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    Sale 7682

    IMPERIAL DESIGN From Stockholm to St Petersburg

    25 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 121

    After Fredrik Westin

    Carl XIV Johan, Sveriges och Norriges Konung

    Price Realised  


    After Fredrik Westin
    Carl XIV Johan, Sveriges och Norriges Konung
    Engraving, circa 1830, on wove paper, apparently in good condition, not examined out of the frames
    Image: 575 x 420 mm.
    in an Empire giltwood and gesso frame mounted by a crown

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    Carl XIV Johan (1763 - 1844), born Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, was King of Sweden and Norway from 1818 up until his death in 1844.

    French by birth, Bernadotte served a long and successful career in the French Army. However, his service to France ended in 1810 when he was elected as heir to the Swedish throne. He went to Stockholm the same year and was adopted by the King under the name Carl Johan, becoming Crown Prince. He went on to lead the Swedish army against France in the final years of the Napoleonic Wars and as a result of Napoleon's defeat was responsible for Sweden's acquisition of Norway. After the death of Karl XIII in 1818, Karl Johan succeeded the throne. His reign was one of uninterrupted peace during which his kingdoms experienced great material development. He was remarkably popular in both Sweden and Norway up until his death in 1844.

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