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The Bronze Horseman: Falconet's Monument to Peter the Great

Alexander M. Schenker

Abstract

This book is a comprehensive treatment of the most consequential work of art ever to be executed in Russia: the equestrian monument to Peter the Great, or The Bronze Horseman, as it has come to be known since it appeared in Alexander Pushkin's poem bearing that title. The author deals with the cultural setting that prepared the ground for the monument and provides the life stories of those who were involved in its creation: the sculptors Etienne-Maurice Falconet and Marie-Anne Collot, the engineer Marin Carburi, the diplomat Dmitry Golitsyn, and Catherine's “commissar” for culture, Ivan Betsko ... More

Keywords: Peter the Great, Bronze Horseman, Alexander Pushkin, cultural setting, sculptors, Russian culture, St. Petersburg, Marin Carburi, Ivan Betskoi

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780300097122
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300097122.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alexander M. Schenker, author