A new portrait of the royal family
Today Thomas Kluge's group portrait of the Royal Family is revealed. This will happen in connection with the opening of the exhibition "Thomas Kluge. Royal Portraits" on The Amalienborg Museum.
Thomas Kluge's portrait of the Royal Family with the title "Kongehuset" is the first royal family portrait in Denmark since Laurits Tuxen's "Fredensborgbillede", showing Christian 9. and Queen Louise with their family, from 1880s.
"Kongehuset" was created over a period of 4 years and portrays the Royal Couple with their sons, daughter-in-laws, and grandchildren in the Jardin Hall on Fredensborg Palace. Thereby, the Royal Family is portrayed the same place as in Tuxen's painting "Fredensborgbillede", just as the settee, where the Royal Couple sits, is the same as on Tuxen's painting from 1880s.
The portrait of the Royal Family is exhibited together with other royal portraits by Kluge in the Gala Hall, The Amalienborg Museum, from 16 November 2013 to 2 March 2014, whereupon it will be located in the Yellow Salon on Fredensborg Palace.