John Lockwood Kipling's competences as an educator and illustrator gave him a great career. He worked from 1875 to 1893 in Lahore where he was principal of the Mayo College of Arts and curator of the local museum. After returning to England for his retirement, he created illustrations for the Jungle Book and other works by his son.
On October 23 in London, Bonhams sells an album assembled and signed by J. L. Kipling in Lahore in 1888, containing a collection of 120 photographs on the theme of monuments of India from Lahore, Amritsar and other sites. It is estimated £ 100K, lot 212.
Kipling chose albumen prints of various sizes that had been made by anonymous photographers. He also included six Delhi views edited in woodburytype by Samuel Bourne.
The thread line of this set is the didactic interest and the promotion of local architecture. He inserts in his album six photos taken in the New York residence of Lockwood de Forest, abundantly decorated with Indian sculptures. Close to Tiffany, de Forest was trying to introduce Indian styles into American arts and crafts.
SOLD for £ 125K including premium