Rusalka Monument

Location
Narva maantee, Pirta tee N 59°26'36" E 24°47'38"
Tallinn, Tallinna linn, Harjumaa, Estonia
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Description
The monument represents an 'Island of rocks' with a 'high rock' at the center topped by an angel holding an Orthodox cross towards the assumed direction of the shipwreck. At the foot of the high rock is a bronze relief of the shipwreck of the Rusalka at the foot. The monument is surrounded by cast-iron pillars and lamp posts connected with chains. On the pillars are the names of the 165 deceased seamen. The lamp posts have the Russian imperian eagle.

Sculptor: Amandus Heinrich Adamson (Uuga-Rätsepa, near Paldiski 1855 - Paldiski 1929)

Signature
(relief) П.Н. Вульфъ / А. Адамсонъ / 1901 г.
Restaureering- / Koopia / P. Horma / 1945
Valotud / E.T.K.V.L. / Kopli / Masinatehases / 1946

The lamp poles have on the side the foundry mark: Ф. ВИГАНДЪ / РЕВЕЛЬ / 1903. [Friedrich Wiegand Machine Works]
Annotation
The Rusalka Memorial was erected on 7 September 1902 to mark the ninth anniversary of the sinking of the Russian warship Rusalka (Mermaid), which sank en route to Finland in 1893.

The model for the angel was the sculptor's housekeeper Juliana Rootsi, whose grandson was the noted Estonian politician Tiit Madi.
Signature
(relief) П.Н. Вульфъ / А. Адамсонъ / 1901 г.
Restaureering- / Koopia / P. Horma / 1945
Valotud / E.T.K.V.L. / Kopli / Masinatehases / 1946

The lamp poles have on the side the foundry mark: Ф. ВИГАНДЪ / РЕВЕЛЬ / 1903.
Annotation
The Russalka Memorial was erected 7 September 1902 to mark the ninth anniversary of the sinking of the Russian warship Rusalka (Mermaid), which sank en route to Finland in 1893.

Kultuurimälestiste riiklik register, Mälestised, No. 1307.

GPS Coordinates: 59.44342, 24.794

  • Added: 9 Oct 2016
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2624770