Noël Coward

1 portrait of Sir Noël Coward

Noël Coward, by Dorothy Wilding, 1930 - NPG x6917 - © William Hustler and Georgina Hustler / National Portrait Gallery, London

© William Hustler and Georgina Hustler / National Portrait Gallery, London

Noël Coward

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
Photographs Collection
NPG x6917


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  • Sir Noël Coward (1899-1973), Actor, playwright and composer. Sitter associated with 115 portraits.

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  • Dorothy Wilding (1893-1976), Photographer. Artist associated with 2113 portraits, Sitter in 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.