September 14 – November 12, 2006
Room 3, Admission free
Open daily 10.00 – 17.30, late Thursdays & Fridays until 20.30
Paintings form the focus of this introduction to the Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941). The first Asian writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, Tagore is best known today as a writer, poet and composer, especially in the Indian subcontinent. It is less well known that he was also a painter of considerable individuality. The paintings in this display are from the collections of the British Museum and have never previously been shown.
[From The British Museum website: http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/bengal/tagore.html]