• Russian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 7772

    Russian Art

    1 - 2 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 430

    Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947)

    Stupa, from the series Himalayas

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    Estimate

    Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947)
    Stupa, from the series Himalayas
    numbered '521' (on the reverse)
    tempera on canvas laid down on board
    11½ x 16 in. (29.8 x 40.3 cm.)
    Painted in 1924


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    We are grateful to Gvido Trepsa and The Roerich Museum, New York, for their assistance with the cataloguing of the present lot.

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    Provenance

    Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York, 1923-1935.
    Collection of Louis and Nettie Horch, New York, 1935.
    Ralph Harris Houston.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 1955.


    Literature

    List of Nicholas Roerich Paintings, 1917-1924, Nicholas Roerich Museum Archive, New York, no. 69.
    F. Grant et al, Roerich, Himalaya, New York, 1926, p. 200, illustrated p. 45.
    Roerich Museum Catalogue, New York, 1930, p. 23, no. 521.