The incredible story of "The Autumn" sculpture re-installed in Neskuchny Garden!


In October 2013 we found a piece of some garden monument made of concrete. There was a disc-shaped base and what looked liked a part of a foot, an ankle and the hem of a skirt. The fragment of the sculpture was found in the area where in the XVIII century there used to be an estate belonging to Russian statesman Nikita Trubetskoy. The estate, architected by Moscow’s leading architect at the time, Dmitry Ukhtomsky, was originally decorated with 18 sculptures, but none of them resembled our discovery. We established some similarities with monuments that are located as far as in St Petersburg and date back to XVIII-XIX centuries. In the end, our art experts found a painting called ‘The Autumn’ by artist Aleksandr Golovin, that pictured a very similar sculpture. Last August art restorers from Vutetich studio used picture as a model for recreating this beautiful monument which you can see now in Neskuchny Garden, not far from the entrance at 30, Leninsky Prospekt.