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Jean Gossart (c. 1478-1532)

The Three Children of Christian II of Denmark 1526

RCIN 405782

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Prince John and Princesses Dorothea and Christina were the children of the exiled King Christian II of Denmark. Their mother died in January 1526 when the children were aged 7, 5 and 3, and this portrait was perhaps commissioned in her honour. The children were brought up at the court of Margaret of Austria, Governor of the Netherlands, in Mechelen.