Evangelist Saint Marc, Russia, 16th century
58.5 by 41cm, 23 by 16⅛in.
The border and the background of the icon stripped to the levkas. The gilding on the stool, the table and the redone at a later date. Some spots of retouching, especially to the green ground.
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