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.

Hugo Allard the Elder

Hugo Allard the Elder