Картины и архив Рерихов в каталоге аукциона Сотбис (2.11.09)

lot1

LOT 1

NICHOLAS ROERICH
1874-1947
VILLAGE FROM THE .HIMALAYAN .SERIES, 1924

tempera  30.5 x41 cm

ESTIMATE 30,000 — 40,000 USD

LITERATURE
F. Grant et al., Roerich, Himalaya, A Monograph, New York, 1926, p. 30, illustrated (titled Stupa)
Roerich Museum Catalogue, New York, 1930, no. 515 (titled Stupa)

lot2

LOT 2
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, NEW YORK
NICHOLAS ROERICH
1874-1947
ST. MORITZ FROM THE SWITZERLAND SERIES, 1923
signed with artist’s monogram (lower right); labeled #288, Snow Mountain, N. Roerich (on the reverse); inscribed 15 (on the frame)
oil on board
12 by 16 in. 30.5 by 41 cm
ESTIMATE 30,000 — 40,000 USD

Acquired directly from the above by the present owner, circa 1963
EXHIBITED
New York, Roerich Museum (permanent collection) until 1935
LITERATURE
Roerich Museum Catalogue, New York, 1930, no. 288

lot3

LOT 3
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, NEW YORK
NICHOLAS ROERICH
1874-1947
ST. MORITZ FROM THE SWITZERLAND SERIES, 1923
signed with artist’s monogram (lower right); bears number 287 (on the frame)
oil on board
12 by 16 in. 30.5 by 41 cm
ESTIMATE 30,000 — 40,000 USD
PROVENANCE
Poorman’s Gallery, New York
Acquired directly from the above by the present owner, circa 1963
EXHIBITED
New York, Roerich Museum (permanent collection) until 1935
LITERATURE
Roerich Museum Catalogue, New York, 1930, no. 287

lot4

LOT 4
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, CALIFORNIA
NICHOLAS ROERICH
1874-1947
DZONG
numbered N16 and incorrectly labeled #870 Dzong at Evening (on the reverse)
tempera on canvas mounted on board
12 by 16 in. 30.5 by 40.5 cm
ESTIMATE 60,000 — 80,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Collection of Louis and Nettie Horch, New York (acquired directly from the artist)
Estate of Ralph Harris Houston
Acquired directly from the above by the present owner, circa 1994
EXHIBITED
New York, Roerich Museum (permanent collection) until 1935
LITERATURE
Roerich Museum Catalogue, New York, 1930, no. 847 (labeled 870 incorrectly on the reverse)

lot5

LOT 5
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, UNITED STATES
NICHOLAS ROERICH
1874-1947
ROCK RELIEF OF BUDDHA
numbered N43 and dated 1928 (on the reverse)
tempera on canvas mounted on board
12 1/4 by 16 in. 31 by 41 cm
ESTIMATE 60,000 — 80,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Collection of Louis and Nettie Horch, New York (acquired directly from the artist)
Acquired directly from the above by the present owner, circa 1977
EXHIBITED
New York, Roerich Museum (permanent collection) until 1935
LITERATURE
Roerich Museum Catalogue, New York, 1930, no. 883

FIG1

FIG. 1
Rock relief of Buddha photographed in 1925 during
Nicholas Roerich’s expedition in Sheh, Ladakh

lot6

LOT 6
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, NEW YORK
SVETOSLAV ROERICH
1904-1993
PORTRAIT OF KATHERINE CAMPBELL IN A GREEN DRESS, LATE 1920S
oil on canvas
71 1/2 by 35 1/2 in. 181.5 by 90 cm
ESTIMATE 40,000 — 60,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Collection of Louis and Nettie Horch, New York (acquired directly from the artist)
Acquired directly from the above by the present owner, circa 1980
CATALOGUE NOTE
Katherine Campbell was a member of the Roerichs’ circle, and she eventually became a trustee
of the Roerich Museum in New York. Campbell was both outgoing and beautiful, and she dreamt
of becoming a famous actress but was met with very little success. She frequently modeled for
Svetoslav Roerich, and the two maintained a close lifelong relationship. In his portraits of
Campbell, Svetoslav focused primarily on the design and texture of the clothing she wore as well
as the decorative backgrounds positioned behind her.

