Gaganendranath Tagore, ‘My Love of My Country is as Big as I am; By the Sweat of My Brow I Tried to be Mistaken for a Shahel but Still That Man Calls Me Baboo’, ca. 1917, Christie's South Asian + Chinese

These works are preparetory drawings for a lithograph portfolio of fifteen satirical prints by Gaganendranath Tagore printed by Vichitra Press, Calcutta 1917.

Signature: inscribed in Bengali (upper center); further inscribed 'My love of my country is as big as I am' (lower left); signed 'G. Tagore' (lower left); inscribed in Bengali and further inscribed 'By the sweat of my brow I tried to be mistaken for a Shahel but still that man calls me Baboo' (lower left)

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P. Mitter, Art and Nationalism in Colonial India, 1850-1922, Cambridge, 1994, p.174

R. Parimoo, The Art of the Three Tagores: From Revival to Modernity, New Delhi, 2011, pp. 375-376 (one illustrated)

Art of Bengal, exhibition catalogue, Delhi Art Gallery, 2005, p. 112 (one illustrated)


Acquired by the previous owner while travelling in India

Thence by descent

About Gaganendranath Tagore

Indian, 1867-1938, Kolkata, India

Fair History on Artsy

AkaraArt at India Art Fair 2017