Lot 297 (Fine Art, Antiques & Jewellery, 27th April 2019)

An 18th century Russian icon, the annunciation the central scene depicting the annunciation is set against an elaborate architectural background, to the left stands the Archangel Gabriel, holding a messenger staff and making a gesture of blessing towards the Virgin Mary with his right hand, the Virgin who bows her head in reverence, holds a thread of wool in her hands, the Holy Spirit descends on her, represented as three fine rays coming from a segment of heaven, egg tempera and gesso wood panel, 37 cm x 28 cm. Provenance: Iconastas Gallery, Piccadilly Arcade, St. James's, London.

Sold for £22,000


 

An 18th century Russian icon, the annunciation the central scene depicting the annunciation is set against an elaborate architectural background, to the left stands the Archangel Gabriel, holding a messenger staff and making a gesture of blessing towards the Virgin Mary with his right hand, the Virgin who bows her head in reverence, holds a thread of wool in her hands, the Holy Spirit descends on her, represented as three fine rays coming from a segment of heaven, egg tempera and gesso wood panel, 37 cm x 28 cm. Provenance: Iconastas Gallery, Piccadilly Arcade, St. James's, London.

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