1066GROSSE IKONE MIT DEM HEILIGEN GEORG DEM DRACHENTÖTER Auction: 97-III
GROSSE IKONE MIT DEM HEILIGEN GEORG DEM DRACHENTÖTER
Einzeltafel mit zwei Rückseiten-Sponki. Kowtscheg, Eitempera auf Kreidegrund
A LARGE ICON OF ST. GEORGE SLAYING THE DRAGON Russian, 16th century Tempera on wood panel with kovcheg. The saint's full military attire complemented by a floating, red cape, riding a white, robust and rearing horse, St. George holding his horse's reins and plunging his long lance of cruciform finial into the winged dragon's open mouth. The background depicting a mountainous, barren landscape to the left. Rendered mostly with muted, pastel nuances and red. Losses, restored. 59 x 40.5 cm.