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

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)

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)

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTOR, CALIFORNIA

Acquired by the previous owner while travelling in India

Thence by descent

About Gaganendranath Tagore

Indian, 1867-1938, Kolkata, India

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2013
South Asian Contemporary + Modern, Christie's South Asian + Chinese