Lene Schneider-Kainer


Lamayuru Monastery, Ladakh


watercolor and charcoal on paper

Lene Schneider-Kainer (Vienna 1885-1971 Cochabamba, Bolivia)
Lamayuru Monastery, Ladakh, from below
watercolor and charcoal on wove paper
51 x 59,3 cm

signed: "Lene Schneider-Kainer"

titled and inscribed in pencil verso lower right: "Kloster Lamayuru von unten gesehen No VIII" ["Monastery Lamayuru from Below No. VIII"]


"From 1927, on behalf of the Berliner Tageblatt newspaper, the artist Lene Schneider-Kainer traveled for two years with the writer Bernhard Kellermann through Russia, India, Persia, Thailand, Vietnam, Tibet, Hong Kong, and China. During this trip, numerous drawings [including the present watercolor] and photographs were created, as well as film footage for a documentary."  B 


This watercolor depicts the the famous Lamayuru Monastery in Ladakh, northern India.  Situated at an altitude of about 11,520 feet (3,510 meters), it is one of the largest and oldest Tibetan Buddhist (Drikung Kagyu school) monasteries or gompas in Ladakh.

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