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Anne of Denmark

(1574-1619), Queen of James I

Sitter associated with 49 portraits
The daughter of Frederick II of Denmark, Anne married James VI of Scotland in 1589. During her time in Scotland she converted from Lutheranism to Catholicism, but James allowed her to practise in private, and her early life with him was relatively happy. Anne and James had seven children, although only Henry, Elizabeth and Charles lived beyond early childhood. In England, Anne made an important contribution to the social and cultural life at court, commissioning artists and writers - most notably Ben Jonson, composers and choreographers, as well as collecting art, particularly portraiture.

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Anne of Denmark, by Edward Hargrave, after  Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen) - NPG D32918

Anne of Denmark

by Edward Hargrave, after Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen)
coloured line and stipple engraving, 1842
NPG D32918

'Statues in the New Palace at Westminster', published by Illustrated London News - NPG D47365

'Statues in the New Palace at Westminster'

published by Illustrated London News
wood engraving, published 10 February 1855
NPG D47365

Anne of Denmark, by Sir George Scharf, after  Unknown engraver, after  Isaac Oliver - NPG D48211

Anne of Denmark

by Sir George Scharf, after Unknown engraver, after Isaac Oliver
pencil on tracing paper, circa 1857-1895 (circa 1610)
NPG D48211

The Stuart Dynasty, after Francis Poyntz - NPG D32077

The Stuart Dynasty

after Francis Poyntz
albumen print, circa 1887 (1670s)
NPG D32077

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Anne of Denmark

by Pieter de Jode I
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D19203

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'James I and his royal progeny'

by Willem de Passe, published by John Bill, sold by Thomas Jenner
line engraving, circa 1625-1637
NPG D19378

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Anne of Denmark

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Paul van Somer
engraving, 1730s
NPG D42872

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'James I and his royal progeny'

by Charles Turner, published by Samuel Woodburn, after Willem de Passe
mezzotint, published 1814
NPG D19477



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