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Edward Thomas

(1878-1917), Poet and critic

Sitter in 6 portraits
The oldest of the war poets to enlist, in the Artists' Rifles, Thomas was already an established author, critic and journalist, and much of his work was inspired by rural England, as in The South Country (1909); encouraged to write poetry by his friend Robert Frost, his war poems, including In Memoriam, Easter 1915, were published and widely acclaimed after his death, killed by a shell-blast in Arras.

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Edward Thomas, by Frederick Henry Evans - NPG P476

Edward Thomas

by Frederick Henry Evans
bromide print, circa 1904
NPG P476

Edward Thomas, by John Laviers Wheatley - NPG 4459

Edward Thomas

by John Laviers Wheatley
silverpoint, 1916
NPG 4459

Edward Thomas, by E.O. Hopp - NPG x132915

Edward Thomas

by E.O. Hopp
modern print on sepia-toned Veribrom paper, 1911
NPG x132915

Edward Thomas, by John Laviers Wheatley - NPG D6937

Edward Thomas

by John Laviers Wheatley
etching, 1916
NPG D6937

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