reverse inscribed "N 17. 1928–1929"; paper cover with attached label inscribed with partially visible inventory number 933 (the Roerich Museum's inventory listing from 1929–1935); and with painting's title
tempera on canvas laid on board
32 x 41.8cm (12 5/8 x 16 3/8in).
Roerich Museum, New York, 1929–1935
Louis and Nettie Horch, New York, 1935
Acquired by a private New York collector
Acquired from the estate of the above collector by present owner
Roerich Museum Catalogue, Eighth Edition, New York, 1930, listed p. 36, no. 933
Cardboard on reverse is inscribed "N 17. 1928–1929" and is in the artist's hand; the label on a paper cover with no. 933 (partially visible) is the original Roerich Museum label from 1929–1935 and is listing the painting as Mountains for painting 'Shambhala'.
We are grateful to Mr. Gvido Trepša, Executive Director of the Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York for his kind assistance with research and contribution to cataloguing of the present lot.