Frederik VI, King of Denmark
  • Frederik VI, King of Denmark

    TitleFrederik VI, King of Denmark
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 46 x 37 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 58 x 49,5 x 7,5 cm
  • DatingSigned 1820
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, Danish, born 1783, dead 1853
  • Depicted PersonKing Fredrik VI, Danish, born 1768-01-28, dead 1839
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Classificationpainting
  • Inventory No.NM 7324
  • AcquisitionPurchase 2016 Magda and Max Ettler Fund
  • Collection Nytt i samlingarna
  • Description
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    Frederick VI was king of Denmark for much of the Golden Age. Not the most vivacious of men, he has been painted here in profile, the way monarchs have been portrayed on coins and medals since time immemorial. Eckersberg received the commission at the end of 1819. This replica was made shortly after that and sent as a gift to the Danish consul general in Portugal, José Maria O’Neill, in gratitude for his services to Denmark.