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Explorers, Travellers and Adventurers


233 People in group

Florence Barbara Maria (née von Sass), Lady Baker

Florence Barbara Maria (née von Sass), Lady Baker

1841-1916
Traveller in Africa; second wife of Sir Samuel White Baker
Sitter in 5 portraits
Sir Samuel White Baker

Sir Samuel White Baker

1821-1893
Traveller and sportsman
Sitter in 12 portraits
Sir Joseph Banks, Bt

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt

1743-1820
Explorer and botanist
Sitter associated with 35 portraits
Aphra Behn (née Johnson)

Aphra Behn (née Johnson)

1640-1689
Dramatist, novelist and spy
Sitter associated with 4 portraits
Gertrude Bell

Gertrude Bell

1868-1926
Traveller, spy and archaeologist
Sitter in 1 portrait
William Bligh

William Bligh

1754-1817
Admiral and explorer; captain of the Bounty
Sitter in 5 portraits
Thomas Blood

Thomas Blood

1618?-1680
Adventurer; attempted to steal Crown jewels
Sitter associated with 9 portraits
Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

1840-1922
Traveller, politician and poet
Sitter in 9 portraits
Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon

Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon

1827-1891
Artist and women's rights activist; benefactor of Girton College, Cambridge
Sitter in 3 portraits
Frederick Burnaby

Frederick Burnaby

1842-1885
Soldier, traveller and balloonist
Sitter in 10 portraits
Sir Richard Francis Burton

Sir Richard Francis Burton

1821-1890
Explorer and writer
Sitter in 8 portraits
Julia Margaret Cameron

Julia Margaret Cameron

1815-1879
Pioneer photographer
Sitter in 8 portraits | Artist associated with 114 portraits
Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

1768-1821
Queen of George IV
Sitter in 101 portraits
Elizabeth Craven (née Berkeley), Margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach

Elizabeth Craven (née Berkeley), Margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach

1750-1828
Dramatist; author; traveller
Sitter in 5 portraits
George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston

George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston

1859-1925
Politician, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, traveller and Viceroy of India
Sitter associated with 34 portraits
Frank Debenham

Frank Debenham

1883-1965
Geologist; Founder Director of Scott Polar Research Institute
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Francis Drake

Sir Francis Drake

1540-1596
Admiral and circumnavigator
Sitter associated with 38 portraits
Emily Eden

Emily Eden

1797-1869
Novelist and traveller; sister of the Earl of Auckland
Sitter in 2 portraits
Amelia Edwards

Amelia Edwards

1831-1892
Novelist and egyptologist
Sitter in 6 portraits
Sir John Franklin

Sir John Franklin

1786-1847
Arctic explorer
Sitter in 8 portraits