10 of 112 portraits of Noël Coward
© William Hustler and Georgina Hustler / National Portrait Gallery, London
by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 1930
11 7/8 in. x 9 1/2 in. (301 mm x 241 mm)
Given by the photographer's sister, Susan Morton, 1976
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- Sir Noël Coward (1899-1973), Actor, playwright and composer. Sitter associated with 112 portraits.
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- Dorothy Wilding (1893-1976), Photographer. Artist associated with 2094 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
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As role-model for a post-war generation, Coward's image, by 1930, was sharply focused and elegantly accessorized. It wss the product of a breath-taking run of success, culminating in Private Lives (1930) and Cavalcade (1931) - productions which made him the highest-earning author in the western world.