Vandring i Drottningholms slottspark

Söndag 15 maj. Vi vandrar tillsammans bland parkens skulpturer med hjälp av en digital guide skriven särskilt för Christina-Akademien av Tess Kutasz Christensen, fil. dr i konsthistoria. 

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Drottningholm Palace was founded in the 16th century, however the Palace and gardens visited today are largely a product of the latter 17th and 18th centuries. The palace then, may at first seem a curious place for a walking tour focused on Queen Christina, who abdicated the Swedish throne in 1654 and who never set foot in the palace or the sculpture gardens you see today. Nevertheless, Christina’s influence as both queen and collector can be seen throughout the palace gardens. This self-guided walking tour is not meant to be a comprehensive tour of the garden’s sculptures (which can be found in the wonderful “Royal Walks” app), but rather, it serves as a window into the legacy of Queen Christina’s lasting impact on art and culture in the country of her birth through a closer investigation of a handful of works.

Tour written and developed for the Christina Akademien by Theresa Kutasz Christensen, PhD. Open for use by all.


Bibliography of Sources Used and Additional Information:

Barba, Miguel Ángel Elvira. Las Esculturas de Cristina de Suecia: un tesoro de la Corona de España. Madrid: Real Academia de la Historia, 2011.

Cupperi, Walter. “‘Giving away the moulds will cause no damage to his Majesty’s casts’– New Documents on the Vienna Jüngling and the Sixteenth-Century Dissemination of Casts after the Antique in the Holy Roman Empire.” In Plaster Casts: Making, Collecting and Displaying from Classical Antiquity to the Present (Transformationen Der Antike), edited by Rune Frederiksen and Eckart Marchand, 81-98. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2010.

Granberg, Olof. Kejsar Rudolf II:s Konstkammare och dess Svenska öden, och om UppKomsten af drottning Kristinas Tafvelgalleri i rom och dess skingrande. Stockholm: Gustaf Lindström, 1902.

Haskell, Francis and Nicholas Penny. Taste and the Antique. The Lure of Classical Sculpture 1500-1900. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1982.

Leander Touati, Anne-Marie. Ancient Sculptures in the Royal Museum, the eighteenth-century collection in Stockholm. Stockholm: Nationalmuseum, 1998.

Leander Touati, Ann-Marie and Johan Flemberg. Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities. Stockholm: Nationalmuseum, 2013.

Luzón Nogué, José María. “Isabel de Farnesio y la galería de esculturas de San Ildefonso”, cat. exp., El Real Sitio de La Granja de San Ildefonso. Retrato y escena del rey, 203-219. Madrid, Patrimonio Nacional, 2000.

Mollet, Andre, and Gyllene Snittet, ed. Le Jardin de Plaisir. Uppsala: Elina Antell, 2006. (Also published in Swedish as Lustgård, this is a new 2 vol. expanded edition of the 17th century text.)

Roling, Bernd, Bernhard Schirg and Stefan Heinrich Bauhaus eds. Apotheosis of the North: The Swedish Appropriation of Classical Antiquity Around the Baltic Sea and Beyond (1650-1800). Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2017.

Scholten, Frits. Adriaen de Vries 1556-1626: Imperial Sculptor. Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 1998.

Söderlind, Olausson. “Nationalmuseum/ Royal Museum Stockholm: Connecting North and South.” In The First Modern Museums of Art: The Birth of an Institution in 18th and early 19th Century Europe, edited by Carole Paul, 191-212. Los Angeles: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2012.

Steneberg, Karl Erik, “Le Blon, Quellinus, Millich and The Swedish Court ‘Parnassus’.” In Queen Christina of Sweden Documents and Studies, edited by Magnus von Platen, 332-64. Stockholm: Nationalmuseum, 1966.

Wollin, Niles. The Marbles in the Royal Park of Drottningholm. Stockholm: Saxon and Lindstroms, 1965.


All images are by the author unless otherwise credited.

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