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