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King Christian II of Denmark

A work made of engraving in black on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

about 1529

Artist:

Jacob Binck (German, c. 1500-1569)
after Jan Gossaert (Flemish, 1478-1532)

About this artwork

King Christian II of Denmark gained his title through being elected by the nobility, instead of inheriting it. When he returned to Denmark from a visit to the Netherlands full of reforming ideas, his popularity plummeted, and in 1523 he was deposed and exiled. Jacob Binck produced several prints depicting this controversial figure, using drawings by the Flemish artist Jan Gossaert. This one was likely produced after Christian left Denmark. Though he, and later his children, tried to reclaim the throne, they never succeeded.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jacob Binck

Title

King Christian II of Denmark

Origin

Germany

Date

Printed 1524–1535

Medium

Engraving in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

264 x 217 mm (image/sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.

Reference Number

1923.322

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