Russian icon: The Mother of God of Vladimir, 18th century by Simon Ushakov
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Simon Ushakov

Russian icon: The Mother of God of Vladimir, 18th century 1750 - 1799

Wood
31 ⨯ 26 cm
ConditionVery good
€ 7.500

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About the artwork

No 9330: Russian icon depicting the Mother of God of Vladimir, icon dating back to the 2nd half of the 18th century with a strong influence of Kremlin court, icon painter Simon Usakov. 31 x 26 cm.

About the Artist

Simon Ushakov was a leading Russian icon painter of the late 17th century. He is associated with the comprehensive reform of the Russian Orthodox Church undertaken by Patriarch Nikon. Ushakov had a lot of pupils and associated and even published a short treatise on icon-painting entitled ‘A word to Loving-Meticulous Icon Painting’. Some of the more conservative Russian priests regarded his icons as too Western for their tastes. Ushakov was one of the first secular painters in Russia. He died in Moscow in 1686.