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Portrait of Queen Silvia to Swedish National Portrait Gallery

Press Release   •   Jun 04, 2013 12:53 GMT

A new portrait of HM Queen Silvia has been donated to the Swedish National Portrait Gallery, which is managed by Nationalmuseum. The portrait, a gift in honour of the Queen’s 70th birthday, was painted earlier this year by Swedish artist Urban Larsson. It will be unveiled at Gripsholm Castle on 11 June.

On 11 June, a new portrait of HM Queen Silvia will be unveiled at Gripsholm Castle. The work will be added to the Swedish National Portrait Gallery, the world’s oldest national portrait gallery, which is managed by Nationalmuseum. The portrait collection comprises around 4,600 works, with new additions every year. The portrait of Queen Silvia is birgitta.harenstam@nationalmuseum.se, +46 702 134440. 

Further information and press images
Hanna Tottmar, Press Officer, 
hanna.tottmar@nationalmuseum.se
, +46 8 5195 4390

Photo
Anne Nyblaeus

The Swedish National Portrait Gallery at Gripsholm Castle, the world’s oldest national portrait gallery, was founded in 1822 and is managed by Nationalmuseum. A number of works are added to the collection each year.


Nationalmuseum is Sweden’s premier museum of art and design. The collections comprise older paintings, sculpture, drawings and graphic art, and applied art and design up to the present day. The museum building is currently under renovation and scheduled to open again in 2017. In the meantime, the museum will continue its activities through collaborations, touring exhibitions and a temporary venue at the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, Fredsgatan 12, Stockholm. Nationalmuseum collaborates with Svenska Dagbladet, Fältman & Malmén and Grand Hôtel Stockholm. For more information visit www.nationalmuseum.se