NPG Number
4010
Mkey
144
Sitter/Title
Anne of Denmark
Qualifier
by
Artist(s)
IsaacOliver
Date made
circa 1612
Medium
watercolour on vellum
Credit line
© National Portrait Gallery, London
anne of denmark

144

4010

Anne of Denmark

by

Isaac Oliver

circa 1612

watercolour on vellum

© National Portrait Gallery, London

As Anne's official limner, Oliver painted numerous miniatures of her which were often intended as gifts. She spent lavishly on jewellery and was proud of her Danish ancestry; the crowned 'S' jewel probably refers to her mother, Sophia of Mecklenburg. Her jewelled locket may contain another miniature, perhaps of the intended recipient of this portrait.