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Nicholas Ridley
by Unknown artist
late sixteenth century
NPG 296

Sir William Petty
by Isaac Fuller
circa 1651
NPG 2924

Horace Walpole
by John Giles Eccardt
1754
NPG 988

Oliver Goldsmith
studio of Sir Joshua Reynolds
circa 1770 or after
NPG 130

Edward William Lane
by Clara Sophia Lane
1850
NPG 3099

David Wilkie Wynfield
by David Wilkie Wynfield
1860s
NPG P97

Rudyard Kipling
by Sir Philip Burne-Jones, 2nd Bt
1899
NPG 1863

Vanessa Bell
by Duncan Grant
1917
NPG 5541

(Israel) Maurice Edelman
by Bern Schwartz
October 1975
NPG P1165

Benedict Nicolson
by Bern Schwartz
4 July 1977
NPG P1222

Harold Pinter
by Justin Mortimer
1992
NPG 6185

Historians of 'Past and Present'
by Stephen Frederick Godfrey Farthing
1999
NPG 6518

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