Rudolf Hametovich Nureyev and Dame Margot Fonteyn

1 portrait of Margot Fonteyn

Rudolf Hametovich Nureyev and Dame Margot Fonteyn, by Michael Peto, February 1962 - NPG x137680 - © University of Dundee The Peto Collection

© University of Dundee The Peto Collection

Rudolf Hametovich Nureyev and Dame Margot Fonteyn

by Michael Peto
modern bromide print from an original negative, February 1962
15 3/4 in. x 11 3/4 in. (400 mm x 300 mm) image size
Given by University of Dundee - Michael Peto Collection, 2013
Photographs Collection
NPG x137680


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  • Michael Peto (1908-1970), Photojournalist. Artist of 22 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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Peto's photograph shows Fonteyn and Nureyev in rehearsal for their first performance together at Covent Garden, in Giselle on 21 February 1962. They went on to form one of the greatest ballet partnerships of the century. This study, among many others of the dancers, is included in Peto's book The Dancer's World (1963).

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