Queen Sophie Amalie. Painting by Abraham Wuchters.
The dutch painter and engraver Abraham Wuchters was employed by the Academy of Sorø as "sketching master" in 1638. He painted several portraits of Christian IV.
Sophie Amalie became Queen of Denmark in 1648. She was the daughter of Duke George of Brunswick-Lüneburg, and in 1643 she was married to Frederik (III). Sophie Amalie was the mother of Christian V.
The wars of Charles Gustavus (1657-1658 and 1658-1660) were the important events in foreign politics of the period. The loss of Scania, Halland and Blekinge at the Peace of Roskilde in 1658 was a nadir of power politics in Danish history.
Frederik III and Sophie Amalie in coronation robes, 1648. Frederik III wears Christian IV’s crown, redesigned as a closed crown with arches. Miniature in oils, artist unknown.