At Iconostasis of St. Dmitry of Rostov

At Iconostasis of St. Dmitry of Rostov
«At Iconostasis of St. Dmitry of Rostov»

Interior of the richly decorated Dimitrievsky Cathedral (Cathedral of St. Dmitry of Rostov) of Spaso-Yakovlevsky Monastery of Rostov Veliky (The Great). The view from the center of the church on its marvelous iconostasis and vaults. The church was built in 1794-1802 on the money of Count Nikolai Petrovich Sheremetev and it is the eminent sample of the Russian classicism epoch. Talented Moscow artisans and architects participated in the design of this building, such as E. Nazarov, Dushkin, and Andrei Mironov. By order of the count, in 1800-18001 the interior of the church was painted by Rostov isograph (artist specializing on icon painting), a serf from Filatyev landlords, Porfiriy Ryabov. Preserved iconostasis of 1870 opens into the altar with a wide arch. Decorated with emerald green pilasters and gilded capitals, the spectacular iconostas ends with a gable. The iconostas has only two icons painted in oil: at the left “The Mother of God” and at the right “Savior on the Throne”. The design of the iconostasis from “false marble” was created by Konstantin Aleksandrovich Dokushevsky. The work from marble was made by Moscow craftsman Adrian Stepanovich Remisov, the pilaster capitols were carved by a carpenter from Smertino village of Rostov province, Vladimir Lavrentyev, gilding was added by master from Moscow workshop Vasiliy Sergeevich Nesterov, and a middle-class person from Rostov, Iliya Nikolaevich Bubnov painted the “marbled” iconostasis.

Photo #182 taken on February 12, 2020 in Rostov Velikiy during the long-distance countryside tour to the cities of Golden Ring of Russia with my Dear clients from Mexico, Xavier and Antonio.

About Me in Short

Guide, Driver and Photographer Arthur Lookyanov

My name's Arthur Lookyanov, I'm a private tour guide, personal driver and photographer in Moscow, Russia. I work in my business and run my website from 2002. Read more about me and my services, check out testimonials of my former business and travel clients from all over the World, hit me up on Twitter or other social websites. I hope that you will like my photos as well.

See you in Moscow!