Hallwyl Museum: The Upper Vestibule

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Located in Stockholm Sweden and once the home of Walther and Wilhelmina von Hallwyl. The Vestibule was the main entrance where both the Hallwyls and their guests entered the house. When you walk up the stairs you will see portraits of mainly Walther von Hallwyl´s ancestors. The portraits here date from the 16th to the 19th century. Walther and Wilhelmina inherited the portraits along with the family’s main seat, the medieval castle Schloss Hallwil in Switzerland. As they wanted to leave the castle with all its furnishings intact the ancestral portraits were copied by the artist Julius Kronberg. The originals were sent back to Switzerland when the Stockholm house was bequeathed to the Swedish state.


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