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Women writers


152 People in group

Margery Allingham

Margery Allingham

1904-1966
Crime writer and novelist
Sitter in 48 portraits
Victoria Marjorie Harriet Paget (née Manners), Marchioness of Anglesey

Victoria Marjorie Harriet Paget (née Manners), Marchioness of Anglesey

1883-1946
Writer and artist; wife of 6th Marquess of Anglesey; daughter of 8th Duke of Rutland
Sitter in 16 portraits
Lady Cynthia Mary Evelyn Asquith (née Charteris)

Lady Cynthia Mary Evelyn Asquith (née Charteris)

1887-1960
Author and Private Secretary to JM Barrie; wife of Herbert Asquith; daughter of 11th Earl of Wemyss and March
Sitter in 8 portraits
Diana Athill

Diana Athill

1917-2019
Writer and editor
Sitter in 2 portraits
Jane Austen

Jane Austen

1775-1817
Novelist
Sitter associated with 5 portraits
Dame Beryl Bainbridge

Dame Beryl Bainbridge

1932-2010
Novelist and actress
Sitter in 6 portraits
Helen De Vere Beauclerk

Helen De Vere Beauclerk

1892-1969
Writer
Sitter in 9 portraits
Aphra Behn (née Johnson)

Aphra Behn (née Johnson)

1640-1689
Dramatist, novelist and spy
Sitter associated with 4 portraits
Stella Benson (Mrs Anderson)

Stella Benson (Mrs Anderson)

1892-1933
Novelist
Sitter in 3 portraits
Mary Berry

Mary Berry

1763-1852
Writer
Sitter associated with 9 portraits
Janet (née Philip), Lady Beveridge

Janet (née Philip), Lady Beveridge

1876-1959
Journalist and writer; former wife of David Mair and of 1st Baron Beveridge; daughter of William Philip
Sitter in 2 portraits
Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy

1940-2012
Novelist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Malorie Blackman

Malorie Blackman

1962-
Children's writer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Marguerite, Countess of Blessington

Marguerite, Countess of Blessington

1789-1849
Novelist and beauty; wife of 1st Earl of Blessington
Sitter in 9 portraits
Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton

1897-1968
Children's writer
Sitter in 7 portraits
Angela Brazil

Angela Brazil

1868-1947
Writer
Sitter in 4 portraits
Vera Brittain

Vera Brittain

1893-1970
Writer, pacifist and feminist
Sitter in 25 portraits
Anne Brontë

Anne Brontë

1820-1849
Novelist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Emily Brontë

Emily Brontë

1818-1848
Novelist
Sitter in 3 portraits
Anita Brookner

Anita Brookner

1928-2016
Novelist and art historian
Sitter in 5 portraits
Brigid Antonia Brophy

Brigid Antonia Brophy

1929-1995
Novelist
Sitter in 5 portraits
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

Julie Burchill

1959-
Writer
Sitter in 5 portraits
A.S. Byatt

A.S. Byatt

1936-
Novelist, critic and editor
Sitter in 8 portraits
Angela Olive Carter

Angela Olive Carter

1940-1992
Novelist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Jung Chang

Jung Chang

1952-
Writer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Jeanette ('Jennie') Churchill (née Jerome), Lady Randolph Churchill

Jeanette ('Jennie') Churchill (née Jerome), Lady Randolph Churchill

1854-1921
Society hostess and writer
Sitter in 25 portraits
Isabel Colegate

Isabel Colegate

1931-
Novelist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Dinah Maria Craik (née Mulock)

Dinah Maria Craik (née Mulock)

1826-1887
Novelist
Sitter in 7 portraits
Nancy Cunard

Nancy Cunard

1896-1965
Poet and political activist
Sitter in 6 portraits
Rachel Cusk

Rachel Cusk

1967-
Writer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Clemence Dane

Clemence Dane

1888-1965
Novelist, playwright and artist
Sitter in 14 portraits | Artist of 3 portraits
Fanny Burney

