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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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2563

Catherine of Braganza

by or after Dirk Stoop
oil on canvas, circa 1660-1661
NPG 2563

353

Catherine of Braganza

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

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

D29290

Catherine of Braganza

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

D29291

Catherine of Braganza

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

D29301

Catherine of Braganza

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

D29305

Catherine of Braganza

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

D29306

Catherine of Braganza

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

D29307

Catherine of Braganza

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

D29308

Catherine of Braganza

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

D18434

Catherine of Braganza

after Dirk Stoop
line engraving, 1656-1662
NPG D18434

D18435

Catherine of Braganza

after Dirk Stoop
line engraving, 1656-1662
NPG D18435

D17861

Catherine of Braganza

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

D18436

Catherine of Braganza

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

D22671

Catherine of Braganza

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

D29297

Catherine of Braganza

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

D2942

Catherine of Braganza; King Charles II

after Unknown artist
etching, 1662 or after
NPG D2942

D11128

Catherine of Braganza; King Charles II

by Unknown artist
line engraving, 1662 or after
NPG D11128

D11129

King Charles II; Catherine of Braganza

by Unknown artist
line engraving, 1662 or after
NPG D11129