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14 People in sitter grouping: Clapham Sect

The Clapham Sect or The Saints, as they were actually known whilst active from 1790-1830, were a group of wealthy Evangelical Christians, brought together by John Venn, the rector of Holy Trinity Church, Clapham. With strong links to the Anti-Slavery Society, they fought for the total abolition of slavery, as well as helping establish and fund a number of organisations including The National Gallery, The Bettering Society, The Bible Society and the RSPCA. All the members preached philanthropy and the importance of charity and moral guidance for the poor, which they saw as one of their main Christian duties.

William Wilberforce

1759-1833
Philanthropist and reformer
Sitter associated with 31 portraits

Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, 1st Bt

1786-1845
Philanthropist
Sitter in 13 portraits

William Dealtry

1775-1847
Church of England clergyman
Sitter in 1 portrait

Edward James Eliot

1758-1797
Politician; brother-in-law of William Pitt
Sitter in 1 portrait

Zachary Macaulay

1768-1838
Philanthropist
Sitter in 1 portrait

Hannah More

1745-1833
Religious writer
Sitter in 11 portraits

John Owen

1766-1822
Missionary society administrator
Sitter in 1 portrait

Granville Sharp

1735-1813
Scholar and philanthropist
Sitter in 7 portraits

Charles Simeon

1759-1836
Preacher
Sitter in 15 portraits

James Stephen

1758-1832
Lawyer and slavery abolitionist
Sitter in 1 portrait

John Shore, 1st Baron Teignmouth

1751-1834
Governor-General of India
Sitter in 7 portraits

Henry Thornton

1760-1815
Economist, banker, philanthropist and parliamentarian
Sitter associated with 3 portraits

Henry Venn

1725-1797
Evangelical divine; founder of the Clapham Sect
Sitter in 1 portrait

John Venn

1759-1813
Rector of Clapham
Sitter in 1 portrait