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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.

Jean Cocteau

Jean Cocteau

1889-1963
Poet, playwright and film-director; Artist
Sitter in 11 portraits
Robert Colquhoun

Robert Colquhoun

1914-1962
Painter
Sitter in 3 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits
Dame Ivy Compton-Burnett

Dame Ivy Compton-Burnett

1884-1969
Novelist
Sitter in 12 portraits
Jasper Conran

Jasper Conran

1959-
Fashion designer; son of Sir Terence Conran
Sitter in 4 portraits
Douglas Cooper

Douglas Cooper

1911-1984
Art critic
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Noël Coward

Sir Noël Coward

1899-1973
Actor, playwright and composer
Sitter associated with 117 portraits
John Craxton

John Craxton

1922-2009
Painter, set designer and Royal Academician
Sitter in 4 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Quentin Crisp

Quentin Crisp

1908-1999
Writer
Sitter in 21 portraits
(Charles) Anthony Raven Crosland

(Charles) Anthony Raven Crosland

1918-1977
Politician and writer
Sitter in 24 portraits
Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming

1965-
Actor
Sitter in 2 portraits
John Curry

John Curry

1949-1994
Figure skater; Olympian
Sitter in 3 portraits
Stephen Daldry

Stephen Daldry

1960-
Film and theatre director
Sitter in 6 portraits
Tom Daley

Tom Daley

1994-
Diver; Olympian
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

1934-2016
Composer and conductor
Sitter in 6 portraits
Russell T. Davies

Russell T. Davies

1963-
Television producer and scriptwriter
Sitter in 3 portraits
Terence Davies

Terence Davies

1945-
Film director and actor
Sitter in 2 portraits
Evan Davis

Evan Davis

1962-
Economist, journalist and television and radio presenter
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Deakin

John Deakin

1912-1972
Photographer
Sitter in 10 portraits | Artist associated with 11 portraits
Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne

1992-
Fashion model and actress
Sitter in 3 portraits
Baron Adolph de Meyer

Baron Adolph de Meyer

1868-1946
Photographer
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist associated with 18 portraits

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