Captain, The Hon. (Harold Kenneth) John Cawley (1919-1943)

Godfrey Hayman
National Trust Inventory Number 618104

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date circa 1940 - 1945
Materials Oil on canvas in a wooden frame
Measurements 495 x 394 mm
Place of origin
Collection Berrington Hall, Herefordshire (Accredited Museum)
On show at Berrington Hall, Herefordshire, Midlands, National Trust

The Cawley family experienced great personal loss during both World Wars. The three sons of the 1st Lord Cawley were all killed in action during the First World War while Captain John Cawley, youngest son of the 2nd Lord Cawley, shown in this posthumous portrait by Godfrey Hayman was killed in action near Tunis in 1943. A year later, his elder brother Fredrick Cawley was wounded in action at Normandy.

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Captain, The Hon. (Harold Kenneth) John Cawley (1919-1943) by Godfrey Hayman, circa 1940/45.


accepted in part-payment of death-duties in 1954 and transferred to the National Trust

Makers and roles

Godfrey Hayman, artist
British (English) School, artist

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Place of origin
Materials Wood (128146)
Canvas (10101)
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Category Art / Oil paintings (12613)
Collection Berrington Hall, Herefordshire (Accredited Museum) (2182)
Periods 20th century (180463)
Maker Godfrey Hayman (1)
British (English) School (3781)
Subjects Captain, The Hon. Harold Kenneth John Cawley (1919-1943) (3)
Object Type Oil painting (14398)

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