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Ivor Novello

(1893-1951), Actor-manager, dramatist and composer

Sitter in 37 portraits
Composer, actor and dramatist, Novello made his name in 1914 with the wartime favourite Till The Boys Come Home (Keep The Home Fires Burning), to words by American poet, Lena Guilbert Ford. While working for the Air Ministry he enjoyed success with the score, co-written by Jerome Kern for the musical comedy Theodore & Co at the Gaiety Theatre, London (1916). Novello went on to achieve further fame as a performer and writer on stage and in films, writing and producing numerous comedies including Careless Rapture (1936), The Dancing Years (1939) and King's Rhapsody (1949).

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Ivor Novello, by Angus McBean - NPG P65

Ivor Novello

by Angus McBean
bromide print, 1947
NPG P65

Ivor Novello; Clara Novello Davies, by Lallie Charles (née Charlotte Elizabeth Martin) - NPG x17128

Ivor Novello; Clara Novello Davies

by Lallie Charles (née Charlotte Elizabeth Martin)
pink-toned bromide print, 1916
NPG x17128

Ivor Novello, by Foulsham & Banfield - NPG x17034

Ivor Novello

by Foulsham & Banfield
postcard print, 1920s
NPG x17034

Ivor Novello, by Sasha (Alexander Stewart), published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x17035

Ivor Novello

by Sasha (Alexander Stewart), published by J. Beagles & Co
postcard print, 1920s
NPG x17035

Ivor Novello, by Claude Harris - NPG x9085

Ivor Novello

by Claude Harris
vintage bromide print, 1920s
NPG x9085

Ivor Novello, by George Maillard Kesslere, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG Ax160186

Ivor Novello

by George Maillard Kesslere, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, circa 1920
NPG Ax160186

Ivor Novello, by Francis Bruguière, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x198129

Ivor Novello

by Francis Bruguière, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1920s
NPG x198129

Ivor Novello, by Sasha (Alexander Stewart) - NPG x34574

Ivor Novello

by Sasha (Alexander Stewart)
modern bromide print, 1925
NPG x34574

Ivor Novello, by Sasha (Alexander Stewart) - NPG x36197

Ivor Novello

by Sasha (Alexander Stewart)
bromide print, 1925
NPG x36197

Clara Novello Davies; David Davies; Ivor Novello, by Unknown photographer - NPG x17029

Clara Novello Davies; David Davies; Ivor Novello

by Unknown photographer
bromide postcard print, late 1920s
NPG x17029

Clara Novello Davies; David Davies; Ivor Novello, by Fox Photos Ltd - NPG x135724

Clara Novello Davies; David Davies; Ivor Novello

by Fox Photos Ltd
vintage bromide print, late 1920s
NPG x135724

Ivor Novello, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x180058

Ivor Novello

by Paul Tanqueray
whole-plate glass negative, 1928
NPG x180058

Ivor Novello, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x88810

Ivor Novello

by Paul Tanqueray
modern bromide print from original negative, 1928
NPG x88810

Ivor Novello, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x180180

Ivor Novello

by Paul Tanqueray
whole-plate glass negative, 1932
NPG x180180

Ivor Novello, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x180181

Ivor Novello

by Paul Tanqueray
whole-plate glass negative, 1932
NPG x180181

Ivor Novello, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x17030

Ivor Novello

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1932
NPG x17030

Ivor Novello, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x180275

Ivor Novello

by Paul Tanqueray
whole-plate glass negative, 1934
NPG x180275

Ivor Novello, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x180276

Ivor Novello

by Paul Tanqueray
whole-plate glass negative, 1934
NPG x180276

Ivor Novello, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x180277

Ivor Novello

by Paul Tanqueray
whole-plate glass negative, 1934
NPG x180277

Ivor Novello, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x180278

Ivor Novello

by Paul Tanqueray
whole-plate glass negative, 1934
NPG x180278

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