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Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott

1953-
Labour politician; MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Sitter in 4 portraits
Sir Frederick Augustus Abel, 1st Bt

Sir Frederick Augustus Abel, 1st Bt

1827-1902
Chemist and explosives expert
Sitter in 8 portraits
Carlos Acosta

Carlos Acosta

1973-
Ballet dancer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Marcus Adams

Marcus Adams

1875-1959
Photographer
Sitter in 33 portraits | Artist associated with 151 portraits
Robert Adams

Robert Adams

1906-1965
Actor; wrestler; barrister; founder member of the League of Coloured Peoples
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
Ade Adepitan

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
Eileen Agar

Eileen Agar

1899-1991
Painter
Sitter in 4 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits
Damon Albarn

Damon Albarn

1968-
Musician, singer and songwriter for 'Blur' and co-founder of 'Gorillaz'
Sitter in 5 portraits
Dame Louisa Brandreth Aldrich-Blake

Dame Louisa Brandreth Aldrich-Blake

1865-1925
Surgeon; first British woman to obtain the degree of Master of Surgery; daughter of Frederick James Aldrich-Blake
Sitter in 2 portraits
Ira Aldridge

Ira Aldridge

1807-1867
Actor
Sitter in 4 portraits
Alfred, Count D'Orsay

Alfred, Count D'Orsay

1801-1852
Amateur artist and man of fashion
Sitter associated with 13 portraits | Artist associated with 266 portraits
Tariq Ali

Tariq Ali

1943-
Student activist; writer and film producer
Sitter in 3 portraits
Gubby Allen

Gubby Allen

1902-1989
Cricketer and cricket administrator
Sitter in 5 portraits
Mary Sophia Allen

Mary Sophia Allen

1878-1964
Founder and Commandant of Women Police in London
Sitter in 2 portraits
Edward Alleyn

Edward Alleyn

1566-1626
Actor and founder of Dulwich College
Sitter in 4 portraits
William Allingham

William Allingham

1824-1889
Poet
Sitter in 3 portraits
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

1836-1912
Painter
Sitter in 40 portraits | Artist associated with 5 portraits
Will Alsop

Will Alsop

1947-2018
Architect
Sitter in 5 portraits
Sir Hardy Amies

Sir Hardy Amies

1909-2003
Couturier; dressmaker for Queen Elizabeth II; Head of Special Operations Executive in Belgium during World War II
Sitter in 21 portraits
Kingsley Amis

Kingsley Amis

1922-1995
Novelist
Sitter in 32 portraits
Derick Heathcoat Amory, 1st Viscount Amory

Derick Heathcoat Amory, 1st Viscount Amory

1899-1981
Industrialist, politician and Chancellor of the Exchequer
Sitter in 13 portraits
Valerie Ann Amos, Baroness Amos of Brondesbury

Valerie Ann Amos, Baroness Amos of Brondesbury

1954-
Chief Executive of the Equal Opportunities Commission; Government Whip, House of Lords
Sitter in 2 portraits
Viv Anderson

Viv Anderson

1956-
Footballer and coach
Sitter in 1 portrait
Julie Andrews

Julie Andrews

1935-
Actress
Sitter in 7 portraits
Peggy Angus

Peggy Angus

1904-1993
Painter
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist of 2 portraits
Noel Gilroy Annan, Baron Annan

Noel Gilroy Annan, Baron Annan

1916-2000
Administrator and writer
Sitter in 9 portraits
Queen Anne

Queen Anne

1665-1714
Reigned 1702-14
Sitter associated with 74 portraits
Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn

circa 1500-1536
Second Queen of Henry VIII
Sitter associated with 26 portraits
Princess Anne

Princess Anne

1637-1640
Third daughter of Charles I
Sitter in 7 portraits
Ron Arad

Ron Arad

1951-
Architect, furniture and product designer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Robert Armstrong, Baron Armstrong of Ilminster

Robert Armstrong, Baron Armstrong of Ilminster

1927-
Secretary of the Cabinet and Head of Home Civil Service
Sitter in 2 portraits
John Dunning, 1st Baron Ashburton

John Dunning, 1st Baron Ashburton

1731-1783
Solicitor-General
Sitter in 15 portraits
Albert Henry Stanley, Baron Ashfield

Albert Henry Stanley, Baron Ashfield

1874-1948
Chairman of London Passenger Transport Board
Sitter in 15 portraits
Elias Ashmole

Elias Ashmole

1617-1692
Antiquary
Sitter in 6 portraits
Sir Frederick Ashton

Sir Frederick Ashton

1904-1988
Founder-choreographer and Director of the Royal Ballet
Sitter in 31 portraits
Anthony Asquith

Anthony Asquith

1902-1968
Film director
Sitter associated with 31 portraits
Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough

1926-
Naturalist and broadcaster; brother of Baron Attenborough
Sitter in 8 portraits
Clement Attlee

Clement Attlee

1883-1967
Prime Minister
Sitter in 49 portraits
Winifred Atwell

Winifred Atwell

1914-1983
Pianist
Sitter in 5 portraits
Frank Auerbach

Frank Auerbach

1931-
Painter
Sitter in 37 portraits | Artist of 5 portraits
Princess Augusta Charlotte, Duchess of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttell

Princess Augusta Charlotte, Duchess of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttell

1737-1813
Daughter of Frederick Prince of Wales, eldest sister of George III
Sitter associated with 11 portraits
John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury

John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury

1834-1913
Banker, scientist, writer and politician; MP for Maidstone and London University
Sitter in 24 portraits
Eric Reginald Lubbock, 4th Baron Avebury

Eric Reginald Lubbock, 4th Baron Avebury

1928-2016
Human rights campaigner and Liberal politician; MP for Orpington
Sitter in 2 portraits
Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon

1897-1977
Prime Minister
Sitter in 44 portraits
Michael Ayrton

Michael Ayrton

1921-1975
Artist
Sitter in 8 portraits | Artist of 10 portraits
Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage

1791-1871
Mathematician and computer pioneer
Sitter in 5 portraits
Don Bachardy

Don Bachardy

1934-
Artist
Sitter in 5 portraits | Artist of 9 portraits
Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon

1909-1992
Painter
Sitter in 47 portraits
Zeinab Mohammed-Khair Badawi

Zeinab Mohammed-Khair Badawi

1959-
Broadcaster and journalist
Sitter in 1 portrait
David Baddiel

David Baddiel

1964-
Comedian, novelist and broadcaster
Sitter in 2 portraits
Robert Baden-Powell

Robert Baden-Powell

1857-1941
Major-General and founder of the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides
Sitter in 49 portraits
Christopher Bailey

Christopher Bailey

1971-
Fashion designer; former Chief Executive Officer of Burberry
Sitter in 2 portraits
Kenneth Wilfred Baker, Baron Baker of Dorking

Kenneth Wilfred Baker, Baron Baker of Dorking

1934-
Conservative politician; Home Secretary
Sitter in 2 portraits