MacDougall Auctions 8 June 2009

8 Jun 2009

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


RUSSIAN (MOSCOW), XVIII CENTURY

* 167. A MONUMENTAL ICON OF THE MOTHER OF GOD OF SMOLENSK

RUSSIAN (MOSCOW), XVIII CENTURY

90.1 by 67 cm.
40,000-60,000 pounds


Provenance: The Temple Gallery, UK.

Literature: The Temple Gallery, Christmas Catalogue, 2004, no. 63.

The imposing image painted in deep colours, the folds of the garments executed in black, the gold and gem-studded decorations standing out against the saturated maroon of the maphorion, the rims of the haloes and calligraphic initials in shaded black.


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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