Portrait of Peder Mandrup Tuxen (1783-1838)

Portrait of Peder Mandrup Tuxen (1783-1838), artist unknown. Oil on canvas. Private collection. Photo: Alexander Tuxen.

The notorious Peder Mandrup Tuxen was the progenitor of most of the Tuxen family living today. He was a naval officer, ending with the rank of commander/captain. He participated in the wars against England and was decorated with the Danish order of the flag Dannebrog for a battle in which he put an English frigate to flight with only a few cannon boats.

Peder Mandrup Tuxen was often portrayed. See also the pictures P1 and P4.

Read more about Peder Mandrup Tuxen and his family in this article.

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