18 April 2008
Nikolai Konstantinovich Rerikh [Roerich] (1874-1947)
A leaf from the Tibetan album
dated and numbered 'N66 1928-29' (on the reverse)
tempera on board
8¼ x 10¾ in. (22.2 x 27.6 cm.)
Painted in 1929
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Catalogue, Roerich Museum Catalogue, 8th edition, New York, 1930, no. 982, Leaf from the Tibetan Album, 1928-29, (Tibet).
Post Lot Text
Roerich had painted this mountain landscape in Tibet, somewhere along the route of his caravan from Nagchu in Northern Tibet to Sikkim.
We would like to thank Gvido Trepsa, Senior Researcher at Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York for his assistance in cataloguing the present lot.
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