MacDougall Auctions 8 June 2009

8 Jun 2009

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


RUSSIAN, EARLY XVIII CENTURY

48. THE MOTHER OF GOD “GUARDIAN OF THOSE WHO HAVE DEPARTED”

RUSSIAN, EARLY XVIII CENTURY

21.6 by 19 cm.
2,500-3,500 pounds


The image is executed in the Western style, the Mother of God is seated on a balcony, represented as a youthful maiden with loose, uncovered hair, her red tunic complemented by a green cape, holding Christ. He is portrayed as a child, wearing a knee-length chiton, raising His right hand in benediction, the background partially occupied by a building, to the left is a landscape including a river with swans.


Notes on symbols:
* Indicates 5% Import Duty Charge applies.
Ω Indicates 20% Import Duty Charge applies.
§ Indicates Artist's Resale Right applies.
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