Bust of Caroline Amalie

In the years 1819 to 1822 the heirs to the throne undertook lengthy travels abroad, during which they commissioned the bronze figures for The Golden Tableau from Bertel Thorvaldsen’s workshop while staying in Rome. They celebrated Christmas with the sculptor in Rome in 1820, and a few weeks later Thorvaldsen modelled these busts of the heirs to the throne.

The busts were moved from Rosenborg in 2015 in connection with the inauguration of The Golden Tableau in the Appartement Hall. It can be argued that they are better located here in the palace where Christian VIII and Queen Caroline Amalie lived and reigned.