 353

Catherine of Braganza, studio of Jacob Huysmans - NPG 597

Catherine of Braganza

studio of Jacob Huysmans
oil on canvas, (circa 1670)
On display in Room 7 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 597

Catherine of Braganza, after Unknown artist - NPG D29290

Catherine of Braganza

after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D29290

Catherine of Braganza, by Arnold de Jode, after  Unknown artist - NPG D29291

Catherine of Braganza

by Arnold de Jode, after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D29291

Catherine of Braganza, published by Peter Stent, published by  John Overton, after  Unknown artist - NPG D29301

Catherine of Braganza

published by Peter Stent, published by John Overton, after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid to late 17th century
NPG D29301

Catherine of Braganza, by Conrad Waumans (Woumans), published by  Maarten van den Enden - NPG D29305

Catherine of Braganza

by Conrad Waumans (Woumans), published by Maarten van den Enden
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D29305

Catherine of Braganza, by Theodorus Merlen, after  Unknown artist - NPG D29306

Catherine of Braganza

by Theodorus Merlen, after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D29306

Catherine of Braganza, published by Balthasar Moncornet, after  Unknown artist - NPG D29307

Catherine of Braganza

published by Balthasar Moncornet, after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D29307

Catherine of Braganza, by Nicolas de Larmessin - NPG D29308

Catherine of Braganza

by Nicolas de Larmessin
line engraving, mid to late 17th century
NPG D29308

Catherine of Braganza, after Dirk Stoop - NPG D18434

Catherine of Braganza

after Dirk Stoop
line engraving, 1656-1662
NPG D18434

Catherine of Braganza, after Dirk Stoop - NPG D18435

Catherine of Braganza

after Dirk Stoop
line engraving, 1656-1662
NPG D18435

Catherine of Braganza, by Peter Williamson, sold by  John Overton - NPG D17861

Catherine of Braganza

by Peter Williamson, sold by John Overton
line engraving, circa 1660-1685
NPG D17861

Catherine of Braganza, by Theodorus Merlen, after  Unknown artist - NPG D18436

Catherine of Braganza

by Theodorus Merlen, after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1660s?
NPG D18436

Catherine of Braganza, by William Faithorne, after  Dirk Stoop - NPG D22671

Catherine of Braganza

by William Faithorne, after Dirk Stoop
line engraving, 1662
NPG D22671

Catherine of Braganza, by Adriaen Melaer, after  Unknown artist - NPG D29297

Catherine of Braganza

by Adriaen Melaer, after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1662-1685
NPG D29297

Catherine of Braganza; King Charles II, after Unknown artist - NPG D2942

Catherine of Braganza; King Charles II

after Unknown artist
etching, 1662 or after
NPG D2942

Catherine of Braganza; King Charles II, by Unknown artist - NPG D11128

Catherine of Braganza; King Charles II

by Unknown artist
line engraving, 1662 or after
NPG D11128

King Charles II; Catherine of Braganza, by Unknown artist - NPG D11129

King Charles II; Catherine of Braganza

by Unknown artist
line engraving, 1662 or after
NPG D11129

Catherine of Braganza, after Pieter Borsseler - NPG D18437

Catherine of Braganza

after Pieter Borsseler
line engraving, 1662-1685
NPG D18437

Catherine of Braganza, after Unknown artist - NPG D18438

Catherine of Braganza

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1662-1685
NPG D18438

Catherine of Braganza, after Unknown artist - NPG D18439

Catherine of Braganza

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1662-1685
NPG D18439

Catherine of Braganza, by Adriaen Melaer, after  Unknown artist - NPG D18440

Catherine of Braganza

by Adriaen Melaer, after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1662-1685
NPG D18440

Catherine of Braganza, by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D29289

Catherine of Braganza

by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, before 1680 (circa 1666)
NPG D29289

Royals, sold by John Clark - NPG D29269

Royals

sold by John Clark
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D29269

Catherine of Braganza, published by John Oliver - NPG D29295

Catherine of Braganza

published by John Oliver
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D29295

Catherine of Braganza, by Isaac Beckett, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D29296

Catherine of Braganza

by Isaac Beckett, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D29296

Catherine of Braganza, by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), published by  John Lloyd, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D29298

Catherine of Braganza

by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), published by John Lloyd, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D29298

Catherine of Braganza, by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D11409

Catherine of Braganza

by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, before 1680 (circa 1666)
NPG D11409

Catherine of Braganza as St Catherine, published by Richard Tompson, after  Jacob Huysmans - NPG D13173

Catherine of Braganza as St Catherine

published by Richard Tompson, after Jacob Huysmans
mezzotint, 1678-1679 (circa 1664)
NPG D13173

Catherine of Braganza, by Edward Davis (Le Davis), after  John Baptist Gaspers (Jaspers), published by  Moses Pitt - NPG D29304

Catherine of Braganza

by Edward Davis (Le Davis), after John Baptist Gaspers (Jaspers), published by Moses Pitt
line engraving, published 1680
NPG D29304

Catherine of Braganza, by Edward Davis (Le Davis), after  John Baptist Gaspers (Jaspers), published by  Moses Pitt - NPG D32669

