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    Sale 1989

    Russian Art

    18 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 63

    Nikolai Konstantinovich Rerikh [Roerich] (1874-1947)

    Ruins of a Chinese fort

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    Estimate

    Nikolai Konstantinovich Rerikh [Roerich] (1874-1947)
    Ruins of a Chinese fort
    signed with monogram (lower left); and numbered 'RM 663' (on the reverse)
    tempera on canvas laid down on board
    12 1/8 x 15¾ in. (30.8 x 40 cm.)
    Painted in 1926


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    Provenance

    Louis Horch, New York, circa 1935.
    Acquired by the present owner in 1972.


    Literature

    Catalogue, Roerich Museum Catalogue, 8th edition, New York, 1930, no. 663, Ruins of a Chinese Fort (Yarkend), 1925-27.


    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.
    This photo was taken by a member of Roerich's caravan on around February 3, 1926 somewhere along the route between Guma and Karghalik, Chinese Turkestan.