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Antique Oil on Canvas painting The Hermit Patriarch Adrian of Moscow and all Russia

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Antique Oil on Canvas painting The Hermit

Painted person similar to Patriarch Adrian of Moscow and All Russia (2.10.1636–16.10.1700) tenth and last Patriarch until 1917 then was restored Patriarchy in Russian Empire.  

No signature but it is Old painters school, similar to Russian Orthodox Icons

Measurements without frame: 530 x 425 x 16

Condition: seen photos 


Patriarch Adrian (Russian: Адриан; born Andrey, Андрей; 2 October 1627, 1637, or 1639 – 16 October 1700) was the last pre-revolutionary Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.
Adrian caught the eye of Patriarch Joachim when he was still an archimandrite at Chudov Monastery. In 1686, Joachim appointed him metropolitan of Kazan and Sviyazhsk. On 24 August 1690, Adrian was chosen to replace Joachim on his post. Patriarch Adrian was a staunch adherent of traditional norms and opposed Peter the Great's reforms (e.g., he criticized Peter's decree on mandatory shaving of beards). Adrian's relations with the tsar were tense; however, he had to accept some of Peter's criticism about deficiencies in the management of the Russian Orthodox Church.