Statues - Hither & Thither

Russia
Moscow - Москва

Arbatskaya ploshchad'
Арбатская площадь

Николай Васильевич Гоголь

Nikolay Vasil'yevich Gogol'

Sorochyntsi 1809 - Moscow 1852
Ukrainian-born Russian dramatist and novelist
(Wikipedia)
Nikolay Tomskiy
1952

Moscow - Москва /  Николай Васильевич Гоголь   Moscow - Москва /  Николай Васильевич Гоголь

Description

Bronze statue.

Inscription(s)

великому русскому
художнику слова
николаю васильевичу
ГОГОЛЮ
от правительства
советского союза
2 марта 1952 года
To the great Russian
artist with words
Nikolai Vasil'yevich
GOGOL'
from the government
of the Soviet Union
2 March 1952

Signed: скульптор ТОМСКИЙ

Annotation

Tomskiy's standing bronze figure of Gogol replaced in 1952 the seated figure by Andreyev, said to be hated by Stalin himself.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 55°45'2" E 37°36'1"

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