Kristian Zahrtmann, 1882 - The Death of Queen Sophie Amalie - fine art print

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General information by Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark) (© - Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark) - Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark))

Surrounded by silverware and magnificent silks, the dowager queen Sophie Amalie (1628-1685) breathes her last. A grotesque figure whose status and wealth cannot deliver her from a violent and painful death by asphyxiation.

Leonora Christine's memoirs The painting belongs to the group of around 100 pictures, studies, and sculptures that Zahrtmann created on the basis of Leonora Christine’s (1621-1698) memoirs Jammersminde (Memory of Woe) from 1869. Her life and destiny, spanning the range from wealth and power through imprisonment and shame to rehabilitation and release, fascinated Zahrtmann for almost 50 years.

Sophie Amalie was behind Leonora Christine’s arrest and 22 years of imprisonment in Blåtårn. Zahrtmann hated her for that, and his sentiments are apperent with exceptional honesty in this depiction of her death throes.

Renewer of historical painting As an artist, the splendour-loving Zahrtmann became the great renewer of historical painting. In addition to his personal interpretations of Leonora Christine’s life, he was particularly interested in scenes of classical mythology.

Over the years the colours became more intense and the interpretations more private, making them more bizarre in the eyes of his contemporaries. In his late figure compositions, he brought together “exceptional” human beings and obvious homoerotic fascinations in a high-tension exchange between life and work.

Information about the article

This more than 130 years old artpiece The Death of Queen Sophie Amalie was created by the male painter Kristian Zahrtmann. This artwork is in the the digital collection of Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), which is the largest museum of fine arts in Denmark and is attached to the Danish Ministry of Culture.. This modern art artwork, which is in the public domain is provided with courtesy of National Gallery of Denmark.Moreover, the artpiece has the creditline: . On top of that, alignment is square with a side ratio of 1 : 1, which means that the length is equal to the width. The painter Kristian Zahrtmann was an artist, whose art style can be attributed mainly to Realism. The painter lived for a total of 74 years and was born in the year 1843 in Ronne, Hovedstaden, Denmark and died in the year 1917 in Frederiksberg, Sj?lland, Denmark.

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General information about the artist

Name: Kristian Zahrtmann
Alternative names: Zahrtmann Christian, Kristian Zahrtmann, Zahrtmann Peder Henrik Kristian, Zahrtmann Kristian, Peder Henrik Kristian Zahrtmann
Gender of the artist: male
Artist nationality: Danish
Professions of the artist: painter
Country of origin: Denmark
Classification: modern artist
Styles of the artist: Realism
Died aged: 74 years
Year of birth: 1843
Born in (place): Ronne, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Year of death: 1917
Deceased in (place): Frederiksberg, Sj?lland, Denmark

Background information about the original artwork

Title of the artpiece: "The Death of Queen Sophie Amalie"
Artwork categorization: painting
Generic term: modern art
Artwork century: 19th century
Created in: 1882
Artwork age: around 130 years old
Museum / location: Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark)
Place of museum: Copenhagen, Denmark
web page: Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark)
Artwork license type: public domain
Courtesy of: National Gallery of Denmark

The product

Print prodct: art copy
Method of reproduction: digital reproduction
Manufacturing process: digital printing
Manufacturing: made in Germany
Type of stock: on demand production
Intended product usage: wall picture, wall gallery
Image alignment: square alignment
Aspect ratio: 1 : 1 - (length : width)
Image aspect ratio meaning: the length is equal to the width
Materials you can select: poster print (canvas paper), canvas print, acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), metal print (aluminium dibond)
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) size variants: 20x20cm - 8x8", 30x30cm - 12x12", 50x50cm - 20x20", 70x70cm - 28x28", 100x100cm - 39x39", 150x150cm - 59x59", 180x180cm - 71x71"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) variants: 20x20cm - 8x8", 30x30cm - 12x12", 50x50cm - 20x20", 70x70cm - 28x28", 100x100cm - 39x39", 150x150cm - 59x59", 180x180cm - 71x71"
Poster print (canvas paper) options: 30x30cm - 12x12", 50x50cm - 20x20", 70x70cm - 28x28", 100x100cm - 39x39"
Aluminium dibond print size variants: 20x20cm - 8x8", 30x30cm - 12x12", 50x50cm - 20x20", 70x70cm - 28x28", 100x100cm - 39x39"
Art print framing: no frame

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