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1254 People in group: Profession; Writers and critics

Bernard Edward Fergusson, Baron Ballantrae

1911-1980
Army officer, colonial administrator; company chairman and writer
Sitter in 7 portraits

James Ballantyne

1808-1877
Stained glass artist and writer
Sitter in 6 portraits

George Pleydell Bancroft

1868-1956
Lawyer and writer
Sitter in 1 portrait

James Bandinel

1783-1849
Clerk in the Foreign Office; writer on the slave trade
Sitter in 3 portraits

Iain Banks

1954-2013
Writer
Sitter in 2 portraits

Anna Letitia Barbauld (née Aikin)

1743-1825
Poet and writer
Sitter in 6 portraits

Giuseppe Baretti

1719-1789
Writer and friend of Dr Johnson
Sitter associated with 5 portraits

Maurice Baring

1874-1945
Poet and author
Sitter in 13 portraits

Sabine Baring-Gould

1834-1924
Church of England clergyman, author and folksong collector
Sitter in 3 portraits

Clive Barker

1952-
Writer, artist and film-maker
Sitter in 1 portrait

Raffaella Barker

Writer and journalist
Sitter in 1 portrait

Clive Alexander Barnes

1927-2008
Drama and Dance Critic
Sitter in 1 portrait

J.M. Barrie

1860-1937
Writer and author of 'Peter Pan'
Sitter in 20 portraits | Artist associated with 37 portraits

Sir John Barrow, 1st Bt

1764-1848
Writer; founder of the Royal Geographical Society
Sitter in 6 portraits

Stanley Barstow

1928-2011
Writer
Sitter in 1 portrait

Jean Jacques Barthelemy

1716-1795
French numismatologist and writer
Sitter in 1 portrait

H.E. Bates

1905-1974
Writer and novelist
Sitter in 43 portraits

Ralph Bates

1899-2000
Writer and academic
Sitter in 12 portraits

Nina Mary Bawden

1925-2012
Writer
Sitter in 2 portraits

John Bayley

1925-
Teacher, critic and writer; husband of Dame Iris Murdoch
Sitter in 1 portrait