Halliday, Edward

(1902 – 1984)

Roof-terrace of the British School at Rome, 1926


SKU: 9218
Signed and dated lower right

Oil and tempera on panel

Height: 36.8cm
Width: 44.4cm

1 in stock


Provenance: Acquired directly from a Private Collection of Halliday’s daughter.

Literature: Llewellyn, Sacha, and Paul Liss. Portrait of an Artist. Liss Llewellyn, 2021, p.127.

This evocative informal study shows Edward Halliday’s fiancee, Dorothy Hatswell, and fellow student Russell Meiggs (holder of the 1925 Pelham Studentship)  relaxing in deck chairs on the roof terrace of the British School at Rome. A panoramic view of the Borghese Gardens can be seen behind.

Exhibited: Edward Halliday, Art for Life 1925 – 1939, University of Liverpool Art Gallery, 1997. 

Literature: Ann Compton, 1997, p. 44. 

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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.


Edward Halliday
Charlotte, 1948
Edward Halliday
Portrait of an Italian model, late 1920’s
Edward Halliday
Design for a mural
Edward Halliday
Stained glass window design with Swallow
Edward Halliday
Rotten Row Hyde park, c.1930
Edward Halliday
Design, c.1930
Edward Halliday
Bridge above loch on Eilean, c.1930
Edward Halliday
St John Church Rostrick, recto, c.1930
Edward Halliday
Portrait study, 1936
Edward Halliday
Construct, c.1930
Edward Halliday
Plan, c.1930
Edward Halliday
Profile portrait of R.P. Longden, (Bobby Longdon) half-length, c.1927
Edward Halliday
Portrait of a woman seated, three quarter view, black evening dress, 1935
Edward Halliday
Full length portrait of a woman standing, three quarter view, black evening dress, circa 1935