Important European Collection of Russian Art, plus Other Properties

30 May 2020

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

The Shadow of the Teacher

* 80. ROERICH, NICHOLAS (1874–1947)

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).
30,000–40,000 GBP

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.

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* Indicates 5% Import Duty Charge applies.
Ω Indicates 20% Import Duty Charge applies.
§ Indicates Artist's Resale Right applies.
† Indicates Standard VAT scheme applies, and the rate of 20% VAT will be charged on both hammer price and premium.