Description of the artwork «Picture: Church of the Intercession on the Nerla»
Church of the Mother of God in the Vladimir region. Painted on canvas with a stretcher. Size 38/46 cm. 14.9 / 18.1 inches. Church of the Intercession on the Nerl. The Church of the Intercession on the Nerl near Vladimir is one of the most famous monuments of ancient Russian architecture. This miracle is called the swan temple, preserved from the 12th century. History of the Church One and a half kilometers to the nearest fortress town Bogolyubov. Pilgrims walk on flood meadows and off-road to see the walls that still remember the Tatar-Mongol yoke. According to legend, the Church of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos was built in honor of the victory of Prince Andrei Bogolyubsky over the Bulgars in the middle of the 12th century. Even the life of the prince reports that this temple is a tribute to the memory of Izyaslav Andreevich, the son of the grand duke. Izyaslav died of wounds received during the military campaign.