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J. T. Sergel: Ehrensvärd's grave, 1805. You may not use this photo for commercial purposes. © Photo: Helsinki Art Museum

Ehrensvärdin hauta / Ehrensvärd’s grave

Artist J. T. Sergel

, Helsinki

The memorial to Augustin Ehrensvärd (1710-1772), the founder of the Suomenlinna island fortress, is located in the large courtyard on Suomenlinna’s Susisaari island. The memorial is based on a sketch made by the Swedish king Gustavus III, which was finalized by C.A. Ehrensvärd. It was commissioned from J.T. Sergel, and finally completed in probably 1805, only a few years before Sweden ceded Finland to Russia. During 1772-1782 Ehrensvärd lay in a temporary vault in the city cemetery until he could be moved to the grave in Suomenlinna.

The work doesn’t belong to the collections of the Helsinki Art Museum.

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