Icon of the Annunciation, with Saint Christopher and Saint Aleksander SvirskiiRussia, Yaroslavl, 1625-1650, oklad 1650-1700
Lot 1019
Icon of the Annunciation, with Saint Christopher and Saint Aleksander Svirskii
Russia, Yaroslavl, 1625-1650, oklad 1650-1700
Sold for US$ 50,000 inc. premium
Lot Details
Icon of the Annunciation, with Saint Christopher and Saint Aleksander Svirskii
Russia, Yaroslavl, 1625-1650, oklad 1650-1700
tempera on wood, repoussé and chased jeweled silver gilt oklad, the bezel framed with pearls, surmounted by a red faceted stone, with an additional green cabochon on the border
31.5 x 25.75 (12 3/8 x 10 3/16in)

Footnotes

  • Exhibited
    Washington, DC, Hillwood Museum & Gardens, Tradition in Transition: Russian Icons in the Age of the Romanovs, 2004

    Literature
    Wendy R. Salmond, Tradition in Transition: Russian Icons in the Age of the Romanovs, Hillwood Museum & Gardens, Washington, DC, 2004, no. 21, p. 49, illustrated

    The fine painting, elegant composition, and jeweled oklad signify the importance of this icon. It was most likely a gift from a wealthy donor to a church. The figure of Saint Christopher the Martyr, depicted on the left as a dog-headed man, and Saint Alexander Svirsky on the right side, were most likely added as a request by the owner of the icon. Thin strips of finely chased gilded silver originally decorated with many gemstones are attached along the borders along with a string of small pearls outlining the central image.

    Аналойная икона была заказана как драгоценный вклад, возможно, на помин души. Небольшие фигуры святых на полях были соименны заказчикам образа. Достаточно редким изображением является фигура Христофора, представленного с песьей головой.
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