lot7

LOT 7
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, NEW YORK
SVETOSLAV ROERICH
1904-1993
PORTRAIT OF KATHERINE CAMPBELL IN A FUR COAT, LATE 1920S
oil on canvas
67 1/4 by 28 1/4 in. 171 by 71.5 cm
ESTIMATE 30,000 — 40,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Collection of Louis and Nettie Horch, New York (acquired directly from the artist)
Acquired directly from the above by the present owner, circa 1980

lot8

LOT 8
PROPERTY FROM THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF MR. JOSEPH W. TRUJILLO, NEW MEXICO
SVETOSLAV ROERICH
1904-1993
PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN, LATE 1920S
mixed media on canvas
48 by 36 in. 122 by 91.5 cm
ESTIMATE 30,000 — 40,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Collection of Louis and Nettie Horch, New York (acquired directly from the artist)
Charles Posusta, New York
Acquired directly from the above, circa late 1970s

lot9

LOT 9
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, NEW YORK
SVETOSLAV ROERICH
1904-1993
BODDISATTVA, LATE 1920S
tempera on canvas
14 by 18 in. 36 by 46 cm
ESTIMATE 12,000 — 18,000 USD
Russian Art, Mon, 2 Nov 09, 10:00 AM, Lot 9
We would like to thank Gvido Trepša, Senior Researcher, Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York,
for assistance in cataloguing the present lot.
PROVENANCE
Collection of Patricia Hirsch, New York
Acquired directly from the above, circa 1990s

lot10

LOT 10
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, CHILE
NICHOLAS ROERICH
1874-1947
TARBAGATAI
titled Tarbagatai, dated 1928-29 and numbered N53 (on the reverse)
tempera on canvas mounted on board
12 1/2 by 16 1/4 in. 32 by 41.5 cm
ESTIMATE 40,000 — 60,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Collection of Louis and Nettie Horch, New York (acquired directly from the artist)
Manchester Gallery, New Mexico
Private Collection, Chile, 1966
EXHIBITED
New York, Roerich Museum (permanent collection) until 1935
LITERATURE
Roerich Museum Catalogue, New York, 1930, no. 969

lot11

LOT 11
NICHOLAS ROERICH
1874-1947
ROCKS AND CLIFFS FROM THE LADOGA SERIES, 1917
signed with artist’s monogram and dated 1917 (lower right); variously labeled, numbered and inscribed (on the reverse)
mixed media on board
10 by 13 1/2 in. 25.5 by 34.5 cm
ESTIMATE 10,000 — 15,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Collection of Louis and Nettie Horch, New York (acquired directly from the artist)
Thence by descent
EXHIBITED
New York, Kingor Galleries, The Nicholas Roerich Exhibition, December 1920-January 1921
(traveling exhibition, visiting the following locations among others)
Boston, Boston Art Club, February 1921
Buffalo, Albright Art Gallery, March 1921
Chicago, Art Institute, April-May 1921
St. Louis, City Art Museum, July 1921
San Francisco, Museum of Art, September-October 1921
Cleveland, Cleveland Museum of Art, 1922
New York, Roerich Museum (permanent collection) until 1935
LITERATURE
Christian Brinton, The Nicholas Roerich Exhibition, New York, 1921, nos. 152-172
Roerich Museum Catalogue, New York, nos. 151-164 (incorrectly dated 1918)

lot12

LOT 12
NICHOLAS ROERICH
1874-1947
SKETCH FOR DECOR FOR WAGNER’S OPERA TRISTAN AND ISOLDE, 1922, SKETCH FOR A PAINTING, 1917-1918, SKETCH FOR SONS OF
HEAVEN, 1919 (WITH SKETCH FOR ST. MERCURIUS OF SMOLENSK ON REVERSE): A GROUP OF THREE
first bears number 34 and 460 and is variously inscribed (on the reverse); second bears number 27 and 352 and is variously inscribed (on the
reverse); third bears number 6 and 450 and is variously inscribed (on the reverse)
pencil on paper
6 by 9 in.; 9 3/4 by 12 in.; 9 3/4 by 12 in. 15 by 23 cm; 25 by 30.5 cm; 35 by 30.5 cm
ESTIMATE 10,000 — 15,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Collection of Louis and Nettie Horch, New York (acquired directly from the artist)
Thence by descent
EXHIBITED
New York, Roerich Museum (permanent collection) until 1935
LITERATURE
Roerich Museum Catalogue, New York, nos. 460 (Tristan and Isolde), 352 (Painting) and 450
(Sons of Heaven, incorrectly titled Daughters of Earth and dated 1918)

