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1341 People in group:

Profession; Writers and critics

James Johnston Abraham

1876-1963
Surgeon and writer
Sitter in 9 portraits

Joseph Addison

1672-1719
Essayist and poet
Sitter in 24 portraits

Cecil Beaton

1904-1980
Photographer, designer and writer
Sitter associated with 353 portraits | Artist associated with 1087 portraits

Mary Berry

1763-1852
Writer
Sitter associated with 9 portraits

Thomas Carlyle

1795-1881
Historian and essayist
Sitter associated with 82 portraits

Matthew Carr

1953-2011
Artist
Sitter in 3 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits

Elizabeth Carter

1717-1806
Scholar and writer
Sitter associated with 9 portraits

G.K. Chesterton

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

William Cobbett

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

John Collier

1850-1934
Portrait painter and writer on art
Sitter in 7 portraits | Artist associated with 21 portraits

Daisy Fellowes

1887-1962
Leader of fashion and writer; wife of Hon. Reginald Fellowes
Sitter in 8 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

Stephen Fry

1957-
Actor, comedian and writer
Sitter in 5 portraits

Angelica Vanessa Garnett (née Bell)

1918-2012
Writer and artist; wife of David Garnett; daughter of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant
Sitter in 7 portraits

William Ewart Gladstone

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

Ian Hay (John Hay Beith)

1876-1952
Writer, playwright and soldier
Sitter in 20 portraits

Benjamin Robert Haydon

1786-1846
History painter and diarist
Sitter in 10 portraits | Artist associated with 34 portraits

Philip Arnold Heseltine (Peter Warlock)

1894-1930
Music scholar and composer
Sitter associated with 5 portraits

Sir Charles John Holmes

1868-1936
Painter and critic; Director successively of the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery
Sitter in 4 portraits | Artist associated with 1 portrait

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

T.E. Lawrence

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

James Northcote

1746-1831
Painter; pupil and biographer of Sir Joshua Reynolds
Sitter associated with 23 portraits | Artist associated with 103 portraits

Lady Diana Cooper (Diana (née Manners), Viscountess Norwich)

1892-1986
Actress and writer; wife of 1st Viscount Norwich; daughter of 8th Duke of Rutland
Sitter associated with 38 portraits

Horace Walpole

1717-1797
Writer and collector
Sitter associated with 20 portraits

Samuel Pepys

1633-1703
Diarist and naval administrator
Sitter in 11 portraits

Catherine Douglas (née Hyde), Duchess of Queensberry

1701-1777
Eccentric beauty and patron of writers
Sitter in 4 portraits

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

1554-1618
Soldier, sailor, poet and writer
Sitter in 48 portraits

Mary Robinson (née Darby)

1756 or 1758-1800
Known as 'Perdita'; writer, actress and mistress of the future George IV
Sitter in 12 portraits

John Ruskin

1819-1900
Writer, artist and social reformer
Sitter associated with 80 portraits

Vita Sackville-West

1892-1962
Writer and gardener; wife of Sir Harold Nicolson
Sitter in 28 portraits

Siegfried Sassoon

1886-1967
Poet and prose writer
Sitter in 85 portraits

Ann Scott Moncrieff (née Shearer)

1914-1943
Writer; wife of George Irving Scott Moncrieff
Sitter in 5 portraits

Sir John Collings Squire

1884-1958
Poet and literary editor
Sitter in 12 portraits

Robert Louis Stevenson

1850-1894
Novelist and essayist
Sitter associated with 30 portraits

Lytton Strachey

1880-1932
Critic and biographer; son of Sir Richard Strachey
Sitter in 143 portraits | Artist associated with 5 portraits

Edward Thomas

1878-1917
Poet and critic
Sitter in 6 portraits

Violet Trefusis (née Keppel)

1894-1972
Writer; daughter of Alice Keppel
Sitter in 29 portraits

Frances Evelyn ('Daisy') Greville (née Maynard), Countess of Warwick

1861-1938
Society beauty and socialist writer; wife of 5th Earl of Warwick
Sitter associated with 42 portraits

Mary Wollstonecraft

1759-1797
Writer and feminist; wife of William Godwin
Sitter in 6 portraits

Virginia Woolf

1882-1941
Novelist and critic; sister of Vanessa Bell
Sitter in 63 portraits

Gilbert Abbott à Beckett

1811-1856
Comic writer
Sitter in 1 portrait

Leo Abse

1917-2008
Lawyer, writer and Labour politician; MP for Pontypool and Torfaen
Sitter in 11 portraits

Joe Randolph Ackerley

1896-1967
Writer and editor
Sitter in 7 portraits

Alexander Adam

1741-1809
Rector of High School in Edinburgh; writer
Sitter in 1 portrait

Douglas Adams

1952-2001
Writer
Sitter in 1 portrait

Sarah Flower Adams

1805-1848
Poet and hymn writer
Sitter in 1 portrait

James Evershed Agate

1877-1947
Drama critic
Sitter in 21 portraits

Robert Fordyce Aickman

1914-1981
Short-story writer, editor, author, novelist
Sitter in 4 portraits

Alfred Ainger

1837-1904
Writer, humorist and divine
Sitter in 2 portraits

(Edward Godfree) Richard Aldington

1892-1962
Poet, critic and novelist
Sitter in 9 portraits

Giovanni Aldini

1762-1834
Italian experimental philosopher and writer
Sitter in 1 portrait

(Charles) Grant Blairfindie Allen

1848-1899
Writer on science and novelist
Sitter in 4 portraits

Margery Allingham

1904-1966
Crime writer and novelist
Sitter in 48 portraits

George Alsop

born 1638
Writer
Sitter in 5 portraits

Colin Robert Amery

1944-
Architectural writer, critic and historian; former Director of the World Monuments Fund in Britain
Sitter in 2 portraits

Leopold Stennett Amery

1873-1955
Politician; Secretary of State for India and writer
Sitter in 24 portraits

Nicholas Amhurst

1697-1742
Poet and political writer; 'Caleb D'Anvers'
Sitter in 2 portraits