The Poet, John Masefield, 1923
Mounted (ref: 7886)
Signed and dated
24 1/2 x 17 3/4 in. (62.5 x 45 cm)
John Edward Masefield
British poet John Edward Masefield was born in Herefordshire. He studied at King’s School in Warwick before training as a merchant seaman.
In 1895, he deserted his ship in New York City and worked there in a carpet factory before returning to London to write poems describing his experience at sea.
Masefield was appointed British poet laureate in 1930.