AN IMPERIAL RUSSIAN SILVER-MOUNTED PRESENTATION ICON TRIPTYCH TO EMPRESS MARIA FEODOROVNA, WORKMASTER DMITRY SMIRNOV, ST. PETERSBURG, 1904
the central panel depicting Christ Pantocrator, flanked by St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, oil on panel, overlaid with oklad with interlacing floral motifs, inscribed above central panel with the Gospel of Matthew 28:20, Az s vami / esm' vo vse dni do / skonchaniya veka
[I am with you always, even unto the end of the world], exterior cover inscribed Spasi and Sokhrani, verso dedicated by 2-oi batarei 23-i Artillereyskoy brigady / Kirasiry Ee Velishestva Gatchina 1904 goda [2nd battery of the Artillery brigade / Cuirassiers of Her Majesty Gatchina 1904, each panel marked lower left with 84 standard and workmaster's mark D.S in Cyrillic for Dmitry Smirnov
; dimensions of icon when open: 13.8 x 19.3 cm (5 3/8 x 7 5/8 in.), closed: 13.8 x 8.7 cm (5 3/8 x 3 3/8 in.)PROVENANCE
Christie's, New York, June 11, 2007, lot 198
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