MacDougall Auctions 8 June 2009

8 Jun 2009

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


RUSSIAN (POVOLZHYE?), MIDDLE OF THE XVII CENTURY

* 7. THE HOLY MARTYRS FLORUS AND LAURUS

RUSSIAN (POVOLZHYE?), MIDDLE OF THE XVII CENTURY

31.3 by 27.2 cm.
30,000-40,000 pounds


At the top of the composition, St. Michael with outstretched wings is portrayed frontal and blessing with both hands, Sts. Florus and Laurus at his sides kneeling forward with their hands extended in prayer; in the foreground, three horsemen take their horses to water; the icon is executed in pastel colours; mainly green, red and white, the rocky mountain behind rendered in ochre with white brushstrokes defining the edges of the cliffs.


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