Motif from Rome, 1951

Oil painting by Tyge Bendix from 1951, which represents the Janiculum in Rome with St Peter’s in the background.

Rome was of special importance to Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid. The couple stayed in Rome for a great deal of their honeymoon in 1935, and thereafter returned to the city almost every autumn. The Royal Couple could move about undisturbed in the Italian capital, and the holidays gave them the opportunity to enjoy each other’s company without children and official duties.