Klodt, Peter

Baron Peter Klodt von Jürgensburg (1805 - 1867). Барон Пётр Карлович Клодт.

One of the greatest Russian sculptors of the first half of 19th century. With a Swedish background he grew up in a family of a high rang military officers. Has been modelling and casting statues of a large scale under the direct supervision of the Tsar Nicolas I of Russia. Became a head of the Imperial Foundry (Imperatorsky Liteiny Dvor) in 1838. Modeled and cast several smaller groups, busts and statues, as well.


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