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784 People in group: Profession; Novelists and authors

Isabella Mary Beeton (née Mayson)

1836-1865
Author of the 'Book of Household Management'; known as 'Mrs Beeton'
Sitter in 3 portraits

Archibald Stansfield ('Grey Owl') Belaney

1888-1938
Nature conservator and author
Sitter in 23 portraits

Hilaire Belloc

1870-1953
Author and poet
Sitter associated with 17 portraits

Arnold Bennett

1867-1931
Author and journalist
Sitter in 31 portraits

Edward Frederic Benson

1867-1940
Novelist
Sitter in 16 portraits

Stella Benson (Mrs Anderson)

1892-1933
Novelist
Sitter in 3 portraits

John Davys Beresford

1873-1947
Author
Sitter in 18 portraits

Alexander James Beresford Beresford Hope

1820-1887
Politician and author
Sitter in 10 portraits

George Berkeley, 1st Earl of Berkeley

1628-1698
Merchant; author and politician; MP for Gloucestershire
Sitter in 3 portraits

Sir Walter Besant

1836-1901
Novelist and campaigner for authors' rights
Sitter in 6 portraits

Penelope (née Chetwode), Lady Betjeman

1910-1986
Author as 'Penelope Chetwode'; wife of Sir John Betjeman; daughter of 1st Baron Chetwode and 7th Baronet of Oakley
Sitter in 14 portraits

Elizabeth (née Asquith), Princess Bibesco

1897-1945
Novelist; daughter of Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith; wife of Prince Antoine Bibesco
Sitter associated with 10 portraits

John Bigland

1750-1832
Schoolmaster and educational writer
Sitter in 2 portraits

Maeve Binchy

1940-2012
Novelist
Sitter in 1 portrait

Sheila (née Berry), Countess of Birkenhead

1913-1992
Author; wife of 2nd Earl of Birkenhead; daughter of 1st Viscount Camrose
Sitter associated with 2 portraits

William Black

1749-1829
Physician and author
Sitter in 3 portraits

Algernon Henry Blackwood

1869-1951
Writer of supernatural fiction
Sitter in 8 portraits

Samuel Laman Blanchard

1804-1845
Author
Sitter associated with 2 portraits

Marguerite, Countess of Blessington

1789-1849
Novelist and beauty; wife of 1st Earl of Blessington
Sitter in 9 portraits

Mary Borden (Lady Spears)

1886-1968
Author; wife of Sir Edward Spears, 1st Bt
Sitter in 10 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait