A drawing in black and red ink on handmade paper with uneven edges, of a stylised animal depicted in profile. It seems to have three legs, a head with one eye and with a forward-pointing horn, a prominent hump, large scrotum and a long tail with a tuft at the end, very likely Tagore's rendering of the Indian humped bull or zebu (Bos indicus). Signed with Tagore's monogram.
- Excavated/Findspot: London
- (Europe,British Isles,England,London)
- Height: 26.5 centimetres
- Width: 38.5 centimetres
Inscription Positiontop right
Inscription TransliterationSri Rabindra
Inscription CommentThis monogram is obscured in the dark lines of the background of the drawing but is quite clear when the drawing is moved in the light. It matches exactly the monogram on at least one other drawing by Tagore in the BM collection.
2011 May 6th, London, BM, Tagore exhibition in Clore Centre Foyer
From the collection of Mr B Turner who inherited it by descent from his grandmother, Mrs Woods.
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Object reference number: RFI34278
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