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Rudolf Nureyev

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Rudolf Nureyev

by Derry Moore, 12th Earl of Drogheda
colour print, 1985
14 1/2 in. x 11 5/8 in. (368 mm x 295 mm)
Purchased, 1993
Primary Collection
NPG P531


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Born in the former Soviet Union, Nureyev danced with Kirov Ballet until defection to the West in 1961. A regular guest artist of the Royal Ballet and frequent partner of Dame Margot Fonteyn from 1962, Nureyev is acclaimed as the greatest male dancer of his generation.

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