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1253 People in group: Profession; Writers and critics

Cecil Beaton

1904-1980
Photographer, designer and writer
Sitter associated with 349 portraits | Artist associated with 1079 portraits

William Ewart Gladstone

1809-1898
Prime Minister and writer
Sitter associated with 299 portraits

Samuel Johnson

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

Rudyard Kipling

1865-1936
Writer and poet
Sitter associated with 37 portraits

T.E. Lawrence

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

Sir Walter Ralegh

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

Robert Louis Stevenson

1850-1894
Novelist and essayist
Sitter associated with 23 portraits

Lytton Strachey

1880-1932
Critic and biographer; son of Sir Richard Strachey
Sitter in 136 portraits | Artist associated with 5 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

James Johnston Abraham

1876-1963
Surgeon and writer
Sitter in 9 portraits

Leo Abse

1917-2008
Politician, lawyer and writer
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

Joseph Addison

1672-1719
Essayist and poet
Sitter in 24 portraits

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 1 portrait

(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

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

Barbara Amiel

1940-
Journalist and writer
Sitter in 1 portrait

Mulk Raj Anand

1905-2004
Writer and critic
Sitter in 2 portraits

Hans Christian Andersen

1805-1875
Writer
Sitter in 2 portraits

Charles Freer Andrews

1871-1940
Writer on India
Sitter in 12 portraits

Sir Norman Angell

1872-1967
Writer on international and economic affairs
Sitter in 19 portraits

Noel Gilroy Annan, Baron Annan

1916-2000
Administrator and writer
Sitter in 9 portraits

Thomas Annandale

1838-1907
Professor of Surgery; writer
Sitter in 1 portrait

Peter Frederick Anson

1879-1975
Writer on religion and on the sea
Sitter in 9 portraits

Dame Margaret Joan Anstee

1926-
Administrator and writer; Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations
Sitter in 1 portrait

John Anstis the Elder

1669-1744
Garter king-of-arms and heraldic writer
Sitter in 1 portrait

Charles James Apperley

1778-1843
Sports writer; 'Nimrod'
Sitter in 2 portraits

Riccardo Aragno

1915-2003
Writer
Sitter in 2 portraits

Harriet Arbuthnot (née Fane)

1793-1834
Diarist and friend of Wellington
Sitter associated with 3 portraits

William Archer

1856-1924
Critic and journalist
Sitter in 10 portraits

Neil Richard Ardley

1937-2004
Composer, musician and writer
Sitter in 1 portrait

Matthew Arnold

1822-1888
Poet, writer and inspector of schools
Sitter in 18 portraits

Hugo Arnot

1749-1786
Writer and advocate
Sitter in 6 portraits

Russell Ash

1946-2010
Writer
Sitter in 1 portrait

Jane Asher

1946-
Actress and writer
Sitter in 3 portraits

Lena Ashwell (née Lena Margaret Pocock, later Lady Simson)

1872-1957
Actress, theatre manager, producer and writer; wife of Sir Henry John Forbes Simson; daughter of Charles Ashwell Boteler Pocock
Sitter in 19 portraits

Ellen (née Peel), Lady Askwith

died 1962
Writer, sub-editor and war worker; former wife of Henry Graham, and later wife of 1st Baron Askwith; daughter of Archibald Peel
Sitter in 4 portraits

Hon. Betty Ellen Askwith

1909-1995
Writer; daughter of 1st Baron Askwith
Sitter in 15 portraits

Naim Ibrahim Attallah

1931-
Book publisher, magazine proprietor and writer, producer of plays, films and television documentaries
Sitter in 2 portraits

Stacy Aumonier

1877-1928
Writer
Sitter in 13 portraits

William Austin

1627 or 1628-before 1677
Classical scholar and verse writer
Sitter in 3 portraits

John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury

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

Richard Ayton

1786-1823
Dramatist and miscellaneous writer
Sitter in 2 portraits

Henry Christopher Bailey

1878-1961
Detective story writer
Sitter in 8 portraits

David Baker (Augustine Baker)

1575-1641
Benedictine monk, ecclesiastical historian and writer
Sitter in 4 portraits

David Erskine Baker

1730-1767
Writer on the drama
Sitter in 1 portrait

Joan Bakewell

1933-
Broadcaster and writer
Sitter in 3 portraits