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Rudyard Kipling

(1865-1936), Writer and poet

(Joseph) Rudyard Kipling

Sitter associated with 39 portraits
Author and poet; born in Bombay; educated in England but returned to India and worked for Civil and Military Gazette in Lahore; his many publications include Plain Tales from the Hills, 1887, The Jungle Book, 1894, and Kim, 1901; unequalled as an observer of the Raj and as a commentator on the duties and obligations of empire. Later in life settled in Sussex, from which he drew the inspiration for Puck of Pook's Hill, 1906, and Rewards and Fairies, 1910, as well as some of his finest late stories; long out of favour because of the imperial themes in his work, he is now recognised as one of the major talents of his time.

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Rudyard Kipling, by Harry Furniss - NPG 3478

Rudyard Kipling

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3478

Rudyard Kipling, by Harry Furniss - NPG 3588

Rudyard Kipling

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3588

Rudyard Kipling, by Francis Henry Hart, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG P1700(40a)

Rudyard Kipling

by Francis Henry Hart, for Elliott & Fry
albumen print, 1893
NPG P1700(40a)

Rudyard Kipling, by William Strang - NPG 2919

Rudyard Kipling

by William Strang
pencil, circa 1898
NPG 2919

Rudyard Kipling, by Sir Philip Burne-Jones, 2nd Bt - NPG 1863

Rudyard Kipling

by Sir Philip Burne-Jones, 2nd Bt
oil on canvas, 1899
NPG 1863

Rudyard Kipling, by Sir William Rothenstein - NPG 3874

Rudyard Kipling

by Sir William Rothenstein
sanguine and black chalk, circa 1932
NPG 3874

Rudyard Kipling, by Ginette Bingguely-Lejeune - NPG 2955

Rudyard Kipling

by Ginette Bingguely-Lejeune
bronze head, 1936-1937
NPG 2955

Rudyard Kipling, by Francis Henry Hart, for  Elliott & Fry, published by  Félix Potin - NPG x136538

Rudyard Kipling

by Francis Henry Hart, for Elliott & Fry, published by Félix Potin
cigarette card, published after 1893 (1893)
NPG x136538

Rudyard Kipling, by Francis Henry Hart, for  Elliott & Fry, published by  Ogden's - NPG x197046

Rudyard Kipling

by Francis Henry Hart, for Elliott & Fry, published by Ogden's
cigarette card, 1893, published circa 1894-1907
NPG x197046

Rudyard Kipling, by Francis Henry Hart, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x11810

Rudyard Kipling

by Francis Henry Hart, for Elliott & Fry
albumen print, 1893
NPG x11810

Rudyard Kipling, by Francis Henry Hart, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x81808

Rudyard Kipling

by Francis Henry Hart, for Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass copy negative, 1893
NPG x81808

Rudyard Kipling, by Unknown photographer - NPG x137590

Rudyard Kipling

by Unknown photographer
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 2 August 1913
NPG x137590

Rudyard Kipling, by Henri Manuel - NPG x11811

Rudyard Kipling

by Henri Manuel
sepia postcard print, early 1920s
NPG x11811

Rudyard Kipling; King George V, by Daily Sketch - NPG x36220

Rudyard Kipling; King George V

by Daily Sketch
bromide print on Daily Sketch mount, 11 May 1922
NPG x36220

Rudyard Kipling, by Culver Pictures Ltd - NPG x138111

Rudyard Kipling

by Culver Pictures Ltd
vintage press print, 1924
NPG x138111

Rudyard Kipling, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x11899

Rudyard Kipling

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1924
NPG x11899

Rudyard Kipling, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x74736

Rudyard Kipling

by Walter Stoneman
whole-plate glass negative, 1924
NPG x74736

Rudyard Kipling, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x74739

Rudyard Kipling

by Walter Stoneman
whole-plate glass negative, 1924
NPG x74739

Rudyard Kipling, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x74737

Rudyard Kipling

by Walter Stoneman
whole-plate glass negative, 1924
NPG x74737

Rudyard Kipling, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x74738

Rudyard Kipling

by Walter Stoneman
whole-plate glass negative, 1924
NPG x74738

Rudyard Kipling, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x81810

Rudyard Kipling

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass copy negative, 1924
NPG x81810

Rudyard Kipling, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x81809

Rudyard Kipling

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass copy negative, 1924
NPG x81809

Rudyard Kipling, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x81807

Rudyard Kipling

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass copy negative, 1924
NPG x81807

Caroline Kipling (née Balestier); Rudyard Kipling, by International News Photos - NPG x194116

Caroline Kipling (née Balestier); Rudyard Kipling

by International News Photos
vintage print, 1930s
NPG x194116

Rudyard Kipling, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x11900

Rudyard Kipling

by Walter Stoneman
matte bromide print, 9 November 1934
NPG x11900

Rudyard Kipling, after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23358

Rudyard Kipling

after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1891
NPG D23358

Rudyard Kipling, by Sir William Newzam Prior Nicholson - NPG D36883

Rudyard Kipling

by Sir William Newzam Prior Nicholson
hand-coloured woodcut, 1897
NPG D36883

Rudyard Kipling, by William Strang, printed by  David Strang - NPG D36882

Rudyard Kipling

by William Strang, printed by David Strang
etching, 1898
NPG D36882

Rudyard Kipling, published by William Heinemann, after  Sir William Newzam Prior Nicholson - NPG D32971

Rudyard Kipling

published by William Heinemann, after Sir William Newzam Prior Nicholson
lithographic reproduction of a hand-coloured woodcut, published 1899 (1897)
NPG D32971

Rudyard Kipling, after Richard George Mathews - NPG D21217

Rudyard Kipling

after Richard George Mathews
line block after a drawing, circa 1900
NPG D21217

Rudyard Kipling, by William Strang - NPG D36884

Rudyard Kipling

by William Strang
etching and aquatint, 1900
NPG D36884

Rudyard Kipling, by Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé - NPG x135706

Rudyard Kipling

by Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé
photogravure, 1912
NPG x135706

Rudyard Kipling, by Alexander ('Alick') Penrose Forbes Ritchie - NPG D2673

Rudyard Kipling

by Alexander ('Alick') Penrose Forbes Ritchie
colour relief halftone cigarette card, 1926
NPG D2673

(Joseph) Rudyard Kipling ('The Singer of Empire'), after Leonard Raven-Hill - NPG D43028

(Joseph) Rudyard Kipling ('The Singer of Empire')

after Leonard Raven-Hill
colour relief halftone, published 26 June 1935
NPG D43028

Web image not currently available

Rudyard Kipling

by Francis Henry Hart, for Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1893
NPG x100964

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(Joseph) Rudyard Kipling ('Men of the Day. No. 589.')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 7 June 1894
NPG D44702

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Rudyard Kipling

after Frances Amicia de Biden Footner
collotype, 1930s
NPG D20831

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