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Madonna Laboris

The Auction House Bonhams presented the painting “Madonna Laboris” by a prominent Russian artist Nicholas Roerich at the Museum named after Nicholas Roerich.

On May 16-17 Madonna Laboris, one of the most significant paintings by the genius artist, was available for collectors, researchers and visitors of the Museum.

It is made in the unique painting technique - tempera on canvas with a monogram in the left bottom corner. It is dated 1931. On June 5 the masterpiece will be put up for auction Bonhams in London.

The painting place of keeping was unknown for researchers for a long period of time. It is a very important finding for the Russian collectors and researchers of N. Roerich's oeuvre.

This very beautiful painting is central to the series which includes such famous paintings as “Madonna Oriflamma” (1932) and “Madonna Protectris” (1933). Smaller copies of the painting can be found in the Roerich Museum in New York, and Latvian National Museum in Riga.

The idea of the painting was taken by N. Roerich from an apocryphal gospel.

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