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563 People in sitter grouping:

Some of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer sitters and artists represented in the collection.

Charlotte Wolff

Charlotte Wolff

Physician, psychotherapist, sexologist and chirologist
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Christopher Wood

Artist of 2 portraits
Simon Woods

Simon Woods

Sitter in 1 portrait


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