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Halliday, Edward

(1902 – 1984)

Prime Minister's House, New Delhi, 1954

SKU: 9542

Oil on canvas

Signed and dated

32 1/4 x 25 in. (82 x 63.5 cm)

Size:
Height: 82cm
Width: 63.5cm

DETAILS

Provenance:
The Artist’s family
Presentation:
unframed

DESCRIPTION

This painting shows the interior of Teen Murti Bhavan, the residence of the first President of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. The building is now the site of a museum and library, which aims to preserve and reconstruct the history of the Indian independence movement. 

As one of the most prominent portrait painters of his day, Halliday took commissions from an array of distinguished political figures, and foreign heads of state. This list included Sir Winston Churchill, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Kenneth Kaunda, Forbes Burnham, and King Olaf of Norway. More significantly, Halliday also painted the portrait of Jawaharlal Nehru, as well as his sister, and former President of the United Nations General Assembly, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (now in the collection of Somerville College, Oxford). 

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THE ARTIST

Halliday, Edward

1902 – 1984

Painter in oil and watercolour mainly of portraits. Born in Liverpool, Halliday studied at the City School of Art there, in Paris at the Atelier Colarossi and at the Royal College of Art. He was awarded the Prix de Rome and worked at the British School there. Exhibited at RA, RBA, Paris Salon and RP, of which for a time he was president. His work is in the collections of HM The Queen, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, the Athenaeum Club, Wolverhampton Royal Hospital and Bootle Dyeworks. His work was reproduced in The Studio, Illustrated London News and The Times and he was interviewed by Stanley Casson for his book Artists at Work, published in 1933. In 1997, the University of Liverpool held an exhibition which concentrated on Halliday’s efforts to popularise art between the wars. Halliday’s daughter Charlotte is also an artist. He lived in London.

Private
Collection
Edward Halliday
Self Portrait
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Edward Halliday
Il Maestro del Pelo (RA), 1929
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Edward Halliday
Prime Minister’s House, New Delhi, 1954
Edward Halliday
Charlotte, 1951, (The Artist’s Daughter)
Private
Collection
Edward Halliday
Children’s Hour, late 1940’s
Edward Halliday
Charlotte, 1948
£5,750.00
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Edward Halliday
Above Seath Waite, May 1932
Edward Halliday
Portrait of an Italian model, late 1920’s
£740.00
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Edward Halliday
Altar (War and Peace), 1939
Edward Halliday
Design for a mural
£1,250.00
Edward Halliday
Stained glass window design with Swallow
£3,200.00
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Edward Halliday
Sheet of studies
Edward Halliday
Rotten Row Hyde park, c.1930
£2,750.00
Edward Halliday
Design, c.1930
£1,650.00
Edward Halliday
Bridge above loch on Eilean, c.1930
£1,320.00
Edward Halliday
St John Church Rostrick, recto, c.1930
£1,250.00
Edward Halliday
Portrait study, 1936
£975.00
Edward Halliday
Construct, c.1930
£1,100.00
Edward Halliday
Plan, c.1930
£1,100.00
Edward Halliday
Profile portrait of R.P. Longden, (Bobby Longdon) half-length, c.1927
£1,500.00
Edward Halliday
Portrait of a woman seated, three quarter view, black evening dress, 1935
£1,800.00
Edward Halliday
Full length portrait of a woman standing, three quarter view, black evening dress, circa 1935
£3,960.00
Private
Collection
Edward Halliday
Hypnos, 1928

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