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Lubov Tchernicheva

(1890-1976), Russian dancer

Sitter in 4 portraits
Russian-born ballerina, Tchernicheva graduated from St Petersburg's Imperial Ballet School to the Maryinsky Theatre in 1908. Three years later she joined Diaghilev's company, where she became a principal dancer and, in 1926, ballet mistress. Acclaimed for her portrayals of Zobeide (in Scheherazade) and Thamar, she created roles in several ballets, including The Good Humoured Ladies (1917) and La Boutique Fantasque (1919), by Léonide Massine, and in Bronislava Nijinska's Les Noces (1924).She remained with the Ballets Russes until Diaghilev's death in 1929.

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Lubov Tchernicheva; Sir Anton Dolin, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127863

Lubov Tchernicheva; Sir Anton Dolin

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 4 December 1924
NPG x127863

Lubov Tchernicheva; Sir Anton Dolin, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127864

Lubov Tchernicheva; Sir Anton Dolin

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 4 December 1924
NPG x127864

Lubov Tchernicheva, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x123073

Lubov Tchernicheva

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 4 December 1924
NPG x123073

Lubov Tchernicheva, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x123074

Lubov Tchernicheva

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 4 December 1924
NPG x123074

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