Created by the hand of American iconographer Brother Simeon Davis, this original icon
of Saint Isidore the Husbandman exemplifies the radiant colors, fine detail, and fidelity to classical iconography that has made the Monastery Icons collection the most beloved Christian art over the past thirty-three years. This icon is one of a kind and will no longer be available once it is sold.
Accused of neglecting his farming duties because of his occupation with charitable works, the landowner Juan de Vargas went to the fields to see for himself, and saw angels leading snow-white oxen on their plowing chores. Brother Simeon showed this miracle through the unique device of a globe held by the saint.
This icon is painted on 1/4-inch non-tempered artist's hardboard measuring 26" x 48". The artist used classic egg tempera. The background is hand applied 23 kt gold leaf applied using the varnish gilt method. The icon has a protective artist's grade arcylic varnish. Created in the year 1985, the painting includes the artist's "signature" in tiny letters: "By the hand of Simeon 1985," as is traditional in iconography. It also includes a small scroll with the words "with the prayers of Daniel Patrick, Alexandra Emmelia, and Gabriel," in honor of the patrons who commissioned the icon.
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"Icons raise the soul and the mind to the realm of the spirit."
Photios Konotoglou, Greek iconographer