lot13

LOT 13
NICHOLAS ROERICH
1874-1947
SKETCH FOR LAND OF GIANTS, 1918, SKETCH FOR MOUNTAIN LAKE, 1917, DESIGN (POSSIBLY AFTER NICHOLAS ROERICH): A GROUP
OF THREE
first bears number 20 and 451 and various inscriptions (on the reverse); second bears number 16 and 452, title Sketch of Mountain Lake and various
inscriptions (on the reverse)
charcoal on paper (2) and ink and pencil on paper laid down on board (1)
7 1/2 by 7 1/2 in.; 9 1/2 by 12 1/4 in.; 10 by 12 1/4 in. 19 by 19 cm; 24 by 31 cm; 25.5 by 31 cm
ESTIMATE 8,000 — 12,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Collection of Louis and Nettie Horch, New York (acquired directly from the artist)
Thence by descent
EXHIBITED
New York, Roerich Museum (permanent collection) until 1935
LITERATURE
Roerich Museum Catalogue, New York, no. 451 (Land of Giants) and 452 (Mountain Lake)

lot14

LOT 14
AN IMPORTANT GROUP OF ROERICH MUSEUM EPHEMERA INCLUDING, VARIOUS LETTERS AND CATALOGUES
ESTIMATE 10,000 — 15,000 USD
PROVENANCE
Collection of Louis and Nettie Horch, New York (acquired directly from the artist)
Thence by descent
CATALOGUE NOTE
Nicholas Roerich: Painter and Pacifist by R.C. Tandan. The Roerich Centre of Art and Culture,
Allahabad, Series No. 1, 1934. 7 by 4 3/4 in.; 18 by 12 cm, 53 pages.; 4 designs for Roerich
Museum Commemorative Ring, ink on cloth, approximately 7 by 2 1/2 in., 18 by 6.5 cm; Typed
and signed letter on letterhead from Albert Einstein to Herrn Arnold Schwarz about Roerich
Museum, 16 March 1931, 11 by 8 1/2 in., 28 by 21.5 cm; Typed and signed letter on Roerich
Museum letterhead from Nicholas Roerich to Louis Horch, 29 August 1928, confirming Horch’s
ownership of paintings from Finland and from 1924-1928, 10 3/4 by 8 1/2 in., 27.5 by 21.5 cm;
Nicholas Roerich’s visa to Finland, 1918, 5 1/4 by 7 1/4 in.; Roerich Museum pin, diameter 1 1/2
in.; commemorative medal from the Imperial Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, renamed
the Roerich School, where Nicholas Roerich taught, diameter 2 by 1 3/4 in.; Certificate for
Nicholas Roerich’s membership to the Rosicrucian society, 18 November 1929, 10 by 14 1/4 in.,
accompanied by Rosicrucian medal, 4 by 2 in.; Transcript of 3 telegraphs from Roerich to Louis
Horch,14 November 1927, regarding travels in India, 13 by 8 1/2 in.; Roerich Museum Catalogue,
listing of paintings in collection, nos. 1-613, 18 pages, 6 1/2 by 5 1/4 in.; Roerich Museum
Catalogue, listing of paintings in collection, nos. 1-315, with handwritten notes, 4 pages, 9 ¼ by 6
¼ in.; Passport authorization letter from Chinese Embassy in France, 10 June 1925, authorizing
Nicholas Roerich, his wife, son George and «a domestic» to travel freely in China, with Chinese
script, 2 pages, 11 by 8 1/2 in.; Permit to travel in Ladakh for Nicholas Roerich, wife and son
George, 7 September 1925, 5 1/4 by 8 1/2 in.; Import documents for a collection of 40 original
Tibetan paintings to be sent from Calcutta to New York, signed and filled out by Nicholas Roerich,
24 September 1924, 8 1/2 by 11 in.; letter from Cordell Hull on Department of State letterhead to
the American Diplomatic and Consular Officers, with envelope, regarding Louis Horch, 24 April
1935, 10 1/2 by 8 in.; travel pass for Nicholas Roerich, wife and son George from British Joint
Commissioner of Ladakh; Roerich by his Contemporaries, Archer Publishing, March 1927, 7
