Past Images of the Month - February 2016

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Portrait by Sue Barrowclough (copyright), 1993 after a studio photograph by Felix Fonteyn, c.1975. Acrylic on canvas 76.2 x 63.5cm. This painting was commissioned by Felix Fonteyn (the dancer’s brother). She is shown wearing her iconic evening dress, designed by Yves Saint Laurent, in a box at the Royal Opera House. 20 February 1946, showing the Royal Box and on stage the Prologue. With her husband Roberto Arias leaving the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden after a performance, 1963.  Photograph by Jennie Walton. Rehearsal for the first Fonteyn-Nureyev  Giselle, 21 February 1962. Rehearsal for the first Fonteyn-Nureyev  Giselle, 21 February 1962. Rehearsal for the first Fonteyn-Nureyev  Giselle, 21 February 1962. Leaving the Opera House stage door after Giselle, 21 February 1962.  Joe Kettley, the long-serving stage door keeper, is about to make a pathway through the waiting crowd  to Fonteyn’s chauffeur-driven Mini.    Photograph by Jennie Walton. Leaving the stage door, Covent Garden, showing Fonteyn’s legendary smile. Photograph by Jennie Walton. Plaque in the new crypt  Santuario Nacional del Corazón de María, Panama City, niche 5695, Our Lady of Lourdes wall, where their ashes are now interred. Poème de l’extase by John Cranko. Curtain call, Staatstheater, Stuttgart, March 1970 with Stuttgart Ballet.    Photograph by Jennie Walton.