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Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon

1909-1992
Painter
Sitter in 47 portraits
Sir Nathaniel Bacon

Sir Nathaniel Bacon

1585-1627
Country gentleman and painter
Sitter in 4 portraits | Artist associated with 4 portraits
Enid Algerine Bagnold ('Lady Jones')

Enid Algerine Bagnold ('Lady Jones')

1889-1981
Novelist and playwright; wife of Sir Roderick Jones; daughter of Arthur Bagnold
Sitter in 10 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Edward Hodges Baily

Edward Hodges Baily

1788-1867
Sculptor, designer and modeller of silver
Sitter in 6 portraits | Artist associated with 16 portraits
Balthus

Balthus

1910-2001
Artist
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Banting

John Banting

1902-1972
Painter
Sitter in 3 portraits | Artist associated with 7 portraits
Clive Barker

Clive Barker

1952-
Writer, artist and film-maker
Sitter in 1 portrait
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

1912-2004
Painter; founder member of the Penwith Society of Artists
Sitter in 1 portrait
James Barry

James Barry

1741-1806
Painter
Sitter in 8 portraits | Artist associated with 9 portraits
Emma Barton

Emma Barton

1872-1938
Photographer
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist associated with 2 portraits
Glenys Barton

Glenys Barton

1944-
Sculptor
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist of 3 portraits
H.M. Bateman

H.M. Bateman

1887-1970
Artist and cartoonist
Sitter in 18 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits
Edward Bawden

Edward Bawden

1903-1989
Painter and illustrator
Sitter in 12 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits
Glen Baxter

Glen Baxter

1944-
Artist, illustrator and cartoonist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Mary Beale

Mary Beale

1633-1699
Portrait painter
Sitter in 3 portraits | Artist associated with 53 portraits
Aubrey Beardsley

Aubrey Beardsley

1872-1898
Illustrator
Sitter in 8 portraits
Sir George Howland Beaumont, 7th Bt

Sir George Howland Beaumont, 7th Bt

1753-1827
Art patron, connoisseur and landscape painter
Sitter associated with 12 portraits
Sir William Beechey

Sir William Beechey

1753-1839
Portrait painter
Sitter in 7 portraits | Artist associated with 252 portraits
Sir Max Beerbohm

Sir Max Beerbohm

1872-1956
Writer and caricaturist
Sitter associated with 19 portraits | Artist associated with 29 portraits
Quentin Bell

Quentin Bell

1910-1996
Artist and writer; son of Clive and Vanessa Bell
Sitter in 6 portraits