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565 People in sitter grouping:

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

Edward Burra

Edward Burra

1905-1976
Painter
Sitter in 3 portraits | Artist of 3 portraits
William S. Burroughs

William S. Burroughs

1914-1997
Writer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Saffron Burrows

Saffron Burrows

1973-
Actress
Sitter in 1 portrait
Dorothy Bussy (née Strachey)

Dorothy Bussy (née Strachey)

1865-1960
Author and translator
Sitter associated with 34 portraits
Lady (Charlotte) Eleanor Butler

Lady (Charlotte) Eleanor Butler

1739-1829
Elder of 'The Ladies of Llangollen'
Sitter in 7 portraits
Samuel Butler

Samuel Butler

1835-1902
Artist, writer and traveller
Sitter in 3 portraits
Douglas Byng

Douglas Byng

1893-1987
Actor and comedian
Sitter in 9 portraits
Lord Byron

Lord Byron

1788-1824
Poet
Sitter in 37 portraits
Robert Byron

Robert Byron

1905-1941
Travel writer, art historian and critic
Sitter in 1 portrait
Simon Callow

Simon Callow

1949-
Actor and director
Sitter in 3 portraits
Lady Colin Campbell

Lady Colin Campbell

1949-
Writer and socialite; former wife of Lord Colin Ivar Campbell; daughter of Michael Ziadie
Sitter in 1 portrait
Roy Campbell

Roy Campbell

1901-1957
Poet and translator
Sitter in 12 portraits
Edward Carpenter

Edward Carpenter

1844-1929
Writer on social subjects
Sitter in 8 portraits
Dora Carrington

Dora Carrington

1893-1932
Artist
Sitter in 20 portraits | Artist associated with 10 portraits
Constance Carrodus

Constance Carrodus

1894-1989
Singer; companion of Winifred Radford
Sitter in 3 portraits
Marion Barbara ('Joe') Carstairs

Marion Barbara ('Joe') Carstairs

1900-1993
Motor-boat racing driver; daughter of Albert Joseph Carstairs
Sitter in 3 portraits
Roger Casement

Roger Casement

1864-1916
Diplomatist and Irish rebel
Sitter in 2 portraits
Michael Cashman

Michael Cashman

1950-
Actor and writer; gay rights activist and member of the European Parliament
Sitter in 1 portrait
Chips Channon

Chips Channon

1897-1958
Diarist and Conservative politician; MP for Southend-on-Sea
Sitter in 9 portraits
Graham Chapman

Graham Chapman

1941-1989
Comedian and actor
Sitter in 1 portrait

Visit From Your Armchair

Self-portrait as My Father from the series Encounter  by Silvia Rosi © Silvia Rosi

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

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Hold Still

Hold Still

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Margaret Thatcher by Spitting Images Productions Ltd painted plastic, 1985

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David Hockney: Drawing from Life

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