26 November 2007
"LET THE CHILDREN COME UNTO ME"
RUSSIAN, 19TH CENTURY
The icon illustrating the verse from Mark 10:13-16, Christ facing the viewer, standing in the centre of the composition, blessing the children, another girl and an infant are brought to him from the left and right respectively, painted realistically, the border emulating the contemporary gilt and enamel frames
14 x 12 1/8 in. (35.6 x 30.8 cm)
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