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Lot 1454: MONUMENTALE IKONE MIT DEM HEILIGEN NIKOLAUS VON MOSCHAISK UND SEINEN WUNDERTATEN MIT BASMA

IMPORTANT RUSSIAN & GREEK ICONS. PART 2

by Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf

November 5, 2016

Düsseldorf, Germany

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Description: A MONUMENTAL ICON SHOWING ST. NICHOLAS OF MYRA WITH SCENES FROM HIS LIFE WITH BASMA Russian, 18th century (icon), Russian, 2nd half 19th century (basma) Russland, 18. Jh. (Ikone), Russland, 2. Hälfte 19. Jh. (Basma) Tempera on wood panel. The saint shown full length holding the closed Gospels surrounded by sixteen scenes from his life including the education of St. Nicholas, his appearance to Emperor Constantine the Great in a dream instructing him to release three innocent generals, saving the youth Dimitri from drowning, Nicholas officiating within a church, appearing to seamen in distress, preventing the execution of three just men, restoring a captive youth to his parents, his entombment. The background stripped to gesso, minimally worn. Overlaid with a brass basma embossed with scrolling foliage. 103 x 68 cm. MONUMENTALE IKONE MIT DEM HEILIGEN NIKOLAUS VON MOSCHAISK UND SEINEN WUNDERTATEN MIT BASMA Russland, 18. Jh. (Ikone), Russland, 2. Hälfte 19. Jh. (Basma) Verbund aus zwei Laubholz-Brettern mit zwei Rückseiten-Sponki. Eitempera auf Kreidegrund, Gewandfalten in Golddispersion, Messingbasma. 103 x 68 cm. Im zentralen Mittelfeld steht der heilige Nikolaus in bischöflichem Ornat, seine Hand und das Evangelium erhoben haltend, in frontaler Ganzfigur. Christus und die Muttergottes flankieren ihn. Entlang des Randes reihen sich sechszehn Szenen aus seinem Leben. Farbe des Hintergrundes abgenommen, Bereibungen.

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