IF by Rudyard Kipling – House of Art Gift Motto

$159.00

IF was written by Rudyard Kipling in 1895 and advertised in the 1908 House of Art sales catalog selling for $.75 plus framing fee. Illustrated by Buzz Ware IF is a lithograph hand colored giving the motto a softer look than the harsh printed colored inks. What is also special are the top image’s simplicity, two hand colored vignettes and “Copyright by Rudyard Kipling House of Art, N.Y. No. 182—Printed in U.S.A.” printed at the motto’s lower area. The frame, glass and dust cover are original. At some point, the brass hanger was replaced with a larger one.

 

Dimensions: 7 3/4” x 10 3/4”

 

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