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Walter de la Mare (1873-1956), Poet and writer

Sitter in 64 portraits
Poet, novelist and anthologist. De la Mare worked for the Anglo-American Oil Co. until in 1908 he turned to writing full-time. In all he wrote some 50 books including many for children. Imaginative, whimsical and sometimes grotesque, his writing often draws on the dream-world. Among his best-known works are The Listeners (1912), Peacock Pie (1913) and The Traveller (1946).

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P1389

Walter de la Mare

by Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé
gelatin silver print, 12 October 1920
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2047

Walter de la Mare

by Theodore Spicer-Simson
plasticine medallion, 1922
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4142

Walter de la Mare

by Sir William Rothenstein
chalk, circa 1929
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4529(231)

Walter de la Mare

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1930s?
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P701

Walter de la Mare

by John Gay
vintage bromide print, 1948
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4473

Walter de la Mare

by Augustus Edwin John
chalk, 1950
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5483

Walter de la Mare

by John Stanton Ward
watercolour, 1956
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5980

Walter de la Mare

by Patrick George
pencil, 1956
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5981

Walter de la Mare

by Unknown artist
plaster cast of death-mask, 1956
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x13379

Walter de la Mare

by Hector Murchison
gum platinum print, 1912
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x46604

Walter de la Mare

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
bromide print on card mount, June 1924
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Walter de la Mare

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1924
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Walter de la Mare

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1924
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Walter de la Mare

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1924
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Walter de la Mare; Elfrida de la Mare (née Ingpen); Lady Ottoline Morrell

possibly by Philip Edward Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1924
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Walter de la Mare; Elfrida de la Mare (née Ingpen)

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1924
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Walter de la Mare

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1924
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Walter de la Mare

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1924
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Philip Edward Morrell; Walter de la Mare; Colin de la Mare

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1926
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Walter de la Mare

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1926
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Ax143156

William Butler Yeats; Walter de la Mare

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, Summer 1930
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William Butler Yeats; Walter de la Mare and others

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, Summer 1930
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Walter de la Mare; William Butler Yeats

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, Summer 1930
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(Helen) Hope Mirrlees; Walter de la Mare; Lady Ottoline Morrell

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, late 1931
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Ax136124

Walter de la Mare

by Howard Coster
vintage bromide print, 1934
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Ax136149

Walter de la Mare

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1934
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x11305

Walter de la Mare

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
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x11306

Walter de la Mare

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
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x15307

Walter de la Mare

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1934
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x15308

Walter de la Mare

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1934
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Ax143871

Philip Edward Morrell; Walter de la Mare

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, September 1935
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Walter de la Mare

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, September 1935
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Walter de la Mare; Lady Ottoline Morrell

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, 1935
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Walter de la Mare

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1936
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Walter de la Mare

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1936
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