The State Russian Museum possesses the largest collection of sculpture of the period from the eighteenth to early twentieth centuries in Russia. It began to take shape in 1897-1898 thanks to the re-location of the most famous works of national masters from the Hermitage and the Academy of Arts, and also from acquisitions from private owners. However, prior to 1917 this collection numbered only 184 exhibits. Today the museum holds more than 2,000 works of sculpture of this period.
Among the large monographic collections gathered in the Russian Museum the first mention should be given to the vast gallery of portraits created by Fedot Shubin
They are also visible in the statue by Mikhail Kozlovsky
Among the eighteenth century masterpieces is the marble statue by Feodosy Shchedrin
Belonging to the early nineteenth century is the virtuoso terracotta sculpture by Ivan Prokofiev
Exceptional skill in the working of marble characterises such famous masterpieces of the Russian Museum as “Faun and Bacchante” (1837) by Boris Orlovsky
In the history of Russian sculpture of the second half of the nineteenth century, with its general realistic trend and variety of genres characteristic of the time, it’s worth mentioning the work of Fyodor Kamensky
In the 1900s Anna Golubkina
It should be emphasized that along with interior sculpture the museum collection at various times was replenished with unique large-scale monumental works. For example, in 1898 the Academy of Fine Arts donated to the museum the bronze group “Anna Ioannovna with an Arab Boy,” created by the Italian sculptor Bartolomeo Rastrelli
In 1925 a large plaster model of the monument to Emperor Alexander I, erected in 1831 in Taganrog was transferred from the Academy of Fine Arts. This uniquely designed sculpture was used in 1998 during the restoration of the monument which was destroyed at the end of the 1920s.
In 1939 the equestrian statue of Emperor Alexander III, created by Paolo Trubetskoy
Ivan Prokofiev. Volkhov and Neva.
Sergey Konenkov. The Thinker.
The collection of masterpieces, chosen by the Russian Museum will allow you to make a first impression of the collection of the Russian Museum.
Russian Museum - one of the world's largest museums and is perhaps the only country where such a full treasure of national culture are presented.
Virtual tour of the museum complex. 2009 (Rus., Eng., Ger., Fin.)
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