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A Recollection of Rabindrinath Tagore and Bernard Shaw, at the Hyde Park Hotel, on an afternoon in 1931

Accession Number
2009/1.522

Title
A Recollection of Rabindrinath Tagore and Bernard Shaw, at the Hyde Park Hotel, on an afternoon in 1931

Artist(s)
Max Beerbohm

Object Creation Date
1931-1956

Medium & Support
graphite, wash, and ink on paper

Dimensions
20 5/8 in x 16 5/8 in (52.39 cm x 42.23 cm);8 in x 8 1/2 in (20.32 cm x 21.59 cm);20 in x 15 7/8 in (50.8 cm x 40.32 cm)

Credit Line
Joseph F. McCrindle Collection

Subject matter
The drawing refers to the 1931 meeting of the English satirist and playwright George Bernard Shaw and the Indian poet, writer, musician and artist Rabindrinath Tagore. Shaw, on the right, was a vocal supporter of the Indian Independence movement, and had also met Ghandi in London in 1931.  

Physical Description
A drawing of two figures, done in graphite, ink, brown and white wash, with brown dominating the image's tonality. The style of the drawing resembles a cartoon or caricature of the subjects. The man on the right, is taller and has a paler complexion than the man on the left.

Primary Object Classification
Drawing

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
authors
caricatures
men (male humans)
politics
sketches

2 Related Resources

Satire
(Part of 4 Learning Collections)
Satire--General
(Part of: Caricature and Visual Satire)

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