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Nicholas Roerich
Himalayas


Praised as "the wizard of eastern landscapes" by the noted art scholar O C Gangoly, Nicholas Roerich was a writer, theosophist, and prolific artist from Russia, who made India his home. Roerich's contribution to Indian art was so great that he is the only artist of foreign origin whose works have been declared national art treasures. The present lot, titled Himalayas was painted during his final years when he resided in Naggar, a village in the...



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  Lot 49 of 81  

EVENING SALE | NEW DELHI, LIVE
21 SEPTEMBER 2017

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Winning Bid
Rs 4,80,00,000
$761,905

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Nicholas Roerich
Himalayas
Signed in Russian with artist's monogram (lower right); signed 'N. Roerich' and inscribed 'Himalayas/ 53' (on the reverse)
1940
Tempera on canvas
18.25 x 30.75 in (46.4 x 78 cm)

NON-EXPORTABLE NATIONAL ART TREASURE

PROVENANCE:
Acquired directly from the artist, Indore
Thence by descent
Property of a Lady, India

Category: Painting
Style: Landscape


 









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