Nicholas Konstantin Roerich, Russian 1874-1947.  Tristin and Isolde.  Monogrammed on teh right panel
Lot 114*
Nicholas Konstantin Roerich, Russian 1874-1947. Tristin and Isolde. Monogrammed on teh right panel l/r. mixed media on canvas, predominantly oil. Diptych.
Sold for £196,000 (US$ 329,440) inc. premium
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Nikolai Konstantinovich Roerich, 1874-1947
A diptych: stage designs for Tristan and Isolde
titled in ink on the stretcher


monogrammed on the right panel (lower right), the reverse with pages from the sale catalogue and a photocopy of a letter from the Nicholas Roerich Museum in New York tempera on canvas
each canvas 51 x 76 cm.(20 ¼ x 30 in).

Footnotes

  • In 1912, Roerich produced his first designs for Tristan and Isolde, an opera by Wagner in three acts. They were commissioned by the Moscow theatre owner Sergei Zimin for a production that was never staged due to the outbreak of the First World War.

    Provenance:
    Mrs Abraham Rosenberg, San Francisco
    The San Francisco Museum of Art
    Butterfield and Butterfield, San Francisco Important Paintings from the Collection of the San Francisco Museum of Art, 16 November, 1971, lot 74
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