Museum. STOCKHOLM. 47. Route. 297
We now go through the Saloon and the Dome Room to the three
Cabinets adjoining the Italian and Spanish Saloon, mentioned at p. 294.
7th Cabinet (Norwegians): 1275. Morten Mailer, Norwegian landscape. —
8th Cabinet (Norwegians): 267, 1285, 1336. C. Hansen, The visit, The mis¬
fortune, Confronting a witness; 1263, 1266, 1264, 1265, 1343. H. F. Gude,
Among the rocky islands (Skdrgard), Old seaman and boy, Mountain-land¬
scape in Wales, Three sea-pieces; 1277. A. Tidemand, Fortune-teller and
Dalecarlian peasant-woman. — 9th Cabinet (Danes): 1279. Melbye, Sea-piece.
We now return to the Dome Room : 1419. N. Forsberg (S., b. 1842),
War-scene of 1870-71; 1247. M. E. Winge (S., b. 1825), 1198, 1252. Arbo
(N., b. 1831), Scenes from northern mythology; 1222. Malmstrom, Ingeborg
receiving tidings of Hjalmar's death; 1026. Wahlberg, Swedish landscape;
1282. C. F. Sorensen (D., 1818-79), Sea-piece; 1363. G. 0. Cederslrbm, Body
of Charles XII. (p. 77) on its way to Sweden (winter-scene); 1360. B.
Wegman (D., b. 1848), Young mother; 1379. A. Hagborg (S., b. 1852), Beach ;
1397. J. F. Krouthin (S., b. 1858), and E. Rosenberg (S., b. 1858), Land¬
scapes; 1431. C. 67. Hellqvist, King Waldemar Atterdag at Wisby (p. 312).
— We now return to the staircase and descend.
The space in front of the N.W. facade of the Museum is em¬
bellished with the *Baltespannare ('belt-duellists'), an admirable
group in bronze, the master-piece of Molin, the talented Swedish
sculptor. It represents one of those deadly old Scandinavian duels
in which the combatants were bound together with their belts and
fought out their battle with their knives. The four reliefs on the
pedestal, with their Runic inscriptions from the Edda, represent
the cause and the result of the combat.
1. Drinking. 'Ar ikke sa godt, som godt (de) saga, 61 (for) menniskors
siiner; ty allt mindre vet, som mer dricker, till sitt sinne mannen'. ('Not
so good as good they say it is, is ale for the sons of men; for the man
knows in his mind always less, the more he drinks'.) — 2. Jealousy.
'Qalna fran kloka gbrer menniskors sbner han den maktiga karleken'.
('Mighty love makes fools of wise sons of men'.) — 3. Beginning
of the Combat. 'Drogo de ur skidan skidejern, svdrdets eggar till behag
(for) trollen'. ('They draw the knife out of the sheath, the edge of the
sword, to the satisfaction of the evil spirit'.) — 4. The Widow's Lament.
'Ensam dr jag vorden som asp i lunden, fattig pa frdnder som furan pa
qvistar'. ('Solitary am I become, like the aspen in the grove, poor in
relations, as the fir in branches'). — See Pontoppidan's ferste Forsjzrg paa
Norges Historie, 1752, and Moe's poem 'Fanitullen'.
From the S. end of the Blasieholm an iron bridge, the Skepps-
holms-Bro, leads to theSkeppsholm (PL F, G, 4, 5), an islet con¬
taining the Karl - Johanskyrka and the chief military and naval
depots of Stockholm. The most conspicuous building is the
Kanonier-Kasem, with its four corner-turrets and lofty gables. The
island is intersected by fine avenues. On the S. shore, in front of
the Sjbkrigsskola, or Naval School, rises a monument in memory
of the Polar Expedition conducted by Prof. Erik Nordenskjbld in
1878-80. Fine view of Staden and of Djurgardsstaden (to which
a ferry crosses, 3 b.).
A wooden bridge connects the Skeppsholm with the small
Kastellholm or Castle Island (PI. G, H, 5), also a favorite prome¬
nade. The tower of the Citadel commands an admirable *View of
the environs ('vaktmastare', or one of the sailors on guard, 506.;