The Nativity, Mitkovka, Russia, 1848
signed and dated in old Slavonic 'Savva Simeonov Stepanov'
with frame 68 by 60cm, 26¾ by 23⅝in.
The painting is covered with darkened varnish and with minor spots of flaking. The lower centre of the painting with an area of lifting paint. Overall in very good condition.
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