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7 The Stone Corridor

ROOM 7: The long passage connecting the two large gable rooms on the ground floor, was originally divided in two. It can be seen that the stucco of the ceiling is different at the two ends of the passage; at the northern end it dates from the time of Christian IV.

When the stair turret was built at the middle of the eastern side of the palace in 1633, a spiral staircase was built leading from the first floor to the second floor, whereas the ground floor of the stair turret was used as a silver room with access from the Stone Passage. In 1758 the spiral staircase was extended to the ground floor.

Most of the items on display in the passage date from the time of Christian IV. However, there are several important exceptions, especially some connected to Frederik III and the introdution of the absolute monarchy, and to Christian V.

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Objects in this room
700-709
700. Christian IV as commander-in-chef. Sketch for the large equestrian portrait at Frederiksborg Castle. By Karel van Mander c. 1642-44.
701. Christian IV as mediator in the Thirdy Years’ War. Allegorical grisaille painting from 1643; signed:Adrian v(an de) Venne.
702. Christian IV on horseback in civilian dress with Frederiksborg Castle in the background. By unknown artist, after Karel van Mander, c. 1644.
703. The storming of Copenhagen, 11.2.1659. Painting, signed: D(aniel) Vertangen.
704. Portrait of Frederik III kneeling during the battle of Nyborg; painted by Wolfgang Heimbach, 1659. Signed.
705. Paying homage to the Hereditary King in front of the Castle of Copenhagen, 18th October, 1660. Signed: Wolfg. Heimbach fec. Oldenborg 1666.
706. Paying homage to the Hereditary King before the Castle of Copenhagen 1660: seen from Holmen’s Bridge. Painted by Michael van Haven.
707. Christian IV’s genealogical table with his ancestors’ portraits and coats-of-arms; from about 1610 1612-19.
708.-709. Bronze busts of Frederik II and Queen Sophie. By J.G. van der Schardt, 1578-79. Bought by Frederik VI during the Congress of Vienna, 1815.
710-719
710. Jewel cabinet of ebony and ivory, inlaid with Florentine mosaic stamped in Augsburg; attributed to Melchior Baumgartner, c. 1650.
711. Table with top of inlaid semi-precious stones on black stand, Florence, c. 1650. Transferred to Copenhagen from the Cabinet of Curiosities at Gottorp Castle in 1750.
712. Christian IV and Queen Anne Cathrine; Full-length. Originally two separate portraits. The King painted by Pieter Isaacsz c. 1612?
713. Christian IV on horseback in front of Rosenborg; beside the King, an architect (Hans von Steenwinckel (II)?) or an engineer. Painted about 1638, by Karel van Mander?
714. Bronze bust of Christian IV, modelled 1643 in Copenhagen by François Dieussart and cast in Glückstadt in 1650.
715. Portrait of Queen Anne of England, sister of Christian IV. By unknown artist.
716. Portrait of Princess Maria of Russia; married to Duke Magnus, son of Christian III.
717. Presumably Christian IV’s sister, Elisabeth, Duchess of Brunswick Wolfenbüttel (1573-1626). Half length portrait.
718. Jørgen Rosenkrants. Councillor of State (1523-1596). Probably painted by Tobias Gemperlin c. 1590. Unsigned.
719. Frederik II’s sister Anna, the Electress of Saxony (1532-85). Painted by Zach. Wehme, c. 1585.
720-729
720. Princess Magdalena Sibylla, wife of Christian, the Prince Elect, full length. Painted by Karel van Mander c. 1635.
721. Christian IV’s eldest son Christian, the Prince Elect, (1603-47). Equestrian painting by unknown artist, c. 1635.
722. The Electress Wilhelmine Ernestine of Pfalz, daughter of Frederik III. Painted on copper. Signed: Toussaint Gelton fc. 1677.
723. Ur i elfenbenskasse, antagelig udført til Christian V i Augsburg ca. 1660. Restaureret for Frederik V ca. 1750. Værket signeret: I. Hein. Klein Copenhagen.
724. The Elector Friedrich Wilhelm (the Great) of Brandenburg (1620-88). Painting on copper, presumably by P. Nason.
725. Christian IV’s vision before the Battle of Listerdyb, 1644. Painting illustrating the King’s dream of an honourable resurrection the night before his victory over the superior Swedish-Dutch fleet. Unknown artist.
726. Portrait of Christian IV as a young man.
727. The victorious Christian IV on horseback with Kalmar Castle in the background. By unknown artist, c. 1613.
729. The entry into Dresden of Princess Anne Sophie as Electoral Princess, 1666. Gilt, engraved copperplate, signed: Davit Conrad fecit.
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730. Reliefs in ivory with motifs from the Bible and Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Made by Joachim Henne c. 1665-90.
731. Clock kept in motion by a ball rolling down a spiral. Made by Nic. Radeloff in Schleswig. Transferred to Copenhagen from the Cabinet of Curiosities at Gottorp Castle in 1750.
732. Family group: Count Anton Günther of Oldenborg, his consort, and his natural son, Count Anton of Aldenburg, painted 1667 by Wolfgang Heimbach in Copenhagen.
733.-734. Count Anton Günther of Oldenborg (1583 1667), upon whose death Oldenborg and Delmenhorst would fall to Denmark, and his consort, Sophie Catharine, Princess of Sønderborg (1617-1696); painted on wood by Wolfgang Heimbach.
735. King Christian V’s portrait embroidered by Leonora Christina Ulfeldt in Maribo Convent, 1686.
737. Ebony cabinet with Frederik III’s and Sophie Amalie’s monograms on the inside of the doors.
738. The Duchess Frederikke Amalie of Holstein-Gottorp (1649-1704), daughter of Frederik III. Painting by unknown artist.
739. Ivory reliefs with portraits of members of the Royal Family during the reign of Christian V; carved by Joachim Henne, Jean Cavalier, Gottfried Wolffram and Wilhelm Heinrich Wessel.
740-751

741.Glockenspiel, mentioned in Rosenborg’s inventory from 1718. The stand made in 1839.

740. The coat-of-arms of Duke Johann Friedrich of Holstein-Gottorp as Prince-Archbishop of Bremen. Marble inlaid with coloured semi-precious stones. Florence, c. 1620.
742. Duke Christian Albrecht of Holstein Gottorp (1641-94). Painting signed: L. Weyandt fecit Kiel 1697.
744. Gouache paintings by Christian V’s daughter, Sophie Hedevig; in silver filigree frames.
745. Gouache painting representing the Abduction of Ganymede, painted by King Christian V, and signed: C.5 1673.
748. Ellen Marsvin (1572-1649), Kirsten Munk’s mother. Half-length, dated 1648, painted by Karel van Mander.
749.-750. Two satirical paintings, probably dating from after the end of the relationship between Christian IV and Kirsten Munk in 1630: left, Kirsten Munk and Christian IV; right, Kirsten Munk and a procuress holding a portrait of a man, probably Kirsten Munk’s lover, Rhinegrave Otto Ludwig of Salm.
751. Valdemar Christian, Count of Schleswig and Holstein (1622-56), Christian IV’s son with Kirsten Munk. Full length portrait by Karel van Mander.

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