Cecil Day-Lewis

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Cecil Day-Lewis, by Frank Ernest Halliday, 1936 - NPG 6588 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Cecil Day-Lewis

by Frank Ernest Halliday
oil on canvas, 1936
19 5/8 in. x 15 3/4 in. (498 mm x 400 mm)
Given by the artist's son, M.S. Halliday, 2001
Primary Collection
NPG 6588


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A scholar specialising in Shakespeare, Frank Earnest Halliday was also an amateur painter and a close friend of Day-Lewis. They met at Cheltenham College, where Halliday was Assistant Master and where Day-Lewis taught (1930-5). The portrait was made in 1936, the year after Day-Lewis left Cheltenham to become a full-time writer.

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