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Neg. No: (GP) 6492B
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 06-12-1909

Sitter: Princess Bariatinsky [stage name: Lydia Yavorska], later Lady Pollock née Lydia Hubbenet (d.1921)
copyright V&A. Princess Bariatinsky [stage name: Lydia Yavorska], later Lady Pollock née Lydia Hubbenet (d.1921)

Biog: Actress and Manageress

Lidia Borisovna von Hübbenet was born at Kiev (Russia) 23 July 1869 and died Brighton (Sussex, England) 3 September 1921, daughter of Boris Iakovlevich von Hübbenet [1828-1898, a son of Jakob Anton von Hübbenet and Auguste von Fässing] and Louisa Khristianovna Roterman. She married 26 July 1896 Prince Vladimir Vladimirovich Bariatinsky, born St. Petersburg 20 December 1874, died Neuilly-sur-Seine (France) 7 March 1941, son of Prince Vladimir Anatolievich Bariatinsky and Countess Nadezhda Aleksandrovna Stenbock-Fermor. As she was an actress, Prince Bariatinsky was obliged to leave his regiment and she was never received by her husband's family. They divorced in 1916 and he remarried another actress, Olga Alekseevna Berestovskaia, widow of Vladimir Nikolaevich Arsen'ev. Lidia Borisovna remarried 6 March 1920 Sir Frederick John Pollock of Hatton, 4th Baronet.

Biographical information provided by Timothy F. Boettger (

Date: 6 December 1909.

Occasion: The English Debut, the Afternoon Theatre, London, November-December 1909.(1)

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Descr: FL standing.

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Biog: Burke's Peerage; The Times, 5 September 1921, p 8b.

Occasion: The Planet, 13 November 1909, p 22 & 11 December 1909, p 21.

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1. The plays given were: "La Dame aux Camelias", "Hedda Gabler" and "Ivan the Terrible".