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Jewish sitters


257 People in sitter grouping:

A selection of Jewish sitters represented in the collection. See also the Jewish artists group.

Linda McCartney

Linda McCartney

1941-1998
Photographer, artist, musician, businesswoman, cookery writer and animal rights activist; late wife of Sir Paul McCartney
Sitter in 10 portraits | Artist of 14 portraits
Sir Philip Montefiore Magnus-Allcroft (né Magnus), 2nd Bt

Sir Philip Montefiore Magnus-Allcroft (né Magnus), 2nd Bt

1906-1988
Historian, Justice of the Peace and army major
Sitter in 11 portraits
Alicia Markova

Alicia Markova

1910-2004
Ballet dancer
Sitter in 35 portraits
Rika ('Rixi') Markus (née Scharfstein)

Rika ('Rixi') Markus (née Scharfstein)

1910-1992
Bridge player and writer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Karl Marx

Karl Marx

1818-1883
Social, political and economic theorist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Robert Maxwell

Robert Maxwell

1923-1991
Newspaper proprietor and publisher
Sitter in 9 portraits
Alfred Moritz Mond, 1st Baron Melchett

Alfred Moritz Mond, 1st Baron Melchett

1868-1930
Industrialist, financier and Liberal politician; MP for Chester, Swansea and Carmarthen
Sitter in 10 portraits
Raphael Meldola

Raphael Meldola

1849-1915
Chemist
Sitter in 7 portraits
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

1809-1847
Composer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Moses Mendez (Mendes)

Moses Mendez (Mendes)

1690?-1758
Poet and dramatist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Daniel Mendoza

Daniel Mendoza

1764-1836
Pugilist
Sitter in 3 portraits
Yehudi Menuhin

Yehudi Menuhin

1916-1999
Violinist, conductor and philanthropist
Sitter in 45 portraits
Sir Anthony John Charles Meyer, 3rd Bt

Sir Anthony John Charles Meyer, 3rd Bt

1920-2004
Soldier, diplomat and politician
Sitter in 8 portraits
Ian Mikardo

Ian Mikardo

1908-1993
Writer, zionist and Labour politician; MP for Reading, Bethnal Green and Poplar
Sitter in 7 portraits
César Milstein

César Milstein

1927-2002
Molecular biologist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Lady Naomi Margaret Mitchison (née Haldane)

Lady Naomi Margaret Mitchison (née Haldane)

1897-1998
Writer; diarist for Mass-Observation; wife of Gilbert Richard Mitchison; daughter of John Scott Haldane
Sitter in 4 portraits
Hyman Barnett ('Harry') Mizler

Hyman Barnett ('Harry') Mizler

1913-1990
Boxer; Olympian
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir John Monash

Sir John Monash

1865-1931
General; Civil Engineer
Sitter in 7 portraits
Claude Joseph Goldsmid Montefiore

Claude Joseph Goldsmid Montefiore

1858-1938
Biblical scholar and philanthropist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Moses Haim Montefiore, 1st Bt

Sir Moses Haim Montefiore, 1st Bt

1784-1885
Financier, Jewish community leader and philanthropist
Sitter in 8 portraits

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