Portrait of The Crown Princess

On Wednesday 8 November, The Crown Princess unveiled a portrait during a ceremony at Gripsholm Castle. The portrait of The Crown Princess is a gift from the Friends of the Nationalmuseum to the State Portrait Collection.

During the morning's ceremony, which was held in the White Room at Gripsholm Castleopens in new window, photographer Thron Ullberg's portrait of The Crown Princess was unveiled. The photograph was taken in Gustav III's Pavilionopens in new window at Haga.

The portrait is a gift from the Friends of the Nationalmuseum to the State Portrait Collection to mark The Crown Princess's 40th birthday earlier this year.

The portrait of The Crown Princess is part of the State Portrait Collection, which has been held at Gripsholm Castle since 1822 and is the world's oldest portrait gallery. The collection now includes more than 5,000 works, with a number of new portraits being added each year. The State Portrait Collection is administered by the Nationalmuseum.

Photographer Thron Ullberg explained how he worked with a large format camera and traditional negatives, which he then processed digitally. Photo: royalcourt.se

The Crown Princess in Gustav III's Pavilion. Photo: Thron Ullberg

The Friends of the Nationalmuseum

The association was founded on 27 March 1911 by the then Crown Prince Gustav (VI) Adolfopens in new window and Thorsten Laurin, a publisher and art collector. The aim of the association is to support the museum, including by purchasing works of art.

Today, the Friends of the Nationalmuseum is one of Sweden's largest associations of its kind.