Search the Collections

Sir Noël Coward (1899-1973), Actor, playwright and composer

Sitter associated with 115 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.

List Thumbnail

5404

Noël Coward

by Paul Hamann
bronze life-mask, 1930
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5404

P870(3)

Noël Coward

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

P419

Noël Coward

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

4950

Noël Coward

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

4951

Noël Coward

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

P245

Noël Coward

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1943
NPG P245

P490(20)

Noël Coward

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

5920(7)

Noël Coward

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

x6921

Noël Coward

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

x6916

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1930
NPG x6916

x6917

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 1930
NPG x6917

x6918

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1930
NPG x6918

x6919

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1930
NPG x6919

x6920

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1930
NPG x6920

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

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

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

x137630

Daniel Massey's Christening party

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

x137631

Daniel Massey's Christening party

by London News Agency
bromide print, 1933
NPG x137631

x88295

Gertrude Lawrence; Noël Coward

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

x194250

Sir Noël Coward

by Unknown photographer
vintage print, 2 January 1935
NPG x194250

x1800

Noël Coward

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1939
NPG x1800

x11064

Noël Coward

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

x11065

Noël Coward

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

x11066

Noël Coward

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

x11067

Noël Coward

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

x11068

Noël Coward; Lorn Loraine

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

x11069

Noël Coward

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

x11070

Noël Coward

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

x11071

Noël Coward; Lorn Loraine

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

x11072

Noël Coward

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

x11073

Noël Coward

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

x14052

Noël Coward

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

x6932

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
toned bromide print, 1951
NPG x6932

x30472

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 1951
NPG x30472

x6922

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 1951
NPG x6922

x6923

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 1951
NPG x6923

x6924

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1951
NPG x6924

x6925

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 1951
NPG x6925

x6926

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 1951
NPG x6926

x6927

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 1951
NPG x6927

x6928

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 1951
NPG x6928

x6930

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 1951
NPG x6930

x6931

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1951
NPG x6931

x6933

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1951
NPG x6933

x6934

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 1951
NPG x6934

x6936

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 1951
NPG x6936

x6938

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 1951
NPG x6938

x6939

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 1951
NPG x6939

x6940

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 1951
NPG x6940

x6941

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 1951
NPG x6941

x6942

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 1951
NPG x6942

x6943

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 1951
NPG x6943

x6944

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 1951
NPG x6944

x6945

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 1951
NPG x6945

x6946

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 1951
NPG x6946

x6947

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 1951
NPG x6947

x6948

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 1951
NPG x6948

x6929

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 1951
NPG x6929