A VIEW OF THE SOLOVETSKY MONASTERY

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RUSSIAN, 18TH CENTURY

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A VIEW OF THE SOLOVETSKY MONASTERY

RUSSIAN, 18TH CENTURY

Illustrating with a high decree of accuracy the Uspensky and Preobrazhensky Cathedrals, the Church of St. Nicholas and the Annunciation, the bell tower, the tombs of the monastery's founders, Sts. Zosima and Savatii, some monks engaging in daily activites, enclosed by tall foritifications with towers, one of the gates directly facing the viewer, the island surrounded by water, in the foreground two boats, each carrying a monastic saint and two laypeople, this rarely depicted subject, executed finely and in great detail

14 3/8 x 12? in. (36.5 x 32.6 cm)