Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

The Hon. John Collier (London 1850 – Hampstead 1934)
National Trust Inventory Number 761413

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1900 (signed and dated)
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 1195 x 950 mm
Place of origin England
Collection Bateman's, East Sussex (Accredited Museum)
On show at Bateman's, East Sussex, London and South East, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) by The Hon. John Collier (London 1850 – Hampstead 1934), signed and dated 1900. A three-quarter-length portrait of Kipling, standing in front of a burning fire, his hands in the jacket pockets of his dark green suit. Author and poet; son of John Lockwood Kipling (1837-1911) and Alice Macdonald; married Caroline Starr Balestier (1862-1939). They had three children: Josephine Kipling (1892-1899), Elsie Kipling, Mrs George Bambridge (1896 – 1976) and John Kipling (1897- killed in action 1915)


Bequeathed by Caroline Starr Balestier, Mrs Rudyard Kipling (1862-1939) with house (Bateman's) and contents

Marks and inscriptions

Signed and dated 1908

Makers and roles

The Hon. John Collier (London 1850 – Hampstead 1934), artist

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Subjects Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) (72)
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