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Drawing - Two boys seated whilst embroidering on either side of an embroidery frame
  • Two boys seated whilst embroidering on either side of an embroidery frame
    Lockwood Kipling, John, born 1837 - died 1911
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Two boys seated whilst embroidering on either side of an embroidery frame

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Delhi (made)

  • Date:

    1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lockwood Kipling, John, born 1837 - died 1911 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen, pencil and wash

  • Museum number:

    0929:28/(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Two boys wearing caps, seated on the floor on either side of a wooden frame used for embroidering caps and slippers.

Place of Origin

Delhi (made)

Date

1870 (made)

Artist/maker

Lockwood Kipling, John, born 1837 - died 1911 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen, pencil and wash

Marks and inscriptions

Recto: Delhi Nov 1870 J.L.K: verso in pencil: Cap and slipper embroidery Delhi.
English; Lockwood; 1870

Dimensions

Height: 26.3 cm, Width: 36.9 cm

Object history note

Historical significance: John Lockwood Kipling (1837-1911) was born in Yorkshire but as his career developed became an established artist and scholar, and in 1865 settled in India with his family. He became professor of architectural sculpture at the JeeJeebhay School of Art in Bombay and in 1882 curator of the Lahore Museum. During his career JL Kipling was a member of the Department of Art and Science at the Victoria and Albert Museum and was also involved in the museum's decoration. John Lockwood Kipling was the father of Rudyard Kipling, author of the famous novels Jungle Book and Kim.
Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. 1880 Register Entry: [ Room 8. On The Wall.] '0929. TWENTY-EIGHT FRAMES, glazed, each containing two sketches, by J. L. Kipling, of the School of Art, Bombay, illustrating the craftsmen of North-western India. 1 to 56'

Descriptive line

Drawing of two boys seated whilst embroidering on either side of an embroidery frame. Nov.1870

Materials

Pen; Pencil; Wash

Categories

Drawings; India Museum

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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