Alfred Edward Woodley Mason (1865-1948) is best remembered for his novel The Four Feathers and for his fictional creation of the French detective Inspector Hanaud who is said to have served as a template for Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot. He wrote The Truants in 1904.
Description: Black and white studio portrait of Alfred Edward Woodley Mason, author The Truants
Date: c. 1906
Source: Wikimedia Commons; originally published in The Critic, vol. 49 (July-September 1906), p. 197