This postcard flips. Image side: Landscape orientation. Printed postcard of The Annunciation painted in the fifteenth century by Fra Angelico. Writing side: Left side is a handwritten note by Stella Kramrisch to Abanindranath Tagore and on the right are stamps and addressee details.

The Annunciation, A printed postcard to Abanindranath Tagore from Stella Kramrisch

 24 June 1922

Collection: VMH

Postcard written by the art historian Stella Kramrisch from Santiniketan, dated 24th June 1922 to Dr. Abanindranath Tagore, 5, Dwarkanath Tagore Street, Calcutta, Postmarked Bara Bazar, 25 June 1922, 10 am. Front side of post card shows The Annunciation (c. 1438-45), a fresco by Fra Angelico, in the Museum of San Marco.

“Dear Dr Tagore, you are right. Houses have their myths and especially those corners which seem to exist out of a sudden without any connection, but linked to the infinite. Such are the places stars chose for their fall. He, who lives in the cube is its prisoner and he must die of starvation within the pityless walls of a farfetched system. It does not help [to] look out of the window [however] beautiful the colours are...”

Stella Kramrisch to Abanindranath Tagore

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