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Ira Aldridge

Ira Aldridge

1807-1867
Actor
Sitter in 4 portraits
Alexander I, Tsar of Russia

Alexander I, