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Statue of Peter the Great in Deptford.

Statue of Peter the Great in Deptford.
Statue of Peter the Great in Deptford.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H2433
Description: Tsar Peter I of Russia is more usually described as 'Peter the Great'. As a young man, he travelled to Europe in 1697-98 to study new developments in technology, especially shipbuilding. He lived near the Royal Dockyard in Deptford, at the home of the writer John Evelyn, for much of his four-month stay in England. This statue was erected in 2001 to commemorate the Tsar's visit.
Creator: Cleve Severin
Date: 2001
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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