Edward Irvine Halliday (1902-1984):
Profile portrait of R.P. Longden, (Bobby Longdon) half-length, c.1927
Mounted (ref: 4258)
Charcoal, 11 3/4 x 15 1/8 in. (30 x 38.5 cm.)
Provenance: The Artist's Estate; Private collection
This is probably a study for the figure in Halliday's Rome School Allegory of Hypnos for which Longden served as the model.
Halliday's portrait of Bobby Longden 1928, helped establish Halliday's reputation as a portrait painter when it was shown at the RA in 1929. Bobby Longden, a classics scholar who later became headmaster of Wellington Collage, was at the British School during the same period as Halliday.