27 Nov 2013 Russian Art Auctions

27 Nov 2013

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INSCRIBED BY IOSIF PANKRYSHEV IN CYRILLIC ON THE REVERSE, THE PANKRYSHEV WORKSHOP, TOMSK, 1913-1914

* 463. THE FEODOROVSKAYA MOTHER OF GOD

INSCRIBED BY IOSIF PANKRYSHEV IN CYRILLIC ON THE REVERSE, THE PANKRYSHEV WORKSHOP, TOMSK, 1913-1914

22 by 17.5 cm.
5,000–7,000 GBP


The inscription in Cyrillic on the front of the icon reads “In commemoration of the tercentenary of the reigning House of Romanov” in Cyrillic and dates “1613–1913”.

The inscription on the reverse reads “To His Grace the Bishop of Tomsk and Altai to commemorate his visit to the Tomsk Eparchy on 22 August 1914 from Iosif Andreevich Pankryshev” in Cyrillic.

One of best icon workshops in Mstera belonged to the hereditary icon painter Iosif Pankryshev and his sons. In 1898 Pankryshev left Mstera, but unlike his renowned fellow countrymen, I. Chirikov, M. Dikarev and others who moved to either Moscow or St Petersburg – Pankryshev decided to settle in Siberia.

The Pankyshev workshop carried out icon commissions, some of which were presented to members of the Imperial family. Iosif Pankryshev was not only favoured by dignitaries, but also awarded medals for exhibiting his icons in Chicago and Antwerp. His workshop was rightly considered to be the best icon painting workshop in Siberia.

The present lot was a gift to the monarchist bishop of Tomsk and Altai, Anatoly (Kamensky), a famous religious figure, deputy of the State Duma and a member of the Regional Council of 1917-1918.


Notes on symbols:
* Indicates 5% Import Duty Charge applies.
Ω Indicates 20% Import Duty Charge applies.
§ Indicates Artist's Resale Right applies.
† Indicates Standard VAT scheme applies, and the rate of 20% VAT will be charged on both hammer price and premium.