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129 People in group

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, 4th Earl of Surrey and 1st Earl of Norfolk

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, 4th Earl of Surrey and 1st Earl of Norfolk

1585-1646
Patron of art and collector
Sitter associated with 68 portraits
Jean Paul Getty

Jean Paul Getty

1892-1976
US oil executive; Art collector
Sitter in 1 portrait
Henry Richard Fox (later Vassall), 3rd Baron Holland

Henry Richard Fox (later Vassall), 3rd Baron Holland

1773-1840
Whig statesman and patron of art and letters
Sitter associated with 55 portraits
William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne

William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne

1737-1805
Prime Minister and patron of the arts
Sitter associated with 67 portraits
Ludwig Mond

Ludwig Mond

1839-1909
Chemist and art collector
Sitter in 3 portraits
Lady Ottoline Morrell

Lady Ottoline Morrell

1873-1938
Patron of the arts; half-sister of 6th Duke of Portland; wife of Philip Edward Morrell
Sitter associated with 596 portraits | Artist associated with 1715 portraits
Sir Roland Algernon Penrose

Sir Roland Algernon Penrose

1900-1984
Painter, art collector; WW2 camoufleur and writer on art
Sitter in 15 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Nathaniel Charles Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild

Nathaniel Charles Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild

1936-
Financier and patron of the arts
Sitter in 6 portraits
Colin Agnew

Colin Agnew

1922-1975
Art dealer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Geoffrey William Gerald Agnew

Sir Geoffrey William Gerald Agnew

1908-1986
Art dealer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Hugh Agnew

Hugh Agnew

1894-1975
Art dealer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Thomas Agnew

Thomas Agnew

1794-1871
Art dealer
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist associated with 59 portraits
John Julius Angerstein

John Julius Angerstein

circa 1732-1823
Merchant and picture collector
Sitter in 7 portraits
John Francis Harcourt Baring, 7th Baron Ashburton

John Francis Harcourt Baring, 7th Baron Ashburton

1928-
Merchant banker and patron of the arts
Sitter in 1 portrait
Katharine Frances Asquith (née Horner)

Katharine Frances Asquith (née Horner)

1885-1976
Voluntary Aid Detachment nurse and patron of the arts; daughter of Sir John and Lady Horner; wife of Raymond Asquith
Sitter in 10 portraits
Sir Edward Astley, 4th Bt

Sir Edward Astley, 4th Bt

1729-1802
Collector and politician; MP for Norfolk
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Jack Mervyn Frank Baer

Sir Jack Mervyn Frank Baer

1924-2016
Art dealer
Sitter in 1 portrait
George Baker

George Baker

1747-1811
Art collector
Sitter in 1 portrait