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Gertrude Lawrence (1898-1952), Actress

Sitter associated with 87 portraits
Actress and singer, Lawrence made her stage debut in Dick Whittington in Brixton in December 1908. Lawrence achieved her first major stage success appearing opposite Noël Coward in his musical revue London Calling (1923), having first met in the Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool in 1912. The musical included one of her many signature songs 'Parisian Pierrot'. Lawrence became Coward's great muse and life-long friend, with the author writing Private Lives (1930) especially for her, and they starred together again in Coward's Tonight at 8.30 (1935).

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x184044

Gertrude Lawrence

by Planet News
bromide press print, 22 June 1950
NPG x184044

x19921

Yul Brynner; Gertrude Lawrence

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 27 April 1951
NPG x19921

D18346

Gertrude Lawrence

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
ink, 1920s
NPG D18346

D23323

A Fantasy (probably Noël Coward; probably Gertrude Lawrence)

by Mark Wayner (Weiner)
lithograph, published 1931
NPG D23323

x193437

Gertrude Lawrence as Amanda and Sir Noël Coward as Elyot in 'Private Lives'

by Sasha (Alexander Stewart)
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 24 September 1930
NPG x193437

x30451

Gertrude Lawrence

by Dorothy Wilding
print, 15 October 1939
NPG x30451

x30452

Gertrude Lawrence; Richard Stoddard Aldrich

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 15 February 1942
NPG x30452

x29469

Gertrude Lawrence

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 9 June 1948
NPG x29469

x29470

Gertrude Lawrence

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 9 June 1948
NPG x29470

x29471

Gertrude Lawrence

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 9 June 1948
NPG x29471

x29472

Gertrude Lawrence

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 9 June 1948
NPG x29472

x29473

Gertrude Lawrence

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 9 June 1948
NPG x29473

x29474

Gertrude Lawrence

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 9 June 1948
NPG x29474

x29475

Gertrude Lawrence

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 9 June 1948
NPG x29475

x29476

Gertrude Lawrence

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 9 June 1948
NPG x29476

x29477

Gertrude Lawrence

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 9 June 1948
NPG x29477

x29480

Gertrude Lawrence

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 9 June 1948
NPG x29480

x29481

Gertrude Lawrence

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 9 June 1948
NPG x29481

x29482

Gertrude Lawrence

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 9 June 1948
NPG x29482

x29483

Gertrude Lawrence

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 9 June 1948
NPG x29483

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