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    Sale 1989

    Russian Art

    18 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 64

    Nikolai Konstantinovich Rerikh [Roerich] (1874-1947)

    Heat of the Earth

    Price Realised  

    Nikolai Konstantinovich Rerikh [Roerich] (1874-1947)
    Heat of the Earth
    numbered 'RM 57' (on the reverse)
    tempera on panel
    19 x 19¾ in. (48.3 x 50.2)
    Painted in 1918


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    Provenance

    Nicholas Roerich Paintings and Art Collections, Inc.


    Literature

    Archive, N.Roerich. List of Paintings 1917-1924, Nicholas Roerich Museum Archive, New York, no.13.
    Exhibition catalogue, Nicholas Roerich, Salon Strindberg, Konstutställning No71, 1919, no. 121.
    Exhibition catalogue, Spells of Russia, The Goupil Gallery, London, 1920, no.99
    Exhibition catalogue, Spells of Russia, The Public Art Gallery, Worthing, 1920, no.50.
    Catalogue, The Nicholas Roerich Exhibition, Redfield-Kendrick-Odell Company, New York, 1921, no. 57
    Monograph, Paintings by Nicholas Roerich: Complete List of the Works of Nicholas Roerich, Brentano's Publishers, New York, 1926, p. 196.
    Catalogue, Roerich Museum Catalogue, 8th edition, New York, 1930, no. 57.
    Catalogue, Roerich, Corona Mundi, New York, 1924, pl. 4, illustrated


    Exhibited

    Helsinki, Salon Strindberg, Nicholas Roerich, 1919, no. 71
    London, The Goupil Gallery, Spells of Russia, 1920, no. 99
    Worthing, The Public Art Gallery, Spells of Russia, 1920, no. 50


    Post Lot Text

    We would like to thank Gvido Trepsa, Senior Researcher at Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York for his assistance in cataloguing the present lot.