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Catherine of Braganza (1638–1705), Queen Consort of Charles II

Photo credit: University of Edinburgh

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Bust portrait of Catherine of Braganza, her dark hair braided on the shoulders in a fashion that recalls the later subjects of Velázquez. On the back of her head she wears a small gold-and-pearl crown. She has drop-pearl earrings, pendant and necklace. She wears a blue robe with ermine collar and lining and a green dress with embroidery. inscribed at the top right is C.RA. This picture is not an original from life, but might be a more or less contemporary copy.

University of Edinburgh

George Square


17th C


oil on canvas


H 72 x W 60.5 cm

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gift from the wife of Provost Prince, 1689

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University of Edinburgh

George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland

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