image Christian IV, IM006232
Image number: RS.17178
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Christian IV of Denmark

Date

16th century - 17th century

Sitter

King of Denmark Christian IV (1577-1648, Danish)

Creator

Renold Elstrack (1565-1630, British), Engraver

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

v6 p87

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (Plate): 182mm
width (Plate): 110mm

Subject

Description

Portrait of Christian IV of Denmark, engraved by Renold Elstracke and published by Compton Holland. Framed with coloured slips of decorative pattern.

Christian IV of Denmark (1588-1648) was a warrior king, but at the same time also maintained a court with a high standard of culture and music.

From a set of albums known as Collectanea Newtoniana, a selection of prints, original artwork and manuscripts relating to Newton, collected by Charles Turnor (1768-1853). Turnor was an astronomer, collector and Fellow of the Royal Society. He owned Woolsthorpe Manor (Newton’s birthplace).

Related Fellows

Isaac Newton (1642-1727, British), Natural philosopher

Associated place