WHAT YEAR IS IT? READING DATES ON RUSSIAN ICONS

In the later and most prolific period of Russian icon painting — the 18th to early 20th centuries — one frequently finds dated icons with inscriptions telling the year and month and even the day on which the icon was completed. Often the name of the painter is included, as well as other information. That … Continue reading WHAT YEAR IS IT? READING DATES ON RUSSIAN ICONS