John Masefield

PhotographerEugene R. Hutchinson

CountryUnited States

MediumGelatin Silver


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Men of Mark, Portrait: Men


Image Dimensions: 24.6 x 19.5 cm
Support Dimensions: unmounted

This is a fine studio portrait of the English poet and writer John Masefield, (1878-1967) Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1930 until 1967.


Print details recto: signed in graphite by the artist along lower margin: © Eugene Hutchinson 1919 Chicago; silver-mirroring to print margins; overall staining believed to be result of silver-sulfide migration.


Print details verso: glue and paper remnants along upper and lower margins indicating removal from a primary mount.


Other Collections: presumably the same portrait of John Masefield as held in the Frances Clarke Sayers collection of photographs by Eugene Hutchinson, circa 1900-1930 at the University of California, Los Angeles.


Provenance: Acquired by PhotoSeed in October, 2019 from a dealer based in Altadena, CA.

John Masefield