A RUSSIAN ICON OF ST. ELIAS AND HIS FIERY ASCENSION INTO HEAVEN, MOSCOW, 19TH CENTURY
A RUSSIAN ICON OF ST. ELIAS AND HIS FIERY ASCENSION INTO HEAVEN, MOSCOW, 19TH CENTURY, painted in egg tempera colors on board and the kovcheg enclosing the elderly St. Elias seated within a rocky cave entrance of Mount Horeb being fed by a black raven, to the right is his disciple Elisha who is kneeling and raising his arms to catch St. Elias mantle as he is swept up into heaven in a fiery chariot, opposite top left where the Lord Sabaoth appears through the opening heavens with a blessing, enclosed by a broad white border inscribed in Church Slavonic with, "Fiery Ascension of the Saint Prophet Elijah." 16 1/2" x 14 1/2" Provenance: Estate of Robert William Guynn, Houston, Texas.
Condition Report: Craqueleur throughout, small scratches with some paint loss, nicks, areas of overpainting, restored age shrinkage cracks, surface buildup, the board has expected slight curve, top exhibits a 1 1/2" split seen on the reverse and has one cut channel groove for slat which is now lacking. Beautifully detailed faces and hands on each of the figures. Statements by Simpson Galleries regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Simpson Galleries. All lots offered are sold "AS IS."