pages, 11 by 8 1/2 in.; Art in America, Volume XV, Number II, February 1927, with article «The
Spirit of the East in Roerich’s Art» by Serge Whitman, 114 pages, 11 by 8 1/2 in.; Art in America,
Volume XXIV, Nos. 1 and 2, August 1927, with article «Nicholas Roerich: Painter of Asia» by
Frances Grant, 52 pages, 11 by 8 1/2 in.; article from The Equitable Envoy, February 1926, titled
«Equitable Eastern Aids Art Expedition to Penetrate Passes of Central Asia», 2 1/2 pages; Urusvati
Journal with article «Recent Archeological Discoveries in India» by Colonel A.F. Mahon, D.S.O.,
reprint No. 10, 8 pages, 9 3/4 by 7 in.; The Foreward, Three Arts Club, New York, Volume X,
Number VIII, June 1923, with article «Rush and Activity» by Nicholas Roerich, 28 pages, 9 3/4 by 7
1/2 in.; Program for Roerich Museum Decade Celebration 1921-1931, 17 November, 1931, 12 1/2
by 9 1/4 in., 4 pages; Photocopy of cover of Suzuki Collection and Robert and Lindsay Tate
Collection catalogue at University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Black and white photograph of
certificate of gift of smaller Himalayan scene paintings by N. Roerich to the Mahayana Library at
UNCC, 10 by 8 1/4 in.; «Resolutions Unanimously Adopted by the Third International Convention
for the Roerich Pact and the Banner of Peace,» 18 November, 1933, Washington D.C., 1 page, 9
1/4 by 8 1/2 in.; Art and Archeology, Volume XXII, No. 3, September 1926, with article «Tibet’s
Sacred Art» by Frances Grant, 104 pages, 11 by 8 in.; Photocopies of newspaper clippings from
Los Angeles News and Chicago Daily Tribune, 1935 and 1936; Exhibition card from «Esposizione
Internazionale d’Arte Roma,» March-June 1914, 4 1/2 by 5 1/4 in.; Roerich Museum selling
exhibition catalogue, «A Collection of Important Paintings» at the American Art Association and
Anderson Galleries, Inc., 27-28 March, 1930, 172 lots, 154 pages, 10 3/4 by 7 1/2 in.; Roerich
Society Annual Report, 24 pages, 8 by 5 1/2 in.; Corona Mundi International Art Center, Catalogue
for Exhibition of Plans for a Restoration of King Solomon’s Temple, November-December 1927, 4
pages, 9 1/2 by 6 1/4 in.; Corona Mundi, «Blazing a New Trail for Art,» by Amos C. Moore,
reprinted, 8 pages, 9 by 6 in.; 22 individual Roerich Museum exhibition catalogues, varying
exhibitions, overall approximate size 9 1/2 by 6 in.; Detroit Institute of Arts exhibition catalogue for
Samuel Halpert, 8 1/2 by 5 1/4 in.; American Institute of Graphic Arts, «Fifty Prints of the Year»
exhibition catalogue, 1926-27; Pamphlet for Mary Cecil Allen: Lecturer on Modern Painting and
Sculpture, 1930; Corona Mundi Announcement for Alfred C. Bossom Co-Operation in Art Prizes,
12 1/2 by 9 in.; article from The New York Times, 16 March 1930, «Special Flag is Suggested to
Protect Art Treasures,» by Nicholas Roerich, 11 by 8 3/4 in.; Gand Artistique, Art et Esthetique,
No. 10 and 11, 1931, «Nicolas de Roerich,» 12 3/4 by 10 in.; gelatin silver photograph of
Darjeeling, India, 9 by 11 in.; Corona Mundi International Art Center, Exhibition of Tibetan
Paintings, Sculpture and Art Objects, October 1929, 10 1/2 by 8 1/4 in.; The Animal Style Among
the Nomad Tribes of Northern Tibet by J.N. (George) Roerich, Seminarium Kondakovianum,
Prague, 1930, 41 pages, 11 1/4 by 9 in.; Tibetan Paintings by George Roerich, Librairie
Orientaliste, Paul Geuthner, Paris, 1925, 89 pages, 11 1/4 by 8 3/4 in.

