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An Ard Ri 11-02-2015 03:03 PM

Prince Eugen, Duke of Närke never married,maybe he was more interested in painting!

Furienna 11-04-2015 09:17 AM


Originally Posted by An Ard Ri (Post 1835353)
Prince Eugen, Duke of Närke never married,maybe he was more interested in painting!

If you can read the article, that Meraude linked to a few days ago, you will see that there have been different theories about why Prince Eugen never got married. Maybe he was "married" to his art. Maybe he just never found a princess, whom he could fall in love with (and after his brother Oscar had married a non-royal woman, Eugen and his brother Carl had to promise their father to not repeat that faux pas). Maybe he was homosexual? But it doesn't seem like there is a good answer to that question.

Meraude 11-05-2015 03:00 PM

In the article in Expressen it's mentioned that prince Eugen became friends with countess Ebba (Wallenberg) Bonde when he was in his 60ies and she was 30 years younger than him. Ebba was born Wallenberg, a prominent Swedish family and financial dynasty, and married into the noble Bonde family. They travelled together, played golf and tennis, went out dancing and so on. She was one of Sweden's first celebrities, unconventional and a bit wild. If they were just friends or had a relationship is not known.

LadyFinn 05-31-2016 07:32 AM

Photos from prince Eugen's Waldemarsudde, from the Instagram of Håkan Groth, a photographer and antique dealer and expert.
The coat of arms of Prince Eugen of Sweden as Duke of Närke on a tiled stove in the salon of his house Waldemarsudde in Stockholm.
A fire screen painted with Hydrangeas by Prince Eugen of Sweden in the salon at Waldemarsudde.
A terracotta bust by Giuseppe Ceracchi of Carl XIV Johan of Sweden and Norway (né Jean-Baptist Bernadotte) in the salon at Waldemarsudde. He was the great grandfather of Prince Eugen
A corner of the salon in Prince Eugen of Sweden's house Waldemarsudde in Stockholm.
A portrait of Prince Eugen's mother Queen Sofia of Sweden (née princess of Nassau) painted in 1909 by Anders Zorn.
A bust of Prince Eugen of Sweden (1865-1947) flanked by a fine pair of French Empire vases in the entrance hall of the prince's wonderful house Waldemarsudde.
Per Hasselberg (1850-94), bronze bust of Prince Eugen of Sweden and Norway (1865-1947), sculpted in 1889. The prince acquired several works by the artist that are on display in his house Waldemarsudde.
An Empire hanging lamp in the entrance hall at Waldemarsudde in Stockholm. The house that is now a museum was built in 1903-05 by the architect Ferdinand Boberg for Prince Eugen of Sweden (1865-1947). The prince was closely involved in the work and he filled the house with inherited antiques as well as contemporary art.

LadyFinn 06-05-2016 11:31 AM

More photos from prince Eugen's Waldemarsudde, from the Instagram of Håkan Groth, a photographer and antique dealer and expert.
The Russian chandelier in the salon at Prince Eugen's Waldemarsudde in Stockholm was bought by Prince Carl (later Carl XIII of Sweden) in Prag 1798. It was inherited by Eugen, together with many other things, from Rosersberg Palace after his father Oscar II's death in 1907.
The round table in the salon at Waldemarsudde was commissioned by Prince Eugen from Carl Malmsten to work with the set of chairs he had inherited from Rosersberg Palace.
The painting by Ernst Josephson (1851-1906) called 'Strömkarlen' (The Nix or the Water Spirit) from 1884 was bought by Prince Eugen who offered it in 1893 to the National Museum in Stockholm. They refused it which angered the prince and he had it mounted into the panelling in the salon and stipulated that it must never leave the house!
A study to Oscar Björck's monumental portrait of King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway (1829-1907) in coronation robes hangs in the salon of his son Prince Eugen's house.
The Flower Room at Prince Eugen's house Waldemarsudde
The Flower Room at Prince Eugen's house Waldemarsudde in Stockholm. The three painting are by the prince. The celebrated ébénist George Haupt made the Louis XVI console table c. 1780.
Prince Eugen's library at Waldemarsudde
A bronze bust on the mantle piece in the library by Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) of the author Victor Hugo sculpted in 1897. The prince owned several works by Rodin.

