14 June 2006,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 4,800
GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
SAINT SERGEI RADONEZHSKII AND THE SMOLENSKAYA
RUSSIAN, CIRCA 1800 The Mother of God of Smolensk, traditionally painted, wearing a brown maphorion with emphasised gold folds, supporting the Christ Child in her left arm, and with her right hand pointing towards him. Above, Christ enthroned, supported by angels, is portrayed on ivory clouds. Another icon of the same shape, showing St. Sergei, half-length, holding a scroll in his left hand and his right hand raised in blessing, with a fiery Seraphim appearing above. 43½ x 23 7/8 in. (110.5 x 60.7 cm.) each. (2)
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