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    Sale 7598

    Russian Art

    11 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 120

    Nikolai Roerich (1874-1947)

    Manjushri Khit, Mongolia

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Nikolai Roerich (1874-1947)
    Manjushri Khit, Mongolia
    inscribed, dated and numbered 'No 52. Manjushri Hit 1928-29' (on the reverse)
    tempera on canvas laid down on board
    12 1/8 x 15 7/8 in. (30.9 x 40.3 cm.)


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    From September 1926 - April 1927 Nikolai Roerich stayed in Urga, present-day Ulan Bator, in Mongolia. He wrote in his diary: 'Of the monasteries close to Ulan Bator Khoto, the most far-famed is the so-called Manjusri Khit. From it the late Bogdo-Gegen was kidnapped. All places in Mongolia are enveloped in legend'.

    We are grateful to Gvido Trepsa, Senior Researcher at the Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York, for his assistance in cataloguing the present work.

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    Provenance

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


    Literature

    Roerich Museum Catalogue, 8th edition, New York, Roerich Museum, 1930, no. 968, listed as 'Manjushri Khit'.