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Nicholas Roerich
Sketch to Tristan and Isolde


Nicholas Roerich’s early career in theatre design stemmed from his exposure to concerts and operas at St. Petersburg’s Court Conservatory in the 1890s, featuring some of the most prominent composers of that time. Roerich was especially partial to the German composer Richard Wagner, and created the set design for many of his operas including The Valkyrie (1907) and Tristan and Isolde (1912 and 1922). The artist’s intimate understanding of...



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  Lot 47 of 89  

SPRING ONLINE AUCTION
27-28 MARCH 2019

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Winning Bid
$17,524
Rs 11,91,600

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Nicholas Roerich
Sketch to Tristan and Isolde
Inscribed and dated 'Sketch to Tristan and Isolde 1922 NY' (on the reverse)
1922
Pencil on paper
5.25 x 7.75 in (13.6 x 19.6 cm)

NON-EXPORTABLE NATIONAL ART TREASURE

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. 21 (illustrated)

Category: Drawing
Style: Landscape


 









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