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Nicholas Roerich
(1874 - 1947)

St Mercurius of Smolensk



Nicholas Roerich’s artistic and intellectual productions are inextricably linked to his spiritual visions and discoveries. Throughout the majority of his adulthood and career, Roerich has engaged with Western and Eastern spiritual traditions and heritage to find inspiration for his work - ranging from Russian and Slavic mythology during his early years in Imperial Russia to Buddhist philosophies and Vedanta during his final years in the...



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  Lot 39 of 55  

SPRING LIVE AUCTION: MODERN INDIAN ART
6 APRIL 2022

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Winning Bid
Rs 3,00,00,000
$400,000

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Nicholas Roerich
St Mercurius of Smolensk

Signed in Russian with artist's monogram and dated '1919' (lower left) and bearing a plaque (lower centre)
1919
Oil on canvas
36 x 36 in (91.4 x 91.4 cm)

NON-EXPORTABLE NATIONAL ART TREASURE

PROVENANCE
Collection of B H Kean, New York
Sotheby's, London, 15 December 1993, lot 29
Private Collection, USA
MacDougall's, London, 5 June 2019, lot 40
Private Collection, New Delhi

PUBLISHED
Nicholas Roerich Vol. 1, Samara: Agni Publishing House; Moscow: Fine Arts Academy Gallery; Zürich: Kunstberatun, 2008, p. 230 (illustrated, with incorrect date)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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