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Stockholm in Stockholm County, Södermanland Province, Sweden — Northern Europe (Scandinavia)
 

Gustav II Adolf / King Gustaf II Adolf

 
 
Gustav II Adolf / King Gustaf II Adolf Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 10, 2017
1. Gustav II Adolf / King Gustaf II Adolf Marker
Inscription. Statyn, som föreställer Gustav II Adolf (1594-1632, kung från 1611), är Sveriges första ryttarstaty och har en lång och besvärlig tillkomsthistoria. Riksens ständer (dåtidens riksdag) beställde den redan 1757 av den inflyttade skulptören Pierre Hubert L'Archevéque (1721-78). Hans första förslag underkändes emellertid av beställaren och ett nytt fick utarbetas.

Den komplicerade bronsgjutningen, som utfördes först 1779 hos styckgjutaren Gerhard Meyer, misslyckades och ciselören Charles Adams arbetade länge med bättrings-arbeten innan statyn kom på plats 1791. Därefter återstod ytterligare fem års arbeten innan monumentet slutligen avtäcktes den 17 november 1796.

Gruppen vid sockeln föreställer Axel Oxenstierna dikterande Gustav Adolfs bragder för historiens musa Clio. Den är skulpterad av Johan Tobias Sergel (1740-1814), som var elev till L'Archevéque. Gipsmodellen var färdig 1789, men gruppen göts och sattes upp först 1906. Sergel har också utfört medaljongerna på sockeln sidor.

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This statue, which depicts King Gustav II Adolf (1594-1632, king from 1611), was Sweden's first equestrian statue, and the history of its origin is long and complicated.
Gustav II Adolf / King Gustaf II Adolf Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 10, 2017
2. Gustav II Adolf / King Gustaf II Adolf Statue and Marker
The marker is visible here, mounted to a low pole at the right side of the base.
It was commissioned in 1757 by the Riksdag from the sculptor Pierre Hubert L'Archeveque (1721-78). However, the Riksdag rejected his first attempt and a new statue was produced.

The complex bronze casting was not carried out until 1779. The casting process was not successful, and improvements needed to be carried out before the statue could be put into position in 1791. Another five years of work were then required before the monument could finally be unveiled on 17 November 1796.

The group on the plinth was sculpted by Johan Tobias Sergel (1740-1814), a student of L'Archeveque.

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Location. 59° 19.758′ N, 18° 4.131′ E. Marker is in Stockholm, Södermanland Province, in Stockholm County. Marker is at the intersection of Gustav Adolfs torg and Strömgatan, on the left when traveling east on Gustav Adolfs torg. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stockholm, Södermanland Province 111 52, Sweden.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kungliga Operan / Royal Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); Norrbro (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Riksbron (about 150 meters away); Kung Karl XII / King Karl XII (about 210 meters away); Stallbron (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Oxenstiernska Palatset / Oxenstierna Palace (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Storkyrkans Hus / Cathedral House (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Stuténska Huset / The Stuten Building (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stockholm.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 16, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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