1 of 54 portraits of 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
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Artistback to top
- Frank Ernest Halliday (1903-1982), Academic, author and artist. Artist of 1 portrait.
This portraitback to top
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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- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 169