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Catherine of Braganza (1638-1705), Queen of Charles II

Sitter associated with 62 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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D10644

Catherine of Braganza

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

D13141

Catherine of Braganza

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

D29294

Catherine of Braganza

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

D18441

Catherine of Braganza

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

D19301

Catherine of Braganza

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

D29299

Catherine of Braganza

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

D7872

Catherine of Braganza

after William Wissing
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D7872

D18442

Catherine of Braganza

after Jacob Huysmans
line engraving, 18th century
NPG D18442

D29302

Catherine of Braganza

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

D29292

Catherine of Braganza

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

D7739

Catherine of Braganza

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

D7740

Catherine of Braganza

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

D7741

Catherine of Braganza

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

D17189

Catherine of Braganza

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

D29300

Catherine of Braganza

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

D19046

Catherine of Braganza

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

D19965

Catherine of Braganza

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

D19915

Catherine of Braganza

published by John Smith, after Jacob Huysmans
mezzotint, circa 1683-1729 (circa 1664)
NPG D19915