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1347 People in group:

Profession; Writers and critics

Joseph Addison

1672-1719
Essayist and poet
Sitter in 24 portraits

Hans Christian Andersen

1805-1875
Writer
Sitter in 2 portraits

John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury

1834-1913
Banker, scientist, writer and politician; MP for Maidstone and London University
Sitter in 24 portraits

Anna Letitia Barbauld (née Aikin)

1743-1825
Poet and writer
Sitter in 6 portraits

J.M. Barrie

1860-1937
Writer and author of 'Peter Pan'
Sitter in 21 portraits | Artist associated with 37 portraits

H.E. Bates

1905-1974
Writer and novelist
Sitter in 43 portraits

Cecil Beaton

1904-1980
Photographer, designer and writer
Sitter associated with 354 portraits | Artist associated with 1088 portraits

William (Thomas) Beckford

1760-1844
Writer, collector and eccentric dilettante
Sitter in 2 portraits

Clive Bell

1881-1964
Art critic
Sitter in 29 portraits

Björk

1965-
Singer and songwriter
Sitter in 2 portraits

Enid Blyton

1897-1968
Children's writer
Sitter in 7 portraits

James Boswell

1740-1795
Biographer of Dr Johnson
Sitter associated with 16 portraits

André Breton

1896-1966
Poet and critic
Sitter in 7 portraits

Vera Brittain

1893-1970
Writer, pacifist and feminist
Sitter in 25 portraits

Frances Hodgson Burnett

1849-1924
Children's writer
Sitter in 2 portraits

Sir Richard Francis Burton

1821-1890
Explorer and writer
Sitter in 8 portraits

A.S. Byatt

1936-
Novelist, critic and editor
Sitter in 8 portraits

Thomas Carlyle

1795-1881
Historian and essayist
Sitter associated with 82 portraits

G.K. Chesterton

1874-1936
Poet, novelist and critic
Sitter in 74 portraits

Agatha Christie

1890-1976
Writer; former wife of Archibald Christie,and later wife of Sir Max Mallowan
Sitter in 26 portraits

Sir Arthur Charles Clarke

1917-2008
Scientist, writer and author of science fiction
Sitter in 2 portraits

William Cobbett

1763-1835
Journalist, agriculturalist and politician; MP for Oldham
Sitter associated with 55 portraits

Quentin Crisp

1908-1999
Writer
Sitter in 20 portraits

Roald Dahl

1916-1990
Writer
Sitter in 6 portraits

Frances d'Arblay ('Fanny Burney')

1752-1840
Diarist and novelist; daughter of Charles Burney
Sitter in 5 portraits

Mary Delany (née Granville)

1700-1788
Memoir and letter writer
Sitter in 4 portraits | Artist associated with 3 portraits

Thomas de Quincey

1785-1859
Writer; author of 'Confessions of an Opium Eater'
Sitter in 4 portraits

Daphne Du Maurier

1907-1989
Writer
Sitter in 22 portraits

Gerald Durrell

1925-1995
Zoologist and writer
Sitter in 3 portraits

Richard Lovell Edgeworth

1744-1817
Writer and inventor
Sitter in 2 portraits

John Evelyn

1620-1706
Diarist and virtuoso
Sitter associated with 13 portraits | Artist associated with 2 portraits

Ford Madox Ford

1873-1939
Writer and critic
Sitter in 2 portraits

Nancy Mitford

1904-1973
Writer and biographer
Sitter in 25 portraits

Roger Fry

1866-1934
Critic and painter
Sitter in 18 portraits | Artist of 5 portraits

David Garnett

1892-1981
Writer
Sitter in 6 portraits

Elizabeth Gaskell

1810-1865
Novelist, short-story writer and biographer of Charlotte Brontë
Sitter in 4 portraits

William Ewart Gladstone

1809-1898
Prime Minister and writer
Sitter associated with 315 portraits

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1749-1832
German poet and writer
Sitter in 4 portraits

Oliver Goldsmith

1728-1774
Writer
Sitter in 10 portraits

Robert Graves

1895-1985
Poet and writer
Sitter associated with 35 portraits

Germaine Greer

1939-
Writer and broadcaster; Professor of English and Comparative Studies
Sitter in 9 portraits

William Hazlitt

1778-1830
Essayist, journalist and critic
Sitter in 4 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait

Sir Fred Hoyle

1915-2001
Astrophysicist, mathematician and writer
Sitter in 4 portraits

P.D. James

1920-2014
Writer and public servant
Sitter in 8 portraits

Gertrude Jekyll

1843-1932
Horticulturalist and writer
Sitter in 1 portrait

Jerome Klapka Jerome

1859-1927
Novelist and playwright
Sitter in 32 portraits

Samuel Johnson

1709-1784
Poet, critic and lexicographer
Sitter associated with 50 portraits

Rudyard Kipling

1865-1936
Writer and poet
Sitter associated with 39 portraits

Charles Lamb

1775-1834
Essayist and poet
Sitter in 11 portraits

Osbert Lancaster

1908-1986
Artist and writer
Sitter in 14 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait

T.E. Lawrence

1888-1935
Known as 'Lawrence of Arabia'; soldier and writer
Sitter in 28 portraits

Nigella Lawson

1960-
Cookery writer and journalist
Sitter in 2 portraits

Laurie Lee

1914-1997
Poet and prose writer
Sitter in 15 portraits

Compton Mackenzie

1883-1972
Writer
Sitter associated with 76 portraits

Katherine Mansfield

1888-1923
Writer
Sitter in 3 portraits

Dame Hilary Mantel

1952-
Novelist and critic
Sitter in 1 portrait

Harriet Martineau

1802-1876
Social philosopher and writer; sister of James Martineau
Sitter in 8 portraits

Spike Milligan

1918-2002
Comedian and writer
Sitter in 20 portraits

A.A. Milne

1882-1956
Writer, playwright and journalist
Sitter in 43 portraits

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

1689-1762
Writer and traveller
Sitter associated with 9 portraits