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2500 People in group

Steve Bell

Steve Bell

1951-
Cartoonist and illustrator
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist associated with 1 portrait
Vanessa Bell

Vanessa Bell

1879-1961
Painter; sister of Virginia Woolf
Sitter in 19 portraits | Artist associated with 14 portraits
John Bellany

John Bellany

1942-2013
Painter
Sitter in 9 portraits | Artist of 4 portraits
Sven Paul Berlin

Sven Paul Berlin

1911-1999
Artist and writer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners

Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners

1883-1950
Musician, artist and writer
Sitter associated with 29 portraits
Robert Polhill Bevan

Robert Polhill Bevan

1865-1925
Painter
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits
Thomas Bewick

Thomas Bewick

1753-1828
Wood-engraver
Sitter associated with 5 portraits
Cyril Kenneth Bird

Cyril Kenneth Bird

1887-1965
'Fougasse'; caricaturist
Sitter in 31 portraits
Sir Oswald Birley

Sir Oswald Birley

1880-1952
Painter
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist associated with 16 portraits
Elizabeth Blackadder

Elizabeth Blackadder

1931-
Painter
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Peter Blake

Peter Blake

1932-
Painter
Sitter in 15 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Sir Quentin Blake

Sir Quentin Blake

1932-
Freelance artist and illustrator
Sitter in 2 portraits
William Blake

William Blake

1757-1827
Visionary poet and painter
Sitter in 10 portraits | Artist associated with 5 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
Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt

Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt

1834-1890
Sculptor
Sitter in 16 portraits | Artist associated with 33 portraits
David Bomberg

David Bomberg

1890-1957
Painter
Sitter in 5 portraits | Artist of 5 portraits
Sir Muirhead Bone

Sir Muirhead Bone

1876-1953
Draughtsman, etcher and painter
Sitter in 9 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Rosa Bonheur

Rosa Bonheur

1822-1899
Painter and sculptor
Sitter in 7 portraits
Richard Parkes Bonington

Richard Parkes Bonington

1802-1828
Painter
Sitter in 9 portraits | Artist associated with 6 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Polly Borland

1959-
Photographer
Artist of 72 portraits