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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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Thunder Rock

Thunder Rock

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The Bronze Horseman

Alexander M. Schenker

Yale University Press

This chapter describes the discovery and transport of the boulder that was to become the pedestal of the equestrian statue of Peter the Great by French sculptor Falconet, and also considers the role of Greek engineer Marin Carburi. While Carburi claimed full credit for designing the ingenious devices used to transport the rock, some of his St. Petersburg contemporaries maintained otherwise. Whether their judgment was based on reliable or unreliable evidence, and whether personal bias was involved, these doubts testify to Carburi's poor reputation in St. Petersburg. Carburi was accused of deceit, extortion, moral turpitude, and even murder.

Keywords:   boulder, pedestal, Peter the Great, equestrian statue, Etienne-Maurice Falconet, Marin Carburi

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