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Rudolph Sauter:
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  1878-1967

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.