I'm confident that this icon, an unusual commission from a Peter celebrating his eightieth birthday, is unique. It is based on the apostle's first encounter with the resurrected Jesus which is only mentioned in a half verse by Luke (24 v34). The client has meditated long on these few words but his brief was to keep it simple. And red - he has a passion for red as one sees in Russian icons. God grant you many years, Peter.
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