This painting by Vasily Ivanovich Surikov depicts The Bronze Horseman, a statue of Peter the Great on horseback in front of St. Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia. Catherine the Great commissioned French sculptor Etienne Maurice Falconet to create the statue, which took more than a dozen years to cast. It was unveiled in 1782, 57 years after Peter’s death.
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