Many of Coward's paintings reveal the landscape settings of his homes. There are paintings of the white cliffs of Dover when he was living at White Cliffs, the garden and surrounding countryside of his Kent home, Goldenhurst and later scenes of Switzerland and Jamaica.
The Duck Pond at Goldenhurst Farm
Noël with Kay Thompson and 'Joe' on the wall of the Duck Pond at Goldenhurst.
The south-facing aspect of Goldenhurst Farm today. The property is divided into two parts one of which is owned by Julian Clary. As far as we know this view of the property was never used as the subject of a painting but it was the scene for some of Noël's home movies footage featuring a few of his many guests.
Romney Marsh - a painting given to Joyce Carey by Noël
Noël Coward with 'Joe' painting near Goldenhurst.
The view South from Goldenhurst is across the wide flats of Romney Marsh before Kent finally meets the English Channel.
St Margaret's Bay - Watercolours
White Cliffs, St Margaret's Bay, Nr. Dover
This is White Cliffs at the time of Noël's occupancy in 1945. Noël came here and leased the property while Goldenhurst, that had been used by the armed forces during WWII, was made habitable again. The famed Cornish tin 'Wings' stood proudly above the door (they can be seen now above the stairs at the Queen's Theatre in the West End).
It was an oasis of calm for Noël. Cole Lesley was now acting as his secretary after being demobbed from the R.A.F. Gladys Calthrop bought a house directly above White Cliffs and with Joyce Carey and Clemence Dane coming down most weekends.
"Noël's private life eased back into the same routine created by the same people who, in the years before the war, had surrounded him at Goldenhurst." Sheridan Morley A Talent To Amuse
Joyce Carey, Constance Collier and Teddie Thompson at