Queen Charlotte Amalie, painted by Jacob d’Agar.
Queen Charlotte Amalie, the wife of Christian V, painted by Jacob d’Agar around 1690.
Christian V, painted by Jacob d’Agar. The gilded framing includes various symbols of masculine virtues such as the weapons of war and the lion of peace.
Charlotte Amalie became the Queen of Denmark in 1670. She was the daughter of Landgrave William VI of Hesse-Kassel. In 1667 she was married to Christian (V); as well as other children they had Frederik (IV).
From 1675 to 1679 the Scanian War was fought with Sweden. But the final goal, to win back Scania, was not reached as no European state would allow both sides of Øresund to be ruled by the same power again.
Coronation robe of red silk velvet, embroidered in golden thread with 1400 royal crowns and lined with white rabbit fur. The edge of the upper side is made from ermine. Christian V wore this robe at his coronation in 1671.
Portrait of Landgrave Carl of Hesse. The relief is made in crystal, onyx, cornelian and other minerals, on a base of agate.
The Crown of the Absolute Monarchs, used by the kings from Christian V to Christian VIII.
Christian V’s coronation in the chapel of Frederiksborg Palace in 1671. Sketch for an engraving, painted by Michael von Haven.