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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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x135177

Cecil Day-Lewis

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

x127275

Cecil Day-Lewis

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

x127277

Cecil Day-Lewis

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

x127278

Cecil Day-Lewis

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

x125473

Cecil Day-Lewis

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

x88307

Cecil Day-Lewis

by Mark Gerson
modern bromide print, May 1965
NPG x88307

x13341

Cecil Day-Lewis

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 5 February 1968
NPG x13341

x13342

Cecil Day-Lewis

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 5 February 1968
NPG x13342

x20440

Cecil Day-Lewis

by Unknown photographer
bromide print
NPG x20440

P189

Cecil Day-Lewis

by Bill Brandt
bromide print, 1941
NPG P189

P590

Cecil Day-Lewis

by Irving Penn
bromide print, 1950
NPG P590

x1614

Cecil Day-Lewis

by Howard Coster
nitrate negative, circa 1930
NPG x1614

x1608

Cecil Day-Lewis

by Howard Coster
nitrate negative, circa 1936
NPG x1608

x1609

Cecil Day-Lewis

by Howard Coster
nitrate negative, circa 1936
NPG x1609

x1610

Cecil Day-Lewis

by Howard Coster
nitrate negative, circa 1936
NPG x1610

x1611

Cecil Day-Lewis

by Howard Coster
nitrate negative, circa 1936
NPG x1611

x1612

Cecil Day-Lewis

by Howard Coster
nitrate negative, circa 1936
NPG x1612

x1613

Cecil Day-Lewis

by Howard Coster
nitrate negative, circa 1936
NPG x1613

x10288

Cecil Day-Lewis

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

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