Temple Gallery

Established 1959

Virgin Petrovskaya - exhibited at the Temple Gallery, specialists in Russian icons

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YY014. Pimenovskaya (or Petrovskaya) Virgin and Child

17th century
31 x 27 cmClick here to convert metric size to imperial

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Fig. a. Petrovsaya, 1306. Tretyakov Gallery Moscow

The original icon was painted by St. Piotr, the first Metropolitan of Moscow, around 1306 when he was still the Father Superior in Volyn (Fig. a). The icon was presented to Metropolitan Maxim. Though the subject remains rare it did become an established type as our example demonstrates.[1]

The Perovskaya may also relate to the Pimenovskaya type (Fig. b). Indeed the two are often conflated.

Fig. b. Pimenovskaya, 1380. Trtyakov Gallery, Moscow