Sculptures

Peter I sculptural image

    Peter I sculptural image

    Russia, Saint-Petersburg

    1872

    Opekushin, Alexander

    Bronze; casting, patinating

    56 х 47 х 30 cm

    On the pedestal (map) inscription in Cyrillic

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    Peter I is portrayed sitting in the casual posture; it appears that he is communicating the need for Russia to secure access to the sea and build a new capital of the state. The Emperor is pointing to a map lying at his feet, the map is featuring the words "Here will be St. Petersburg" in Cyrillic.
    It was created to mark the bicentenary of the great reformer birth.

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    Инв. 293/ИЗО