Prince Eugen, Duke of Närke

Prinz Eugen ( born August 1, 1865 Drottningholm Palace; † August 17, 1947 in Stockholm; actually Prinz Eugen Napoleon Nicolaus ) was the youngest son of the Swedish King Oscar II and his wife Sophia of Nassau. He was Duke of Orebro and devoted himself beside his representative duties of the painting.


Prinz Eugen studied painting with William of Gegerfeld 1885-1886 and Puvis de Chavannes in Paris from 1887 to 1889. He devoted himself to landscape painting. Motives were initially the cultural landscapes and Södermanland Stockholm, from the 1930s Österlens in Skåne. However, public procurement adopted Prince Eugene. Best known are the altarpiece in the church of Kiruna and the frescoes in the Stockholm City Hall.

In 1905 he bought the Waldemarsudde at the Stockholm Peninsula Djurgården and had a mansion by the architect Ferdinand Boberg built in Art Nouveau style. When he died in 1947, he bequeathed the villa with her art collection to the Swedish state. Today the villa is a museum that contains the residence of the prince and an extensive art collection of Swedish paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries.