1837 The Bernadotte Family by Fredrik Westin (Gripsholm Palace, Mariefred Sweden)
The current and
past Queens of Sweden are to the right in this Westin group portrait - Josefina
in white and Desideria (née Desirée Clary) in black. King Oscar I wears full
military uniform. King Oscar made serious efforts to unite Sweden and Norway.
Queen Josefina successfully promoted causes such as religious freedom and
inheritance rights for women - Scandinavian progressivism before Scandinavian
progressivism became famous (or infamous for viewers and listeners of right-wing propaganda outlets in the USA). Acting to promote national unity is a hallmark of
successful monarchies today.