A remarkable photo album compiled by the father of war poet Rudyard Kipling documenting his time in India in the late 19th century has emerged for sale for £150,000.
Lockwood Kipling, an acclaimed artist and architect, lived in India during the height of the British Raj between 1865 and 1893, and took numerous eye-catching snaps of glorious monuments and bustling street scenes.
Lockwood's fascination with India stemmed from his visit as a 13-year-old to the Great Exhibition of 1851 in south London where some of the treasures from the Lahore Toshakhana, including the Kohinoor diamond, were on display.
After a stint at the South Kensington Museum, now the Victoria and Albert Museum, he moved to India in 1865 to teach ceramics and architectural sculpture at the Sir Jamsejee Jeejeebhoy School of Art in Bombay.
Lockwood received various commissions from the Indian Government to travel and make documentary drawings of local craft industries which were eventually exhibited in London, Vienna and Paris.
He was later made principal of the Mayo School of Art, now the National College of Arts, and curator of the Lahore Central Museum.