Baptism of Christ (Крещение Христа). The Baptism by John the Baptist (aka Forerunner) is a major event in the life of Jesus and is described in three of the gospels: Matthew, Mark and Luke. It is considered to have taken place at Al-Maghtas on the Jordan River. This is the 3rd plate in the LIGHT OF CHRIST Series from the "Kholuiskaya Miniyatura" collection. Art for the plate series was created by Sergei Devyatkin and the series was issued in 1993. No box, no cert. 1 only.
Sergey Borisovich Devyatkin (1961-2005) was born in Kholui. He studied at the Kholui Art College from 1976-1982. He worked on genre painting, mostly fairy tales, and his stand-out talent was his attention to ornamentation. His father, Boris Sergeyevitch, was also an accomplished artist and miniaturist.