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.
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  • Hover over or tap vignettes to see enlarged details
  • The stories are counter-clockwise, beginning at the lower left
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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.