RABINDRANATH TAGORE 1861 - 1941 UNTITILED (PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN) Signed 'Rabindra' and dated '38' in Bengali lower right 49.5 by 40 cm. (19½ by 15¾ in.)
Calmann Gallery, London, December 1938
125th Anniversary Festival, Olivier Theatre, National Theatre, London, 1986
Barbican Gallery, London, 1986
Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK, 1986
Cartwright Hall, Bradford, UK, 1987
Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK, 1987
Rabindranath Tagore, Bengal Festival, Croydon Museum, UK, October 2000 - January 2001
Andrew Robinson, The Art of Rabindranath Tagore, Andre Deutsch 1989, p.151, pl.106
Gifted by the artist to Leonard and Dorothy Elmhirst of Dartington Hall in 1939
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'The artist, like a child, invents his own techniques as he goes along; nothing has been allowed to interfere with zest. The means are always adequate to the end in view: this end is not "Art" with a capital A, on the one hand - nor, on the other, a merely pathological self-expression; not art intended to improve our minds, nor to provide for the artist himself an "escape"; but without ulterior motives, truly innocent, like the creation of a universe.' (Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, October 1930).
The Dartington Hall Trust will be hosting a series of events in 2011 to celebrate the 150υth celebration of the birth of Rabindranath Tagore with the possibility of exhibiting the current lot.