King Charles II and Catherine of Braganza

Panel showing King Charles II and Queen Catherine of Braganza with allegories of the four continents. England, after 1662. Panel showing King Charles II and Queen Catherine of Braganza with allegories of the four continents. England, after 1662. Copyright Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, acc. no. 39.13.1.

This cushion shows King Charles II and his wife, Queen Catherine of Braganza, together with allegories of the four continents (Africa, America, Asia and Europe). The cushion, now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, measures 20.3 x 80 x 68.6 cm. It was made after AD 1662, and embroidered in silk on a silk background, with beading.

Metropolitan Museum of Art online catalogue (retrieved 2nd July 2016).

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