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Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle

1795-1881
Historian and essayist
Sitter associated with 83 portraits
David Coulthard

David Coulthard

1971-
Formula 1 racing driver and broadcaster
Sitter in 2 portraits
Charles Forte, Baron Forte

Charles Forte, Baron Forte

1908-2007
Businessman; President of Forte PLC
Sitter in 6 portraits
Andy Goldsworthy

Andy Goldsworthy

1956-
Artist, sculptor and writer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Dame Caroline Harriet Haslett

Dame Caroline Harriet Haslett

1895-1957
Electrical engineer
Sitter in 7 portraits
Catherine Douglas (née Hyde), Duchess of Queensberry

Catherine Douglas (née Hyde), Duchess of Queensberry

1701-1777
Eccentric beauty and patron of writers
Sitter in 4 portraits
John Sholto Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry

John Sholto Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry

1844-1900
Patron of boxing
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir James Clark Ross

Sir James Clark Ross

1800-1862
Rear-Admiral and Arctic explorer
Sitter in 15 portraits
Sir John Ross

Sir John Ross

1777-1856
Rear-Admiral and Arctic explorer
Sitter in 7 portraits
Thomas Telford

Thomas Telford

1757-1834
Engineer
Sitter in 11 portraits
Sir Andrew Agnew, 8th Bt

Sir Andrew Agnew, 8th Bt

1818-1892
Politician; MP to Wigtownshire
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir James Anderson

Sir James Anderson

1824-1893
Telegraphic engineer
Sitter in 3 portraits
Edward Balliol

Edward Balliol

circa 1282-1364
Pretender to the Scottish throne in the reign of King David II
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir (John) Carruthers Beattie

Sir (John) Carruthers Beattie

1866-1946
Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Capetown
Sitter in 1 portrait
Alan Tindal Lennox-Boyd, 1st Viscount Boyd of Merton

Alan Tindal Lennox-Boyd, 1st Viscount Boyd of Merton

1904-1983
Politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies
Sitter in 28 portraits
Alexander Carlyle

Alexander Carlyle

1722-1805
Divine
Sitter in 3 portraits
Hugh Clapperton

Hugh Clapperton

1788-1827
African explorer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Alexander Kennedy Clark-Kennedy

Sir Alexander Kennedy Clark-Kennedy

1782-1864
Army officer
Sitter in 3 portraits
Samuel Rutherford Crockett (formerly Samuel Crocket)

Samuel Rutherford Crockett (formerly Samuel Crocket)

1859-1914
Free Church of Scotland minister and novelist
Sitter in 2 portraits