Russian Sculptures

Emperor Alexander I

    Emperor Alexander I

    Russian Empire, Saint Petersburg

    The 1830s

    Bronze, malachite; casting, chasing, gilding, mosaic

    28.8 x 10.7 x 10.7 cm


    Full-height gilded bronze figurine of the Russian Emperor Alexander I is mounted on malachite-revetted square base with bevelled top edge. The Emperor is featured without uncovered, in the general's uniform, with decoration ribbon over his shoulder, star and the Order of St. George badge. A sword is hanging on the right side. His arms are down; his left feet is put forward. The pedestal bevelled part is rimmed by gilded bronze setting with embossed belt of acanthus leaves in semicircles.