lot15

LOT 15
AN IMPORTANT GROUP OF SKETCHES AND SKETCHBOOKS BY SVETOSLAV ROERICH, INCLUDING ADDITIONAL EPHEMERA
ESTIMATE 10,000 — 15,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Collection of Louis and Nettie Horch, New York (acquired directly from the artist)
Thence by descent
CATALOGUE NOTE
One journal with writings and sketches, ink and pencil on paper, 96 pages (some pages loose), 9
1/2 by 7 1/2 in.; One sketchbook with 6 sketches, pencil on paper, 12 1/4 by 9 in.; Sketch of a
Woman in an Oriental Robe, pencil on paper, 4 3/4 by 5 1/2 in.; Sketch of Nicholas Roerich and
Three Other Figures, pencil on paper, 11 by 8 1/2 in.; Sketch of Katherine Campbell, pencil on
paper, 12 by 8 1/2 in.; Sketch of Sina Lichtmann (later Fosdick), pencil on paper, 6 1/4 by 4 in.;
The Voice of Silence from the Book of the Golden Precepts, translated and annotated by «H.P.B.,»
New York, Theosophical Publishing Co., 107 pages, with sketches and notes by Sviatoslav
Roerich in the front and back end pages and the margins throughout; «The Roerichs: Prisoners of
Intrigue» article from India Today, 31 August, 1992; newspaper clippings (2) regarding S. Roerich’s
wedding and S. Roerich’s death; Photocopied excerpt from book Svetoslav Roerich by S.
Tyulyaev, Isobrazitelnoye Iskusstvo Publishers, Moscow, 1977, 17 pages; Schedule of Property
transferred by S. Roerich to the Roerich Museum, on Roerich Museum letterhead and signed by
S. Roerich and Louis Horch, 1 May, 1931, 11 1/2 by 9 in.; Photocopies of receipts for Nettie Horch
for purchases of N. Roerich paintings from S. Roerich; 2 photocopies of a bank check from Louis
Horch to S. Roerich; Receipt and bank check for Louis Horch from Cartier for purchase of
necklace; List of paintings by Svetoslav Roerich; Photocopy of letter from S. Roerich, on Roerich
Museum letterhead; Photocopy of letter from Catherine Campbell to S. Roerich; Photocopy of
Postal Telegraphs between S. Roerich and Natacha Rambova, 1931, Paris; 2 separate notes
handwritten by S. Roerich in pencil on paper titled «Test for Sugar in Urine No. I» and «Test for
Sugar in Urine No. II,» 11 by 8 1/2 in.; 3 photocopies of letters from Katherine Campbell to S.
Roerich; 16 color reproductions on postcards of S. Roerich paintings, each 6 by 8 1/2 in.;
Exhibition Catalogue: Paintings of India by S. Roerich, April-May, Argent Galleries, with
introduction by Christian Brinton, 9 1/2 by 6 1/4 in.; Exhibition Catalogue: Svetoslav Roerich, All
India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, New Delhi, 1960, 9 3/4 by 7 1/2 in.; Program for «Dancing
Festival» at Harbor Hill, Roslyn, Long Island, 3 July 1922, program cover designed by S. Roerich,
program directed by S. Roerich, 8 pages, 10 1/2 by 8 in.; Certificate for the Sesqui-Centennial
International Exposition, confirming that S. Roerich won the silver medal for painting, 1926, 21 by
26 1/2 in.

lot16

LOT 16
AN IMPORTANT GROUP OF PHOTOGRAPHS OF AND RELATING TO NICHOLAS AND SVETOSLAV ROERICH, COLOR REPRODUCTIONS OF
NICHOLAS ROERICH PAINTINGS AND A PORTFOLIO OF PHOTOGRAPHS OF KATHERINE CAMPBELL
23 gelatin silver photographs of and relating to Nicholas Roerich and 4 gelatin silver photograph postcards, various sizes up to 9 by 7 1/2 in.; 6
postcards with color reproductions of Nicholas Roerich paintings from the Roerich Museum Press, each 3 1/2 by 5 1/2 in.; 17 color reproductions of
Nicholas Roerich paintings, each 8 1/2 by 11 in.; 17 sepia toned reproductions of Nicholas Roerich paintings, various sizes up to 6 by 9 1/4 in.;
Portfolio of photographs of Katherine Campbell with 30 gelatin silver prints by Russell Ball and Muriella Photographers, in Apeda Studio, Inc. Folder,
various sizes up to 14 by 10 1/2 in.
ESTIMATE 3,000 — 5,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Collection of Louis and Nettie Horch, New York (acquired directly from the artist)
Thence by descent

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