Jacobus Houbraken (1698-1780) - Anne of Denmark. Queen of K. James I (at Somerset House)

Description
Jacobus Houbraken (1698-1780) - Anne of Denmark. Queen of K. James I (at Somerset House)
Engraving - signed at the bottom - 1750

Beautiful portrait of a large size of Queen Anne of Denmark in copper engraving made by Jacob Houbraken after the original painting by Cornelius Johnson (1593-1661). The Queen is fitted with an elegant oval frame with a putto in the foreground with a richly decorated urn, as attributes a crown and a scythe. Signed and titled below the plate.

Condition: Except for some light discolouration and light folds here and there, in very good condition. See the photos.

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*Jacob Houbraken (Dordrecht, 17 December 1698 – Amsterdam, November 14, 1780) was a northern Dutch draughtsman, engraver and art collector.

**Cornelis Janssens van Ceulen, also mentioned as Cornelius Jonson of Ceulen, Cornelius Johnson and Cornelis Jansz. van Ceulen (baptised London, 14 October 1593 – buried in Utrecht, 5 August 1661), was a Dutch portrait painter.

***Anna of Denmark (Skanderborg, 12 December 1574 – Hampton Court Palace, 2 March 1619) was a daughter of Frederick II of Denmark and Sophia of Mecklenburg-Güstrow. On 23 November 1589, she married the later King James I of England in Oslo.

Although she was raised protestant, she soon converted to Catholicism after her marriage. Anna had an expensive taste concerning clothing and jewels, with which the finances of the court had to compensate. She became patron of the art and expanded on her own court.

Lot details
Artist
Jacobus Houbraken (1698-1780)
Title of artwork
Anne of Denmark. Queen of K. James I (at Somerset House)
Year
1750
Technique
Engraving
Signature
Marked on the bottom
Condition
In good condition
Sold with frame
No
Image size
36×22 cm
Total dimensions
46×28×0 cm
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