24 April 2009
PROPERTY OF AN AMERICAN COLLECTOR
Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947)
Sketch for Ladoga series
signed with monogram (lower right, incised); numbered '429' (on the reverse)
pastel on paper laid down on board
5¾ x 11¾ in. (14.6 x 29.8 cm.)
Painted in 1918
The Roerich Museum, New York.
Acquired from the above by the father of the current owner, and thence by descent.
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We are grateful to Gvido Trepsa and The Roerich Museum, New York, for their assistance with the cataloguing of the present lot.
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