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Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941)

Lot 94: TAGORE, RABINDRANATH

Sotheby's

December 13, 2011
New York, NY, US

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Description

Extraordinary unknown autograph manuscript notebook, unpublished in the present format, comprising 152 pages of which thirty-four are accomplished mostly on rectos only, containing twelve poems and lyrics for twelve songs in Bengali, most of them dated, in ink with some pencil emendations, extensive deletions of typical Tagorian style developed into an art form and incorporated into many of his paintings, various dates in the autumn of 1928, (8 x 5 1/8 in.; 204 x 130 mm); some light soiling; red cloth with marbled paper endleaves, oiled cloth wrappers.

Literature

The Essential Tagore. ed. Fakrul Alam & Radha Chakravarty. Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011

Provenance

Gift to a family friend and early patron who supported Tagore's university at Santiniketan — Descended in the family of the friend and patron to the present owner

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