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Sir Noël Coward

(1899-1973), Actor, playwright and composer

Sitter associated with 117 portraits
Dramatist and actor. Born in Teddington, although his first play closed after five weeks in 1920, great success followed with London Calling (1923), The Vortex (1924), and Hay Fever (1925). In 1930, the year this mask was made, Private Lives opened in London and New York. His play Blithe Spirit (1941), and the film In Which We Serve (1942) contributed to the war effort. After the war he performed his own songs in cabaret in London and Las Vegas, giving him financial security.

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Noël Coward, by Paul Hamann - NPG 5404

Noël Coward

by Paul Hamann
bronze life-mask, 1981, based on a work of 1930
NPG 5404

Noël Coward, by Clemence Dane (Winifred Ashton) - NPG 4950

Noël Coward

by Clemence Dane (Winifred Ashton)
oil on canvas, before 1939
NPG 4950

Noël Coward, by Clemence Dane (Winifred Ashton) - NPG 4951

Noël Coward

by Clemence Dane (Winifred Ashton)
bronze bust, circa 1939
NPG 4951

Noël Coward, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x6921

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print on card mount, 1930
NPG x6921

Noël Coward and Sir Gerald Du Maurier fishing for champagne at a theatrical garden party, by James Jarché, for  Daily Herald - NPG x88282

Noël Coward and Sir Gerald Du Maurier fishing for champagne at a theatrical garden party

by James Jarché, for Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 6 June 1932
NPG x88282

Noël Coward and Douglas Fairbanks Jr at the opening night of 'The Private Life of Henry VIII', by George Woodbine, for  Daily Herald - NPG x135048

Noël Coward and Douglas Fairbanks Jr at the opening night of 'The Private Life of Henry VIII'

by George Woodbine, for Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 24 October 1933
NPG x135048

The opening night of 'The Private Life of Henry VIII' (group including Douglas Fairbanks Jr and Noël Coward), by George Woodbine, for  Daily Herald - NPG x135049

The opening night of 'The Private Life of Henry VIII' (group including Douglas Fairbanks Jr and Noël Coward)

by George Woodbine, for Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 24 October 1933
NPG x135049

Gertrude Lawrence; Noël Coward, by George Woodbine, for  Daily Herald - NPG x88295

Gertrude Lawrence; Noël Coward

by George Woodbine, for Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 17 September 1935
NPG x88295

Sir Noël Coward, by Unknown photographer - NPG x194250

Sir Noël Coward

by Unknown photographer
vintage print, 2 January 1935
NPG x194250

Noël Coward, by Howard Coster - NPG x1800

Noël Coward

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1939
NPG x1800

Noël Coward, by Howard Coster - NPG x11064

Noël Coward

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x11064

Noël Coward, by Howard Coster - NPG x11065

Noël Coward

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x11065

Noël Coward, by Howard Coster - NPG x11066

Noël Coward

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x11066

Noël Coward, by Howard Coster - NPG x11067

Noël Coward

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x11067

Noël Coward; Lorn Loraine, by Howard Coster - NPG x11068

Noël Coward; Lorn Loraine

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x11068

Noël Coward, by Howard Coster - NPG x11069

Noël Coward

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x11069

Noël Coward, by Howard Coster - NPG x11070

Noël Coward

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x11070

Noël Coward; Lorn Loraine, by Howard Coster - NPG x11071

Noël Coward; Lorn Loraine

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x11071

Noël Coward, by Howard Coster - NPG x11072

Noël Coward

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x11072

Noël Coward, by Howard Coster - NPG x11073

Noël Coward

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x11073

Sir Noël Coward, by Vandamm Studio - NPG x194249

Sir Noël Coward

by Vandamm Studio
vintage print, 1940s
NPG x194249

Noël Coward, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x14052

Noël Coward

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 1942
NPG x14052

Noël Coward, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x30472

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 1951
NPG x30472

Noël Coward, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x7259

Noël Coward

by Paul Tanqueray
chlorobromide print, 1952
NPG x7259

Noël Coward, by Ida Kar - NPG x13781

Noël Coward

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1957
NPG x13781

Noël Coward, by Ida Kar - NPG x13782

Noël Coward

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1957
NPG x13782

Noël Coward, by Ida Kar - NPG x88678

Noël Coward

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1957
NPG x88678

Noël Coward, by Ida Kar - NPG x88679

Noël Coward

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1957
NPG x88679

Noël Coward, by Ida Kar - NPG x88680

Noël Coward

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1957
NPG x88680

Noël Coward, by Ida Kar - NPG x88681

Noël Coward

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1957
NPG x88681

Noël Coward, by Horst Tappe - NPG x6950

Noël Coward

by Horst Tappe
bromide print, 1961-1962
NPG x6950

Noël Coward, by Francis Goodman - NPG x87344

Noël Coward

by Francis Goodman
bromide print, 1966
NPG x87344

Noël Coward, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x6949

Noël Coward

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 25 July 1968
NPG x6949

Noël Coward, possibly by (Arthur) Derek Hill - NPG x135614

Noël Coward

possibly by (Arthur) Derek Hill
bromide print, 1969
NPG x135614

Noël Coward, by Vivienne - NPG x135616

Noël Coward

by Vivienne
bromide print, 1972
NPG x135616

Noël Coward, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x40072

Noël Coward

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, September 1972
NPG x40072

Noël Coward, after (Percy) Wyndham Lewis - NPG D32938

Noël Coward

after (Percy) Wyndham Lewis
lithograph, 1932
NPG D32938

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
vintage tissue-mounted bromide print, 1930
NPG P870(3)

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Noël Coward

by Horst P. Horst
platinum palladium print, 1933
NPG P419

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Noël Coward

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1943
NPG P245

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Noël Coward

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1943
NPG P490(20)

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Sir Noël Coward

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 21 September 1964
NPG P1864

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Noël Coward

by Mark Boxer
ink and coloured crayon, 1983
NPG 5920(7)

Web image not currently available

Noël Coward

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print
NPG x87428

Web image not currently available

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1930
NPG x25993

Web image not currently available

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print on tissue and card mount, 1930
NPG x30468

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1930
NPG x6916

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 1930
NPG x6917

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1930
NPG x6918

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1930
NPG x6919

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1930
NPG x6920

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Daniel Massey's Christening party

by Sasha (Alexander Stewart)
chlorobromide print, 28 November 1933
NPG x137630

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