A Cast Bronze Figure of Samuil Salomonovich Poliakov

Mark Matveievich Antakolsky (1843-1902)

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Born in Vilna, Antakolsky studied in the Imperial Academy under N. Pimenov and was honoured as Academician in 1871 for his statue of Ivan the Terrible. He received a gold medal in the Paris International Exhibition in 1878, and further gold medals in Munich, Berlin and Paris.