“The Vision of the Youth Bartholomew” – painted after Nesterov. This is a modern painting produced through Damascene Gallery after the famous original by Mikhail Vasilievch Nesterov. This painting depicts the youth Bartholomew, the future St Sergius of Radonezh, during a miraculous encounter he had with an old monk. Prior to this encounter, Bartholomew had great difficulty learning to read. Following this miraculous event, however, learning came very easy to him. St Sergius is one of the principle saints in Russian Orthodoxy who was a holy ascetic and founder of the Holy Trinity Lavra, one of the great spiritual centers today in Russia. This painting is also available in a hand-painted version through Damascene Gallery in our Hand-Painted Artwork section. Ultra high quality, archival fine art print on canvas sealed with color enhancing UV inhibiting lacquer. All Damascene Gallery fine art art prints include a 2.5″ white canvas border to allow for stretching.