Frescoes of St. John the Baptist Church
Frescoes of St. John the Baptist Church in Tolchkovo in Yaroslavl were created in 1694 – 1695. Just like many other churches of Yaroslavl, St. John the Baptist Church is decorated inside with frescoes covering the surface of the walls and ceilings of a carpet. The frescoes in this church match its architecture, which is one of the best works of Russian art in the late XVII century. Murals inside the main room of the temple were made in 1694 – 1695. Sixteen Yaroslavl masters headed by Dmitry Plekhanov and Fyodor Ignatyev. Aisles and porch were painted a little later – in 1700, apparently by the same craftsmen.
Fresco of St. John the Baptist Church ‘About you rejoice’ has symbolic and liturgical character. In murals of St. John the Baptist Church sent a thank-representational means hymn in honor of Our Lady: “In Thee is happy, delighted, all creation, Archangel Cathedral and the human race, consecrated the church, paradise verbal virgin praise, out of her, God incarnate and baby byst first century sy our God, the firstborn bo Your throne shall do and thy bowels more extensive sodela heaven, rejoice in thee overjoyed every creature, thank you”.
The Passion of Christ (the image can be enlarged)
St. John the Baptist Church is considered to be the acme of the Yaroslavl school of architecture. It was built in 1671-1687 on the bank of Kotorosl river in the Tolchkovo sloboda which at that time was the largest and wealthiest part of the town. Its walls and dome drums are covered with richly glazed tiles; the temple’s fifteen onion domes are assembled in three groups. The 7-storey, 45-metre high bell-tower was built later than the church itself in mid-1690s. The entire interior is covered with frescoes depicting Christian saints, St. John the Baptist hagiography and biblical topics. They were painted by Dmitry Plekhanov and Fyodor Ignatyev in 1694-1695