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Frederik V in his Anointing Robes  1750

by Carl Gustaf Pilo

The Swedish artist C.G. Pilo became a court painter in the Danish royal household in 1747, the same year that Frederic 5. was anointed King. Pilo remained court painter until he left Denmark again in 1771. [br] In 1660 the Danish monarchy went from being an elective monarchy to absolutism, and Danish kings were anointed rather than crowned. [b]The anointing ceremony[...
Courtesy of the National Gallery of Denmark