COURT, Joseph-Désiré
(b. 1797, Rouen, d. 1865, Paris)

Christian VIII and Caroline Amalie in Coronation Robes

Oil on canvas, 294 x 359 cm
Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

Christian VIII (1786-1848) was the King of Denmark from 1839 to 1848 and, as Christian Frederick, King of Norway in 1814. He is portrayed with his second wife, Caroline Amalie of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (1796-1881) whom he married in 1815 after his first marriage was dissolved by divorce. His first wife Charlotte Frederica was accused of adultery.

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