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James Mack (1827-64)

Monument to Minin and Pozharsky, Moscow Sep 1856

Albumen print | 17.8 x 28.3 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2945155

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Photograph of the Monument to Minin and Pozharsky in Moscow. The monument has a large granite base with a plaque depicting citizens giving away their possessions. Above are two large sculptures of Minin and Pozharsky. The figure to the left is raising his right arm in the air, and the figure to the right is sitting with an ornate sword in one hand and a shield in the other. The statue is surrounded by a low fence, with several small groups of people standing around it. Behind is a building partly obscured by the frame of a large illumination. The monument commemorates Prince Dmitry Pozharsky and Kuzma Minin, who raised a Russian army to defeat Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth forces in 1612. This is one of a series of photographs taken by Corporal J Mack during the coronation celebrations of Alexander II, Emperor of Russia. He was part of a group of British representatives led by Lord Granville.
  • Creator(s)

    James Mack (1827-64) (photographer)

  • 17.8 x 28.3 cm (image) (image)

  • Presented to Queen Victoria by Lord Panmure (later known as Lord Dalhousie) in November 1856

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Russia
          • Moscow [Russia]
            • Monument to Minin and Pozharsky [Moscow]
            • Red Square [Moscow]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Fireworks & Illuminations