Nicolaj Konstantinov Roerich

Russian Federation (18741947 ) - Artworks
ROERICH Nicolaj Konstantinov Karelia, Evening Snow

Sotheby's /Nov 25, 2013
298,454.02 - 417,835.63
462,988.35

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Variants on Artist's name :

Rerikh Nicolay Konstantin.

Roerich Nikolai Kostantinovich

Roerich Nicholas

 

Artworks in Arcadja
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Nicolaj Konstantinov Roerich - A Pair Of Sketches

Nicolaj Konstantinov Roerich - A Pair Of Sketches

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Nicholas Konstantin Roerich (1874-1947) Description: NIKOLAI KONSTANTINOVICH ROERICH (RUSSIAN 1874-1947), 'A Pair of Sketches', pencil on paper, each 22.3 x 28.6 cm. (8 3/4 x 11 1/4 in.) [sight] for each panel, PROVENANCE: Collection of the Roerich Museum, New York, 1923-1935; Collection of Nettie and Louis Horch, from 1935 and thence by descent,
Nicolaj Konstantinov Roerich - Dzong At Evening

Nicolaj Konstantinov Roerich - Dzong At Evening

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ROERICH, NICHOLAS (1874-1947) Dzong at Evening , numbered "N 40" and dated 1928 on the reverse. Tempera on canvas, laid on cardboard, 33 by 41 cm. Provenance: Collection of the Roerich Museum, New York, 1928–1935. Collection of Nettie and Louis Horch, New York, from 1935. Collection of Dr Carlos Giro, USA. Acquired from the above by the present owner. Private collecti
Nicolaj Konstantinov Roerich - Buddha

Nicolaj Konstantinov Roerich - Buddha

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Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947) Buddha signed with artist's monogram (lower right); faintly numbered 'II 76 III' (on the reverse) tempera on card 6 x 12 in. (15.2 x 30 cm.) Yuri Roerich (1902-1960). A gift from the above to Iraida Bogdanova (1914-2004) (inscription on the reverse). VARIOUS PROPERTIES L. V. Shaposhnikova, The International Roerichs Centre. Catalogue, Moscow, 2009, listed p. 750, no. 76. The present work is a study for Thoughts, 1946, held in the collection of the State Russian Museum, St Petersburg We would like to thank Gvido Trepsa, Senior Researcher at the Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York for his assistance in cataloguing the present work.
Nicolaj Konstantinov Roerich - Karelia, Evening Snow

Nicolaj Konstantinov Roerich - Karelia, Evening Snow

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Mr. Khvat, Helsinki Acquired by the father of the present owners circa 1950 Helsinki, Salon Strindberg, Konstutställning no. 71, 1919 11 PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, FINLAND Nikolai Konstantinovich Roerich 1874-1947 KARELIA, EVENING SNOW signed with artist's monogram and in Latin and dated 1918 l.l.; further numbered and dated by the artist 8/18, dated and inscribed in Cyrillic Molli Chvat in another hand on the reverse, and numbered 135 and dated on the Salon Strindberg exhibition label on the reverse oil on panel 40 by 84.5cm, 15 3/4 by 33 1/4 in. Estimate 250,000 - 350,000 GBP Print Structural condition: The artist's board is providing an even and stable structural support. There is an inscription in the upper left as viewed from the reverse and an old exhibition label on the reverse. There are some minor losses to the extreme right edge of the board, but these are partly obscured by the frame rebate. Paint surface: The paint surface has an even varnish layer. Inspection under ultra-violet light shows some scattered retouchings, the most notable of which are in the upper right and upper left of the composition, small spots and lines within the centre of the sky, small spots in the centre of the foreground, close to the lower right horizontal framing edge and in the extreme lower right corner. Summary: The painting would therefore appear to be in good and stable condition, and no further work is required.
Nicolaj Konstantinov Roerich - Dary

