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Old 02-01-2003, 01:44 AM
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Gripsholm Castle, Mariefred

Gripsholm Castle

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Gripsholm Castle is situated in the small town of Mariefred in Södermanland, on the shores of Lake Mälaren. The place gets its name from one of the personalities of medieval Sweden, Bo Jonsson Grip, by whom the first Castle was built in the second half of the 14th century. Towards the end of the Middle Ages, the Castle was donated to a Cartesian Monastery founded in Pacis Mariae - the Latin name for Mariefred.

The monastery was sequestrated by the State at the Reformation, and the Castle began to be built in 1537 under the direction of the master-builder Henrik von Köllen. This was Gustav Vasa's project, as part of a new system of national defences. The Castle was also intended as a fitting residence for a Renaissance ruler - Gustav Vasa. The large Hall of State with its painted roof and its full-length portraits of Gustav Vasa and contemporary crowned heads of Europe conveys, although many times restored, a good picture of the original Gripsholm scene. The most famous of the 16th century apartments is Duke Karl's Chamber, which is one of the best-preserved interiors of the period anywhere in Sweden.

During the 17th century (known in Sweden as the "Great Power Period"), Gripsholm was used as a dower (widow's property for life) by Queens Maria Eleonora (widow of Gustav II Adolf) and Hedvig Eleonora (widow of Karl X). Hedvig Eleonora made considerable changes and additions, among them the Queen's Wing.

The reign of Gustav III in the late 18th century marked a new period of brilliance in the Castle's history. It was at this time that the exquisite theatre was fitted out in one of the round Renaissance towers of the Castle. This is one of the best-preserved 18th century theatres in Europe. The same period also produced Gustav III's Round Drawing Room, a counterpart to Gustav Vasa's Hall of State. In the Round Drawing Room the visitor can see portraits of Gustav III and his royal contemporaries. During the 19th century, Gripsholm evoked strong national sentiments and the Castle came to be regarded as a national monument. Furniture and art objects of great historic importance were transferred from the various royal residences to Gripsholm to reinforce its national character. A much-debated restoration of the Castle took place at the end of the 19th century. Critics described it as an attempt to make the Castle even older than it was.

Gripsholm today is a sampler of Swedish interior design from the 16th to the late 19th century, a unique collection of furniture and decorative arts from 400 years. The Castle is internationally known for its outstanding collection of portraits - the Swedish national collection - featuring prominent Swedes from the days of Gustav Vasa down to the present. Each year, the Gripsholm Association commissions "portraits of honour" of eminent Swedes for the Gripsholm collection.

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Old 06-23-2003, 05:11 AM
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Old 06-05-2004, 08:14 PM
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Here are the photos from Corbis of Gripsholm:

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Here are some of my pictures of Gripsholms Palace from my visit there yesterday - July 16, 2004:
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Nicodemus Tessin was the architect who Queen Hedvig Eleonora commissioned to add the queen's wing to Gripsholm Castle.
Gripsholm Castle: A room inside
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Here are some of my pictures of Gripsholms Palace from my visit there yesterday - July 16, 2004:
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Old 05-16-2015, 03:28 PM
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Photos from Gripsholm Castle, from the Flickr of the National Museum
https://www.flickr.com/search/?user_...ext=gripsholms

One of the rooms in Gripsholm Castle, from Victoria's visit last week.
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The National Property Board of Sweden tells about how the patinated silk wallpaper will replaced by hand-painted replica.
An exciting and different wallpaper project is going on right now at Gripsholm Castle. The silk wallpaper in the Queen's little cabinet, after about 250 years, shall be replaced. When the originals proved to be too worn and fragile to be restored, now the National Property Board allows instead replace the wallpaper with a regenerated silk taffeta in red - a fantastic craft where large parts of the pattern is painted by hand.

The intrepid visitor to Gripsholm Castle will be surprised when the wallpaper in autumn 2016, is expected to be in place in the Queen's little cabinet. In all the years that the original wallpaper has been up, the light has faded fabric to a beige yellow bottom shade. When the strips were removed during disassembly, it was instead a bright coral color that came up.
- The contrast between the two colors was strong, we were all very surprised. For the sake of history and respect for those who worked with the silk from the beginning we decided to return to the original hue, says Jörgen Ore, management technique at the National Property Board.
The 60-meter-long fabric will be printed in spring 2016. Then it will take about six months for decoration painter to with fine brush to paint the leaf veins and flowers contours.
Original wallpaper from the Queen's little cabinet will be well taken care of. The National Property Board is currently working on setting up a space air-conditioning in the castle's attic in which among other things the removed the wallpaper will be preserved for the future.
Patinerad sidentapet på Gripsholms slott ersätts av handmålad replik - Statens fastighetsverk
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Old 01-05-2016, 04:38 AM
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Photos of Gripsholm Castle, by photographer and antique dealer Håkan Groth.
https://www.instagram.com/p/9OomjClr...by=hakan_groth
https://www.instagram.com/p/9OpLsOFr...by=hakan_groth
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Prince Karl's Chamber
https://www.instagram.com/p/9Op5Izlr...by=hakan_groth
The round White Salon
https://www.instagram.com/p/9PKUl0lr...by=hakan_groth
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The Queen's Audience Room, now called the Yellow Salon.
https://www.instagram.com/p/9P1C_fFr...by=hakan_groth
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Princess Sofia Albertina's Mistress of the Robes room
https://www.instagram.com/p/9RCtyjlr...by=hakan_groth
The bedroom used by the actress Sophie Hagman (1758-1826) when she was accompanying her lover Prince Fredric to Gripsholm.
https://www.instagram.com/p/9RUpoWlr...by=hakan_groth
Gripsholm Castle houses the Swedish National Portrait Gallery. This portrait is of Count Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie and his wife the Countess Palatine Marie Euphrosyne of Zweibrücken painted in 1653 by Hendrik Munnichhoven.
https://www.instagram.com/p/9RXPDylr...by=hakan_groth
Gustaf IV Adolf (1778-1837).
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King Gustaf V of Sweden (1858-1950) painted in 1929 by Bernhard Österman.
https://www.instagram.com/p/9SzO7flr...by=hakan_groth
The Court Theatre at Gripsholm
https://www.instagram.com/p/9TpDreFr...by=hakan_groth
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Old 05-31-2016, 01:56 AM
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On Saturday 28th May the National Property Board organized for the fourth time "Secret rooms" -event, opened in 10 places the doors to rooms which aren't normally shown to people.
One of the places was Gripsholm Castle, were Kavaljersflygeln was opened to people, some photos:
Titta in i Kavaljersflygeln på Gripsholm. _ Bakom Kulisserna
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Old 07-24-2016, 01:13 AM
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Video of Gripsholm Castle at court Youtube


