Portrait of Queen Louise, painted by J.S. du Wahl.
Painting of Queen Louise’s castrum doloris, 1752. The picture is a gouache, a particular watercolour technique, painted by JS Bruun in 1752.
The Eider Cup of gold, made by Nicolai Langermann, 1751. Mounted plates with inscriptions and reliefs commemorating the Treaty of Frederiksborg in 1720 and the coronation of Queen Anna Sophie in 1721.
Louise became Queen of Denmark in 1699. She was the daughter of Gustavus Adolf of Mecklenburg-Güstrow. In 1695 she was married to Crown Prince Frederik (IV) and together they had the son Christian (VI).
The 18th century was initiated with yet another war between Denmark and Sweden. For Denmark the war was brief, but for Sweden it was the beginning of the Great Nordic War, which Denmark became part of again from 1709.