13 April 2011
Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947)
Study for 'Boundary of the Kingdom'; Study of fighting warriors
USD 15,000 - USD 20,000
the first indistinctly inscribed in Russian (on the reverse); the second signed with monogram (lower center)
pencil on paper
the first 6¾ x 12 1/8 in. (17.1 x 30.8 cm.); the second 4 1/8 x 7 in. (10.5 x 17.8 cm.) (2)
Gennady Smakov, Leningrad.
A gift from the above to the present owner in the 1970s.
Yu. Baltrushaitis et al., Roerich, St. Petersburg, 1916, p. 185, illustrated (from the collection of Yelena Roerich).
We would like to thank Gvido Trepsa, Senior Researcher at the Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York for his assistance in cataloguing the present lot.