Ceiling paintings

The three ceiling paintings show the gods of earth, the heavens and the sea. The centre piece is of particular interest, since Hera the Queen of the Gods shows similarities to Frederik III’s Queen Sophie Amalie, who supposedly posed to the picture. This goes along fine with the general impression of Sophie Amalie as a beautiful yet power hungry Queen – the first of the absolutist Queens. The painting of Hera and Zeus were painted by Abraham Wuchters; the other pictures by Isaac Isaacsz. The stuco ceiling was installed in the later years of Christian IV, and is a typical baroque trend.