Drawings and more

HM The King’s Reference Library holds several thousand drawings and prints. It encompasses architectural drawings as well as printed portraits, historical and topographical sheets and – not least – hundreds of drawings by Danish and European artists. The bulk of the drawings collection consists of drawings from the Danish Golden Age and stem from possessions of King Christian 8. Among the artists represented are Christopher Wilhelm Eckersberg, Caspar David Friedrich, Jens Juel, Nicolai Abildgaard, Martin Rørbye and Christian Albrecht Jensen. Finally, there are several hundred drawings made by members of the Danish Royal Family, in particular from the 19th century, when drawing was an integral part of the education of the royal children.