27 May 2012
ST PETERSBURG, THE PESHEKHONOVS
WORKSHOP, SIGNED BY SEMEN SHARMANOV
IN CYRILLIC AND DATED 1863, INSCRIBED
WITH A 1922 DEDICATION ON THE REVERSE .
52 by 37.5 cm.
Related literature: For similar icons, see Zh.G. Belik, Ikonopisnoe Nasledie Masterskoi Peshekhonovyh (The Icon Painting Heritage of the Peshekhonovs Workshop), Moscow, INDRIK, 2011, p. 162.
S.E. Sharmanov was an icon painter from St Petersburg. He was associated with the Imperial Academy of Arts and the icon painting workshop of M.S and V.M. Peshekhonovs. He undertook the most prestigious commissions, for example, in December 1860 Sharmanov was paid 15 silver rubles for painting the icon of the Saviour for the Empress Maria Alexandrovna.
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