9 december 2015

Wilhelmina

This bronze sculpture pictures Wilhelmina, Queen of the Netherlands from 1890-1948. and great-grandmother of our King Willem-Alexander. The sculpture was created by Dutch sculptor Charlotte van Pallandt (1898-1997). It is located on a beautiful (a bit hidden, surrounded by trees on 3 sides) location in the garden of Museum de Buitenplaats in Eelde. During my visit the sculpture was caught by the sun and I liked the Autumn-coloured background.

Another piece exactly like this can be found in front of Palace Noordeinde in The Hague, where I photographed and posted it on this blog in December 2012, please click HERE to see it.


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  1. A beautiful statue and surroundings!

    When I think of her, the first image that comes to mind is a photograph by Yousuf Karsh taken on the day of Princess Margriet's baptism here. There's the queen in the middle of a group on the church steps, looking like she's stage managing everyone around her.

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  2. A commanding presence even in this hidden corner.

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  3. Two very different settings. I like that she doesn't have a face but is still immediately recognizable.

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  4. Volgens mij heb ik deze ook een keer gezien in de beeldentuin van de fundatie te Heino. Mooi sterk beeld van Charlotte van Pallandt.

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  5. Ja Wilhelmina duikt overal op, zijn zeker veel copieen van gemaakt.

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  6. All the leaves have fallen around her but she is standing tall and strong.

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  7. Yes two very different surroundings, I think I like this garden location for Queen Wilhelmina best Marleen, suits the mysteriousness of the sculpture!

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  8. Yes two very different surroundings, I think I like this garden location for Queen Wilhelmina best Marleen, suits the mysteriousness of the sculpture!

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