An icon of the Transfiguration on Mount Tabor, in a gilt-metal and cloisonné enamel frame, attributed to Vasily Petrovich Vereschagin, Moscow, late 19th century
Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 GBP
An icon of the Transfiguration on Mount Tabor, in a gilt-metal and cloisonné
enamel frame, attributed to Vasily Petrovich Vereschagin, Moscow, late 19th
the Saviour standing transfigured on Mount Tabor, his garments of shining white, flanked by the Old Testament
prophets Elijah and Moses having been granted the vision of theophany, below on the mountain slope the apostles
Peter, James and John kneeling in front of the divine light, held in a gilt-metal and enamel frame decorated with foliate
forms in Old Russian style and applied with colourful enamel roundels, the border of the painting decorated with
enamel motifs and pilasters
71.2 by 41cm, 27⅝ by 16⅛in.
Overall in good condition. Some retouching especially to the figure on the left, St Peter. His halo and upper part of his balding head have been restored. Some retouching in the rocky landscape.
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Sotheby’s London, 8 June 2011, lot 674
This icon is stylistically close to the icon of St Pelagia and St John the Baptist, attributed to Vasily Petrovich Vereschagin (1835-1909), executed for The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow, circa 1879-1931. Possibly the offered lot comes from the same Cathedral. Please see Sotheby's London, 1 December 2009, lot 709.