stage design for unrealized production of opera 'Sadko' by Nikolai Rimskyi-Korsakov at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 1920
signed with monogram and dated "1920' (lower left), stretcher with applied paper label
tempera on canvas
50 x 76.5cm (19 3/4 x 30 in).
Created for the unrealized production of opera Sadko at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 1920
Collection of Adolf Lewisohn, New York, 1920s
Collection of Emily and Richard Stearns of Massachusetts, heirs to the family of New England entrepreneurs, philanthropists and world travellers, 1930s
Thence by descent
N.Roerich, List of Paintings, 1917-1924, Autograph, Nicholas Roerich Museum archive, No. 49 in year 1920, as "Горница Садко. Adolf Lewisson. New York" (published:http://www.roerich.org/materials/list1917-1924.html)
Christian Brinton, The Nicholas Roerich Exhibition, New York, 1920, illustrated on plate 23 and entitled "Sadko's Palace"
Roerich, New York: Corona Mundi, 1924, illustrated on pl. 14 as "Sadko's Palace", Collection Adolph Lewisohn, New York"
F. Grant et al. Roerich. Himalaya, A Monograph, New York: Brentano Publ., 1926, listed on p. 198 as "Sadko's Chamber (Tempera). Adolf Lewisohn, New York"
A. Yaremenko, Nikolai Konstantinovich Roerich. His Life and works during the past forty years: 1889-1929, New York, Central Book Trading Co., 1931, listed on p. 37, illustrated on plate 70 as "Sadko's Palace. Adolf Lewisohn, New York."
Gand Artistique, 1931, N 10 et 11. Nicolas de Roerich, illustrated on p. 183 as "La Palais de Sadko"
Vs. Ivanov and E. Gollerbakh, Rerikh. Riga: The Roerich Museum, 1939, illustrated on p. 191 and wrongly titled "Царь Салтан". Эскиз декорации"
Barnett D. Conlan. Roerich, Riga: The Roerich Museum, 1939, illustrated on p. 192 and wrongly titled "Sketch for Tzar Saltan"
We are grateful to Gvido Trepša, Executive Director, Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York for his assistance in preparing this catalogue entry.