Bust of Emperor Alexander I

Bust of Emperor Alexander I in the courtyard of the University of Helsinki library. The bust was sculpted by the Russian artist Ivan Martos. The sculpture was first placed in the main hall of the Imperial Academy of Turku in 1814, from where it was transferred in 1832 to the festive hall of the brand new University of Helsinki. Today, the statue is in storage at the Helsinki University Museum and its new location has not been decided. Read more about the work on the website of the Helsinki Art Museum: https://www.hamhelsinki.fi/sculpture/aleksanteri-i-ivan-martos/