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Эскиз к картине "Земля Славянская"

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Название Эскиз к картине "Земля Славянская"
Материалы, размеры Бумага, карандаш, акварель, гуашь, коллаж. 17.8 х 25.4 см.
Источник Каталоги аукционов Christie's http://www.christies.com
Примечание Загружено 2 изображения. Эскиз продан 28.5.2012 на аукционе Christie's London. Все работы "Земля Славянская"

PROVENANCE и др. информация

https://www.christies.com/LotFinder/lot_details.aspx?intObjectID=5564726

SALE 5331

Russian Art

London|28 May 2012

LOT 33

Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947)

Study for Terra Slavonica

Price realised

GBP 20,000

Estimate

GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000

signed with artist's monogram (lower right)

pencil, watercolour, gouache and collage on paper

7 x 10 in. (17.8 x 25.4 cm.)

Provenance

Louis and Nettie Horch Collection.

Acquired from the above in 1977.

By descent to the present owner.

Lot Notes

The present work is a study for Terra Slavonica, a seminal work the artist executed while living in Kullu Valley with his wife. Kullu Valley lies on the border of Lahaul and Tibet and served as home and inspiration for the Roerichs from 1928-29. Based on the image of the final Terra Slavonica, we can assume that this study was completed during Roerich's time in Kullu Valley. Of the two bells featured in the upper half of the composition, the découpage bell is the one Roerich recreated in the final painting. Découpage details are rarely seen in Roerich's works. The study provides viewers with crucial insight into the work's compositional evolution and more importantly, Roerich's mindset during its creation.

Terra Slavonica was presented to the King of Yugoslavia in 1932; its current wherabouts are unknown, which only increases the significance of this truly unique work.

We would like to thank Gvido Trepsa, Senior Researcher at the Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York for his assistance in cataloguing the present work.

 

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