5 June 2013 Russian Art Auctions

5 June 2013

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

Mountain of Light

* 206. SMIRNOV-RUSETSKY, BORIS (1905-1993)

Mountain of Light, signed.

Oil on cardboard, 67.5 by 76 cm.
7,000–9,000 GBP

Provenance: Private collection, USA.

Exhibited: Possibly, Amaravella Exhibition, Corona Mundi Art Centre (The Roerich Museum), New York, 1927.

Mountain of Light is an outstanding example of the early work of the Cosmist artist Boris Smirnov-Rusetsky. It is most probably one of the two works chosen by Nicholas Roerich for the 1927 New York exhibition that he organised under the auspices of his Corona Mundi art centre. Roerich’s main aim in organising the exhibition was to focus attention on the art of young Russia and the Russian artists’ works were indeed widely reported in the American press.

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