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Attributed to David des Granges (c. 1611-c. 1675)

Catherine of Braganza (1638-1705) 1660-61

RCIN 420101

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This early depiction shows Catherine of Braganza wearing traditional Portuguese dress – a black gown, wide lace collar and distinctive hairstyle. Upon her arrival in England in 1661, the future queen’s unusual attire prompted much ridicule – Charles II is said to have remarked “they have brought me a bat!”