Anne of Denmark
Anne of Denmark
by Unknown artist
oil on panel, circa 1628-1644
22 1/2 in. x 17 1/4 in. (572 mm x 438 mm)
Given by Esmond Samuel de Beer, 1969
Sitterback to top
- Anne of Denmark (1574-1619), Queen of James I. Sitter associated with 48 portraits.
This portraitback to top
This posthumous portrait shows the queen in deep mourning for her son Henry, Prince of Wales, who died in 1612. The quality of the work suggests that it was based on a lifetime portrait that is now lost.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Cooper, Tarnya, Searching for Shakespeare, 2006 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 2 March - 29 May 2006), p. 168
- Cooper, Tarnya, Searching for Shakespeare (hardback), 2006 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 2 March - 29 May 2006), p. 168
- 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. 166
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 14
- Williamson, David, Kings and Queens, 2010, p. 109
- Williamson, David, The National Portrait Gallery: History of the Kings and Queens of England, 1998, p. 109
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Subjects & Themesback to top
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Events of 1628back to top
Current affairsJohn Felton, a professional soldier, assassinates George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham.
Lawyer and politician, Sir Edward Coke, leads the demand for a Petition of Right which sets out specific civil liberties while curbing Royal power. After much debate, it is reluctantly accepted by Charles I and passed in Parliament.
Art and scienceAged ten, poet Abraham Cowley writes his epic romance, Pyramus and Thisbe; it would appear in his first publication, Poetical blossoms, 1633, a collection of five poems.
Charles I purchases a substantial art collection from the Duke of Mantua, initially overseen by diplomat, Sir Isaac Wake.
InternationalThe Huguenots surrender in La Rochelle to Catholic royalist forces. Attempts are made by England to assist the city; a final, unsuccessful expedition is dispatched by Robert Bertie, Earl of Lindsey, now head of the fleet since the death of George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham.
Exhibitions and displays
- Life, Death and Memory
Until 4 February 2018
- Portrait of the Day: Henry VIII & Katherine of Aragon
17 December, 12:30
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