MacDougall Auctions 8 June 2009

8 Jun 2009

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


RUSSIAN (SUZDAL PROVINCES), FIRST HALF OF THE XIX CENTURY

46. THE PRESENTATION OF CHRIST IN THE TEMPLE

RUSSIAN (SUZDAL PROVINCES), FIRST HALF OF THE XIX CENTURY

22 by 17.7 cm.
1,200-1,600 pounds


The composition is set around an altar with the open Bible upon it, the elderly priest, St. Symeon, leans forward while holding the Baby Jesus in his veiled hands, behind him is St. Anna with a raised hand suggesting the fulfilment of the prophecy, opposite is the Mother of God preparing to receive her Son in her covered hands, attended by St. Joseph, against a tall construction and the staircase of the ambo.


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