Hacmonmero Odumero Cb Teopun Nodrodohocuja...
Mezzotint. 670 x 430mm. Repaired tears.
Archimandrite Photius Spassky (1792-1838), superior of the Novgorod Yuriev monastery. An important defender of Russian Orthodoxy against secular reformists, especially Prince Golitsyn. George Dawe (1781-1829) spent from 1819 to 1828 in St Petersburg, invited by Tsar Alexander to paint the portraits of the superior officers who had fought in the Napoleonic Wars. Over 300 of these are in the Hermitage Museum.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 1587] £550.00