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William Henry Davies

(1871-1940), Poet

Sitter in 8 portraits
Poet and author; as a young man Davies travelled to America where he spent several years on the road, an experience he later recalled in his most famous book, The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp published in 1908. By then Davies had been adopted by leading literary figures of the day, notably George Bernard Shaw and Edward Thomas, on the strength of his first volume of poetry, The Soul's Destroyer and other poems (1905). He went on to publish four novels and a number of further collections of poems.

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William Henry Davies, by William Rothenstein - NPG 6705

William Henry Davies

by William Rothenstein
pencil, circa 1915
NPG 6705

William Henry Davies, by Jacob Epstein - NPG 3885

William Henry Davies

by Jacob Epstein
bronze head, 1916
NPG 3885

William Henry Davies, by Augustus John - NPG 3149

William Henry Davies

by Augustus John
pencil, 1918
NPG 3149

William Henry Davies, by William Nicholson - NPG 4194

William Henry Davies

by William Nicholson
oil on canvas, 1921
NPG 4194

William Henry Davies, by Powys Evans - NPG 4396

William Henry Davies

by Powys Evans
pen and ink, circa 1922
NPG 4396

William Henry Davies, by Theodore Spicer-Simson - NPG 2046

William Henry Davies

by Theodore Spicer-Simson
plasticine medallion, 1922
NPG 2046

William Henry Davies, by Alvin Langdon Coburn, published by  Duckworth & Co - NPG Ax7848

William Henry Davies

by Alvin Langdon Coburn, published by Duckworth & Co
collotype, 24 November 1913
NPG Ax7848

William Henry Davies, by Alvin Langdon Coburn, published by  Duckworth & Co - NPG Ax7812

William Henry Davies

by Alvin Langdon Coburn, published by Duckworth & Co
collotype, 24 November 1913
NPG Ax7812

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