Angel in the Desert: St. John the Forerunner, Northern School, probably Vyg region, Russia, probably 18th or early 19th century
Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP
Angel in the Desert: St. John the Forerunner, Northern School, probably Vyg region,
Russia, probably 18th or early 19th century
53 by 32cm, 20⅞ by 12⅝in.
The border of the icon stripped to the levkas. The lower border restored. A restored thin vertical crack running from top to nottom in the middle of the icon. Some minor spots of retouching throughtout the painting.
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