Oil on canvas, 82.5cm by 66cm.
Charles XII was King of Sweden from 1697-1718, succeeding to the throne at the age of fifteen.
He was a soldier, a brilliant military leader and strategist who led his country against a Triple Alliance of northern and eastern European countries.
He also introduced important tax and legal reforms to Sweden.
Per Krafft the Elder (1724-1793) was a Swedish portraitist.
He was the father of Per Krafft the Younger, a portraitist and history painter and Maria Wilhelmina Krafft, a painter and portrait miniaturist.