by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1924
6 1/4 in. x 4 1/2 in. (160 mm x 114 mm) image size
Sitterback to top
- (Joseph) Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), Writer and poet. Sitter associated with 40 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Walter Stoneman (1876-1958), Photographer. Artist associated with 18524 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.
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- 100 Photographs, 2018, p. 9 Read entry
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was born in Bombay (now Mumbai), 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 (1888), The Jungle Book (1894) and Kim (1901). Later in life Kipling settled in Sussex, where he drew inspiration for fantasy books such as Puck of Pook’s Hill (1906) and Rewards and Fairies (1910). The National Photographic Record began in 1917, during the First World War, at the instigation of Walter Stoneman (1876-1958), the chief photographer for the long-established firm of Russell & Sons. The Record was set up to photograph every eminent British person. The portraits were mostly
formulaic, half-length studio portraits, intended for reference purposes rather than display.