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Jorge Queiroz, Untitled, 2010. Pencil, color pencil, gouache and oil pastel on paper, 67 x 57.125 inches; 170.2 x 145.1 cm

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Catherine of BraganzaCatarina de Bragança

Catarina de Bragança, in a 1662-1672 miniature by Samuel Cooper, and painting by Dirck Stoop, from around the same time frame: the monarch after which the borough of Queens is thought to be named after, in New York City. Not all agree on this matter, but one fact is clear: she was the wife of Charles II, who in 1683 was the legal owner Brooklyn and Queens. According to wikipedia, “her large dowry brought the port cities of Tangier and Bombay to British control.” She is also believed to have introduced the custom of tea-drinking to England, a custom Portugal adopted from contacts with Asia in the previous century.

Queen Isabel of Aragon, spouse of Dom Diniz in a painting by Francisco Goya.

Queen Isabel of Aragon, spouse of Dom Diniz in a painting by Francisco Goya.

Aqueduct of Alcântra

Dom Filipe III, King of Portugal by Velázquez

The King of Portugal depicted as a countryside hunter. Oil on canvas, circa 1634-35. Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain.

Maria Elena Vieira da Silva

Maria Elena Vieira da Silva





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