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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 (1930)
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5404

Noël Coward, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG P870(3)

Noël Coward

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

Noël Coward, by Horst P. Horst - NPG P419

Noël Coward

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

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 Yousuf Karsh - NPG P245

Noël Coward

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1943
NPG P245

Noël Coward, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(20)

Noël Coward

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

Noël Coward, by Mark Boxer - NPG 5920(7)

Noël Coward

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

Noël Coward, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x6921

Noël Coward

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

Noël Coward, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x6916

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1930
NPG x6916

Noël Coward, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x6917

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 1930
NPG x6917

Noël Coward, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x6918

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1930
NPG x6918

Noël Coward, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x6919

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1930
NPG x6919

Noël Coward, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x6920

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1930
NPG x6920

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

Daniel Massey's Christening party, by Sasha (Alexander Stewart) - NPG x137630

Daniel Massey's Christening party

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

Daniel Massey's Christening party, by London News Agency - NPG x137631

Daniel Massey's Christening party

by London News Agency
bromide print, 1933
NPG x137631

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

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