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NICHOLAS ROERICH (1874-1947)
NICHOLAS ROERICH (1874-1947)
NICHOLAS ROERICH (1874-1947)
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NICHOLAS ROERICH (1874-1947)

Depsang plains

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NICHOLAS ROERICH (1874-1947)
Depsang plains
signed with monogram (lower right); numbered 'N89' and 'RM 694' (on the reverse)
tempera on canvas laid on board
12 x 15 3⁄4 in. (30.5 x 40 cm.)
Painted in 1925 or 1926
Provenance
Roerich Museum, New York, 1927-1935.
Mr & Mrs Louis and Nettie Horch, New York, from 1935.
Acquired by the grandfather of the present owner in California, circa 1939.
Literature
Roerich Museum Catalogue, Eighth Edition, New York, 1930, listed p. 29, no. 694.
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Lot Essay


The Depsang Plains are a high-altitude region of current-day Kashmir, which is divided into areas of Indian and Chinese administration. The name ‘Depsang’ means ‘open, elevated plain’ in Tibetan. Nicholas Roerich painted numerous versions of the area during his Asian exhibition in the second half of the 1920s.

We are grateful to Gvido Trepša, Director of the Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York for his assistance with cataloguing this work.

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