Not currently on display at the V&A

Queen Christina of Sweden

Bust
ca. 1830 - ca. 1850 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This small historicising bust of Queen Christina of Sweden (1626-1689; ruled 1632-54) may have been part of a larger series of monarchs of Sweden; the bust of King Charles XII of Sweden (A.6-1928) currently forms a pair with it. The images may be based on a painting or engraving, their style implying a nineteenth-century date.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Carved ivory
Brief Description
Bust, carved ivory, of Queen Christina of Sweden, Swedish, ca. 1830-50
Physical Description
Queen Christina faces forwards wearing a chemise fastened with a bow. The front of the socle is inscribed.
Dimensions
  • Bust alone height: 7.7cm
  • Of socle height: 6.9cm
  • Whole height: 14.6cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'CHRISTINA'
Object history
Bought from C.F. Hobson Esq., London, along with A.6-1928 for £12 10s in 1928.
Subject depicted
Summary
This small historicising bust of Queen Christina of Sweden (1626-1689; ruled 1632-54) may have been part of a larger series of monarchs of Sweden; the bust of King Charles XII of Sweden (A.6-1928) currently forms a pair with it. The images may be based on a painting or engraving, their style implying a nineteenth-century date.
Associated Object
Bibliographic References
  • Longhurst, Margaret H. Catalogue of Carvings in Ivory. London: Published under the Authority of the Board of Education, 1929, Part II, p. 122
  • Trusted, Marjorie, Baroque & Later Ivories, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2013, cat. no. 316, p. 321
Collection
Accession Number
A.7-1928

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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