Lot#49 || Nicholas Roerich (1874 - 1947)
LADAK 1940 (1940)

Pencil and colour pencil on paper laid on paper
Signed with artist's monogram (lower right)
3.50 x 5.50 in

Estimate   15,00,000 - ₹ 20,00,000

Acquired directly from the artist The collection of K.P. Padmanabhan Tampy Trivandrum Private collection Kerala Acquired from the above circa early 1990s. Christies The India Sale
Few artists have captured the splendour and magnificence of the Himalayas like Nicholas Roerich; a Russian artist and philosopher of the early 20th century. Roerich embarked on a four-year expedition (1925-1929) through the heart of Asia with his wife and son. Their travels took them across the Himalayas and back; through Mongolia and China -Tibet and India. This journey provided Roerich with firsthand experiences which became the foundation for his remarkable series of Himalayan paintings. Starting in Sikkim, the Roerich family embarked on their four-year expedition and journeyed to Kashmir; passing through eastern India and Punjab along the way. The Roerich family eventually reached Ladakh. They arrived in Leh where they were invited by the Namgyal family who were descendants of Ladakh’s former rulers. The Roerichs resided in Stok Palace and captured the panoramic views from its terrace through their paintings. They explored the mountaintop monasteries which Nicholas Roerich likened to eagle’s nests. The family’s experiences in Ladakh greatly influenced Roerich’s art and inspired his travelogue “Altai-Himalaya.” NON - EXPORTABLE
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