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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 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

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