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Vendors, merchants and manufacturers


374 People in group

Sir Francis Baring, 1st Bt

Sir Francis Baring, 1st Bt

1740-1810
Merchant banker
Sitter associated with 5 portraits
William Caxton

William Caxton

1415-1492
Printer, merchant and diplomat
Sitter in 7 portraits
Sir John Edward ('Jack') Cohen

Sir John Edward ('Jack') Cohen

1898-1979
Grocer and philanthropist; creator of Tesco stores
Sitter in 2 portraits
Jules-Albert de Dion

Jules-Albert de Dion

1856-1946
Pioneer of the French automobile industry
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir James Horlick, 1st Bt

Sir James Horlick, 1st Bt

1844-1921
Co-inventor and manufacturer of Horlicks health drink
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Lawson Johnston

John Lawson Johnston

1839-1900
Nutrition promoter and food manufacturer; creator of Bovril
Sitter in 1 portrait
William Hesketh Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme

William Hesketh Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme

1851-1925
Soap manufacturer, philanthropist and politician
Sitter in 13 portraits
Sir Thomas Johnstone Lipton, 1st Bt

Sir Thomas Johnstone Lipton, 1st Bt

1850-1931
Grocer and yachtsman
Sitter in 20 portraits
Christopher Robin Milne

Christopher Robin Milne

1920-1996
Author and bookseller; son of A.A. Milne
Sitter in 29 portraits
George Peabody

George Peabody

1795-1869
Merchant banker and philanthropist
Sitter in 16 portraits
Sir Titus Salt

Sir Titus Salt

1803-1876
Manufacturer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Thomas Twining

Thomas Twining

1675-1741
Tea and coffee merchant; founder of the firm of Twining
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Gellibrand Hubbard, 1st Baron Addington

John Gellibrand Hubbard, 1st Baron Addington

1805-1889
Politician, merchant and fiscal reformer; Director of Bank of England
Sitter in 4 portraits
Egerton Hubbard Addington, 2nd Baron Addington

Egerton Hubbard Addington, 2nd Baron Addington

1842-1915
Politician and merchant
Sitter in 5 portraits
Henry Hucks Gibbs, 1st Baron Aldenham

Henry Hucks Gibbs, 1st Baron Aldenham

1819-1907
Merchant and merchant banker; Director of Bank of England; Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery
Sitter in 4 portraits
Daniel Alder

Daniel Alder

active 1823
Indigo broker
Sitter in 3 portraits
Joseph Anderson

Joseph Anderson

1801-1875
Merchant
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Julius Angerstein

John Julius Angerstein

circa 1732-1823
Merchant and picture collector
Sitter in 7 portraits
Edmund Edward Antrobus

Edmund Edward Antrobus

1807?-1886
Magistrate, tea merchant and writer
Sitter associated with 1 portrait
Ambrose Argenti

Ambrose Argenti

1804-1871
Merchant
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Elkanah Armitage

Sir Elkanah Armitage

1794-1876
Manufacturer; Mayor
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Francis Harcourt Baring, 7th Baron Ashburton

John Francis Harcourt Baring, 7th Baron Ashburton

1928-
Merchant banker and patron of the arts
Sitter in 1 portrait
James Asperne

James Asperne

1757-1820
Bookseller and proprietor of the 'European Magazine'
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist associated with 42 portraits
Edward Athawes

Edward Athawes

active late 1780s
Virginia merchant
Sitter in 1 portrait
Christopher Atkinson

Christopher Atkinson

circa 1738-1819
Politician and merchant
Sitter associated with 1 portrait
Richard Atkinson

Richard Atkinson

1738-1785
Merchant
Sitter in 1 portrait
Alexander Nicolas Avierino

Alexander Nicolas Avierino

1838-1914
Merchant
Sitter in 2 portraits
William Bagwell

William Bagwell

circa 1593-circa 1664
Merchant and writer on astronomy
Sitter in 3 portraits
James Baillie

James Baillie

1737-1793
Merchant of Ealing Grove
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Alexander Bannerman

Sir Alexander Bannerman

1788-1864
Merchant, vintner and politician; MP for Aberdeen
Sitter in 1 portrait
Robert Noton Barclay

Robert Noton Barclay

1872-1957
Lord Mayor of Manchester, shipping merchant, banker and Liberal politician; MP for Manchester
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir John Barker

Sir John Barker

1840-1914
Department store owner
Sitter in 1 portrait
Hamar Alfred Bass

Hamar Alfred Bass

1842-1898
Brewer, racehorse owner and Liberal politician; MP for Tamworth and Staffordshire West
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Percy Elly Bates, 4th Bt

Sir Percy Elly Bates, 4th Bt

1879-1946
Merchant and shipowner
Sitter in 3 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Felice Beato

1832-1909
Photographer and merchant
Artist of 3 portraits
Maximilian Behrend

Maximilian Behrend

circa 1822-1890
Corn merchant
Sitter in 1 portrait
Alexander Bell

Alexander Bell

born circa 1800
Merchant
Sitter associated with 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Robert William Murray Bell

born 1871
East India merchant
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Thomas Bell

Sir Thomas Bell

1751-1824
Sheriff of the City of London, leather merchant and husband of Maria, Lady Bell (née Hamilton)
Sitter in 1 portrait
William Hallowes Belli

William Hallowes Belli

1789-1875
Civil servant and merchant
Sitter in 1 portrait