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Odin and the Charleses: A Royalist Monument That Never Came to Pass
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History of Science and Ideas.
2013 (English)In: Konsthistorisk Tidskrift, ISSN 0023-3609, E-ISSN 1651-2294, Vol. 82, no 4, 322-338 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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In the late 1820s King Charles XIV of Sweden commissioned a group of sculptures from the artists Byström and Fogelberg. The group envisioned the four kings Charles X, Charles XI, Charles XII and Charles XIII, together with the Norse god Odin. It was one of the largest artistic commissions of the nineteenth century, but turned out to be a failure and the group has never been shown together as a whole, despite grand plans to include them in museums exhibitions and monuments. How is it that the group has never been shown together? How has the perception of the artists influenced the exposure of the sculptures and how has the valuation of the different kings influenced the assessment of the artistic qualities is some of the questions that are answered.

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Stockholm: Taylor & Francis Group, 2013. Vol. 82, no 4, 322-338 p.
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Art History History of Ideas
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History of Sciences and Ideas; History of Art
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-211673DOI: 10.1080/00233609.2013.846938ISI: 000327369800003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-211673DiVA: diva2:667935
Available from: 2013-11-28 Created: 2013-11-28 Last updated: 2013-12-23Bibliographically approved

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