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Rupert Brooke

(1887-1915), Poet

Sitter in 21 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 the Greek Island of 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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Rupert Brooke, by Gwendolen ('Gwen') Raverat (née Darwin) - NPG 5817

Rupert Brooke

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

Rupert Brooke, by Clara Ewald - NPG 4911

Rupert Brooke

by Clara Ewald
oil on canvas, 1911
NPG 4911

Rupert Brooke, by Sherrill Schell - NPG P101(b)

Rupert Brooke

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

Rupert Brooke, by Sherrill Schell - NPG P101(f)

Rupert Brooke

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

Rupert Brooke, by Sherrill Schell - NPG P101(a)

Rupert Brooke

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

Rupert Brooke, by Sherrill Schell - NPG P101(c)

Rupert Brooke

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

Rupert Brooke, by Sherrill Schell - NPG P101(d)

Rupert Brooke

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

Rupert Brooke, by Sherrill Schell - NPG P101(e)

Rupert Brooke

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

Rupert Brooke, by Sherrill Schell - NPG P101(g)

Rupert Brooke

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

Rupert Brooke, by James Havard Thomas, after a photograph by  Sherrill Schell - NPG 2448

Rupert Brooke

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

Rupert Brooke, by Sherrill Schell - NPG P1698

Rupert Brooke

by Sherrill Schell
gelatin silver print, April 1913
NPG P1698

Rupert Brooke, by Sherrill Schell - NPG P1829

Rupert Brooke

by Sherrill Schell
gelatin silver print, April 1913
NPG P1829

Rupert Brooke, by Speight - NPG x4696

Rupert Brooke

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

Rupert Brooke, by George Augustus Dean Jr - NPG x4697

Rupert Brooke

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

Rupert Brooke as as the Herald in 'Eumenides', by Scott & Wilkinson - NPG x4698

Rupert Brooke as as the Herald in 'Eumenides'

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

Rupert Brooke, by Vernon Henry Mottram - NPG x4700

Rupert Brooke

by Vernon Henry Mottram
platinum print, circa 1907
NPG x4700

Group including Rupert Brooke, by Unknown photographer - NPG x199255

Group including Rupert Brooke

by Unknown photographer
bromide postcard print, June 1911
NPG x199255

Duncan Campbell Scott; Rupert Brooke, by Unknown photographer - NPG x4699

Duncan Campbell Scott; Rupert Brooke

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, July 1913
NPG x4699

Rupert Brooke, by Unknown photographer - NPG x4701

Rupert Brooke

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1913
NPG x4701

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