Catherine of Braganza

by Edward Davis (Le Davis), after John Baptist Gaspers (Jaspers), published by Moses Pitt
line engraving, published 1680
NPG D32669

Catherine of Braganza, by Isaac Beckett, published by  John Smith - NPG D30810

Catherine of Braganza

by Isaac Beckett, published by John Smith
mezzotint, 1681-1688
NPG D30810

Catherine of Braganza, by Isaac Beckett, published by  John Smith - NPG D11927

Catherine of Braganza

by Isaac Beckett, published by John Smith
mezzotint, 1681-1688
NPG D11927

Catherine of Braganza, by John Smith, after  Jacob Huysmans - NPG D29303

Catherine of Braganza

by John Smith, after Jacob Huysmans
mezzotint, circa 1683-1729 (circa 1664)
NPG D29303

Catherine of Braganza, published by John Smith, after  Jacob Huysmans - NPG D32670

Catherine of Braganza

published by John Smith, after Jacob Huysmans
mezzotint, circa 1683-1729 (circa 1664)
NPG D32670

Catherine of Braganza, published by John Smith, after  Jacob Huysmans - NPG D11520

Catherine of Braganza

published by John Smith, after Jacob Huysmans
mezzotint, circa 1683-1729 (circa 1664)
NPG D11520

Catherine of Braganza, published by John Smith, after  Jacob Huysmans - NPG D7873

Catherine of Braganza

published by John Smith, after Jacob Huysmans
mezzotint, circa 1683-1729 (circa 1664)
NPG D7873

Catherine of Braganza ('Queen Doeger'), published by John Smith - NPG D11972

Catherine of Braganza ('Queen Doeger')

published by John Smith
mezzotint, circa 1683-1729
NPG D11972

Catherine of Braganza, by John Smith, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D29293

Catherine of Braganza

by John Smith, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1684
NPG D29293

Catherine of Braganza, published by Thomas Bowles Jr, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D10644

Catherine of Braganza

published by Thomas Bowles Jr, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1684
NPG D10644

Catherine of Braganza, by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D13141

Catherine of Braganza

by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1684 (circa 1666)
NPG D13141

Catherine of Braganza, by Cornelius Nicolas Schurtz, after  Isaac Beckett - NPG D29294

Catherine of Braganza

by Cornelius Nicolas Schurtz, after Isaac Beckett
engraving, 1689
NPG D29294

Catherine of Braganza, by Cornelius Nicolas Schurtz, after  Isaac Beckett - NPG D18441

Catherine of Braganza

by Cornelius Nicolas Schurtz, after Isaac Beckett
line engraving, 1689
NPG D18441

Catherine of Braganza, by Abraham de Blois, published by  Louis Renard, after  David van der Plas - NPG D19301

Catherine of Braganza

by Abraham de Blois, published by Louis Renard, after David van der Plas
line engraving, circa 1695-1720
NPG D19301

Catherine of Braganza, after Unknown artist - NPG D29299

Catherine of Braganza

after Unknown artist
line engraving, possibly 18th century
NPG D29299

Catherine of Braganza, after Willem Wissing - NPG D7872

Catherine of Braganza

after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D7872

Catherine of Braganza, after Jacob Huysmans - NPG D18442

Catherine of Braganza

after Jacob Huysmans
line engraving, 18th century
NPG D18442

Catherine of Braganza, after Jacob Huysmans, published by  John Hinton - NPG D29302

Catherine of Braganza

after Jacob Huysmans, published by John Hinton
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D29302

Catherine of Braganza, by Ignatius Joseph van den Berghe, published by  E. & S. Harding - NPG D29292

Catherine of Braganza

by Ignatius Joseph van den Berghe, published by E. & S. Harding
stipple engraving, published 1793
NPG D29292

Catherine of Braganza, by Robert Dunkarton, after  Dirk Stoop - NPG D7739

Catherine of Braganza

by Robert Dunkarton, after Dirk Stoop
mezzotint, published 1815
NPG D7739

Catherine of Braganza, by Robert Dunkarton, after  Dirk Stoop - NPG D7740

Catherine of Braganza

by Robert Dunkarton, after Dirk Stoop
mezzotint, published 1815
NPG D7740

Catherine of Braganza, by Robert Dunkarton, after  Dirk Stoop - NPG D7741

Catherine of Braganza

by Robert Dunkarton, after Dirk Stoop
mezzotint, published 1815
NPG D7741

Catherine of Braganza, by Henry Bone, probably after  Pieter Borsseler - NPG D17189

Catherine of Braganza

by Henry Bone, probably after Pieter Borsseler
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, April 1831
NPG D17189

Catherine of Braganza, after Sir Peter Lely, published by  Charles Skeet - NPG D29300

Catherine of Braganza

after Sir Peter Lely, published by Charles Skeet
stipple engraving, published 1859
NPG D29300

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Catherine of Braganza

by and published by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, 1680
NPG D19046

Web image not currently available

Catherine of Braganza

by Isaac Beckett, published by John Smith
mezzotint, 1681-1688
NPG D19965

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