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painting of two daughters of Philip II of Spain

From the 18th century, the Spanish school began to be appreciated in England

Spanish School, 15th century

King Ferdinand V of Spain, King of Aragon (1452-1516) c. 1470-1520

RCIN 403448

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This portrait is one of a pair showing Ferdinand II of Aragon and his wife, Isabella I of Castille, the king and queen of Spain and parents of Catherine of Aragon, the first wife of Henry VIII. Their marriage in 1469 united the kingdoms of Aragon and Castille and transformed Spain into a major European power.