Russian Sculptures

Ivan, the Terrible

    Ivan, the Terrible

    Russia, St. Petersburg


    Grachev, Vasiliy, Woerffel bronze and lapidary art factory

    Bronze; casting, patinating

    23.3 x 28.2 x 11.3 cm

    On the bottom: "В.ГРАЧЕВЪ" and "ЗАВ.К.Ф.ВЕРФЕЛЬ"


    Equestrian statuette "Ivan the Terrible" is bronze reproduction of one of the figures of the multi-figured composition "The Tsar's Hunt" based on the model of V. Grachev in the 1870's. The sculptural composition reproduces the scene from "Prince Serebrenni", the famous historical novel by A.K. Tolstoy. It depicts the moment when the Tsar's falconers report  Ivan the Terrible, accompanied by Malyuta Skuratov, that the Tsar's favourite falcon flew off.