Choose Category:

Home > Auctions > 18th September 2022 > Russian Icon with Saint John the Evangelist

Print page | Email lot to a friend

Back to previous page


Use mousewheel to zoom in and out, click to enlarge
Gallery loading...

LOT 1765

Estimate
GBP (£) 700 - 900
EUR (€) 780 - 1,010
USD ($) 760 - 980

Price
£700 (EUR 785; USD 761) (+bp*)

1

RUSSIAN ICON WITH SAINT JOHN THE EVANGELIST
18TH CENTURY A.D.
12 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (1.6 kg, 31.5 x 27 cm).

A wooden icon with two mounting slots to the reverse; brass oklad cover with raised edges and reserved foliage on a pounced field; separate raised brass pierced-work nimbus to the upper edge; in the reveal, portrait of St. John the Evangelist in oils, bearded and leaning forward reading a Gospel or other book open on his lap, nimbate figure of Christ on his left shoulder pointing to the text with his left forefinger.

PROVENANCE:
Property of a London lady, part of her family's collection.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Weizmann, K. et al., The Icon, New York, 1982, p.273, for similar treatment of the portrait (Apostle Paul).

CONDITION