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Sir Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), Poet and philosopher

Sitter in 6 portraits
Nobel Prize-winning poet and educationalist, Tagore achieved early success as a writer in his native Bengal, and worldwide fame through translations of his work. In addition to fifty volumes of poetry, including Manasi The Ideal One (1890) and Gitanjali Song Offerings (1910), he wrote plays, novels and essays. Tagore made extensive international tours, raising money for the experimental school he founded at Shantiniketan. He resigned the knighthood he received from the ruling British government in protest over British policies in India in 1919. Tagore's patriotic songs have been adopted as the national anthems of India and Bengal.

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Sir Rabindranath Tagore

by W. Fearon Halliday
sepia-toned print, 1920s
NPG P992


Sir Rabindranath Tagore

by Sir William Rothenstein
sanguine and black and white chalk, 1930
NPG 6697


Sir Rabindranath Tagore

by Fox Photos Ltd
vintage print, 1920s
NPG x194193


Sir Rabindranath Tagore

probably by Jyotirindranath Tagore
pencil, 30 January 1914
NPG D20876


Sir Rabindranath Tagore

by Li Osborne
chlorobromide print, 1920
NPG x45499


Sir Rabindranath Tagore

by Harold Stein
vintage print, 1930s
NPG x194194