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Interactive: The Life and Miracles of Saint Nicholas

Painting by Alexander Boguslawski

This fantastic story painting shows thirty-one vignettes drawn from Saint Nicholas' story. These episodes are found in Russian iconography and the Golden Legend by Jacobus de Voragine. Requires free Adobe Flash Player —if you have an older version it won't work correctly. Click  to Click for free download download (version 9 or newer is needed).

  • Click the picture to load the interactive Flash version—it is worth the wait!
  • Press F11 to open the window to full screen mode. (Press F11 again to return to your normal view.)
  • Hover over vignettes to see enlarged details
  • The stories are counter-clockwise, beginning at the lower left
  • Click enlarged image to go to a story

Click for interactive painting
Life and Miracles of Saint Nicholas, by Alexander Boguslawski, Professor of Russian Studies, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida. Professor Boguslawski's dissertation (1982), "The Vitae of St. Nicholas and His Hagiographical Icons in Russia," provided the background for the painting. The painting is now in the St. Nicholas Center collection.

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