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Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941)
Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941)
Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941)
Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941)
Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941)
Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941)
Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941)
Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941)

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The head of Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore is mounted on a square plinth attached to a column. He has long hair, a moustache and a long thick pointed beard.
Title

Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941)

Date

2011

Medium

bronze & granite

Accession number

NW1_CRH_S051

Acquisition method

commissioned by the Tagore Centre UK

Work type

Bust

Owner

The Tagore Centre UK

Custodian

The Tagore Centre UK

Work status

extant

Unveiling date

7th July 2011

Access

time restrictions apply

Access note

Garden opening times.

Signature/marks description

signature carved on the left of the neck: Shenda Amery / 2011

Inscription description

south face, grey granite plaque with incised black painted letters: RABINDRANATH TAGORE / (1861 - 1941) / - Indian Poet, Philosopher and / First Nobel Laureate from Asia / Unveiled by / HRH The Prince of Wales / 7 July 2011 / Sculpted by Shenda Amery / Installed by The Tagore Centre UK; east face, black plaque with incised white handwritten letters: Thou hast made me endless, such is thy / pleasure. This frail vessel thou emptiest again and / again, and fillest it ever with fresher life. / This little flute of a reed thou hast carried over / hills and dales and hast breathed through it / melodies eternally new. At the immortal touch / of thy hands my little heart loses its limits in a / great joy and gives birth to utterance ineffable. / Thy infinite gifts come to me only on these very small / hands of mine. Ages pass and still thou pourist / and still there is room to fill. / Rabindranath Tagore; west face, black plaque with incised white handwritten letters: Bengali version of verses

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Located at

Gordon Square, Bloomsbury

WC1H 0AR

Located near the west gate entrance to the garden.