This essay explores public monuments and memorials raised in dedication to historic women in the Swedish cities of Uppsala, Gävle and Västerås. Through the reception aesthetic method, the chosen works of art are analysed from a gender perspective. The overall history of public sculpture in Sweden, including the female nude sculptures, is examined closely, where the monuments and memorials which have been raised in dedication to historic men are compared to those raised in dedication for historic women. The range of artworks vary from traditional monument to modern and postmodern aestethics. The importance of figurative representation is the main focus of this study, and the purpose is to convey how women are represented in the monuments spatial situation and how it varies from the male sculptural representation.