Roerich ROERICH, NICHOLAS, The Doomed City, 1914

Three pieces by Roerich will be included in the sale. This piece was finished a few months before the outbreak of World War l, giving the image a prophetic quality. Roerich was interested in hypnosis, this inspiration is reflected in his intense pieces.

 

Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 21.32.37 FECHIN, NIKOLAI
(1881-1955)
Portrait of Duane von Vechten
900,000-2,000,000 GBP

The sitter in Fechin's work was the adopted daughter of wealthy Chicago banker Ralph Von Vechten who was the painter's patron when he moved to America.

 

Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 21.35.57 A FABERGÉ RARE LARGE CARVED NEPHRITE MODEL OF AN ELEPHANT
CIRCA 1900, APPARENTLY UNMARKED
250,000–350,000 GBP

One of the most valuable lots is this nephrite model of an elephant by Fabergé

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Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 21.33.20 LARIONOV, MIKHAIL
(1881-1964)
Reclining Nude
1,500,000-2,000,000 GBP

This piece is from the collection of works in which the subject is Mikhail's wife. It was created after the artist's first trip to Paris and is an example of Postimpressionism in Russian art.

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