Canute the Great.
Portrait of King Canute the Great.
Engraving. 18th Century. Size 40 x 24,5 cm. Some stains on the edges, not affecting the image itself.
Canute (Sveinsson Knut) (d1035) was King of England from 1016, Denmark from 1018 and Norway from 1030. He is best known for the famous occasion when he demonstrated to flattering courtiers that God alone can command the tides.