Anne of Denmark

1 portrait of Anne of Denmark

Anne of Denmark, after Paul van Somer, 17th century (circa 1617) - NPG 127 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Anne of Denmark

after Paul van Somer
oil on canvas, feigned oval, 17th century (circa 1617)
24 3/4 in. x 21 in. (629 mm x 533 mm)
Purchased, 1861
Primary Collection
NPG 127


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Sitterback to top

  • Anne of Denmark (1574-1619), Queen of James I. Sitter associated with 44 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Paul van Somer (circa 1576-1621), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 35 portraits.

This portraitback to top

The Queen is shown wearing some of her famous and important jewels: the crowned 'S' refers to her mother, Sophia of Mecklenberg and the crowned 'C' to her brother, Christian IV of Denmark. The cross-bow jewel in her hair may have belonged to Elizabeth I.

Linked publicationsback to top

  • Cooper, Tarnya; Fraser, Antonia (foreword), A Guide to Tudor and Jacobean Portraits, 2012, p. 19
  • MacLeod, Catherine, Tudor and Jacobean Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery Collection at Montacute House, 1999, p. 29
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 14
  • Strong, Roy, Tudor and Jacobean Portraits, 1969, p. 7