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Poets


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Dannie Abse

Dannie Abse

1923-2014
Poet; doctor; author and playwright
Sitter in 3 portraits
Joseph Addison

Joseph Addison

1672-1719
Essayist and poet
Sitter in 24 portraits
William Allingham

William Allingham

1824-1889
Poet
Sitter in 3 portraits
Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage

1963-
Poet, playwright, librettist and author
Sitter in 1 portrait
Matthew Arnold

Matthew Arnold

1822-1888
Poet, writer and inspector of schools
Sitter in 18 portraits
Jean Arp

Jean Arp

1886-1966
Sculptor, painter, collagist, printmaker and poet
Sitter in 7 portraits
W.H. Auden

W.H. Auden

1907-1973
Poet
Sitter in 43 portraits
George Granville Barker

George Granville Barker

1913-1991
Poet
Sitter in 11 portraits
Clifford Bax

Clifford Bax

1886-1962
Dramatist and poet
Sitter associated with 16 portraits
Lucy Russell (née Harington), Countess of Bedford

Lucy Russell (née Harington), Countess of Bedford

circa 1581-1627
Courtier and patron of the arts
Sitter associated with 8 portraits
Hilaire Belloc

Hilaire Belloc

1870-1953
Author and poet
Sitter associated with 17 portraits
Sir John Betjeman

Sir John Betjeman

1906-1984
Poet Laureate, writer and broadcaster
Sitter in 41 portraits
Laurence Binyon

Laurence Binyon

1869-1943
Poet and art historian
Sitter in 18 portraits
William Blake

William Blake

1757-1827
Visionary poet and painter
Sitter in 10 portraits | Artist associated with 5 portraits
Edmund Blunden

Edmund Blunden

1896-1974
Poet, writer and teacher
Sitter in 22 portraits
Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

1840-1922
Traveller, politician and poet
Sitter in 9 portraits
Sir Brooke Boothby, 6th Bt

Sir Brooke Boothby, 6th Bt

1744-1824
Poet
Sitter in 2 portraits
André Breton

André Breton

1896-1966
Poet and critic
Sitter in 7 portraits
Jacob Bronowski

Jacob Bronowski

1908-1974
Mathematician, poet and humanist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Rupert Brooke

Rupert Brooke

1887-1915
Poet
Sitter in 20 portraits
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

1806-1861
Poet; wife of Robert Browning
Sitter in 7 portraits
Robert Browning

Robert Browning

1812-1889
Poet; husband of Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Sitter in 53 portraits
Robert Burns

Robert Burns

1759-1796
Poet
Sitter associated with 11 portraits
Lord Byron

Lord Byron

1788-1824
Poet
Sitter in 36 portraits
Charles Causley

Charles Causley

1917-2003
Poet
Sitter in 3 portraits
Thomas Chatterton

Thomas Chatterton

1752-1770
Poet
Sitter associated with 11 portraits
Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer

1340?-1400
Poet
Sitter in 22 portraits
G.K. Chesterton

G.K. Chesterton

1874-1936
Poet, novelist and critic
Sitter in 74 portraits
John Clare

John Clare

1793-1864
Poet
Sitter associated with 4 portraits
Jean Cocteau

Jean Cocteau

1889-1963
Poet, playwright and film-director; Artist
Sitter in 10 portraits
Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope

1945-
Teacher, writer and poet
Sitter in 1 portrait
Ivor Cutler

Ivor Cutler

1923-2006
Poet, comedian, musician and children's writer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Erasmus Darwin

Erasmus Darwin

1731-1802
Physician and poet
Sitter in 8 portraits
Alan Davie

Alan Davie

1920-2014
Painter, poet, jazz musician, silversmith and jeweller
Sitter in 5 portraits
Cecil Day-Lewis

Cecil Day-Lewis

1904-1972
Poet Laureate
Sitter in 54 portraits
Walter de la Mare

Walter de la Mare

1873-1956
Poet and writer
Sitter in 64 portraits
Felix Dennis

Felix Dennis

1947-2014
Magazine publisher and poet
Sitter in 3 portraits
John Donne

John Donne

1572-1631
Poet and divine
Sitter associated with 21 portraits
Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset

Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset

1536-1608
Poet and Lord Treasurer
Sitter associated with 7 portraits
Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas

Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas

1870-1945
Poet
Sitter in 21 portraits | Artist associated with 1 portrait
Michael Drayton

Michael Drayton

1563-1631
Poet
Sitter associated with 10 portraits
William Drummond of Hawthornden

William Drummond of Hawthornden

1585-1649
Poet
Sitter associated with 11 portraits
John Dryden

John Dryden

1631-1700
Dramatist and Poet Laureate
Sitter associated with 31 portraits
Helen Dunmore

Helen Dunmore

1952-2017
Novelist and poet
Sitter in 1 portrait
T.S. Eliot

T.S. Eliot

1888-1965
Poet
Sitter in 67 portraits
Paul Eluard

Paul Eluard

1895-1952
Poet, co-founder of the Surrealist movement
Sitter in 1 portrait
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson

1803-1882
American poet and philosopher
Sitter in 8 portraits
Ian Hamilton Finlay

Ian Hamilton Finlay

1925-2006
Poet, artist and garden designer
Sitter in 4 portraits
David Emery Gascoyne

David Emery Gascoyne

1916-2001
Poet
Sitter in 7 portraits
(Pierre Jules) Théophile Gautier

(Pierre Jules) Théophile Gautier

1811-1872
Poet, dramatist, novelist, journalist and literary critic
Sitter in 3 portraits
John Gay

John Gay

1685-1732
Poet and dramatist
Sitter associated with 11 portraits
Stella Gibbons

Stella Gibbons

1902-1989
Novelist and poet
Sitter in 13 portraits
Sir William Schwenck Gilbert

Sir William Schwenck Gilbert

1836-1911
Poet, dramatist and librettist of the 'Savoy' operas
Sitter associated with 13 portraits
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1749-1832
German poet and writer
Sitter in 4 portraits
Sir Edmund William Gosse

Sir Edmund William Gosse

1849-1928
Poet, writer and author of 'Father and Son'
Sitter in 25 portraits
Robert Graves

Robert Graves

1895-1985
Poet and writer
Sitter associated with 38 portraits
Thomas Gray

Thomas Gray

1716-1771
Classical scholar and poet
Sitter in 14 portraits