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Christ the Almighty with the Virgin, Saints John the Baptist, Peter and Paul, and the Archangels Michael and Gabriel (Deesis)

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About 1917, Charles R. Crane (b. 1858 - d. 1939), Chicago [see note 1]; about 1917, given by Crane to Dr. and Mrs. Samuel W. Ellsworth, Quincy, MA; 1943, gift of Mrs. Ellsworth to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 9, 1943) NOTES: [1] Charles Richard Crane served on President Wilson's Special Diplomatic Commission to Russia in 1917, and it is probably at this time that he sent the icon to Dr. and Mrs. Ellsworth (see letter from Mrs. Ellsworth to the MFA, April 14, 1944, in MFA curatorial file).

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Gift of Mrs. Samuel W. Ellsworth


19.1 x 45.7 cm (7 1/2 x 18 in.)

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Tempera on panel