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Spies and secret agents


29 People in group

Thomas Miller Beach

Thomas Miller Beach

1841-1894
Government spy, known as 'Major Le Caron'
Sitter in 5 portraits
Aphra Behn (née Johnson)

Aphra Behn (née Johnson)

1640-1689
Dramatist, novelist and spy
Sitter associated with 4 portraits
Gertrude Bell

Gertrude Bell

1868-1926
Traveller, spy and archaeologist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Anthony Blunt

Anthony Blunt

1907-1983
Art historian and Soviet spy
Sitter in 7 portraits
Jonathan Britain

Jonathan Britain

Forger and informer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Louise Browne

Louise Browne

1906-1996
Actress, dancer, singer and spy
Sitter in 71 portraits
Guy Burgess

Guy Burgess

1911-1963
Soviet spy
Sitter in 1 portrait
Peter Morland Churchill

Peter Morland Churchill

1909-1972
Secret Agent and writer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Claude Edward Marjoribanks Dansey

Sir Claude Edward Marjoribanks Dansey

1876-1947
Lieutenant-Colonel and spy
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Paul Dukes

Sir Paul Dukes

1889-1967
Intelligence officer and writer
Sitter in 15 portraits
George Edwards

George Edwards

1787-1843
Modeller and spy
Sitter in 1 portrait
Noor Inayat Khan

Noor Inayat Khan

1914-1944
Special operations officer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Donald Maclean

Donald Maclean

1913-1983
Soviet spy
Sitter in 3 portraits
Somerset Maugham

Somerset Maugham

1874-1965
Novelist, playwright and spy
Sitter associated with 115 portraits
John Mordaunt, 1st Viscount Mordaunt of Avalon

John Mordaunt, 1st Viscount Mordaunt of Avalon

1626-1675
Royalist conspirator
Sitter in 7 portraits
Titus Oates

Titus Oates

1649-1705
Informer
Sitter in 23 portraits
Alfred Oliver Pollard

Alfred Oliver Pollard

1893-1960
Spy novelist and recipient of the Victoria Cross
Sitter in 3 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Franz von Rintelen

1877-1949
German spy and writer
Sitter in 7 portraits
Sir John Alexander Sinclair

Sir John Alexander Sinclair

1897-1977
Soldier, sailor and Head of the Secret Intelligence Service
Sitter in 10 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Henry Nathan Sporborg

1905-1985
Banker and secret organiser
Sitter in 1 portrait
Arthur Thistlewood

Arthur Thistlewood

baptised 1774-1820
Radical, revolutionary and Cato Street conspirator
Sitter in 5 portraits
Teddy Tinling

Teddy Tinling

1910-1990
Tennis player, fashion designer, spy and writer
Sitter in 2 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Edith Tudor-Hart

1908-1973
Photographer and spy
Artist of 1 portrait
John Vassall

John Vassall

1924-1996
Soviet spy
Sitter in 1 portrait
William Hayward Wakefield

William Hayward Wakefield

1801-1848
Colonist in New Zealand; accomplice to abduction
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Baker White

John Baker White

1902-1988
Agriculturalist, intelligence officer and Conservative politician; MP for Canterbury
Sitter in 1 portrait
Jonathan Wild

Jonathan Wild

1682 or 1683-1725
'Thief Taker General’, informer and receiver of stolen goods
Sitter in 2 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Jeremy Wolfenden

1934-1965
Foreign correspondent and spy; son of Baron Wolfenden
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Thomas Wyatt

Sir Thomas Wyatt

1521?-1554
Conspirator; son of Sir Thomas Wyatt
Sitter in 4 portraits

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