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Russian Painter - Mikhail Vasilievich Nesterov

Nesterov was one of Empress Alexandra's favorite painters, his picture of the Annuciation hung in the Mauve Room.  He worked for Grand Duchess Elizabeth in her Martha and Mary convent in Moscow.  Here's a bio.

John Comnenus - Eirene - Alexios - the Theotokos

In the upper gallery of Hagia Sophia, in the special area reserved for the clergy, is this famous mosaic of the great Byzantine Emperor and his family - learn more .