A very important Veneto-Cretan icon of The Virgin, Madre della Consolazione. The icon has two angels
(top left and right). The Christ Child presents a ring to St Alexandria (of Egypt). This subject matter is exceedingly rare. 17th century.
Stunning and in a very good condition. Written on gold leaf.
36×42.5cm. Provenance: Collection of German descent by estate sale in the U.K.