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A Frozen Tale

During the Swedish Age of Greatness in the mid 17th century, count Carl Custaf Wrangel commissioned a majestic castle to be built on Lake Mälaren, 80km from Stockholm.

Considered to be one the finest examples of baroque architecture in all of Europe, Skokloster Slott houses vast collections of paintings, antiques, tapestries, weaponry and rare books.

So famous was the count, that Queen Christina of Sweden was regularly seen visiting the powerful military commander at Skokloster Slott. Italian diplomat Lorenzo Magalotti even visited Skokloster, controversially describing Wrangel in his book "Sweden in the year 1674" as behaving like a continental prince.

During the colder months, the giant lake completely freezes over, and with it, the sumptuous contents of the castle have been frozen in time. Today, the castle has become a famous museum and quite remarkably, the preserved interiors have remained untouched for over 300 years.

"A Frozen Tale" weaves a narrative around some of the famous visitors of Skokloster Slott, such as Queen Christina and Lorenzo Magalotti. Other more obscure figures portray the background scenes of castle life as the ghostly inhabitants caught in quiet moments.

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The Cabinets of Curiosity, 2013, 1118 x 1410 mm, Archival Pigment, Edition of 351 + 1AP enquire to buy Learn how
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The Feast, 2013, 1524 x 2032 mm | 1118 x 1410 mm, Archival Pigment, Edition of 6 + 1AP Buy Artwork Learn how
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The Contess’ Drawing-room, 2013, 1524 x 2032 mm | 1118 x 1410 mm, Archival Pigment, Edition of 6 + 1AP Buy Artwork Learn how
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The Library, 2013, 1524 x 2032 mm | 1118 x 1410 mm, Archival Pigment, Edition of 6 + 1AP Buy Artwork Learn how
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The Attic, 2013, 1524 x 2032 mm | 1118 x 1410 mm, Archival Pigment, Edition of 6 + 1AP Buy Artwork Learn how
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The Portrait Hall, 2013, 1524 x 1143 mm | 1118 x 830 mm, Archival Pigment, Edition of 6 + 1AP Buy Artwork Learn how
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The Marble Room, 2013, 1524 x 1143 mm | 1118 x 830 mm, Archival Pigment, Edition of 6 + 1AP Buy Artwork Learn how
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The King's Hall , 2013, 1524 x 1143 mm | 1118 x 830 mm, Archival Pigment, Edition of 6 + 1AP Buy Artwork Learn how
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The Armoury, 2013, 1524 x 2032 mm | 1118 x 1410 mm, Archival Pigment, Edition of 6 + 1AP Buy Artwork Learn how

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A Frozen Tale

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Credits

A very special thank-you to the following people

Crew

James Hill
Taylor Ferne-Morris
Vegar Olaussen
Caroline Karlsson
Richard Karlsson
Jenny Landström
Hannah Bradley
Alexandra J HuiFang Nilsson

Skokloster Slott

Rebecka Enhörning - Museum Director
Lotta Lindley - Conservationist
Gösta Sandell - Conservationist
Hanna Hedman - Skokloster Dresser
Magdalena Owczynska - Skokloster Dresser

The Royal Armoury

Magnus Hagberg - Museum Director
Monica Sargren - Archivist
Sofia Nestor - Curator

Sponsors

Profoto
Phaseone
Canson

Models

Vegar Olaussen
George Karellas
Jessica Tillberg
Joyce Posthumus
Jessica Katarina Huss
Astrid Åneman
Sonja Åneman
Hannah Adrin Spangenberg
Anna Hultén
Linda Ramstrand
Petronella Lindholm
Alexandra Dannberg
Lillian Alvarsson

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