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Philanthropists


119 People in group

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
Angela Burdett-Coutts, Baroness Burdett-Coutts

Angela Burdett-Coutts, Baroness Burdett-Coutts

1814-1906
Philanthropist; daughter of Sir Francis Burdett, Bt
Sitter in 19 portraits
Thomas Clarkson

Thomas Clarkson

1760-1846
Slavery abolitionist
Sitter in 11 portraits
Thomas Coram

Thomas Coram

1668?-1751
Philanthropist
Sitter associated with 7 portraits
Emilia Francis (née Strong), Lady Dilke

Emilia Francis (née Strong), Lady Dilke

1840-1904
Art historian and trade unionist; former wife of Mark Pattison and later second wife of Sir Charles Dilke, 2nd Bt
Sitter in 6 portraits
Nubar Sarkis Gulbenkian

Nubar Sarkis Gulbenkian

1896-1972
Philanthropist and Bon Vivant
Sitter in 11 portraits
Samuel Gurney

Samuel Gurney

1786-1856
Philanthropist; known as 'The Banker's Banker'
Sitter in 8 portraits
Emily Hobhouse

Emily Hobhouse

1860-1926
Social activist and charity worker
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir Moses Haim Montefiore, 1st Bt

Sir Moses Haim Montefiore, 1st Bt

1784-1885
Financier, Jewish community leader and philanthropist
Sitter in 8 portraits
Samuel Morley

Samuel Morley

1809-1886
Businessman, politician and philanthropist
Sitter in 15 portraits
George Peabody

George Peabody

1795-1869
Merchant banker and philanthropist
Sitter in 16 portraits
Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

1801-1885
Philanthropist, social reformer and Conservative politician; MP for Woodstock, Dorchester, Dorset and Bath
Sitter in 40 portraits
Julia Prinsep Stephen (née Jackson, formerly Mrs Duckworth)

Julia Prinsep Stephen (née Jackson, formerly Mrs Duckworth)

1846-1895
Beauty and philanthropist; former wife of Herbert Duckworth, and later wife of Sir Leslie Stephen; mother of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell
Sitter in 8 portraits
Joseph Sturge

Joseph Sturge

1793-1859
Quaker and philanthropist
Sitter associated with 8 portraits
Jesse Boot, 1st Baron Trent

Jesse Boot, 1st Baron Trent

1850-1931
Retail and manufacturing chemist and philanthropist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Princess Helena Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein

Princess Helena Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein

1870-1948
Founder of YWCA Women's Auxiliary Force and philanthropist; daughter of Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein; granddaughter of Queen Victoria
Sitter associated with 36 portraits
Richard Glynn Vivian

Richard Glynn Vivian

1835-1910
Art collector and philanthropist; founder of Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Richard Wallace, 1st Bt

Sir Richard Wallace, 1st Bt

1818-1890
Art collector, connoisseur and philanthropist
Sitter in 9 portraits
William Wilberforce

William Wilberforce

1759-1833
Philanthropist and reformer
Sitter associated with 33 portraits
Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, 10th Bt

Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, 10th Bt

1787-1871
Philanthropist
Sitter in 5 portraits