Rabindranath Tagore

Head

Lot No
8
Medium
Pen and ink on paper
Year
1939
Size
15.5 X 10.5
Estimate
Rs. 60,00,000 - 80,00,000

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additional information

Signed & Dated : Bottom Left

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

Provenance : Originally the artwork was acquired from the son of Rani Chanda, who was married to Anil Kumar Chanda, the former secretary to Rabindranath Tagore, acquired by the present owner from Pundole's

Exhibited : Masterstroke, curated by Suhas Bahulkar, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 2003

Condition : The work is in good 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.