Triptych on the Theme 'In Thee Rejoiceth' Russia, Stroganov School, 1600-1630

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Lot 1048
Triptych on the Theme 'In Thee Rejoiceth'
Russia, Stroganov School, 1600-1630

Sold for US$ 100,000 inc. premium
Triptych on the Theme 'In Thee Rejoiceth'
Russia, Stroganov School, 1600-1630
tempera on wood, gilding, with metal frame, verso inscribed with commission instructions from 'Maksim Yakvlech Stroganov' (1557-1631) in Cyrllic
total 20 1/3 x 50 3/4 (8 x 20in)

Footnotes

  • Exhibited
    Washington, DC, Hillwood Museum & Gardens, Tradition in Transition: Russian Icons in the Age of the Romanovs, 2004

    Literature
    Wendy R. Salmond, Tradition in Transition: Russian Icons in the Age of the Romanovs, Hillwood Museum & Gardens, Washington, DC, 2004, no. 17, p. 47, illustrated

    An exceptional example of the celebrated Stroganov School of icon painting, the present icon was most likely a special commission by a high-ranking Russian court official or wealthy patron. This triptych communicates three detailed narratives, following the text of the theological hymns written in praise of the Mother of God. The multi-figural compositions are arranged in a complex tiered hierarchy centered around the recurring image of the Mother of God. The miniature scale of each scene, filigree precision of the painting and the complexity of the composition suggest that the present icon was created by one of the leading painters of the Stroganov icon-painting workshop.

    Прекрасный по сохранности и высокому художественному уровню камерный складень-триптих, форма и иконография которых получила широкое распространение в 17 веке. Такие иконы брали собой миряне и священнослужители во время путешествий и далеких походов, их привешивали к чудотворным и почитаемым иконам, ставили на полку в монашеских кельях. Однако тонкая миниатюрная живопись, свидетельствующая о работе одного из ведущих московских мастеров Строгановского направления в искусстве начальной эпохи царской династии Романовых, позволяет думать, что и в древности складень был дорогим заказным произведением, предназначенным для личной молитвы какого-то высокопоставленного лица. Особую ценность памятнику добавляет редкий состав клейм, написанных на слова пророка Исаий о будущем непорочном зачатии Спасителя; а также на текст песнопения, основанного на евангельских словах, сказанных при встрече Богородицы – будущей матери Христа, и Елизаветы, носившей младенца Иоанна Предтечу. Третья створка иллюстрирует слова Рождественской стихиры. Сильно разбеленные лики, миниатюрность письма, многоплановость композиций говорят о работе одного и поздних московских мастеров, писавших по заказам бояр Строгановых. Надпись на обороте сообщает о написании складня, от которого не сохранилась четвертая створка, по заказу Максима Яковлевича Строганова (1557-1631).
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Triptych on the Theme 'In Thee Rejoiceth' Russia, Stroganov School, 1600-1630
Triptych on the Theme 'In Thee Rejoiceth' Russia, Stroganov School, 1600-1630
Triptych on the Theme 'In Thee Rejoiceth' Russia, Stroganov School, 1600-1630
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