Catherine of Braganza
3 of 4 portraits by Moses Pitt
Catherine of Braganza
by Edward Davis (Le Davis), after John Baptist Gaspers (Jaspers), published by Moses Pitt
line engraving, published 1680
18 5/8 in. x 10 5/8 in. (474 mm x 270 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1868
Sitterback to top
- Catherine of Braganza (1638-1705), Queen of Charles II. Sitter associated with 64 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Edward Davis (Le Davis) (died circa 1684), Engraver. Artist associated with 21 portraits.
- John Baptist Gaspers (Jaspers) (died 1691), Painter and assistant to Sir Peter Lely, and afterwards to Sir Godfrey Kneller. Artist associated with 2 portraits.
- Moses Pitt (active 1668-1691), Bookseller and printer. Artist associated with 4 portraits.
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- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (Angel in St Paul's Church-yard, London)
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Events of 1680back to top
Current affairsWilliam Howard, Viscount Stafford, is convicted of impeachment and beheaded on account of his alleged involvement in the Popish Plot.
Whigs' sponsorship of a pope-burning procession, for the second consecutive year, supports their campaign to exclude James, Duke of York from the throne.
Art and scienceWriter, John Bunyan, publishes, The Life and Death of Mr. Badman. Novelistic in form and conceived as a dialogue between two gentlemen, the book was intended as a sequel to the first part of The Pilgrim's Progress.
InternationalRevelations surface of a Catholic uprising in Ireland with French support. The government launches an inquiry, ultimately leading to the execution of Oliver Plunket, Archbishop of Armagh.
Secretary of State, Robert Spencer, in adopting an anti-French foreign policy, forges a defensive Anglo-Spanish treaty while seeking an alliance with the Dutch.
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