3 of 117 portraits of Sir Noël Coward
by Horst P. Horst
platinum palladium print, 1933
17 7/8 in. x 13 7/8 in. (454 mm x 354 mm)
Given by Horst P. Horst, 1989
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Sitterback to top
- Sir Noël Coward (1899-1973), Actor, playwright and composer. Sitter associated with 117 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Horst P. Horst (1906-1999), Photographer. Artist of 20 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
This portraitback to top
Increasingly drawn to the more liberal United States, Coward's svelte ménage à trois drama, Design For Living opened on Broadway in 1933; in the art-house film, The Scoundrel (1935), he assumed the stance of a highly-groomed matinée idol. In Britain, his revue Words and Music (1932) introduced the song for which Coward will always be remembered, 'Mad Dogs and Englishmen'.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Rogers, Malcolm, Camera Portraits, 1989 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 20 October 1989 - 21 January 1990), p. 219
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 148