Anne of Denmark
4 of 9 portraits by John De Critz the Elder
Anne of Denmark
by John De Critz the Elder
oil on canvas, circa 1605-1610
79 3/8 in. x 49 3/4 in. (2016 mm x 1265 mm)
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Sitterback to top
- Anne of Denmark (1574-1619), Queen of James I. Sitter associated with 45 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- MacLeod, Catharine (preface, appreciation) Wilks, Timothy (introduction) Smuts, Malcolm (appreciation) MacGibbon, Rab (appendix), The Lost Prince: The Life and Death of Henry Stuart, 2012 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 18 October 2012 to 13 January 2013), p. 51
- Ribeiro, Aileen; Blackman, Cally, A Portrait of Fashion: Six Centuries of Dress at the National Portrait Gallery, 2015, p. 79
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- The Lost Prince: The Life & Death of Henry Stuart (18 October 2012 - 13 January 2013)
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1605back to top
Current affairsThe Gunpowder Plot is foiled when Guy Fawkes is discovered with barrels of gunpowder under the House of Lords. The coup, to blow up the House at the State Opening of Parliament, thereby assassinating James I, was conceived by a group of Catholics angered by the king's repression of recusants.
Art and scienceIn the first of many collaborations with architect Inigo Jones, playwright Benjamin Jonson presents The Masque of Blackness for James I's, in which Queen Anne makes an appearance. The production secures future masque commissions for Jones and Jonson at court. Philosopher, Francis Bacon, publishes his treatise The Advancement of Learning.
InternationalSpanish author Miguel de Cervantes publishes the first part of his satirically romantic novel Don Quixote.Within a matter of months, three popes would ascend the papal throne, Clement VIII, Leo XI, Paul V respectively.
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On display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery