Hugo Allard

Charles II, 1630 - 1685. King of Scots 1649 - 1685, King of England and Ireland 1660 - 1685 (The Marriage of Charles II to Catherine of Braganza)

About this artwork

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.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    Charles II, 1630 - 1685. King of Scots 1649 - 1685, King of England and Ireland 1660 - 1685 (The Marriage of Charles II to Catherine of Braganza)
  • date created:
    after 1662
  • materials:
    Line engraving on paper
  • measurements:
    33.66 x 46.99 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Bequeathed by William Finlay Watson 1886
  • accession number:
    SP II 20.37
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Hugo Allard

Hugo Allard