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 Fever', 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).