ROSSI, Karl Ivanovich
(b. 1775, Napoli, d. 1849, St. Petersburg)

Triumphal Arch

1819-29
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General Staff building, St. Petersburg

Rossi constructed the triumphal arch connecting the two unified General Staff buildings opposite the Winter Palace. The arch facing the Palace Square is crowned by an attic, which bears a statue of Victory in a chariot drawn by six horses. The rest of the sculptural ornamentation glorifies the victory over Napoleon.




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