18 April 2008
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
Louis Horch, New York, circa 1935.
Acquired by the present owner in 1972.
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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.
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