PAINTINGS 1
Noel Coward taught himself to paint and saw it as essential nourishment for the spirit and the soul, encouraging and occasionally teaching others. The 1988 Catalogue of Coward Paintings sold by Christie's contains a lot of the well-known Coward paintings. The book "Out in the Midday Sun - The Paintings of Noel Coward" by Sheridan Morley, assisted by Graham Payn contains prints of many others with an introduction, information & quotes. Finally the book Firefly contains even more pictures and sketches, and sets the context for Coward's Jamaican pictures. No one is sure how many paintings Nole actually completed - but it must run into the hundreds. Many were given to friends to mark events or just the act of friendship. Some of the following thumbnail prints can be seen in a larger format on the Members' pages - click on a thumbnail print where you see a hand appear as your mouse goes over it.

 The first eight pictures were produced by Noel Coward as a child and are contained in 'Noel Coward and His Friends' by Cole Lesley, Graham Payn and Sheridan Morley.

They are: Anna Pavlova.

Nell Gwyn
A painting in the style of Edmond Dulac.
Easter Card to his mother.
Nightmare After Christmas Dinner OH-o-o !!!
Very French MADAME! EET-EES EXQUEESIT, EES EET NOT ?
GOING COURTING
VERY GERMAN I HAF SOM SAURKRAUT
The Seafront, an early Coward painting.

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