3 of 21 portraits of Rupert Brooke
by Sherrill Schell
glass positive, April 1913
12 in. x 10 in. (305 mm x 254 mm)
Given by Emery Walker Ltd, 1956
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Brooke's 1914 sonnets, celebrating the nobility of sacrifice, were reinforced by Schell's romantic photograph, and enjoyed a popularity that survived the disillusionment of trench warfare.