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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 Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1937
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Cecil Day-Lewis

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1937
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Cecil Day-Lewis

by Bill Brandt
bromide print on card mount, 1941
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Cecil Day-Lewis

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1954
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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
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Cecil Day-Lewis

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1954
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Cecil Day-Lewis

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1954
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Cecil Day-Lewis

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1954
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Cecil Day-Lewis

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1954
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Cecil Day-Lewis

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1954
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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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