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Nicholas Roerich
Sketch for Sons of Heaven


Nicholas Roerich was born in St Petersburg in 1874. He was more than an artist – he was also a writer, humanist and philosopher. Scandinavian by descent, he received his training at the Academy of Art in St Petersburg. He went to Paris in 1900 but remained mostly in St Petersburg until 1916 when he went to Finland due to ill health. He lived in America between 1920-23. Despite his deep interest in India and its culture, he came to India only in...



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  Lot 9 of 85  

MODERN INDIAN ART
5-6 DECEMBER 2018

Estimate



Winning Bid
$12,180
Rs 8,40,420

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Nicholas Roerich
Sketch for Sons of Heaven
1919
Pencil on paper
9.75 x 12.5 in (24.9 x 32 cm)

NON-EXPORTABLE NATIONAL ART TREASURE

This is a double-sided work

PROVENANCE
Acquired directly from the artist
Collection of Louis and Nettie Horch, New York
Bonhams, London, 30 November 2011, lot 66

EXHIBITED
New York: Nicholas Roerich Museum (permanent collection) until 1935

PUBLISHED
Roerich Museum Catalogue, New York: Nicholas Roerich Museum, 1930, p. 450 (illustrated)

Category: Drawing
Style: Figurative


 









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