LadyFinn 06-07-2016 12:23 AM

More photos from prince Eugen's Waldemarsudde, from the Instagram of Håkan Groth, a photographer and antique dealer and expert.
The Dining Room at Waldemarsudde with Prince Eugen's painting 'The Cloud', 1896.
Molnet (the Cloud) is perhaps the best known painting by Prince Eugen of Sweden. He painted the first version in 1895 which he gave to his friend and art collector Pontus Fürstenberg in Gothenburg. This the second version painted the following year now hangs in the dining room of his house Waldemarsudde.
Another of Prince Eugen's well known paintings 'Det Gamla Slottet' (the Old Country House) also hangs in the Dining Room at Waldemarsudde. He discovered the old derelict Sunbyholm Manor (nowadays restored) in 1893 and painted it that summer.
The Dining Room at Waldemarsudde.
The Swedish Empire chandelier, originally made for the Stockholm Royal Palace, has more than 5,000 cut crystal drops. Prince Eugen inherited it after his father Oscar II's death.
A French Louis XVI console table (one of a pair) bought in Paris by Prince Carl c 1770 for his country seat Rosersberg. The French Empire clock with the figure of Mercury would also have come from the Swedish Royal Collection.
A unique Gustavian screen with a painting by Elias Martin (1739-1818) of the Crown Prince Gustaf (IV) Adolph making an offering to the Goddess Hygieia for the health of his father Gustaf III. The screen originally came from Bogesund Castle and was bought by Prince Eugen around 1920.
One of a pair of Russian Empire porphyry urns with ormolu mounts made c 1810-1820 in the Dining Room at Waldemarsudde.
A Sèvres biscuit porcelain group of Pygmalion and Galatea made in 1908 (after Falconet's model from 1763) and given to Prince Eugen by French President Raymond Poincaré (1913-1920).
French Louis XVI clock in the Dining Room at Waldemarsudde shaped like an obelisk

LadyFinn 06-09-2016 12:26 AM

More photos from prince Eugen's Waldemarsudde, from the Instagram of Håkan Groth, a photographer and antique dealer and expert.
Waldemarsudde in Stockholm, now a museum, was built in 1903-1905 by the great architect Ferdinand Boberg (1860-1946) for Prince Eugen. The prince, who was a painter and great patron of the arts, was involved in the creation of the house and it's interiors. His studio was behind the large window at the top.
Waldemarsudde in Stockholm was built in 1903-1905 as a home for the unmarried artist Prince Eugen of Sweden (1865-1947). He also added a gallery for his collection of contemporary art. He left the house and the collections to the State and it is open as a museum.
Waldemarsudde, built by Ferdinand Boberg 1903-1905 for Prince Eugen, has the most beautiful location with terraces leading down to the water in Stockholm. The bronze sculpture is a copy of the winged Nike of Samothrace in the Louvre.
A bronze copy of the famous marble sculpture Nike (Victory) of Samothrace in the Louvre at Waldemarsudde in Stockholm. Prince Eugen bought it in 1905 and placed it facing south outside his house. The original dates to around 200-190 BC and was found in Cyprus in 1863.
A painting by Prince Eugen dated 1932 of his bronze sculpture Nike of Samothrace in snow outside his house Waldemarsudde
A view from the terrace of Waldemarsudde with the Thinker by Auguste Rodin in the centre. Prince Eugen bought it in 1900
A view of the garden at Prince Eugen's house Waldemarsudde with the mill in the background built in 1785.
A view of the garden at Prince Eugen's house Waldemarsudde with the art gallery wing to the left.
The Archer by Carl Milles (1875-1955) in the Garden at Pronce Eugen's house Waldemarsudde.
Hercules the Archer (Héraclès) sculpted by Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929) in 1909 for the financier and philanthropist Gabriel Thomas. This example, the first copy, was purchased in 1920 from the artist by Prince Eugen for the garden at his house Waldemarsudde in Stockholm.
The Old House at Waldemarsudde was rebuilt in the 1780's when it received it's present colour and appearance. This is where Prince Eugen lived after he had purchased the property in 1899 and before his new house was ready to move into in 1905.

LadyFinn 07-02-2016 07:39 AM

Video from court Youtube, "At prince Eugen in Waldemarsudde from 1912" (no sound)

LadyFinn 08-19-2017 05:00 AM

Article of Prince Eugen at this week's Svensk Damtidning.
Today, 70 years after his death, Prince Eugen is seen as one of the great artists at his time. What a relief he had had if he had known that? Eugen struggled to be taken seriously despite his wealth and ancestry. That is why he sometimes called himself Monsieur Oscarsson and when he in 1889 took part at Paris World Fair, he signed his paintings "Eugéne".
The article tells that prince Eugen had promised to his father that he would not marry a non royal. It is told that prince Eugen became a new man when he at his sixties met countess Ebba Bonde, who was half of his age. The gossip pages told about their socializing, but she was married and Eugen got never married. If he ever had a romance, we will never know that. The prince kept his private life discreet which of course didn't prevent the various speculations.
At Waldemarsudde he took good care of his staff, but they had to call him Your Highness. The closest friends called him Prinsen (The Prince) and his first name was used only by his family members.
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Furienna 09-23-2017 06:19 AM

I guess that he used pseudonyms on his paintings sometimes, so that people wouldn't suck up to him because he was a prince. He wanted his work to be judged by it own merit.

CyrilVladisla 01-28-2018 09:20 PM

Prince Eugen was painting in December 1931 in Sweden. Where? He was painting in the back seat of his car.

LadyFinn 08-07-2018 04:48 AM

Svensk Damtidning has an article about the garden of Prince Eugen's Waldemarsudde, in their serie of royal gardens.

