St. Margaret Clitherow original icon 48" tall



Created by the hand of American iconographer Brother Simeon Davis, this original icon of Saint Margaret Clitherow of York 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.

A zealous convert to Catholicism, Saint Margaret "the Pearl of York" was arrested in 1586 for harboring Catholic priests. She was canonized in 1970 along with other martyrs of England Wales. Brother Simeon referred to contemporary drawings for the style of her dress, and showed her holding her a scroll with her oft-quoted courageous profession of faith.

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 1986, the painting includes the artist's "signature" in tiny letters: "By the hand of Simeon 1986," as is traditional in iconography.

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