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Rupert Brooke (1887-1915), Poet

Sitter in 20 portraits
Cambridge-educated, Brooke was one of the early, idealising poets of the First World War. His poem 'The Soldier' ('If I should die think only this of me') typifies the patriotic nostalgia of the early volunteers. He joined the RNVR and was sent to the Dardanelles, but died of blood poisoning en route and was buried on Skyros.The most popular poet of the war, for some, Brooke symbolised a pre-war golden age, destroyed by the conflict.

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5817

Rupert Brooke

by Gwendolen ('Gwen') Raverat (née Darwin)
pencil, 1910
NPG 5817

4911

Rupert Brooke

by Clara Ewald
oil on canvas, 1911
On display in Room 29 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4911

P101(b)

Rupert Brooke

by Sherrill Schell
glass positive, April 1913
NPG P101(b)

P101(f)

Rupert Brooke

by Sherrill Schell
glass positive, April 1913
NPG P101(f)

P101(a)

Rupert Brooke

by Sherrill Schell
glass positive, April 1913
NPG P101(a)

P101(c)

Rupert Brooke

by Sherrill Schell
glass positive, April 1913
NPG P101(c)

P101(d)

Rupert Brooke

by Sherrill Schell
glass positive, April 1913
NPG P101(d)

P101(e)

Rupert Brooke

by Sherrill Schell
glass positive, April 1913
NPG P101(e)

P101(g)

Rupert Brooke

by Sherrill Schell
glass positive, April 1913
NPG P101(g)

2448

Rupert Brooke

by James Havard Thomas, after a photograph by Sherrill Schell
pencil, (1913)
NPG 2448

P1698

Rupert Brooke

by Sherrill Schell
gelatin silver print, April 1913
NPG P1698

P1829

Rupert Brooke

by Sherrill Schell
gelatin silver print, April 1913
NPG P1829

x4696

Rupert Brooke

by Speight
gelatin carte-de-visite, 1903
NPG x4696

x4697

Rupert Brooke

by George Augustus Dean Jr
gelatin carte-de-visite, 1905
NPG x4697

x4698

Rupert Brooke as as the Herald in 'Eumenides'

by Scott & Wilkinson
matte printing-out paper print, 1906
NPG x4698

x4699

Duncan Campbell Scott; Rupert Brooke

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, July 1913
NPG x4699

x4701

Rupert Brooke

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1913
NPG x4701

P101(c)MP

Rupert Brooke

by Sherrill Schell
glass positive, April 1913
NPG P101(c)MP

x4700

Rupert Brooke

by Vernon Henry Mottram
platinum print, circa 1907
NPG x4700