Prins Eugen Waldemarsudde : Michelin's recommendations
Fourth son of King Oscar II, Prince Eugene (1865-1947) came to live in Waldemarsudde in 1905 in the little castle that he decorated himself. It was built on the site of a convent that had been destroyed in the 16 C to build a royal hunting lodge. It is situated on the canal that links Stockholm to the sea, and surrounded by a pleasant flower garden. Its owner bequeathed it as art gallery, to bear witness to his good taste and his friendships. Prince Eugene tried his hand at many art forms, (this collection has jewellery, statuettes, and frescoes done by him), but he mainly concentrated on landscape painting. His greatest friends belonged to the Gretz School which drew inspiration from impressionist painters they met while staying near Fontainebleau. Visitors can admire Floods in Saint-Ouen by Per Ekström, called "the Sun Painter" in Sweden. After returning home, they painted from what they saw, and worked at representing the landscapes of their provinces, (for example, Dalécarlie by Zorn). The Gallery exhibits works by Bergh, Jansson (Views of Stockholm), Josephson (a painter who went mad), and two landscapes by Strindberg. Other northern artists (Krohg, Vigeland, Munch...) complete a collection that also includes French painters, (Delacroix, Corot, Daubigny, Millet, etc. and a Woman's Face by Picasso). There are also sculptures by Milles, Grate and a Heracles by Bourdelle.
- Address : Prins Eugens väg 6 S - 103 24 Stockholm103 24Stockholm
- Phone : 854583700
- Website : http://www.waldemarsudde.se
- Prices : 100 SEK
Opening hours :
- Tue-Sun 11am-5pm (Thu 8pm)