Important European Collection of Russian Art, plus Other Properties

30 May 2020

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


* 81. ROERICH, NICHOLAS (1874–1947)

Islands, signed with a monogram and dated 1919, further titled in Cyrillic and numbered "N 72" on the reverse.

Pastel and tempera on paper, laid on cardboard, 50 by 65 cm (image size).
70,000–90,000 GBP

Provenance: 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.

Exhibited: Nicholas Roerich Taidenäyttely, Salon Strindberg, Helsinki, March–April 1919.

Literature: Exhibition catalogue, Nicholas Roerich Taidenäyttely, Helsinki, Lindbergs tryckeri, 1919, p. 6, No. 72, listed as Saaria (edition in Finnish) and Holmar (edition in Swedish).

Notes on symbols:
* 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.