Originally Posted by CyrilVladisla
Who did Prince Eugen leave his paintings to?
Prince Eugen’s will left Waldemarsudde and his collection to the Swedish state in 1947. Administration was handed over to the City of Stockholm. A special board was appointed to take charge of the care and operation of the property. In 1995, the state took over the property’s administration. Prince Eugen’s Waldemarsudde is from 1 July 2017 an independent foundation with government grants. The board and director of the Museum run it pursuant to Prince Eugen’s will.
Prince Eugen's Waldemarsudde has updated its website, it was opened on 27th January.
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At the website about the art collection
At the time of Prince Eugen’s death in 1947, the collection included some 3,200 works by the prince himself, and some 3,500 works by almost 450 other artists. This made it one of the largest privately owned collections in Sweden. Since then, only a few works have been added to the collection. The additions have come in the form of gifts, such as the August Strindberg works that were donated to the museum in 1979, and through purchases to complement artists already represented, such as paintings by Peder Severin Krøyer and Mina Carlson-Bredberg that were added to the collection in the 1970s. The latest major donation came in 2016, when 7 paintings and 3 lithographs by Swedish painter Olle Olsson Hagalund, was donated to the museum.
Prince Eugen’s Art Collection - Waldemarsudde