Prince Eugen loved nature and on his walks on Djurgården he collected flowers to his herbarium. In 1899 he bought the land and asked his good friend, a well-known architect Ferdinand Boberg, to design a beautiful home for him. Prince Eugen moved to the house in 1905 and lived there until his death on 17th August 1947. The prince held his famous parties at his castle decorated with beautiful furniture. He was a great aesthete and wanted to have everything beautiful around him. The garden has become a trade mark for Waldemarsudde and every day flowers are taken from the garden to the rooms at the castle. Eugen liked most about blue, white, yellow and pink and preferred flowers which were oldfashioned at the time.
Prince Eugen bought all sculptures to the garden of Waldemarsudde. The famous grecian Nike from Samothrake, which is a copy from Louvre, was put there already in 1905 when the castle was built. There is also a replica of Auguste Rodin's Tänkaren at the castle terrace and Carl Milles Örnar at the old main entrance. To the north of the castle is Herakles by Antoine Bourdelle and by the sea Carl Milles Triton as a fountain.
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A selection of Prince Eugen's paintings, at the website of Prince Eugen's Waldemarsudde.
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maria-olivia 09-29-2019 09:08 AM

Prince Eugen never married but gave jewels to???

Denville 09-29-2019 09:36 AM


Originally Posted by maria-olivia (Post 2256354)
Prince Eugen never married but gave jewels to???

To whom did he give jewels? I don't understand...

Heavs 09-29-2019 10:56 AM

Thank you for those links, I'd never really heard of him before, but his paintings are evocative and beautiful. He certainly seems an interesting character as well.

I can find information that he created some jewellery, mostly in silver, but not anything about him giving it to someone.

JR76 09-29-2019 11:18 AM

Prince Eugen gave the Bernadotte Cameo Parure to Princess Sibylla as a wedding gift when she married Prince Gustaf Adolf in 1932.

An Ard Ri 09-29-2019 11:44 AM

Thank goodness the Cameo Parure then stayed in the family!

maria-olivia 09-29-2019 12:45 PM

JR76 , I was not sure about it , thank you to confirm.

JR76 09-30-2019 08:57 PM

That the Cameo Parure is still with the Royal family is indeed owed to a few strokes of luck. Queen Josefina left it, together with most of the jewels that she hadn't given to Princess Louise when she married Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, to her daughter Eugenie who to her family's horror started selling of her possessions to fund her charities. Things apparently got so serious that her brother King Oscar II intervened and asked her to leave something for the family. She agreed and ended up leaving the Cameo Parure to her favourite nephew Prince Eugen. He, who never married, apparently realised the historical significance of the parure and loaned it to his niece, Crown Princess Margareta, to whom he'd probably have willed it had she not passed away. Instead he ended up gifting it as a wedding present to her daughter-in-law and thereby ensuring that it stayed in the possession of the Royal family.

LadyFinn 10-29-2019 01:44 PM

A warm welcome to the book release by:
Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde – Ett allkonstverk (Prins Eugen’s Waldemarsudde – A Total Artwork)
Tuesday, November 5, at 1 p.m. 18:00

The book's authors, museum director Karin Sidén and the museum's librarian and archivist Anna Meister give a short lecture on the Waldemarsudde artwork as well as together with photographer Yanan Li and publisher Marie Arvinius tell about the creation of the beautiful book "Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde – Ett allkonstverk."
On Eugen's Day, November 5, 2019, the book Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde – Ett allkonstverk, is published, which is a presentation of the animated place Waldemarsudde in its entire colorful spectrum. The publication is the first to be published about Waldemarsudde in both Swedish and English. With a bearing image material, the place Waldemarsudde is depicted over time and throughout all seasons, as well as the extensive business conducted here today. Fourteen knowledgeable chapters describe Waldemarsuda's exciting history, present, philosophy and prospects!
“Our new publication on the art work of Prince Eugen's Waldemarsudde provides a unique opportunity for the reader to experience, in pictures and words, one of Sweden's most popular art museums and visitor destinations. Waldemarsedde's special mood and character are captured in the book in a suggestive and innovative way by photographer Yanan Li, who has been inspired by the site for several years. Our hope is that the magnificent book will contribute to a deeper knowledge of Waldemarsudde and attract more and new visits to Sweden's most beautiful art museum", says Karin Sidén, superintendent and museum director at Prince Eugen's Waldemarsudde.
The book is published in collaboration with Prins Eugen’s Waldemarsudde and with the support of the following generous benefactors; HM the King, Föreningen Waldemarsuddes Vänner ( The Friends of Waldemarsudde Association), The Märta Christina and Magnus Vahlquist Foundation, Konung Gustaf VI Adolfs fond för svensk kultur (The King Gustaf VI Adolf Fund for Swedish Culture) and The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation.
Waldemarsudde utkommer med en ny, praktfull bok_ Prins Eugens... - Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde

Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing – Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde – Ett Allkonstverk
Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing – Prince Eugen’s Waldemarsudde – A Total Artwork

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