Fr. VI lying in state

Frederik VI lying in state. Painted by S.P.L. Schack. The long standing tradition of depicting deceased monarchs “in state” was not just something of the early absolutism, but was maintained in the 1800 hundreds as well. Compared to the close up painting of Christian IV on the ground floor, this painting has evidently moved the spectator siginficantly further back. Along the same lines the facial features of the king has been somewhat blurred.