827FEINE IKONE MIT DER GOTTESMUTTER 'FREUDE ALLER LEIDENDEN' (MOSKA Auction: 75-III
FEINE IKONE MIT DER GOTTESMUTTER 'FREUDE ALLER LEIDENDEN' (MOSKA
Laubholz-Tafel mit zwei Stirnseiten-Sponki. Eitempera auf Kreidegrund, Golddispersion
A FINELY PAINTED ICON OF THE MOTHER OF GOD 'JOY TO ALL WHO GRIEVE' Russian, 18th century Tempera on wood panel. Here the Mother of God stands at center holding the Christ child in her left arm and a scepter in her right hand. Suffering humans are gathered on both sides with angels among them. The subject is identified by the condensed and abbreviated inscription along the top border. The Old Testament Trinity appearing on the upper border. The soft modelling of the flesh complimented by delicately rendered features. The vestments highlighted with refined chrysography. Executed predominantly in reds and greens. Minimally restored. 31.5 x 26.8 cm.