1. KorbenDallas

    Question | What date? The Bronze Horseman statue of Peter the Great.

    The Bronze Horseman is an equestrian statue of Peter the Great in the Senate Square in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It was opened to the public on 7 (18) August, 1782. Commissioned by Catherine the Great, it was created by the French sculptor Étienne Maurice Falconet. The statue is now one of the...
  2. KorbenDallas

    Photo Needed: Liberty Island prior to 1885, without the Statue of Liberty Pedestal

    On June 17, 1885, the French steamer Isère, arrived in New York with the crates holding the disassembled Statue of Liberty on board. New Yorkers displayed their new-found enthusiasm for the statue. Two hundred thousand people lined the docks and hundreds of boats put to sea to welcome the ship...
  3. KorbenDallas

    c. 1750: Agostino Fasolato and The Fall of the Rebel Angels

    Some people do not "deserve" their own Wikipedia page, and some Works of Art are better to be left unnoticed. One of these people is Agostino Fasolato, and one of these Works of Art is "The Fall of the Rebel Angels". The lack of info on the guy and his statue could have a plausible explanation...
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    1899 statue of Leif Erikson

    This photograph was allegedly made in 1899. The statue itself was made in 1897. Well, may be it was, may be it was not. Does he look like a viking to you? This "norseman" is prone to freezing his family jewels off. And... I could swear to God I’ve seen those two breast plates somewhere before...
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    Questionable Antiquity of the "Ancient" Statues

    I believe that every single statue, starting with the busts of Plato was located between 1438 and now. A reasonable person would ask a reasonable question similar to, "Why is that?" May be there is a simple answer to this question, like they were produced after 1438. Our knowledge of the...