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Bronze Horseman [Медный всадник], Saint Petersburg, Russia
Bronze Horseman [Медный всадник], Saint Petersburg, Russia
TitleBronze Horseman [Медный всадник], Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date of OriginalSummer 1903
CreatorBolley, Henry Luke, 1865-1956
Creator RolePhotographer;
DescriptionView of the "The Bronze Horseman" in Senatskaia Square. The monument is a rendition of Peter the Great and was commissioned by Catherine the Great. A watchman or guard of some kind is standing in front of the fence around the monument.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectLandmarks
Subject (LCTGM)Monuments
Historic sites
LocationSaint Petersburg (Russia)
AddressSaint Petersburg (Russia) - Senatskaia Ploschad
Item NumberBol.3
Format of OriginalLantern slides
Dimensions of Original9 x 10 cm.
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
Transcription"Statue of Peter the Great - St. Petersburg (Petrograd) on the Neva River"
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Biography/History"The Bronze Horseman, " equestrian monument to Peter the Great, Catherine the Great Commission was. It was created by French sculptor Etienne Maurice Faconet and took 12 years to build (1770-1782). The base is inscribed with the phrase: "Petro Primo Catharina Secunda MDCCLXXXII" in Latin ("Catherine the Great to Peter the Great, 1782" - "Екатерины Великой, Петра Великого, 1782"). The statue itself is about 20 feet tall, and the pedestal is about 25 feet high.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, University Archives
Repository CollectionH.L. Bolley Photography Collection
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Credit LineUniversity Archives, NDSU, Fargo (Bol.3)
Digital IDbo000003
Original SourceLantern Slides
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