[BROOKE (Rupert, 1887-1915, First World War Poet)]

Unsigned Photogravure print by Sir Emery WALKER of a photograph by Scherril SCHELL (1877-1964, US born Architectural and Portrait Photographer) showing him head and shoulders, 5½" x 3¾", no place,

Sir Emery Walker (1851-1933) was an English engraver, photographer and printer. Walker took an active role in many organisations that were at the heart of the Arts and Crafts movement.
The American-born Schell was principally an architectural photographer, later working in New York where his modernist architectural photography was shown at the Julien Levy gallery. At around the time of these portraits he also photographed Alice Meynell and Brooke's friend W. W. Gibson. The NPG have seven images from this session, which they describe as "taken in the spring of 1913 on a foggy day, without any artificial light, in the living room of Schell's flat in St George's Square, Pimlico. The poet was photographed wearing a blue shirt and blue necktie, described by the photographer as 'a curious affair, a long piece of silk wide enough for a muffler, tied like the ordinary four-in-hand".

Item Date:  1913

Stock No:  41274      £225

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