Nicolai Roerich six drawings
Lot 66*
Nikolai Konstantinovich Roerich (Russian, 1874-1947) Three sketches: a sketch for the production of Tristan and Isolde, 1922; a double-sided sketch: Sons of Heaven, 1919 on one side and a sketch for St. Mercurius of Smolensk on the other side; and a sketch for an unidentified painting
largest: 24.5 x 30.5cm (9 5/8 x 12in). unframed, in custom matting
Sold for £5,000 (US$ 7,847) inc. premium

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Nicolai Roerich six drawings Nicolai Roerich six drawings
Nikolai Konstantinovich Roerich (Russian, 1874-1947)
Three sketches: a sketch for the production of Tristan and Isolde, 1922; a double-sided sketch: Sons of Heaven, 1919 on one side and a sketch for St. Mercurius of Smolensk on the other side; and a sketch for an unidentified painting
the first: inscribed on reverse with the title, date, NY and number '34'; the second: inscribed with title (upper right), reverse sketch inscribed with numbers '6' and '450' and erroneous title; the third: inscribed on reverse with number '27', size and additional monograms
all pencil on paper
largest: 24.5 x 30.5cm (9 5/8 x 12in).
unframed, in custom matting
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Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Collection of Louis and Nettie Horch, New York
    Thence by descent

    EXHIBITED:
    New York, Roerich Museum, until 1935

    LITERATURE:
    Roerich Museum Catalogue, nos. 460 (Tristan and Isolde), 352 (Painting) and 450 Sons of Heaven, incorrectly titled Daughters of Earth and dated 1918
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