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Christian IV, King of Denmark and Norway; Frederick III, King of Denmark

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Christian IV, King of Denmark and Norway; Frederick III, King of Denmark

by Robert Dunkarton, published by Samuel Woodburn, after Willem de Passe
mezzotint, published 1814
14 in. x 10 3/8 in. (355 mm x 265 mm) plate size; 17 1/4 in. x 13 in. (435 mm x 330 mm) paper size
Reference Collection
NPG D9550

Sittersback to top

Artistsback to top

  • Willem de Passe (1597 or 1598-1636 or 1637), Engraver. Artist associated with 175 portraits.
  • Robert Dunkarton (circa 1744-1811?), Engraver and portrait painter. Artist associated with 166 portraits.
  • Samuel Woodburn (1786-1853), Picture dealer. Artist associated with 142 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D19198: Christian IV, King of Denmark and Norway; Frederick III, King of Denmark (from same plate)
  • NPG D34884: Christian IV, King of Denmark and Norway; Frederick III, King of Denmark (from same plate)

Events of 1814back to top

Current affairs

Princess Caroline leaves England for a lengthy series of travels in Europe and the Middle East. Scandalous gossip promptly surrounds her relationship with her Italian valet, Count Bartholomew Bergami.
George, Prince Regent, hosts a visit of the victorious allies to England with spectacular celebrations and fireworks at Carlton House.

Art and science

John Soane completes the construction of Dulwich Picture Gallery.
First steam printing machine in the world is used to publish The Times.
New Royal Mint opens at Tower Hill with improved precision machinery.
Grand Western Canal completed from Loudwell to Tiverton.

International

Paris falls under allied attack; Napoleon sent into exile on Elba.
Force of British veterans lands at Chesapeake Bay, defeats Americans at Bladensburg and burns parts of Washington DC.
Peace treaty signed with Americans in Ghent. General Pakenham is killed leading attack on New Orleans before news of the peace reaches America.

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