Hedersporträtt 2019 Gripsholms slott

Portraits of Honour at Gripsholm Castle

The Swedish national portrait gallery collection is added to every year with a number of works, including the Portrait of Honour – a painting of a deserving Swedish woman or man.

Gripsholm Castle is home to the world's oldest national portrait gallery. This is also one of the world's largest portrait galleries, and currently includes approximately 5,000 works, mostly oil paintings, of which Gripsholm houses more than 800.

The collection is added to every year with a number of works, including the Portrait of Honour – a painting of a deserving Swedish woman or man – donated by the Gripsholm Association. Previous donations include portraits of Mora-Nisse, Alice Babs, Ingmar Bergman, Birgit Nilsson, Alva Myrdal and Benny Andersson. In 2013, a new portrait of Queen Silvia was donated to the Swedish State Portrait Collection.

See previous Portraits of Honour:

Portrait of Honour 2022
Portrait of Honour 2021
Portrait of Honour 2020
Portrait of Honour 2019

In the 1860s, the National Museum took over responsibility for the Swedish State Portrait Collection.

Read more about the Portrait Gallery at Gripsholm

Top image: © Bruno Ehrs, Ingegerd Råman. 2019 years Portrait of Honour, The Swedish National Portrait Gallery.

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You can walk around Gripsholm Castle by yourself, but taking a guided tour can make your visit extra special.

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Dungeons, armouries, canons, a stuffed lion. Hundreds of portraits, following you with their eyes down the winding corridors... bring you...

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