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Lydia Lopokova (1892-1981), Ballet dancer; wife of Baron Keynes

Lydia Lopokova (Lady Keynes)

Sitter in 20 portraits
Russian ballerina Lopokova joined the Ballets Russes in 1910 but it was not until 1918 that she was first seen in London when she appeared as a principal dancer alongside Massine at the Coliseum. Principally a demi-caractère dancer, she was acclaimed for the roles created for her by Massine in The Good-Humoured Ladies (1917) and La Boutique Fantasque (1919). She returned to London with Diaghilev's company in 1921, appearing as Aurora in The Sleeping Princess. She married the economist John Maynard Keynes in 1925. In the early 1930s she lent her support to Ninette de Valois's newly formed Vic-Wells Ballet company.

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P1351

Lydia Lopokova in 'Petrouchka'

by Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé
gelatin silver print, 1919
NPG P1351

P1352

Lydia Lopokova in 'Petrouchka'

by Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé
gelatin silver print, 1919
NPG P1352

6881

Lydia Lopokova

by Christopher Wood
pencil, circa 1924
NPG 6881

5587

John Maynard Keynes, Baron Keynes; Lydia Lopokova

by William Roberts
oil on canvas, signed 1932
NPG 5587

6004

Lydia Lopokova

by Duncan Grant
oil on canvas, feigned oval, early 1940s
NPG 6004

6718

The Memoir Club

by Vanessa Bell (née Stephen)
oil on canvas, circa 1943
On display in Room 34 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6718

x194130

Lydia Lopokova

by Bain News Service
vintage print, circa 1916
NPG x194130

x194286

Lydia Lopokova

by Bain News Service
vintage print, circa 1916
NPG x194286

x127817

Lydia Lopokova

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 21 August 1918
NPG x127817

x90117

John Maynard Keynes, 1st Baron Keynes of Tilton; Lydia Lopokova

by Walter Benington, for Elliott & Fry
vintage print, 1920s
NPG x90117

x131743

Lydia Lopokova

by Madame Yevonde
black and white reprint, 1920s
NPG x131743

x127824

Lydia Lopokova

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 October 1922
NPG x127824

x127825

Lydia Lopokova

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 October 1922
NPG x127825

x127826

Lydia Lopokova

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 October 1922
NPG x127826

x127827

Lydia Lopokova

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 October 1922
NPG x127827

x127828

Lydia Lopokova

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 October 1922
NPG x127828

x127829

Lydia Lopokova

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 October 1922
NPG x127829

x194129

Lydia Lopokova

by Bain News Service
vintage print, 1925
NPG x194129

x44752

Lydia Lopokova

by Gordon Anthony
bromide print, 1936
NPG x44752