Topic: Dowager Empress Maria
The bust of Empress Maria (draft shown) will be based on the one of Alexander III, which was erected in 1903. Copyright © Cultural Society Dagmaria
Plans are underway to install a bust of Empress Maria Feodorovna (born Danish Princess Dagmar) on the Kejserinde Dagmars Plads in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen later this year.
The foundation of the bust is copied from the monument of Emperor Alexander III (husband of Maria Feodorovna), which was erected in Fredensborg Castle park in 1903.
The bust of the Empress is created by sculptor Sergey Boguslavskiy.
The bust of Alexander III was erected in the park of Fredensborg Castle in 1903, nine years after the Emperor’s death, by the initiative of the neighbors of the Imperial villa, Kajservaj 1, Fredensborg. These people respected the Russian Emperor for his personal qualities and thus wished to honour his memory.
The Emperor bought the villa in 1885, and enjoyed it during numerous visits to “Father-in-law of Europe” – King Christian IX.
The project has been spearheaded by the Cultural Society Dagmaria, in Denmark, the bust will be erected in honour of the 400th anniversary of Romanov Dynasty in 2013.
© Cultural Society Dagmaria and Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 26 January, 2013