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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, 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

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Catherine of Braganza

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

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