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    Sale 5348

    Christie's Interiors

    11 March 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 37

    THE TRANSFIGURATION

    RUSSIAN, 19TH CENTURY

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    THE TRANSFIGURATION
    RUSSIAN, 19TH CENTURY
    The three disciples appearing on the ground at the lower part of the composition, James and Peter shielding their eyes from the striking light emanating from the vision above, John in a cautious posture looking upwards to Christ, the latter dressed in bright garments, the composition painted naturalistically with warm, earthen colours, the vestments of the disciples highlighted in gold
    34¼ x 25 in. (87 x 63.5 cm)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION OF RUSSIAN ICONS (LOTS 13-24, 37-48 AND 73-80)