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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.

Thomas Hardy

1840-1928
Novelist and poet
Sitter in 59 portraits

Rudyard Kipling

1865-1936
Writer and poet
Sitter associated with 37 portraits

Wilfred Owen

1893-1918
Poet
Sitter in 1 portrait

(Edward Godfree) Richard Aldington

1892-1962
Poet, critic and novelist
Sitter in 9 portraits

Hilaire Belloc

1870-1953
Author and poet
Sitter associated with 17 portraits

Laurence Binyon

1869-1943
Poet and art historian
Sitter in 18 portraits

Edmund Blunden

1896-1974
Poet, writer and teacher
Sitter in 21 portraits

Robert Bridges

1844-1930
Poet Laureate
Sitter in 26 portraits

Vera Brittain

1893-1970
Writer, pacifist and feminist
Sitter in 25 portraits

Rupert Brooke

1887-1915
Poet
Sitter in 20 portraits

G.K. Chesterton

1874-1936
Poet, novelist and critic
Sitter in 73 portraits

Dame Margaret Isabel Cole

1893-1980
Writer on socialism; wife of George Douglas Howard Cole
Sitter in 7 portraits

Thomas William Hodgson Crosland

1865-1924
Editor, poet and writer
Sitter in 2 portraits

Walter de la Mare

1873-1956
Poet and writer
Sitter in 64 portraits

Ford Madox Ford

1873-1939
Writer and critic
Sitter in 2 portraits

Gilbert Frankau

1884-1952
Writer
Sitter in 16 portraits

Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

1878-1962
Poet
Sitter in 17 portraits

Robert Graves

1895-1985
Poet and writer
Sitter associated with 35 portraits

Hon. Julian Henry Francis Grenfell

1888-1915
Solider, poet and eldest son of 1st Baron Desborough
Sitter in 1 portrait

A.E. Housman

1859-1936
Poet and classical scholar
Sitter in 4 portraits

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