Rudyard Kipling collection. [ca. 1900-1940].


Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936. Rudyard Kipling collection. [ca. 1900-1940].

Rudyard Kipling collection. [ca. 1900-1940].

The collection consists of a framed facsimile (or possible forgery) of The Absent-Minded Beggar, an 1899 poem by Rudyard Kipling. The poem was set to music by Sir Arthur Sullivan as part of an appeal to raise money for the Boer War.

1 facsimile ; 16.5 x 28.5 cm (sight) in frame 64 x 45.5 x 2 cm.

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Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936 (person)

Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) was an English author and poet. His best-known works include the novels and short story collections The Jungle Book (1894), Just So Stories (1902), Puck of Pook's Hill (1906), and Kim (1901), as well as a number of poems such as "Mandalay" (1890), "Gunga Din" (1890), and "If-" (1910). Kipling was born in Bombay, India, into an artistic family: his father was a sculptor, pottery designer, and professor of architectural sculpture and tw...