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    Sale 7596

    Icons and Artefacts From The Orthodox World

    9 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 188

    ST. MATTHEW THE EVANGELIST WITH A CARVED WOODEN FRAME

    RUSSIAN, 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    ST. MATTHEW THE EVANGELIST WITH A CARVED WOODEN FRAME
    RUSSIAN, 18TH CENTURY
    In a scriptorium, the saint seated on a backless bench with a cushion and a footstool, writing in a book placed on his lap, the ink on the writing table by his side, against a dense architectural background, the frame decorated with scroll and floral motifs, surmounted by three pinnacles in the form of onion domes
    10 5/8 x 7¾ in. (27 x 19.7 cm)


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the present owner from the sale of Sotheby, Parke-Bernet Russian Works of Art in New York on 23/24 March 1971, lot no. 483