All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Russian : Pre 1960 item #1262394
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
striking Russian Socialist realism portriat of a Soviet soldier who fought at Stalingrad named Piotr Kuzmitch Grigorenko=painter is A.A. Prokopenko-painted in 1960s provenance is from artist studio and Gallery NR 50 with galleries in Moscow and Amsterdam-18 inches by 15.5 inches==has certificate of origin signed by gallery owner affixed to back--NATO should post this portrait in Brussel office as a historical reminder before its takes on Russia.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Russian : Pre 1837 VR item #1182409
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
Impressive Russian Icon of the Lord Almighty--also known as the Savior of Smolensk-depicts Christ on throne, with gospel in one hand and blessing with the other, surrounded by named saints-at his foot prostrate are two monk-saints Sergei of Radonezh and Varlaam Khutuinskiy--icon is reenforced with staves in top and bottom edges-icon about 1820s-minor loss to image-was sold at Jackson Auction, a specialist in Russian liturgical items-evidence of Cyrillic scrolling on back-12.5 inches by 10 inches-1 inch thick-original and authentic
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Russian : Pre 1900 item #968181
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
Unusual Russian icon depicting John the Baptist with the body of Christ-18 inches by 15 inches-ca 1870s-icon was apparently used ritualistically as some of the gold leaf back ground worn off from kissing-wear to surface-icon stable and heavy-uses wedge in top and bottom rather than back straps to hold wood from splitting-at one time probably had okhlad-rare representation