European & American Fine Art and Antiques Including Russian & Asian Works
May 18th-19th, 2010
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LOT 15
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Lot 15
A RUSSIAN ICON OF THE MOTHER OF GOD JOY TO ALL WHO SUFFER, YAROSLAVL, 18TH CENTURY. Here the Mother of God stands at center holding a scepter and her other hand outstretched. Suffering humans are gathered on both sides with angels among them. They hold scrolls with petitions. 'Oh Most Holy Lady…you are the help of the injured, feeder of the hungry, clother of the naked…' Close inspection reveals the gathered are injured (denoted by those carrying a crutch), the hungry having bread distributed to them by angels, and the naked. The upper margin with an image of Christ the King holding an open book of Gospels which begins, 'Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden…' (Matthew 11:28). The subject is identified by the condensed and abbreviated inscription along the top border which reads OBRAZ VSEM SKORBYASHCIM RADOST. Painted on an unusually thick panel measuring 1.5 inches (3.5cm), overall 13 inches x 10.5 inches (33cm x 27cm).
Estimate:  $800 - 1,200   € 600 - 900
Price Realized: $2,400.00
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