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Philosophers


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John Gray

John Gray

1948-
Philosopher and author
Sitter in 1 portrait
Thomas Hill Green

Thomas Hill Green

1836-1882
Philosopher
Sitter in 3 portraits
Sir William Robert Grove

Sir William Robert Grove

1811-1896
Natural philosopher and judge
Sitter in 11 portraits
George Hackenschmidt

George Hackenschmidt

1877-1968
Wrestler and philosopher
Sitter in 1 portrait
Richard Burdon Haldane, Viscount Haldane

Richard Burdon Haldane, Viscount Haldane

1856-1928
Statesman, lawyer and philosopher
Sitter in 40 portraits
Stephen Hales

Stephen Hales

1677-1761
Natural philosopher, chemist and inventor
Sitter in 6 portraits
George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax

George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax

1633-1695
Political philosopher
Sitter associated with 13 portraits
Sir William Stirling Hamilton, Bt

Sir William Stirling Hamilton, Bt

1788-1856
Philosopher
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Stuart Hampshire

Sir Stuart Hampshire

1914-2004
Philosopher
Sitter in 1 portrait
Richard Mervyn Hare

Richard Mervyn Hare

1919-2002
Philosopher
Sitter in 1 portrait
James Harris

James Harris

1709-1780
Philosopher, critic, grammarian and politician; MP for Christchurch
Sitter in 3 portraits
Herbert Lionel Adolphus Hart

Herbert Lionel Adolphus Hart

1907-1992
Philosopher
Sitter in 2 portraits
David Hartley the Elder

David Hartley the Elder

1705-1757
Philosopher
Sitter in 1 portrait
Friedrich August von Hayek

Friedrich August von Hayek

1899-1992
Economist and political philosopher
Sitter in 14 portraits
Johann Friedrich Herbart

Johann Friedrich Herbart

1776-1841
German philosopher and psychologist
Sitter in 1 portrait
James Hinton

James Hinton

1822-1875
Otologist and philosophical writer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Thomas Hobbes

Thomas Hobbes

1588-1679
Social philosopher
Sitter associated with 21 portraits
William Holder

William Holder

1615 or 1616-1698
Church of England clergyman and natural philosopher
Sitter in 1 portrait
Richard Hooker

Richard Hooker

1554-1600
Theologian and philosopher
Sitter associated with 17 portraits
David Hume

David Hume

1711-1776
Philosopher and historian
Sitter in 6 portraits

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