Saint John the Theologian in Silence, Russia, 19th century, tempera on wooden board, size 18 x 15 cm. The holy, glorious and all-laudable Apostle and Evangelist John is also known as John the Theologian. He was one of the original twelve Apostles, and wrote the Gospel bearing his name; three canonical letters: I John, II John, and III John; and the Book of Revelation. His primary feast day is celebrated on May 8, that of the twelve apostles on June 30, and his repose on September 26. Most icons with John the Theologian as a subject strive to depict the profundity and the learnedness of the saint in one manner or another, for that reason the separate theme “John the Theologian in Silence” has arisen. On the shoulder of Saint John an angel whispering the words of the gospel in the ears of Saint John. Provenance: private collection Germany. The authenticity of every icon is guaranteed. Every icon is sold with extensive written expertise. Shippingcost: 35 euro to United States, Europe and Russia. Shipping within 5 days after the payment.