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    Sale 1989

    Russian Art

    18 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 58

    Nikolai Konstantinovich Rerikh [Roerich] (1874-1947)

    Study of a shore

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    Nikolai Konstantinovich Rerikh [Roerich] (1874-1947)
    Study of a shore
    signed with monogram (lower left); signed, dated and numbered 'N. Roerich/1923/319' (on the reverse)
    tempera on board
    12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 40.7 cm.)
    Painted in 1923

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    Catalogue, Roerich Museum, Roerich Museum Catalogue, 8th edition, New York, 1930, no 319, Sketch to 'Ocean' Series.

    Post Lot Text

    This is a study of Monhegan Island, where the artist spent some time in the summer of 1922, and where he painted the 'Ocean' series consisting of 14 canvases, inspired by the island's scenery.

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