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KING CHRISTIAN II's DILEMMA 1523 by Thomas Andersen
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FIRST PRIZE – Wrest Point Art Award 2004 Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Danish History
stylized figurative acrylic painting on canvas
size of original work 91cm x 120.2cm (36"X48")

Due to new laws proposed by Christian II to give citizens more rights the nobles rose against him. Even though he had a large part of the country behind him, inhabitants of many towns, and the rural population, he suddenly lost heart.

The story goes that he had himself rowed back and forth across the sea at night, time and time again, without being able to make up his mind whether to stay and fight or return to Copenhagen. He chose the latter course and one evening sailed from Denmark to Holland with his wife Elizabeth and their children.

A new king was proclaimed, and King Christian’s laws were burnt by the executioner as being harmful to the nobility. Christian II died in 1559 at the age of 78 years.

The original of this work is available for sale from
Wellington Gallery

Thomas Andersen’s paintings & sculpture can be found in collections all over the world including Australia, Europe and the United States – to date his work has been exhibited at forty eight solo exhibitions.

His last available works are currently exhibited at Wellington Gallery in the foothills of Mt.Wellington in Hobart, Tasmania. The gallery was built in 1976 and exhibits over one hundred works in two display areas surrounding a fern courtyard.

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Comments

  • Monica Engeler
    Monica Engelerover 5 years ago

    Enjoy. Love the action on the water and boat.

  • GloriaDK
    GloriaDKabout 5 years ago

    Thomas I have to fav. this one it has the Danish flag! (I have one on our cabinet) and our best friend has returned to Denmark, Jorgen, who is a top notch metal worker, ex Uni Professor.

  • GloriaDK
    GloriaDKabout 5 years ago

    P.S. you have an amazing portfolio of work.

  • AnnePoltera
    AnnePolteraabout 2 years ago

    I love the sense of pattern and the colours

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...almost 2 years ago

    Fascinating story. Great painting!

  • imagic
    imagicover 1 year ago

    Hi Thomas
    Ser ud som om en båd med “Vikinger” har problemer!!!!
    Looks like a boat with Vikings have problems!!!!
    Can´t be true – has always taught in school that the Vikings had control over everything – except their thirst….lol.
    Nice work – great compliment from Denmark and me.
    Best greetings
    Jens.

  • imagic
    imagicover 1 year ago

    Hi Thomas
    Ser ud som om en båd med “Vikinger” har problemer!!!!
    Looks like a boat with Vikings have problems!!!!
    Can´t be true – has always taught in school that the Vikings had control over everything – except their thirst….lol.
    Nice work – great compliment from Denmark and me.
    Best greetings
    Jens.

  • imagic
    imagicover 1 year ago

    Hi Thomas
    Ser ud som om en båd med “Vikinger” har problemer!!!!
    Looks like a boat with Vikings have problems!!!!
    Can´t be true – has always taught in school that the Vikings had control over everything – except their thirst….lol.
    Nice work – great compliment from Denmark and me.
    Best greetings
    Jens

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