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The Bronze HorsemanFalconet's Monument to Peter the Great$
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Alexander M. Schenker

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780300097122

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300097122.001.0001

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Between Paris and St. Petersburg

Between Paris and St. Petersburg

(p.66) 2 Between Paris and St. Petersburg
The Bronze Horseman

Alexander M. Schenker

Yale University Press

This chapter begins with a discussion of the equestrian monument as political art and Peter the Great's idea to commission a monument to himself in his own lifetime. It then describes Catherine the Great's appointment of Etienne-Maurice Falconet to create a new monument to Peter the Great; Prince Dmitry Alekseevich Golitsyn, Russia's minister plenipotentiary in Paris, who helped in the selection of Falconet; and the work done by Falconet before his trip to Russia.

Keywords:   political art, equestrian monument, Peter the Great, Catherine the Great, Etienne-Maurice Falconet, Dmitry Alekseevich Golitsyn

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