"XIXth / Henrik Olrik / Hst / Orders Of The Elephant And The Dannebrog / Denmark / 1881 / Portrait"XIXTH CENTURY ART -DANISH PAINTING-HST. Henrik Benedikt Olrik (Copenhagen 1830-1890). Member of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Portrait painter (Henrik Ibsen, Royal family of Denmark), genre painter, history painter, sculptor and medalist. Portrait of a state figure affiliated with the Royal House of Denmark, dated 1881. After (Efter in Danish), executed by Mr. Bruun. The decorations displayed by this character come under two orders of chivalry in Denmark: -The Order of the Elephant (blue knights). -The order of Dannebrog (name given to the flag of Denmark) (white knights). The decorations of these two orders are reserved, since the reform of 1808, to persons of princely origin, of the Royal House of Denmark and with a few (rare) exceptions of members of governments or influential people in industry. These decorations are: -the blue scarf of a knight of the order of the elephant. -the knight's plaque of the Order of the Elephant. -the Grand Cross plaque of the Order of Dannebrog. -On the reverse, the Cross of Grand Commander of the Order of Dannebrog. -At the neck, Cross of Grand Commander of the order of Dannebrog, in diamonds, gold and enamel, with a tricolor ribbon. Monogram, at the level of the gold bail, of King Christian IX (1818-1906), who reigned from 1863 to 1906. The order of Dannebrog was founded in 1219 by Waldemar II, as a civil order of chivalry rewarding the acts of dedication and services rendered to the King. Abandoned later, it was restored in 1671 by King Christian V (1646-1699), it is still in place today. The Order of the Elephant was created in 1460 by King Christian I of Denmark. In 1693, King Christian V, published the statutes of this order, the most prestigious in Denmark, still in force today. Very good state. Cleaning performed by a professional. Gilded stucco frame.