Photo taken yesterday evening by Stella Pictures.
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The Swedish State Portrait Collection at Gripsholm Castle
Gripsholm Castle is home to the world's oldest national portrait gallery. This is also one of the world's largest portrait galleries, and currently includes approximately 5,000 works, mostly oil paintings.
The Swedish State Portrait Collection - Kungliga slotten

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Greenhouse with flower beds in the castle garden
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Some photos
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Gripsholm Castle in 360°
Visit Gripsholm Castle from home. Explore Duke Karl's Chamber, the Council Chamber and King Gustav III's theatre in 360°. Don't forget to look up!
You can view the virtual tours from your mobile phone or computer. The rooms can be viewed from floor to ceiling, and you can zoom in. The information symbols indicate that there is more to read about the room's history, objects and décor.
Council Chamber
The Council Chamber was probably one of the more lavish rooms in the Royal Apartments at Gripsholm Castle, as the ceiling shows. The tour allows you to see and read about the amber cabinet, the ivory-topped table, the cabinet of curiosities, King Karl XV's gilded leather-effect wall covering and King Gustav IV Adolf's piano.
Duke Carl's Chamber
Duke Carl's Chamber is one of the best preserved rooms in the country from the time of the Vasa kings. During the virtual tour, you can learn about the architecture, the décor, King Erik XIV's imprisonment and the toilet – a luxury that only royalty could enjoy.
Gustav III's Theatre
This tour is particularly special. The theatre at Gripsholm is Sweden's best preserved 18th century theatre. Here, King Gustav III and his court enjoyed performances that could be up to nine hours long.
During the virtual tour, you can learn about the baroque stage, the backdrop scenes, the machinery and the décor. And don't forget to look up at the ceiling.
Gripsholm Castle in 360° - Kungliga slotten

Behind the scenes at Gustav III's theater
Follow in Gustav III's footsteps, behind the scenes at his theater at Gripsholm. Museum teacher Josefine Lindqvist shows Gustav III's secret walk to the royal box.
https://www.instagram.com/p/B-4bNhxpuYz/

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Gustav III and the government officials
Follow us to the Grip Tower! This is where rooms for the officials of Gustav III's office - Elis Schröderheim and his colleagues - were decorated. They were not satisfied.
https://www.instagram.com/p/B_EtSF9Jrqt/
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Old 09-12-2020, 12:40 AM
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A video about The Swedish National Portrait Gallery at Gripsholm Castle, at Instagram of The Royal Palaces.
This is where Sweden's celebrities hang out
From Gustav Vasa to Mora-Nisse. Gripsholm Castle has the world's oldest national portrait gallery, here hang 800 portraits from the Swedish state's portrait collection. The foundation for the collection was laid by Gustav Vasa, Hedvig Eleonora, Gustav III and Karl XIV Johan. In the 1860s, the National Museum took over responsibility for the Swedish State's portrait collection, which is expanded every year with an honorary portrait of a well-deserved Swedish woman or man. .
Gripsholm Castle is open daily in September. Here you walk at your own pace.
Opening hours and more information at Kungligaslotten.se
Photo: Lisa Raihle Rehbäck, Kate Gabor. Music by Johan Agrell performed by court organist Mary Ljungqvist Hén on Drottningholm's Cahman organ from 1730.
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Old 09-20-2020, 11:46 PM
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Rooms for a princess
The rooms at Gripsholm Castle, which Gustav III had decorated for his sister Sofia Albertina, are some of the castle's most beautiful. The sister was important to Gustav III, she was social, outgoing and shared his interest in theater. She often accompanied her brother when the court moved around between the royal castles, and at Gripsholm's castle, Princess Sofia Albertina's floor is next door to the king's own. The floor is small, but extremely elegant. The bedroom has a graceful chandelier, painted Chinese silk wallpaper and a comfortable bed by Jean Baptiste Masreliez. The dresser has a pattern of flowers and the beautiful, gilded armchairs are upholstered in the same silk as the walls. The small proportions of the rooms, slightly lower ceilings and tiled stoves probably made them some of the more pleasant and habitable in the castle. Gripsholm was particularly close to the heart of Gustav III, who was interested in history, and here the court celebrated Christmas for many years, despite the fact that the castle was almost impossible to warm up in winter.
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A refined Gustavian 1780’s gilt brass lantern used in windy hallways to protect the candle light from being extinguished. Look at the edge of gilding on the ungilded back of the egg-and dart décor.
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An exquisite late Gustavian porphyry urn. The gilt bronzes by Fredrik Ludvig Rung, the Swedish royal bronze maker, circa 1800. He had shares in the porphyry manufactory in Älvdalen.
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