The Collection of King Gustav III

Architectural Drawing from the 17th Century to the 19th Century



ISBN: 9789189069480 Category:

Magnus Olausson


Gustav III’s Collection including his own and other famous architects’ drawings, accompanied Gustav IV Adolf during his exile in 1809. The collection was returned to Sweden via a purchase in 1925 by the brothers Helge and Axel Ax:son Johnson and was inherited by Axel’s daughter Marie- Claire. It is today stored at Engelsberg’s Ironworks and is owned by the Marie-Claire Cronstedt Foundation.

The drawings were made by Sweden’s leading architects during the 17thand 18th centuries and include, among others, the castles and gardens at Drottningholm, Ekolsund, Haga, Gripsholm, Karlberg, Ulriksdal, Svartsj√∂, Stockholm and Uppsala. Even Gustav III’s own sketches are attributed.

Additional information

Weight 2354 g
Dimensions 24.2 x 30.4 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 3 December 2021
Number of pages 300
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24.2 x 30.4 cm
Weight 2354 g


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Magnus Olausson is a lecturer, art historian and Head of Collections at Nationalmuseum in Stockholm.