Charles II (1630-1685) The Marriage of Charles II to Catherine of Braganza
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Charles II (1630-1685) The Marriage of Charles II to Catherine of Braganza after 1662

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This print commemorates the wedding of Charles II and Catherine of Braganza in 1662. To the left of the scene Charles I (Charles II’s father) is seated under the royal canopy with his queen, Henrietta Maria. At the time of this wedding Charles I had been dead for over a decade. His inclusion strengthens the dynastic message of the image which celebrates the union of Stuart Britain and Portugal. The print also depicts a number of related individuals, including Henriette Anne and Philippe, who can be seen to the right of Catherine.

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  • Acc. No. SP II 20.37
  • Medium Line engraving on paper
  • Size 33.66 x 46.99 cm
  • Credit Bequeathed by William Findlay Watson 1886