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Monuments of the Romanovs in St.Petersburg and suburbans
« on: October 14, 2005, 05:56:17 AM »
I have count 17 monuments to Romanovs. Which I forget? Below there are all but Strelna's Peter the Great.
Near St.Michael's Castle by Rastrelli

Bronze Horseman

"To founder of the Russian Navy" at former St. Petersburg riverine yacht club terrace, naberezhnaya Martynova (Martynov embankment), 92 (former Middle Nevka embankment). Sculptor presumably Jean-Dominic Rachette (1744-1809), in memory of Peter the Great's bicentenary, 1872 (reconstituted in 1989, architect Eugen Ivanovich Travnikov, b.1923):

Near Domik Petra (Cabin of Peter I) at Petrovskaya naberezhnaya (Peter Embankment), 6. Architect Ernest Guibert (1823-1909), sculptor Parmen Petrovich Zabello (1830-1917) from the 1760 design by Nicolas-FranÁois Gillet (1709-1791), in memory of 150 years since Peter the Great's death, 1875:

"To the father of the Fatherland" in the niche of the present Nakhimov Naval School, Petrogradskaya naberezhnaya (Petrograd embankment), 2. Architect Alexander Ivanovich Dmitriev (1878-1959), artist Alexander Nikolayevich Benois (1870-1960), sculptor Basil Vasilyevich Kuznetsov, 1910:

"To Peter the Great" at Bol'shoy Sampsonievskiy prospect (Large Sampsony Avenue), 41. Architect Nicholas Evgenievich Lanceray (1879-1942), sculptor Leon Moiseevich Antokolsky (1872-1942) from the 1872 design of his uncle Mark Matveevich Antokolsky (1843-1902), in memory of bicentenary of Poltava Victory, 1909, unmounted 1938 (now in Tretyakov Gallery), reconstituted 2003:

Moscow (Nicholas') railway station

Peter-carpenter

In the Fortress

Catherine the Great

Paul in Gatchina

Paul in Pavlovsk

Paul in the Castle

Maria Feodorovna

Alexander I

Nicholas I

Alexander II at Lomonosova St

Alexander II at Suvorovsky

Alexander III

Nicholas II in the city

Nicholas II in Tsarskoye Selo
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Re: Monuments of the Romanovs in St.Petersburg and suburbans
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2005, 10:55:01 AM »
Thank you Macdonsky for sharing your pictures. They are all very lovely. The young lady as well. Looks like you got good days to shoot your films. Thanks again.

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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2005, 03:44:28 PM »
I did not initially recognised the equestrian statue of Peter the Great modeled by Rastrelli in 1746 that stands in front of the Mikhailovsky Zamok from the angle from which the photograph was taken. The 1800 plinth under the sculpture, in the plainest version of the neo-classical style, looks very incongruous under the baroque style statue of Peter the Great.

There is one element of this monument that I have always found to be of great interest, the Imperial Russian coat-of-arms over the inscription bears the insignia of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem. This version of the Imperial arms was only used for a few years by Emperor Paul I and I know of no other monument, building or plaque on which these arms appear.

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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2005, 12:46:33 PM »
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There is one element of this monument that I have always found to be of great interest, the Imperial Russian coat-of-arms over the inscription bears the insignia of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem. This version of the Imperial arms was only used for a few years by Emperor Paul I and I know of no other monument, building or plaque on which these arms appear.

Look at the fragment of Paul's monument in Gatchina:
and the Throne in the Gatchina palace:

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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2005, 03:09:01 PM »
Thank you for pointing out the use of these arms in another monument. I would like to note that the arms used on the Mikhailovsky Zamok monument are actually of the period and style of Paul I and the arms on the monument at Gatchina are of the period of Nicholas I and in the heraldic style of the mid-nineteenth century. The Maltese Cross used by Emperor Paul I was like the one presently used by the Order of Malta to this day and the Maltese Cross used in the Gatchina monument has much thicker arms, more like a Russian Regimental badge than the actual cross of the order.

I have seen the Throne that you posted in person. Its gold and silver bullion embroidered coat of arms are also quite unique in that the triple crowns of the Russian Empire are used along with the crown of the Grand Master of the Order. I have never seen these arms used in a public plaque or monument (of the period of Paul I). Could it be that these are the arms of the Grand Master of the Order of Malta who is also the Emperor of Russia, rather than the arms of the Russian Emperor who is also the Grand Master? In other words, are these the arms of Paul I when he was conducting affairs as the Grand Master of the Order?

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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2005, 04:03:00 AM »
I find it interesting that these statutes are still standing. Other than Peter I and perhaps Alex.I I would have thought they would have been "toppled" in the course of revolution. Especially Nicholas I and Alex. III. I have seen most of them myself and am very glad they are there, just a bit surprised. Btw, where is the Alex. III statue ? I do not recall seeing that one.
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« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2005, 04:47:53 AM »
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where is the Alex. III statue ?

In the Marble Palace courtyard, Millionnaya St. It was placed there in the 1990s instead of the armored car, on which Lenin had been supposedly standing while addressing his welcoming party at the Finlyandsky rail station in April 1917.

Before that, the Alexander III statue was kept in the Russian Museum courtyard, behind a solid fence - in which a peeping hole was however provided.

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« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2005, 04:53:51 AM »
Absolutely magnificent presentation.

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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2005, 04:59:44 AM »
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I find it interesting that these statutes are still standing. Other than Peter I and perhaps Alex.I I would have thought they would have been "toppled" in the course of revolution. Especially Nicholas I and Alex. III. I have seen most of them myself and am very glad they are there, just a bit surprised. Btw, where is the Alex. III statue ? I do not recall seeing that one.

Peter the Great - founder of the city
Paul - founder of Gatchina and Pavlovsk, the monument in the Castle is new
Alexander's Column is symbol of the city, there were plans to replace angel with Lenin (sic!)
Nicholas I - the only equestrian statue in Russia (or even in the world) with merely two support points
Alexander II - two new monuments
Maria Alexandrovna - new
Alexander III - hidden in the garden within Marmor Palace
Nicholas II - two new monuments
Caesarevich Alexis - new

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« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2005, 05:43:58 AM »
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Alexander II - two new monuments


When were the Alexander II statues installed in St. P please?


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« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2005, 07:02:32 AM »
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When were the Alexander II statues installed in St. P please?

The first was erected in 2003 at Suvorovsky, 32. Work of Antokolsky, gift of Kiev (where it was firstly situated) to St.Petersburg.
http://thimble.h11.ru/pril6.html

The second is near new Bank of Russia building at Lomonosova St.
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« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2005, 07:32:22 AM »
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Nicholas I - the only equestrian statue in Russia (or even in the world) with merely two support points
Oh, not in the world. There are also in Vienna:

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« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2005, 01:41:42 PM »
Isn't there the statue missing to Alexander II on horse back that is in one the lesser Palace forecourts now? I have passed it several times when I have been in St Petersburg

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« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2005, 01:42:40 PM »
My mistake it was alexander III and u do have it

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« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2005, 09:00:58 PM »
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I have count 17 monuments to Romanovs. Which I forget?

Number 18 - located at Kronstadt Naval base

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