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John Masefield (1878-1967), Poet Laureate

Sitter in 36 portraits
Poet Laureate (from 1930). His first book of poetry, Salt-Water Ballads (1902) includes one of his best known poems, 'Sea Feaver', later set to music by John Ireland. He was also the author of naval histories, plays, criticism and children's books, including The Midnight Folk (1927) and The Box of Delights (1933).

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4568

John Masefield

by William Strang
etching, 1912
NPG 4568

2053

John Masefield

by Theodore Spicer-Simson
plasticine medallion, 1922
NPG 2053

P703

John Masefield

by John Gay
vintage bromide print, 1948
NPG P703

x82495

John Masefield

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass copy negative, 1910s
NPG x82495

Ax7796

John Masefield

by Alvin Langdon Coburn
photogravure, 13 January 1913
NPG Ax7796

Ax141686

John Masefield

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, circa 1923
NPG Ax141686

x194293

John Masefield; Constance Masefield (née la Cherois-Crommelin)

by Associated Press
vintage print, 3 January 1933
NPG x194293

x137606

John Masefield; W.B. Yeats

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
bromide press print, 1 January 1935
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x137606

x83707

John Masefield

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 15 June 1939
NPG x83707

x16790

John Masefield

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 15 June 1939
NPG x16790

x16791

John Masefield

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 15 June 1939
NPG x16791

x16792

John Masefield

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 15 June 1939
NPG x16792

x16793

John Masefield

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 15 June 1939
NPG x16793

x16794

John Masefield

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 15 June 1939
NPG x16794

x23654

John Masefield

by Howard Coster
35mm negative, 1943
NPG x23654

x23655

John Masefield

by Howard Coster
35mm negative, 1943
NPG x23655

x23656

John Masefield

by Howard Coster
35mm negative, 1943
NPG x23656

x23657

John Masefield

by Howard Coster
35mm negative, 1943
NPG x23657

x23658

John Masefield

by Howard Coster
35mm negative, 1943
NPG x23658

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