Foto: Bo Lind
Karlbergs Palace was built in 1634, and among others, Karl X11 spent the first hours of his life here. These days the palace is home to the world’s oldest naval cadet school still in existence, and contains an irreplaceable
collection of works of art with enormous historical, cultural and
artistic value for the nation of Sweden.
Anna Catellani is the permanent chief conservator at Karlberg Palace, responsible
for the conservation and restoration of the collection, the majority of which
consist of older paintings on canvas and board from the seventeenth century.
In recent years Ateljé Catellani has worked regularly with Karlberg Palace
to maintain the collection in the best possible condition.
by Johan Hammar in the early seventeenth century, and depict battles during the
thirty-year war. They were often painted on board and describe the war
between the Swedes and the Danes in the late sixteenth century.
In the seventeenth century. A number of them were produced by
David Klöcker Ehrenstrahl and were oil on canvas. All of the
portraits have been conserved and restored.