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Cecil Day-Lewis

(1904-1972), Poet Laureate

Sitter in 54 portraits
Poet, critic and detective storywriter (as Nicholas Blake). Made his name with Transitional Poems (1929) and during the 1930s became associated with Auden and Spender in left-wing causes. During World War II worked for the Ministry of Information. Became Professor of Poetry at Oxford (1951-6) and was appointed Poet Laureate in 1968.

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Cecil Day-Lewis, by Frank Ernest Halliday - NPG 6588

Cecil Day-Lewis

by Frank Ernest Halliday
oil on canvas, 1936
NPG 6588

Cecil Day-Lewis, by Franta Belsky - NPG 5068

Cecil Day-Lewis

by Franta Belsky
bronze bust, 1952
NPG 5068

Cecil Day-Lewis, by Howard Coster - NPG x10287

Cecil Day-Lewis

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1937
NPG x10287

Cecil Day-Lewis, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127586

Cecil Day-Lewis

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 2 June 1939
NPG x127586

Cecil Day-Lewis, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127587

Cecil Day-Lewis

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 2 June 1939
NPG x127587

Cecil Day-Lewis, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127588

Cecil Day-Lewis

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 2 June 1939
NPG x127588

Cecil Day-Lewis, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127589

Cecil Day-Lewis

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 2 June 1939
NPG x127589

Cecil Day-Lewis, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x14056

Cecil Day-Lewis

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 1942
NPG x14056

Cecil Day-Lewis, by John Gay - NPG x126513

Cecil Day-Lewis

by John Gay
vintage bromide print, published July 1948
NPG x126513

Cecil Day-Lewis, by John Gay - NPG x126514

Cecil Day-Lewis

by John Gay
vintage bromide print, 1948
NPG x126514

Cecil Day-Lewis, by John Gay - NPG x126515

Cecil Day-Lewis

by John Gay
vintage bromide print, 1948
NPG x126515

Cecil Day-Lewis, by John Gay - NPG x126516

Cecil Day-Lewis

by John Gay
vintage bromide print, 1948
NPG x126516

Cecil Day-Lewis, by John Gay - NPG x126517

Cecil Day-Lewis

by John Gay
vintage bromide print, 1948
NPG x126517

Cecil Day-Lewis, by Ida Kar - NPG x127276

Cecil Day-Lewis

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, mid 1950s
NPG x127276

Cecil Day-Lewis, by Howard Coster - NPG x1806

Cecil Day-Lewis

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1954
NPG x1806

Cecil Day-Lewis, by Howard Coster - NPG x1807

Cecil Day-Lewis

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1954
NPG x1807

Cecil Day-Lewis, by Howard Coster - NPG x1808

Cecil Day-Lewis

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1954
NPG x1808

Cecil Day-Lewis; Tamasin Day-Lewis, by Ida Kar - NPG x134682

Cecil Day-Lewis; Tamasin Day-Lewis

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, late 1950s
NPG x134682

Cecil Day-Lewis, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x167045

Cecil Day-Lewis

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, April 1957
NPG x167045

Cecil Day-Lewis, by Ida Kar - NPG x135177

Cecil Day-Lewis

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, late 1950s
NPG x135177

Cecil Day-Lewis, by Ida Kar - NPG x127275

Cecil Day-Lewis

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, late 1950s
NPG x127275

Cecil Day-Lewis, by Ida Kar - NPG x127277

Cecil Day-Lewis

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, late 1950s
NPG x127277

Cecil Day-Lewis, by Ida Kar - NPG x127278

Cecil Day-Lewis

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, late 1950s
NPG x127278

Cecil Day-Lewis, by Derek Parker - NPG x125473

Cecil Day-Lewis

by Derek Parker
35mm black and white negative, 1963
NPG x125473

Cecil Day-Lewis, by Mark Gerson - NPG x88307

Cecil Day-Lewis

by Mark Gerson
modern bromide print, May 1965
NPG x88307

Cecil Day-Lewis, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x13341

Cecil Day-Lewis

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 5 February 1968
NPG x13341

Cecil Day-Lewis, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x13342

Cecil Day-Lewis

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 5 February 1968
NPG x13342

Cecil Day-Lewis, by Unknown photographer - NPG x20440

Cecil Day-Lewis

by Unknown photographer
bromide print
NPG x20440

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Cecil Day-Lewis

by Bill Brandt
bromide print, 1941
NPG P189

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Cecil Day-Lewis

by Irving Penn
bromide print, 1950
NPG P590

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Cecil Day-Lewis

by Howard Coster
nitrate negative, circa 1930
NPG x1614

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Cecil Day-Lewis

by Howard Coster
nitrate negative, circa 1936
NPG x1608

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Cecil Day-Lewis

by Howard Coster
nitrate negative, circa 1936
NPG x1609

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Cecil Day-Lewis

by Howard Coster
nitrate negative, circa 1936
NPG x1610

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Cecil Day-Lewis

by Howard Coster
nitrate negative, circa 1936
NPG x1611

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Cecil Day-Lewis

by Howard Coster
nitrate negative, circa 1936
NPG x1612

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Cecil Day-Lewis

by Howard Coster
nitrate negative, circa 1936
NPG x1613

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Cecil Day-Lewis

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1937
NPG x10288

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Cecil Day-Lewis

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1937
NPG x10289

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Cecil Day-Lewis

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1937
NPG x10290

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Cecil Day-Lewis

by Bill Brandt
bromide print on card mount, 1941
NPG x22418

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Cecil Day-Lewis

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1954
NPG x139778

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Cecil Day-Lewis

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1954
NPG x139779

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Cecil Day-Lewis

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1954
NPG x25856

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Cecil Day-Lewis

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1954
NPG x25857

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Cecil Day-Lewis

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1954
NPG x25858

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Cecil Day-Lewis

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1954
NPG x25859

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Cecil Day-Lewis

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1954
NPG x25860

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Cecil Day-Lewis

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1954
NPG x25861

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Cecil Day-Lewis

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1954
NPG x25862

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Cecil Day-Lewis

by Mark Gerson
bromide print, May 1965
NPG x13362

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Cecil Day-Lewis; Jill Angela Henriette Balcon; Sir Daniel Day-Lewis

by Chris Ware, for Keystone Press Agency Ltd
vintage print, 1968
NPG x137684

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