"The End of the Search"

John Lockwood Kipling (1837-1911)

1901

Photographed plaster relief with ornamented frame

Rudyard Kipling's Kim, facing p. 352

In Lockwood Kipling's last illustration for his son's most famous novel, Kim wakes from a long, refreshing sleep to find the Lama at prayer in front of the sacred river, his back against the litter provided by the Woman of Shanlegh, the wheel now looking like the symbolic wheel of life. At the right, Mahbub Ali is leaving, no longer needed. [Commentary continues below.]

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