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James Abbe

James Abbe

1883-1973
American photographer
Sitter in 4 portraits | Artist associated with 12 portraits
Diane Julie Abbott

Diane Julie Abbott

1953-
Labour politician; MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Sitter in 4 portraits
Karl Friedrich Abel

Karl Friedrich Abel

1723-1787
Composer and concert impresario
Sitter in 5 portraits
Harold Maurice Abrahams

Harold Maurice Abrahams

1899-1978
Sprinter; Olympian
Sitter in 4 portraits
Dannie Abse

Dannie Abse

1923-2014
Poet; doctor; author and playwright
Sitter in 3 portraits
Leo Abse

Leo Abse

1917-2008
Lawyer, writer and Labour politician; MP for Pontypool and Torfaen
Sitter in 11 portraits
Peter Ackroyd

Peter Ackroyd

1949-
Novelist, biographer and critic
Sitter in 1 portrait
Robert Adam

Robert Adam

1728-1792
Architect
Sitter in 2 portraits
Douglas Noel Adams

Douglas Noel Adams

1952-2001
Writer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Gerry Adams

Gerry Adams

1948-
Politician; President of Sinn Féin
Sitter in 1 portrait
Gilbert Adams

Gilbert Adams

1906-1996
Photographer and artist
Sitter associated with 11 portraits | Artist associated with 33 portraits
Nicola Virginia Adams

Nicola Virginia Adams

1982-
Boxer; Olympian
Sitter in 1 portrait
Tony Alexander Adams

Tony Alexander Adams

1966-
Footballer and football manager
Sitter in 1 portrait
Joseph Addison

Joseph Addison

1672-1719
Essayist and poet
Sitter in 24 portraits
Queen Adelaide (Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen)

Queen Adelaide (Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen)

1792-1849
Queen of William IV
Sitter associated with 33 portraits
Adele (Adele Laurie Blue Adkins)

Adele (Adele Laurie Blue Adkins)

1988-
Singer and songwriter
Sitter in 1 portrait
Adedoyin ('Ade') Adepitan

Adedoyin ('Ade') Adepitan

1973-
Television presenter and wheelchair basketball player; Paralympian and London 2012 Ambassador
Sitter in 1 portrait
Thomas Joseph Edmund Adès

Thomas Joseph Edmund Adès

1971-
Composer
Sitter in 3 portraits
Sir David Adjaye

Sir David Adjaye

1966-
Architect
Sitter in 3 portraits
Rebecca Adlington

Rebecca Adlington

1989-
Swimmer; Olympian
Sitter in 1 portrait