Russian Sculptures

Emperor Peter I

    Emperor Peter I

    Russian Empire, Saint Petersburg

    The 1840-1850s

    The Demidovs Bronze factory

    Bronze, malachite; casting, embossing, gilding, mosaic

    31.6 x 11.0 x 11.0 cm


    Gilded bronze figurine of the Russian Emperor Peter I is fixed on rectangular stepped, revetted with malachite, pedestal. The emperor stands full-height, with sword in his lowered right hand and his left hand lying on his belt; he is wearing the uniform of the Preobrazhensky Regiment officer with the insignia of the Order of St. Andrew the First-Called - a ribbon over his right shoulder, a cross and a star, in high boots. The uniform is girded by wide belt. The sword rawhide-laced sheath is on the left side. The pedestal lower part is enclosed in gilded bronze setting with embossed leafy ornament. Ichnographically, it traces back to the monument mounted in 1841 in Kronstadt.