The Shadow of the Teacher, signed with a monogram, further numbered "N 47 (33)" on the reverse.
Pencil, pastel and tempera on paper, laid on cardboard, 16 by 25 cm (image size).
Provenance: Roerich Museum, New York (label on the reverse).
Acquired from the above by Mrs K.S.C. on 15 December 1933.
European and American Paintings. Drawings and Sculptures, Sotheby’s New York, 7 October 2003, lot 266.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Private collection, USA.
We would like to thank Gvido Trepsa, Director of the Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York, for his assistance in cataloguing the work.
The present lot is included as No. 47 (33) in the artist’s personal list of works. It is a version of the Roerich 1932 painting Ten Uchitelia. Ego ten (The Shadow of the Teacher. His Shadow) currently in the collection of the State Tretyakov Gallery.