Bronze Sculpture of Emperor Nicholas I

Sculpture

Creator:

Schrödl, Norbert Michael

Date:

1853

Materials:

Bronze

Dimensions:

W 22 cm x H 64 cm x D 18 cm

Accession Number:

481.83

Credit Line:

Gift. Vera Konstantinovna, Princess. 1983

Description

Full-length bronze sculpture of Emperor Nicholas I in uniform of Horse Guards and holding sword in left hand. Sculpture was presented by Nicholas I to an officer in recognition of his support during the Decembrist revolt.

History Note

Statue was presented by Nicholas I to an officer (possibly named Sokolov) in recognition of his support during the Decembrist revolt. The officer's son's widow gave the statue to Princess Vera Konstantinovna.

Inscriptions & Markings

Signed and dated on base: N. Schrödl fct 1853. On opposite side of base is St. Petersburg foundry mark.