Sir Anthony Dowell (b. 1943)

At home, London
15 June 1977

Dowell joined the Royal Ballet in 1961 and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 1966, becoming one of the foremost dancers of his generation. He was Director of the Royal Ballet from 1986 to 2001.

‘His home is very nicely decorated, all items carefully, arranged’, observed Schwartz. ‘I suggested he wear this white, flowing, full shirt.’ However, ‘I sensed that he was not necessarily enjoying being photographed.’

Photo © National Portrait Gallery, London

Photo © National Portrait Gallery, London