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L'Offrande Lyrique

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Description This collection of poems by the Bengali poet and composer Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941) uses the title of the work in translation - L'Offrande Lyrique (Song Offerings, or Gitanjali in the original Bengali) - as part of a horizontal design that wraps around the entire cover and is best appreciated when the book is open rather than closed.
  • Bookbindings from the Gilded Age. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2013-2014.
Provenance Acquired by Henry Walters, Baltimore, before 1931; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions ex libris Henry Walters stamped in gold on inside front cover
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, before 1931

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ink on paper bound between boards covered in goatskin, gold, and silk; box and cover;
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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H: 11 5/8 × W: 8 7/8 in. (29.53 × 22.54 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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