Nicolaj Konstantinov Roerich - Dary

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Lot Number: 131 Click on image to enlarge NIKOLAI KONSTANTINOVICH ROERICH (RUSSIAN 1874-1947) Dary [Offerings], 1910 tempera and pastel on board 51.3 x 74.8 cm (20 1/4 x 29 1/2 in.) signed and dated lower middle in Cyrillic HP 910 [or 911] on verso: signed and inscribed by the artist in Cyrillic Dary. N. Roerich . N. Roerich , numbered and priced: N7 / 2500 , Exposition Baltique Malmö label; Corona Mundi label; miscellaneous labels and inscriptions PROVENANCE Collection of Helena Roerich Collection of the Roerich Museum, New York, 1923�1935 Collection of Nettie and Louis Horch, from 1935 Collection of Dr. Carlos Giro, New York, 1957-2003 Private Collection, USA EXHIBITED Mir Iskusstva [World of Art], St. Petersburg, 1912 (see Exhibition Catalogue, Ch. Brinton. # 147.) Mir Iskusstva [World of Art], Kiev City Museum, 1912 Exposition Baltique [Baltic Exhibition], Malmö, 1914, cat. no. 3259 Rörich Separatutställning [Roerich Personal Exhibition], Gummesons Konsthall., Stockholm, 1918, cat. no. 24 Rörich Maleriudstilling [Roerich Exhibition of Paintings], Kunsthadel Henry Schou, Copenhagen, 1919, cat. no. 24 Nicholas Roerich Taidenäyttely [Nicholas Roerich Art Exhibition], Salon Strindberg, Helsinki, 1919, cat. no. 24 Nicolas Roerich. Spells of Russia , The Goupil Gallery, London, 1920, cat. no. 18 Nicolas Roerich. Spells of Russia , The Public Art Gallery, Worthing, 1920, cat. no. 84 The Nicholas Roerich Exhibition , New York, Kingor Galleries; Boston, Boston Art Club; Buffalo, Albright Art Gallery; Chicago, Art Institute; St Louis, City Art Museum; San Francisco, Museum of Art; Omaha, Fine Arts Society; Kansas, City Art Institute; Cleveland, Museum of Art; Indianapolis, Herron Art Institute; Minnesota State fair; Milwaukee, Art Institute; Detroit, Institute of Art, and more cities, 1920�1923, cat. no. 147 Roerich Museum, New York, 1924�1935 (permanent exhibition), cat. no. 147 LITERATURE V.Kurbatov, Gruppa khudozhnikov 'Mir Iskusstva' // Iskusstvo (a magazine), No. 3�4, 1912, Kiev, p. 107 (illustrated) Baltic Exhibition Catalogue , Baltic Exhibition, Malmo, 1914 A.Gidoni, N.K.Roerich. Petrograd: Apollon , 1915, p. 13 (illustrated), p. 38 (listed) Baltrushaitis et al., Rerikh Petrograd: Svobodnoye Iskusstvo, 1916, p. 99 (illustrated), p. 218 (listed) S. Ernst. N.K.Roerich , Petrograd: Obshchina Svyatoi Evgenii, 1918, pp. 77, 97, pl. [47] (illustrated), p. 120 (listed) Berlingske Tidende , 10 January 1919 (illustrated) (reprinted in N.K.Rerikh. 1917�1919. Materialy k biografii . St.Peterburg: Firma-Kosta, 2008, pp.412�414) Spells of Russia , Goupil Gallery, London, 1920 Spells of Russia , Worthing Gallery, London, 1920 Christian Brinton, The Nicholas Roerich Exhibition , New York, 1920, pl. [47] (illustrated), no. 147 (listed) To America Out of Russia Comes Roerich // Boston Evening Transcript, December 11, 1920 (illustrated) The World of Art // New York Times, December 19, 1920 (illustrated) M.F.Roberts, Roerich: A Master of Modern Russian Art // The Touchstone, vol. VIII, no. 5, February 1921, pp. 325�334 (illustrated) J.Prence, Two Examples of Roerich Art in Institute's Russian Display // The Sunday Milwaukee Telegram, July 16, 1922 (illustrated) F. Grant et al., Roerich. Himalaya , A Monograph. New York: Brentano Publ., 1926, p. 190 (listed) Roerich Museum Catalogue . New York, 1930, p. 16 (listed) A. Yaremenko, Nikolai Konstantinovich Roerich. His Life and Work During the Past Forty Years, 1889-1929 , New York: Central Book Trading Co., 1931, pl. [10] (illustrated), p. 11 (listed) Chicago Opera Co., Mary Gordon, Russian Through the Eyes (illustrated) Nina Selivanova, The World of Roerich , New York, 1926, pg. 66 P. Belikov, V. Kniazeva, N. Roerich , Moscow, 1972, pg. 83 E. Yakovleva, Art of Stage Design , Czech Republic, 1996, pg. 23, 69, 120 (illustrated) N. Roerich. Life and Work , (visual art). Moscow, 1978. Pages 52, 156, 157 V. Sokolovsky, Roerich�s List of Artworks , (see Life and Work), 1909, �Offerings� date