Queen Caroline Amalie, painted by H.C. Jensen, 1879.
A number of busts of Danish cultural personalities whom Queen Caroline Amalie admired are on display in The Gothic Library.
Queen Caroline Amalie. Signed: L. Aumont, 1830.
Portrait of Christian VIII. Painted by W.N. Marstrand, 1843.
Caroline Amalie became Queen of Denmark in 1839. She was the daughter of Duke Friedrich Christian of Augustenborg and Princess Louise Augusta. In 1815 she married Prince Christian Frederik, later King Christian VIII.
The social and political revolts in Europe in 1848 had ushered in new times for European states, and for Denmark too. But even though the absolute monarchy was abolished with the Constitution of 1849, the monarchy was far from disengaged from power.
Christian VIII was the King of Denmark from 1839. His mother was Sophie Frederikke, wife of Christian VII's brother Prince Frederik, the Heir Presumptive.