6. Presentation of the of the Virgin in the Temple

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First half of the 19th century.
The Vitebsk province?
Wood, lewkas, tempera.
Size: 31x26x3 cm.

Highly professional level of painting; pay attention to details of the creases and ornaments of garments, textures of faces, beards and hair. Good condition.

The protagonists in the scene -Mary's parents Joachim and Anne, Mary herself, and the high priest Zacharias, who welcomes her - are grouped in the centre of the composition, before the canopied altar. Behind the Virgin's parents and in front of a tall narrow building are the Virgin's friends, the seven taper-bearing daughters of Zion, depicted realistically but on a smaller scale than Zacharias, Joachim, and Anne.

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Price: 2500 Euro

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