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2500 People in group

Derek Boshier

Derek Boshier

1937-
Artist
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Pauline Boty

Pauline Boty

1938-1966
Artist and actress
Sitter in 30 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Leigh Bowery

Leigh Bowery

1961-1994
Performance artist
Sitter in 6 portraits
Frank Bowling

Frank Bowling

1936-
Artist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Jane Bown

Jane Bown

1925-2014
Photographer
Sitter in 7 portraits | Artist associated with 73 portraits
Mark Boxer

Mark Boxer

1931-1988
Cartoonist
Sitter in 8 portraits | Artist of 26 portraits
Constantin Brancusi

Constantin Brancusi

1876-1957
Sculptor
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Frank Brangwyn

Sir Frank Brangwyn

1867-1956
Painter
Sitter in 23 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Georges Braque

Georges Braque

1882-1963
Painter
Sitter in 9 portraits
Brassaï

Brassaï

1899-1984
Photographer, sculptor and film-maker
Sitter in 5 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
John Randall Bratby

John Randall Bratby

1928-1992
Painter and writer; Editor-in-chief of Art Quarterly
Sitter in 25 portraits | Artist of 3 portraits
John Brett

John Brett

1831-1902
Painter
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist of 1 portrait
Raymond Briggs

Raymond Briggs

1934-
Author and illustrator
Sitter in 4 portraits
Sir Thomas Brock

Sir Thomas Brock

1847-1922
Sculptor
Sitter in 9 portraits | Artist associated with 7 portraits
Mrs Albert Broom (Christina Livingston)

Mrs Albert Broom (Christina Livingston)

1862-1939
Photographer
Sitter in 4 portraits | Artist associated with 94 portraits
Ford Madox Brown

Ford Madox Brown

1821-1893
Painter and designer
Sitter in 4 portraits | Artist associated with 14 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Pieter Bruegel the Elder

circa 1525-1569
Painter, engraver and draughtsman
Artist associated with 1 portrait
Sir Edward Burne-Jones

Sir Edward Burne-Jones

1833-1898
Painter and designer
Sitter in 24 portraits | Artist associated with 1 portrait
Sir Philip Burne-Jones, 2nd Bt

Sir Philip Burne-Jones, 2nd Bt

1861-1926
Painter
Sitter in 15 portraits | Artist of 3 portraits