Illustrations to Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book

DETMOLD, Maurice & Edward

...among the finest book illustrations ever produced

DETMOLD, Maurice & Edward Illustrations to Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book

Macmillan, 1903.

Large portfolio comprising sixteen large mounted colour plates depicting scenes from Kipling's story (each image is 300mm by 250mm). Housed in publisher's green linen slipcase with gilt embossed decoration depicting a winged beast (a mythical emblem used by the Detmolds) to upper cover. The sixteen colour illustrations are mounted and protected by captioned tissue guards. Plates and mounts in very good condition, the portfolio with signs of wear, particularly to the fold over flaps.

Maurice and Edward Detmold were twins born in London, who studied animal life in the Zoological Gardens. Much of the work the brothers did was with animal images, paying great attention to detail and producing images which are very true to life. This series of illustrations is undoubtedly their most celebrated achievement. Keith Nicholson wrote "The watercolours themselves must be among the finest book illustrations ever produced". The paintings were praised for their attention to detail, their realistic images and their great depth. Originals of the paintings are owned by the Victoria & Albert Museum. The portfolio was produced in a small limitation and sold for 5 guineas a set.

Stock ID: 35802

£6,000.00

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