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Rupert Brooke (1887-1915), Poet

Sitter in 19 portraits
Cambridge-educated, Brooke joined the Royal Navy at the outbreak of war. Publication of five patriotic war sonnets coincided with his death from septicaemia while on his way to join the campaign at Gallipoli. The most popular poet of the war, for some, Brooke symbolised a pre-war golden age, destroyed by the conflict. From Soldier by Rupert Brooke, 1914 If I should die, think only this of me: That there's some corner of a foreign field That is for ever England. There shall be In that rich earth a richer dust concealed; A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware, Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam, A body of England's, breathing English air, Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.

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5817

Rupert Brooke

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

4911

Rupert Brooke

by Clara Ewald
oil on canvas, 1911
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 and Wilkinson
matte printing-out paper print, 1906
NPG x4698

x13124

Noel Olivier; Maitland Radford; Virginia Woolf (nee Stephen); Rupert Brooke

by Unknown photographer
vintage print, possibly carbon on brown card mount, 1911
NPG x13124

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

x4700

Rupert Brooke

by Vernon Henry Mottram
platinum print, circa 1907
NPG x4700