4580, Feb. 17, 1933
Scope and Contents
RUSSIAN IMPERIAL EXHIBIT
February 17, 1933
Article No. 4580
Icon of the early seventeenth century, Ulanov School, “Dormition of the Virgin.”
Below, among the prophets, disciples and saints, lies the Virgin while her Soul is represented as an infant in the arms of her Son, who will transport it to Paradise. On either side of Christ are Archangels; above Him, under the arch, are the Cherubim and Seraphim. At the top of the icon appears God the Father with the Holy Ghost. Immediately beneath is the Sabor of Angels awaiting Our Lady, who ascends from Earth. In the heavens, among other saints, are seen Thomas, John the Divine, Peter, Alexander, Paul, Philip and Savva. Below, in front of the bier, is Athonius, a Jew, who dared to place his hands on the bier to upset it. An Angel cut off the hands, but on Athonius saying an “Ave,” Peter healed him.
From the collection of the Czarina Alexandra in the Winter Palace, St. Petersburg.
Mrs. John L. Pratt
From the Hammer Collection – Three East Fifty-second Street, New York, N. Y.
- Creation: Feb. 17, 1933
- Hammer Galleries (Organization)
Language of Materials
The collection is open for research.
Digitization of the collection has been made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The digital collection can be accessed through the VMFA Collections Search website.
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Biographical / Historical
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.
Hammer Collection, Russian Imperial Exhibit, E. 52nd Street
Digitization of the Lillian Thomas Pratt Archives has been made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Part of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Archives Repository
Margaret R. and Robert M. Freeman Library
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