17 December 1998
Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker
Russia, Moscow School, 16th century
Shown shoulder-length, painted in bright colours on gilt ground
5.7/8 x 4.7/8in. (15 x 12.5cm.
From the collection of a former director of the Rumiantsev Museum, Moscow
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