de bene esse: literally, of well-being, morally acceptable but subject to future validation or exception
The Hovnatanian family was a prominent Armenian family of painters. They included five generations from the 17th to 19th centuries. Hovnatanians are originally from the village of Shorot in Nakhichevan .
They were based on Nakhichevan, Yerevan, Tbilisi, Ejmiatsin, Saint Petersburg and Persia. Most of their works were dedicated to Christianity, in line with other works of their era.