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Document Details :
Title: Remarks on the Portrait of Prince Lewon (Ms. Erevan 8321)
Author(s): CHOOKASZIAN, L.
Journal: Revue des Études Arméniennes
Volume: 25 Date: 1994-1995
The artistic heritage of T'oros Ṙoslin, the outstanding mid-13th century Cilician miniature painter, holds an exceptional place in the history of Armenian book painting. Ṙoslin’s notable contribution to Armenian miniature painting is largely determined by the innovations which he introduced. Of these new themes, the portraits depicted by T'oros Ṙoslin are of special importance. Having been first represented in Armenian book painting, they provide a rich material to perceive the uniqueness of the immortal master’s art and to fully appreciate the high level of his art. We are indebted to T'oros Ṙoslin for reviving the tradition of portraying royal family members; a tradition known from the specimens of the old Armenian book painting.