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Sir John Collings Squire

(1884-1958), Poet and literary editor

Sitter in 12 portraits
A leading poet of the Georgian school, and an influential critic and editor. He was appointed literary editor of the New Statesman in 1913, and acting editor in 1917. From 1919 to 1934, he was the editor of the monthly periodical, the London Mercury, a publication that highlighted the work of the Georgian poets. His poetry appeared in several volumes including Collected Parodies (1921) and Poems in One Volume (1926). His book of poems The Survival of the Fittest (1916) was one of the earliest poetic protests against the First World War. Squire also collaborated with J.L. Balderston on the hit play Berkeley Square (1926), an adaptation of Henry James's The Sense of the Past.

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Sir John Collings Squire, by Sir William Rothenstein - NPG 4794

Sir John Collings Squire

by Sir William Rothenstein
sanguine, circa 1920
NPG 4794

Sir John Collings Squire, by John Mansbridge - NPG 4110

Sir John Collings Squire

by John Mansbridge
oil on canvas, 1932-1933
NPG 4110

Sir John Collings Squire, by Walter Benington, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x94122

Sir John Collings Squire

by Walter Benington, for Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print, early 1930
NPG x94122

Lord Moore; Sir John Collings Squire, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127538

Lord Moore; Sir John Collings Squire

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 15 May 1931
NPG x127538

Sir John Collings Squire, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x151794

Sir John Collings Squire

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 10 October 1935
NPG x151794

Sir John Collings Squire, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x151796

Sir John Collings Squire

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 10 October 1935
NPG x151796

Sir John Collings Squire, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x84838

Sir John Collings Squire

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 10 October 1935
NPG x84838

Sir John Collings Squire, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x84839

Sir John Collings Squire

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 10 October 1935
NPG x84839

Sir John Collings Squire, by Powys Evans - NPG D1668

Sir John Collings Squire

by Powys Evans
pencil, 1920s-1930s
NPG D1668

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Sir John Collings Squire

by Walter Benington, for Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass negative, early 1930s
NPG x99983

Web image not currently available

Sir John Collings Squire

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 10 October 1935
NPG x151795

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