The people’s love, my strength – King Frederik of Denmark
Kind Frederik on his horse. King of the people. The echo of his words: The people’s love, my strength still lingering in the air. But no ears, no eyes, no hearts to receive them. Just the sun setting over the silence.
Drawing and watercolor, 29 x 30 cm. Drawing: Ink, Watercolor, Pencil on Paper. A creation of a specific image or series of images, forming the whole or part of a composition intended to be completed by adding pigment color (paints, colored inks, etc). This denotes a completed stand-alone autonomous work.
The statue shows Frederik VII of Denmark on horseback, wearing a long coat.
The granite plinth is decorated with bronze plaques on all sides.
That on the front features a gilt oak wreath and the inscription “5/IUNI/1849” in gilt letters. The bronze plate on the left-hand side features Frederik VII’s motto: “FOLKETS KIÆRLIGHED/MIN STYRKE” (The people’s love, my strength).
The inscription on the right-hand side reads “FREDERIK D: SYVENDE/GRUNDLOVENS GIVER.” (Frederik the Seventh, granter of the constitution). The inscription on the rear side reads “FØDT 1808./KONGE 1848./DØD 1863.” (Born 1808, King 1848, died 1863).