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Flag Proposal 1 of 1814, Nos. 9-16 (Norway)

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Background and description

Proposal 1 - made around October, 1814 the designer is unknown. There were a total of 24 images on the proposal page. The source document is extremely small. These images have been redone from the original document to add clarity.
For the purposes of the description, the gridwork starts at the upper left corner and proceeds down the page, then to the second image on the top row, etc. This corresponds to the designer's numbering pattern.
Sketches 1, 2, 17 and 21 are variations of the Scandinavian cross. For the last image (21), the cross appears blue with blue borders at the top and bottom of the flag.
Sketches 17 and 18 feature a variation on the pattern of the tricolor (which is represented in sketches 23 and 24. The vertical bars, however, are shifted towards the hoist of the flag, similar to the shift in the arms of the Scandinavian cross.
The color of the flag in sketch 15 through 20 appears blue in the source document. In sketch 15, there is a white circle on a red diamond within the field of the flag; in sketch 16, a red circle in a blue diamond on the white field. Closeups of sketches 9 through 16 are below:

Sketch 9

[Flag Proposal 1, Sketch 9]
image by Jorge Candeias

Sketch 10

[Flag Proposal 1, Sketch 10]
image by Jorge Candeias

Sketch 11

[Flag Proposal 1, Sketch 11]
image by Jorge Candeias

Sketch 12

[Flag Proposal 1, Sketch 12]
image by Jorge Candeias

Sketch 13

[Flag Proposal 1, Sketch 13]
image by Jorge Candeias

Sketch 14

[Flag Proposal 1, Sketch 14]
image by Jorge Candeias

Sketch 15

[Flag Proposal 1, Sketch 15]
image by Jorge Candeias

Sketch 16

[Flag Proposal 1, Sketch 16]
image by Jorge Candeias