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As the holidays approach and people start travelling for shows and for leisure, the Skokloster Castle in Sweden is a visit not to miss. The art treasures of this monumental castle include equestrians from the French courts as well as Sweden.

 

Skokloster Castle is located on Lake Mälaren between Stockholm and Uppsala. Though never quite completed,  it is a monument to the Swedish Age of Greatness, a period in the middle of the 17th century when Sweden expanded to become one of the major powers in Europe.  Apart from its many iconic equestrian portraits – of horses as well as their riders  – one of the most famous paintings is the 16th century Vertumnus by Italian master Giuseppe Arcimboldo – the face of the Holy Roman emperor Rudolf II as the Roman god of the seasons composed by fruits and vegetables.

 

http://skoklostersslott.se

 

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