Lydia Lopokova by Pablo Picasso

Lydia Lopokova (1892-1981) was one of the most popular dancers of the Ballets Russes under Diaghilev and toured Europe and the United States.


Pencil on card
36 x 25 cm
Art Fund grant:
£15,000 ( Total: £88,000)
Acquired in:
Wellist Establishment

When Diaghiliv died in 1927 she came out of retirement to help the embryonic English ballet companies. She married the economist Maynard Keynes in 1925 and together they were great enthusiasts of the Council for the Encouragement of Music and Arts which then developed into the Arts Council.


Cyril Beaumont; Sir Sacherverell Sitwell; Francis Sitwell.

Venue details

Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street, CAMBRIDGE Cambridgeshire CB2 1RB 01223 332900

Entry details

Free to all

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