Rabindranath Tagore


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Watercolour on paper
18.7 x 14.3 in.
Rs.1,50,00,000 - 2,00,00,000

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Signed & Dated: Bottom Right

This lot is a National Art Treasure - Non Exportable Item
(payment only in Indian Rupees)

Exhibited & Catalogue : Exhibition of Rabindra Nath Tagore, ed: Archana Roy, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata, 1983

Published : The Master’s Due, Sumit Mitra, India Today, New Delhi, March 31, 1986, p.143

Provenance : Originally from the collection of Victor Bannerjee, Private collection, New Delhi

Condition : The work is in its original condition and has never been restored

about artist

Tagore was born in 1861 in Kolkata, India. He was a poet, short story writer, song composer, novelist, playwright, essayist and painter. He only took up drawing and painting at the age of 60. He explored possibilities of creative expression that were essentially integral to the domain of the visual, rather than a transliteration of that which was within the purview of the literary. The faces and heads in his paintings are independent pictorial expressions in their own right. His portrait heads are a unique style, deeply touching and universally appealing. He held successful exhibitions in the South of France, New Ireland and British Columbia. His works depict fantasy, mystery, bizarre beasts, mystic landscapes and nature.

Tagore passed away in 1941 in Kolkata.