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Edward Irvine Halliday:
War and Peace, 1939

Framed (ref: 4752)
Signed, and dated,

Inscribed Altar
inscribed 1 inch to a 1 foot
30 x 17 in. (76.2 x 43.2 cm)

Tags: allegory TOP 100 war RELIGION World War II Paintings by British Artists Realism

Exhibited: WW2 - War Pictures by British Artists, Morley College London, 28 October -23 November 2016, cat 122. 

Literature: WW2 - War Pictures by British Artists, Edited by Sacha Llewellyn & Paul Liss, July 2016, cat 122, page 163.

During the war Halliday worked as an air traffic controlled for the RAF and later was transferred to Intelligence and worked on intercepting German radio signals. Altar offers a deeply personal and kaleidoscopic vision of war and peace. Conceived in 1939 for an unidentified (and presumably never completed) altar the dominance of the disproportionately large central figure of Christ recalls that of Hypnos in Evening on the Roman Campagna, which though painted in 1928, was exhibited at the Royal Academy in the same year that this composition was conceived.

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