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St Nicholas exorcising the devil from a well, probably Pskov area, first half of the 16th century
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St Nicholas exorcising the devil from a well, probably Pskov area, first half of the 16th century
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St Nicholas exorcising the devil from a well, probably Pskov area, first half of the 16th century
holding the gospel and giving a blessing towards the tree at centre, beside a figure holding an axe, a black devil jumping out of the well
25.5 by 30.5cm, 10 by 12in.
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Catalogue Note

The bright colours on a gold ground, the sharply contrasting highlights in dark grey-blue on the mantle of St Nicholas, and the stylistic treatment of the rocks suggest that the icon was painted in the Pskov area.

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