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38 People in group: Great War grouping; The Great War: Poets

There was no official scheme during the Great War for poets, but among the most recognised are Wilfred Owen, Edward Thomas, Siegfried Sassoon, Vera Brittain and Rupert Brooke. Inspired by the conflict, these poets would create work during the war period, drawing on their own experiences and reflections.

David Jones

1895-1974
Poet and artist
Sitter in 5 portraits

Frank Laurence ('F.L.') Lucas

1894-1967
Classical scholar, literary critic, poet and novelist
Sitter in 1 portrait

Percy Hugh Beverley Lyon

1893-1986
Headmaster of Rugby School and poet
Sitter in 1 portrait

Dame (Emilie) Rose Macaulay

1881-1958
Author
Sitter in 6 portraits

Sir Edward Howard Marsh

1872-1953
Civil servant, scholar and patron of the arts
Sitter in 22 portraits

Charlotte Mary Mew

1869-1928
Poet
Sitter in 1 portrait

Alice Meynell (née Thompson)

1847-1922
Poet, essayist and journalist
Sitter in 7 portraits

A.A. Milne

1882-1956
Writer, playwright and journalist
Sitter in 41 portraits

Robert Malise Bowyer Nichols

1893-1944
Poet
Sitter in 5 portraits

Herbert Read

1893-1968
Critic, poet and writer on art
Sitter in 17 portraits

Isaac Rosenberg

1890-1918
Painter and poet
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait

Lady Margaret Sackville

1881-1963
Poet and children's writer; daughter of 7th Earl de la Warr
Sitter in 1 portrait

Siegfried Sassoon

1886-1967
Poet and prose writer
Sitter in 84 portraits

Charles Hamilton Sorley

1895-1915
Poet
Sitter in 1 portrait

Edward Wyndham Tennant

1897-1916
Poet; son of 1st Baron Glenconner and Lieutenant in the Grenadier Guards
Sitter in 4 portraits

Edward Thomas

1878-1917
Poet and critic
Sitter in 6 portraits

Sir (John) William Watson

1858-1935
Poet
Sitter in 9 portraits

William Butler Yeats

1865-1939
Poet and dramatist; son of John Butler Yeats
Sitter in 56 portraits