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Spies and secret agents


35 People in group

Sir Hardy Amies

Sir Hardy Amies

1909-2003
Couturier; dressmaker for Queen Elizabeth II; Head of Special Operations Executive in Belgium during World War II
Sitter in 21 portraits
Thomas Miller Beach

Thomas Miller Beach

1841-1894
Government spy, known as 'Major Le Caron'
Sitter in 5 portraits
Aphra Behn (née Johnson)

Aphra Behn (née Johnson)

1640-1689
Dramatist, novelist and spy
Sitter associated with 4 portraits
Gertrude Bell

Gertrude Bell

1868-1926
Traveller, spy and archaeologist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Anthony Blunt

Anthony Blunt

1907-1983
Art historian and Soviet spy
Sitter in 7 portraits
Jonathan Britain

Jonathan Britain

Forger and informer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Louise Browne

Louise Browne

1906-1996
Actress, dancer, singer and spy
Sitter in 71 portraits
Guy Burgess

Guy Burgess

1911-1963
Soviet spy
Sitter in 1 portrait
Peter Morland Churchill

Peter Morland Churchill

1909-1972
Secret Agent and writer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Claude Edward Marjoribanks Dansey

Sir Claude Edward Marjoribanks Dansey

1876-1947
Lieutenant-Colonel and spy
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Paul Dukes

Sir Paul Dukes

1889-1967
Intelligence officer and writer
Sitter in 15 portraits
George Edwards

George Edwards

1787-1843
Modeller and spy
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Christine Granville (née Krystyna Skarbek)

1908-1952
Second World War Special Operations Executive Agent
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Elizabeth (née Lumley), Lady Grimthorpe

1925-2020
Special Operations Officer; Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
Sitter in 3 portraits
Odette Marie Céline Hallowes (née Brailly)

Odette Marie Céline Hallowes (née Brailly)

1912-1995
Special Operations Executive Officer
Sitter in 3 portraits
Noor Inayat Khan

Noor Inayat Khan

1914-1944
Special Operations Executive officer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Donald Maclean

Donald Maclean

1913-1983
Soviet spy
Sitter in 3 portraits
Somerset Maugham

Somerset Maugham

1874-1965
Novelist, playwright and spy
Sitter associated with 115 portraits
John Mordaunt, 1st Viscount Mordaunt of Avalon

John Mordaunt, 1st Viscount Mordaunt of Avalon

1626-1675
Royalist conspirator
Sitter in 7 portraits
Titus Oates

Titus Oates

1649-1705
Informer
Sitter in 23 portraits

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