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Catherine of Braganza

(1638-1705), Queen of Charles II

Sitter associated with 64 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 or after Dirck Stoop - NPG 2563

Catherine of Braganza

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

Catherine of Braganza, after Dirck Stoop - NPG 353

Catherine of Braganza

after Dirck Stoop
oil on canvas, based on a work of circa 1660-1661
NPG 353

Catherine of Braganza, studio of Jacob Huysmans - NPG 597

Catherine of Braganza

studio of Jacob Huysmans
oil on canvas, based on a work of circa 1670
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, 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  Dirck Stoop - NPG D22671

Catherine of Braganza

by William Faithorne, after Dirck 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

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