Offered by: Solomon Treasure
1050 Second Ave New York City, NY 10022 , United States Call Seller 917.686.9732


(Slavic School, 19th Century) A Large Oil Painting "Saints Cyril and Methodius"

$ 45,000
  • Description
    (Slavic School, 19th Century) A Large Oil Painting "Saints Cyril and Methodius"

    Very good quality painting, and subject. Painted by a master, apparently unsigned.

    Cyril (born Constantine, 826–869) and Methodius (815–885) were two brothers and Byzantine Christian theologians and missionaries. For their work evangelizing the Slavs, they are known as the "Apostles to the Slavs".

    They are credited with devising the Glagolitic alphabet, the first alphabet used to transcribe Old Church Slavonic. After their deaths, their pupils continued their missionary work among other Slavs. Both brothers are venerated in the Eastern Orthodox Church as saints with the title of "equal-to-apostles". In 1880, Pope Leo XIII introduced their feast into the calendar of the Roman Catholic Church. In 1980, the first Slav pope, Pope John Paul II declared them co-patron saints of Europe, together with Benedict of Nursia.

    Canvas: 59" high x 27" wide
    Frame: 69" high x 37" wide

    Good condition, no damages to the canvas, frame has a minor chip to the upper right corner and wear consistent with age and use.
  • More Information
    Origin: France
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: oil
    Condition: Good. Good Condition
    Styles / Movements: Asian Art
    Incollect Reference #: 572234
  • Dimensions
    W. 37 in; H. 69 in; D. 6 in;
    W. 93.98 cm; H. 175.26 cm; D. 15.24 cm;
Message from Seller:

For four generations, Solomon Treasure has obtained a reputation for dealing in rare and important 18th – 19th century antiques and fine art.

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