Fanny Burney

1752-1840
Diarist and novelist; daughter of Charles Burney
Sitter in 5 portraits
Caitlin Davies

Caitlin Davies

1964-
Author, journalist and teacher; daughter of Margaret Forster and Hunter Davies
Sitter in 1 portrait
Marie, Marquise de Sévigné (née de Rabutin-Chantal)

Marie, Marquise de Sévigné (née de Rabutin-Chantal)

1626-1696
Woman of letters
Sitter in 3 portraits
Marie de Solms (née Studholmina-Maria Bonaparte-Wyse, later Madame Ratazzi)

Marie de Solms (née Studholmina-Maria Bonaparte-Wyse, later Madame Ratazzi)

1833-1902
Author, journalist and literary hostess
Sitter associated with 1 portrait
Monica Enid Dickens

Monica Enid Dickens

1915-1992
Novelist, autobiographer and children's writer
Sitter in 14 portraits
Anne Douglas Sedgwick

Anne Douglas Sedgwick

1873-1935
Novelist; wife of Basil de Selincourt
Sitter in 8 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Mary Frances Harriet Dowdall (née Borthwick)

1876-1939
Author; wife of H.C. Dowdall; daughter of 19th Baron Borthwick
Sitter in 2 portraits
Dame Margaret Drabble

Dame Margaret Drabble

1939-
Novelist and critic
Sitter in 9 portraits
Daphne Du Maurier

Daphne Du Maurier

1907-1989
Writer
Sitter in 24 portraits
Maria Edgeworth

Maria Edgeworth

1768-1849
Novelist; daughter of Richard Lovell Edgeworth
Sitter associated with 9 portraits
George Eliot

George Eliot

1819-1880
Novelist
Sitter associated with 12 portraits
Jenny Fabian

Jenny Fabian

circa 1950-
Writer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Margaret Cameron Flower (née Coss)

Margaret Cameron Flower (née Coss)

1907-1998
Author; wife of Desmond John Newman Flower
Sitter in 1 portrait
Pamela Frankau

Pamela Frankau

1908-1967
Novelist, journalist and short story writer
Sitter in 28 portraits
Lady Antonia Fraser

Lady Antonia Fraser

1932-
Writer
Sitter in 18 portraits
Madge Garland

Madge Garland

1898-1990
Fashion journalist, writer and teacher
Sitter in 2 portraits
Elizabeth Gaskell

Elizabeth Gaskell

1810-1865
Novelist, short-story writer and biographer of Charlotte Brontë
Sitter in 4 portraits
Jamila Gavin

Jamila Gavin

1941-
Children's writer
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Cynthia Jebb (née Noble), Lady Gladwyn

1898-1990
Political hostess and diarist; wife of 1st Baron Gladwyn
Sitter in 2 portraits
Elinor Glyn

Elinor Glyn

1864-1943
Novelist
Sitter in 8 portraits
Rumer Godden

Rumer Godden

1907-1998
Novelist, autobiographer and children's writer
Sitter in 5 portraits
Sarah Grand (Frances Elizabeth Bellenden McFall, née Clarke)

Sarah Grand (Frances Elizabeth Bellenden McFall, née Clarke)

1854-1943
Novelist and women's rights campaigner
Sitter in 3 portraits
Germaine Greer

Germaine Greer

1939-
Writer and broadcaster; Professor of English and Comparative Studies
Sitter in 10 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Helena Clapshaw Grose (Helena Morrell)

1904-1986
Novelist; wife of James William Morrell
Sitter in 1 portrait
Dorothy Maud (née Vivian), Countess Haig

Dorothy Maud (née Vivian), Countess Haig

1879-1939
Writer; wife of 1st Earl Haig; daughter of 3rd Lord Vivian
Sitter in 14 portraits
Radclyffe Hall

Radclyffe Hall

1880-1943
Novelist
Sitter in 9 portraits

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