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Sir Anthony Dowell (1943-), Ballet dancer

Sitter in 4 portraits
Dancer and former artistic director of the Royal Ballet (1986-2001). Dowell joined the Royal Ballet in 1961 and was promoted principal dancer in 1966, becoming one of the foremost dancers of his generation. Among the most notable roles he has created are Oberon in The Dream (1964), Troyte in Enigma Variations (1968) and Beliaev in A Month in the Country (1976). In 2003 Dowell and Wayne Sleep make their debut as the Ugly Sisters in the Royal Ballet's new production of Frederic Ashton's Cinderella.

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Sir Anthony Dowell

by Bernard Lee ('Bern') Schwartz
dye transfer print, 15 June 1977
NPG P1163


Sir Anthony Dowell

by Philip Harris
oil on canvas, 1995
NPG 6331


Dame Antoinette Sibley; Sir Anthony Dowell

by Alan Bergman
selenium-toned bromide print, 1972
NPG x125578


Sir Anthony Dowell

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 9 October 1966
On display in Room 37A at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG P1870