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Lot 1211: MONUMENTALE UND SELTENE IKONE MIT DEM ERZENGEL MICHAEL

IMPORTANT RUSSIAN & GREEK ICONS. PART 2

by Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf

November 5, 2016

Düsseldorf, Germany

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Description: A MONUMENTAL AND RARE ICON SHOWING THE ARCHANGEL MICHAEL Russian, mid 18th century Tempera on wood panel. The archangel shown frontal and full-length, holding a sword. He is attired in a military uniform, his elaborate lamellar armour complimented by a red cape knotted on the chest. His delicate features rendered traditionally with shades of beige and red. He is flanked by two oval Baroque cartouches to each side showing scenes from his life. Minimally restored. 71.5 x 59 cm. MONUMENTALE UND SELTENE IKONE MIT DEM ERZENGEL MICHAEL Russland, Mitte 18. Jh. Verbund aus drei Brettern mit zwei Rückseiten-Sponki. Eitempera auf Kreidegrund, partielle Versilberung goldfarben lasiert. 71,5 x 59 cm. In der vertikalen Mittelachse frontale und ganzfigurige Wiedergabe des Erzengels mit Schwert. Zu beiden Seiten flankieren ihn je zwei Ovalmedaillons mit Darstellung seiner Wundertaten. Am oberen Rand erscheint Gottvater. Feine Modellierung der Inkarnate in Schattierungen von Rot und Beige. Dominierender Farbkontrast in Blau und Rot. Punktuelle Einstimmungen.

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