King Edward VIII (1894-1972) arriving at Westminster for the State Opening of Parliament
Edward Irvine Halliday ARA (Liverpool 1902 – 1984)
Peregrine Cust, 6th Baron Brownlow (1899-1978) was a close friend and Lord-in-Waiting to the Prince of Wales, later Edward VIII. During the 1930s, his home, Belton House, was visited on many occasions by the Prince and his mistress, Wallis Simpson. This painting by Halliday records the 1936-7 State Opening of Parliament which took place on 3rd November 1936. It was the only session opened by Edward VIII because he abdicated as King of England a month later.
Oil painting on canvas, King Edward VIII arriving at Westminster for the State Opening of Parliament by Edward Irving Halliday (1902-1984), signed.
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) from Edward John Peregrine Cust, 7th Baron Brownlow, C. St J. (b.1936) in 1984
Belton House, The Brownlow Collection (acquired with the help of the National Heritage Memorial Fund by the National Trust in 1984)
Makers and roles
Edward Irvine Halliday ARA (Liverpool 1902 – 1984), artist