Prince Eugen (1865–1947)
Waldermarsudde, former home of the Swedish Prince Eugen, is a museum located in central Stockholm. Prince Eugen was Prince of Norway in 1865-1905 and Prince of Sweden in 1865-1947. He was a famous painter, art collector and patron of artists.
The prince discovered the place in 1892, when he rented a house there for a few days. Seven years later he bought the premises and had a new house designed by the architect Ferdinand Boberg (1860-1945), who also designed Rosenbad, the Prime Minister’s Office and the Government Chancellery in 1903-1904.
Prince Eugen had been educated as a painter in Paris and after his death the house was converted to a museum of his own and others paintings. The prince died in 1947 and is buried by the beach close to the house. The name Waldermarsudde is derived from a historical name of the island Djurgarden, Valmundso. The estate consists of a castle-like main building. The mansion was completed in 1905, the Gallery Building added in 1913, and the estate also includes the original manor-house building, known as the “Old House” and an old linseed mill, both dating back to the 1780s.
The estate is set in parkland which features centuries-old oak trees and reflects the prince’s interest for gardening and flower arrangement.
The Art Nouveau interior, including the tiled stoves, by Boberg are designed in a Gustavian style and makes good use of both the panoramic view of the inlet to Stockholm and the light resulting from the elevated location of the building.
– The Official Waldermarsudde Site- waldemarsudde.se
– New books: Prince Eugen in Copenhagen –trondni.blogspot.com
– Waldemarsudde Art Museum- stockholmtourist.blogspot.com
Waldermarsudde Estate Mansion
Waldermarsudde’s Guest Home
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