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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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Sculptors of the Empress

Sculptors of the Empress

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The Bronze Horseman

Alexander M. Schenker

Yale University Press

This chapter discusses Catherine the Great's deliberate cultivation of a friendship with Falconet and their exchange of correspondence; perceptions about Marie-Anne Collot's relationship with Falconet, who accompanied him to Russia; Falconet's feud with Ivan Ivanovich Betskoi, who was tasked with overseeing the construction of the monument to Peter the Great; and the large model of the monument.

Keywords:   Peter the Great, monuments, Etienne-Maurice Falconet, Marie-Anne Collot, Ivan Ivanovich Betskoi

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