by Clemence Dane
oil on canvas, before 1939
20 1/8 in. x 16 1/8 in. (510 mm x 410 mm)
Bequeathed by Sir Noel Coward, 1973
Sitterback to top
- Sir Noël Coward (1899-1973), Actor, playwright and composer. Sitter associated with 117 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Clemence Dane (Winifred Ashton) (1888-1965), Novelist, playwright and artist. Artist of 3 portraits, Sitter in 14 portraits.
This portraitback to top
The portrait by Coward's friend Clemence Dane was painted while the artist was giving Coward lessons in using oil paint and shows the sitter intensely looking at the easel.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Audio Guide
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 148
- Tinker, Christopher, Speak its Name! - Quotations by and about Gay Men and Women, 2016, p. 108