Peter Klodt von Jurgensburg (1805-1867) was a famous animal sculptor, who became widely known in
Russia and abroad. Peter Klodt became the founder of a major art dynasty, whose creative heritage is
presented for the first time at a large-scale exhibition. The Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg, boasts
the best collection of sculptural works by Peter Klodt. Along with unique author's wax sketches received
from the Museum of the Imperial Academy of Arts, visitors will see models of famous equestrian groups
for the Anichkov Bridge, monuments to Emperor Nicholas I and poet Ivan Krylov, as well as bronze tints
of famous animal figurines.
Another part of the exhibition consists of works by artists-representatives of the Klodt family, members
of the Association of Traveling Art Exhibitions. These are genre paintings by Mikhail Petrovich Klodt
(1835-1914), the son of the renowned sculptor, and works by his nephew, landscape painter Mikhail
Konstantinovich Klodt (1833-1902). These masters’ contribution made an original page in the history of
Russian art in the second half of the 19th century, vividly and comprehensively reflecting important
trends in its development. The exhibition is complemented with the works by Peter Klodt's grandson-
Nikolai Alexandrovich Klodt (1865-1918) - a painter and theater artist, and samples of engravings with
images of P. Klodt's works and portraits of representatives of his creative dynasty.
Where: Mikhailovsky Castle of the Russian Museum at the address 2, Sadovaya Street, St. Petersburg.
When: December 24, 2020 – March 29, 2021
Author: Vera Ivanova