N. Roerich: Sea Battle
Nikolai Konstantinovich Roerich (1874-1947)
The Sea Battle reverse inscribed in the artistís hand: N26 N53 Le Combat (Croquis pour Tableau) 6700 250 roubles, gouache heightened with silver paint 13 by 29.5cm
A sketch for the oil painting of the same name in the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.
The reverse affixed with an exhibition label for the Society of Russian Artists (calligraphy designed by Mikhail Vrubel), on which are inscribed the artistís name, the title of the painting and the address to which the picture should be delivered at the end of the exhibition (i.e. the artistís address): Moika 83, St. Petersburg.
Collection of the artist, Louis Horsch, Director of the Roerich Museum, New York
His gift to the Riverside Museum, Brandeis University, Massachusetts
Published: Yu. K. Baltrischaytisa et al., Roerich, Petrograd 1916, p. 84, where it is described as being in the collection of the artist.