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Print - Rabindranath Tagore
  • Rabindranath Tagore
    Sen, L. M., born 1898 - died 1954
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Rabindranath Tagore

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Bengal (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1922 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sen, L. M., born 1898 - died 1954 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woodcut print on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The woodcut depicts the iconic head of the Bengali polymath Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941). Tagore who was an exceptionally creative figure, being a poet, visual artist, playwright, novelist and composer. His work reshaped Bengali literature and music during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In 1913, he won the Nobel Prize in Literature and was knighted by the British Crown in 1915.

Physical description

The woodcut print depicts the iconic head of the Bengali polymath Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941).

Place of Origin

Bengal (made)


ca. 1922 (made)


Sen, L. M., born 1898 - died 1954 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Woodcut print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Rabindranath Tagore'
inscribed by the artist on left-hand side. Also, signature on right hand side. Artist's stamp is on the print.


Height: 19 cm, Width: 14 cm

Object history note

The woodcut was published in the local paper 'The Indian Daily Telegraph' on the occasion of a recent visit of Rabindranath Tagore to Lucknow. For further information see R.F. MA/1/R68. Letter to V&A keeper dated 23/4/23 from Mr Walter G. Raffe' at the Government School of Arts and Crafts, Lucknow.

Historical context note

Lalit Mohan Sen (1898-1954) was born in West Bengal. In 1912 he moved to Lucknow and in 1926 became a student at the Royal College of Art, London. In 1929 Sen was selected to decorate the Viceroy's House, (now Rashtrapati Bhavan) in New Delhi. Between 1931-32, he was appointed by the Indian Government to decorate the India House in London. The artist has worked in a variety of styles ranging from impressionistic to realistic pictorial languages.

Descriptive line

Print, Rabindranath Tagore, by L. M. Sen, woodcut, ink on paper, Bengal, ca. 1922


Ink; Paper



Subjects depicted



Prints; Portraits; Paintings; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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