Lot 475

A VERY FINE ICON SHOWING THE NATIVITY OF THE MOTHER OF GOD Central Russian, 1st half 19th century tempera on wood panel. The haloes and the background gilded. The central panel showing St. Anna reclining on a couch assisted by three maids, having given birth to the Mother of God with many scenes narrating the Nativity of the Mother of God. Painted with complementary greens, reds and blues. The garment folds finely emphasised with gold folds. The crowded architecture of the background painted in red and blue. Minimally restored. 36.4 x 30.5 cm.
VERY FINE ICONE WITH THE BIRTH OF THE GOD-MOTHER Central Russia, 1st half 19th century hardwood single panel with two frontal sponki. Egg tempera on chalk ground, nimbus, garment folds and background gilded. 36.4 x 30.5 cm. Axially symmetrical composition. The individual scenes are structured by the richly ornamented architecture in the background. Very detailed, narrative painting in highest quality. Punctual attunements. Expertise: Autenried Castle Icon Museum near Günzburg/Danube.