The evangelist is depicted sitting, with the gospel revealed. The fingers of the right hand are brought to the closed mouth. Behind John, an angel with an eight-pointed “Sofia” nimbus, as if whispering in his ear the words of the Gospel.
The icon is a model of iconography of John the Theologian, favorite in the XVIII-XIX centuries, and highly professional art that flourished in the XIX century. in the villages of Vladimir province. Probable place of its execution is Palekh.