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A RUSSIAN ICON OF THE EVANGELIST SAINT MATTHEW, CIRCA 1825. Finely painted in the Italianate style, an Angel of the Lord guides the Evangelist who, with quill pen in hand, begins the first Gospel of the New Testament with the words “The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham”. It is likely that the offered lot once formed part of a four-piece grouping, depicting all Four Evangelists and which was installed on the Royal Doors of an iconostas. 9.25 inches x 7 inches (23 x 18 cm).
$250 - 500
€ 225 - 450