listed on pg. 269 N. Roerich , (Esoteric Gold Fund) Life, Work, Mission. Moscow, 2007. Pages 194,197,374 N. K. Roerich, Biographical Materials 1917-1919 , St. Petersburg, 2008, Pg. 413 (illustrated) N. Roerich in Russian Press , Vol. 4. St. Petersburg, 2007. Pg. 458 N. Roerich in Russian Press , Vol. 5. St. Petersburg, 2008. Pages 432,429 4th International Scientific-Practical Conference �Roerich�s Heritage� , Presentation of Professor Elena Yakovleva, Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Oct. 10, 2006. Illustrated V. Kniazeva, N. Roerich , Moscow, 1963, pg. 61 S. Yarevich, D.N. Popov, At Work Source (Roerich�s World) , Pub. Izobrazitel�noe Iskusstvo, Moscow, 1993, pg. 444 (Illustrated) E.I. Polyakova, N. Roerich. , �Life in Art� Series. E.I. Polyakova. Moscow. �Iskusstvo,� 1973, pages 154-157 E. Yakovleva, Teatral'no-Dekoratsionnoe Iskusstvo N.K. Rerikha , Samara: Agni, 1996, p. 120 (illustrated) E. Yakovleva. (1909) // Rerikhovskoye naslediye (sbornik statei) , Vol. VI. St.Petersburg: Rerikhovskiy centr StPGU, 2008, pp. 220�227 N. Roerich , �Agni� Publishing, Gallery of Art Academy, Art Center �Kunstberatung�. Samara-Moscow-Zurich, 2011. Vol 2, pg. 458 (illustrated) View PDF of Elena Yakovleva's K istorii bytovaniya kartiny N.K.Rerikha �Dary� The exhibition history of this work and the number of times it was reproduced in various publications suggests how important it is in Roerich's oeuvre. Originally it belonged to his wife and for the first four years it didn't leave their home for any of the numerous exhibitions that included Roerich's work. One possible reason is her own fondness of the painting, while another, a more plausible explanation is that the earlier variant was already exhibited in major exhibitions in Moscow and St. Petersburg. In 1914, Roerich sent Offerings to the prestigious Baltique Exposition in Malmo. He got it back only after World War I and it was included in all subsequent exhibitions. Nowadays, this work is mentioned and often reproduced in all major books on Roerich's art. The story behind the work is a rather complex one, and the most thorough analysis is offered by Russian art historian Elena Yakovleva in her article K istorii bytovaniya kartiny� . In short, Roerich signed up to make the decorations for Remizov's 1908 play Tragedy of Judas Iscariot, based on the old Russian apocrypha Tale of Judas the Traitor. They included the set design of the Pontius Pilate garden for the second and third acts set in Jerusalem. This was the first version of the present work and did not include the figures. The play was not realized but Roerich used the idea of this particular decoration for Offerings . He added three ambassadors visiting Pontius Pilate with severed heads on plates as gifts, immersing us in the atmosphere of the immortal city where Jesus spent his last days. The present work is a stunning example of Roerich's favorite shades, Indian yellow. In person, the warm, golden tone that suffuses the whole canvas is reminiscent of afternoon sunlight. The subtle range of spice reds, browns, and yellows, all layered in a tightly packed composition, makes the work seem like it's giving off heat. Both on account of its significance and beauty, this gem of a painting is a vital addition to any serious collection. We would like to thank Gvido Trepša, Senior Researcher at Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York, for his assistance in cataloguing the present lot. We would like to thank Professor Elena Yakovleva of the St. Petersburg State Univiersity im. A. Herzen, for allowing us to reproduce her presentation regarding this painting, that she delivered at the IV International Conference on Roerich's Heritage in 2008. Additional Images: Click here to sign up to leave an absentee bid on this lot Click here to sign up to bid live by telephone on this lot Click here to request a condition report Estimate: $600,000 - $800,000 << Previous lot in this sale Next lot in this sale >> Go back to the thumbnail catalog
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