Museum De Vries at Drottningholm Palace in Sweden contains the world’s largest collection of works by Adriaen de Vries. In this feature, Linda Hinners, Curator of Sculpture at the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, gives an introduction to this collection and explains why so many works by De Vries can be found in Sweden.
‘At Drottningholm in Sweden there is a unique collection of sculptures by one of the most celebrated sculptors of the early Baroque, Adriaen de Vries (ca. 1556–1626). De Vries, son of an apothecary, originated from The Hague (he signed his works “Adrianus Fries Hagiensis Batavus Fecit”) but he was active as a sculptor at several courts and in cultural centers in Italy and Central Europe during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century’
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