10. The Jesus Christ the Savior

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End of the 19th century - beginning of the 20th century.
It is the work from the workshop of G.E. Frolov, Estonia, Raja village.
Stamp of the master on the back side.
Wood, lewkas, tempera.
Size: 35x30,5x2,5 cm.

The icon represents Christ in blessing with left hand resting on a book. The icon was created in the 19th century in village Raja. Icon painted in the 16th Century style. A fine icon is in excellent condition.

Frolov Gabriel Efimovich, was born in 1853 (or 1854) in colony Mitkovka, the Chernigov province, in family of the icon painter of the Old Believer. Per 1867 family Frolov”s moved in city Rezekne (Latvia) where the father has opened a workshop. After father’s death in 1875, brothers Frolovy Gabriel and Tit have been invited to work in Moscow where has been opened an icon painting workshop at the Preobrazhenskiy cemetery. In 1887 (on other sources ?1890) by the invitation J.P.Sofronov, Gabriel Efimovich Frolov moves in village Raja (Estonia) where founds icon painting workshop. His icons are available in old believe communities of Latvia and Estonia, also in private collections. On icons there is a personal brand of the master (which it was put and on works of his workshop). Frolov died on September, 28th, 1930 in village Raja. He had some pupils among whom the most famous are P.Sofronov, M.Solntsev. It is possible that his pupils (F.Myznikov, D.Poljakov, N.Gluhov) worked with him above creation of an iconostasis in old believe church in Kikitki:. Only surnames of several more pupils of Frolov are known else: Terenty Berezin, Merzljakov, Mornev,Obramov, Suslov. Frolov's works were highly appreciated among experts icon painting, he was known in St. Petersburg, Riga, Moscow, Kazan.

This icon is a Real Artwork and has museum level.

Price: SOLD

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