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Novelists and authors


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Edmond François Valentin About

Edmond François Valentin About

1828-1885
Novelist, publicist and journalist
Sitter in 3 portraits
Gerald Abrahams

Gerald Abrahams

1907-1980
Barrister, lecturer and author
Sitter in 6 portraits
Dannie Abse

Dannie Abse

1923-2014
Poet; doctor; author and playwright
Sitter in 3 portraits
J.R. Ackerley

J.R. Ackerley

1896-1967
Writer and editor
Sitter in 7 portraits
Peter Ackroyd

Peter Ackroyd

1949-
Novelist, biographer and critic
Sitter in 1 portrait
Harold Acton

Harold Acton

1904-1994
Author
Sitter in 5 portraits
Richard Adams

Richard Adams

1920-2016
Novelist
Sitter in 2 portraits
William Adams

William Adams

1814-1848
Church of England clergyman and author
Sitter in 1 portrait
Herbert Sebastian Agar

Herbert Sebastian Agar

1897-1980
Author and publisher
Sitter in 15 portraits
Robert Fordyce Aickman

Robert Fordyce Aickman

1914-1981
Short-story writer, editor, author, novelist
Sitter in 4 portraits
(Charles) Hamilton Aidé

(Charles) Hamilton Aidé

1826-1906
Novelist and poet
Sitter in 2 portraits
John Aikin

John Aikin

1747-1822
Physician and author
Sitter in 3 portraits
(Edward Godfree) Richard Aldington

(Edward Godfree) Richard Aldington

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

Brian Aldiss

1925-2017
Writer and critic
Sitter in 4 portraits
James Edward Alexander

James Edward Alexander

1803-1885
Soldier and author
Sitter in 1 portrait
Mrs Alexander (Annie Hector (née French))

Mrs Alexander (Annie Hector (née French))

1825-1902
Novelist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Monica Ali

Monica Ali

1967-
Novelist
Sitter in 1 portrait
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Adrian Richard Alington

1895-1958
Author
Sitter in 3 portraits
Archibald Alison

Archibald Alison

1757-1839
Prebendary of Salisbury Cathedral; author of 'Essays on Taste'
Sitter in 3 portraits

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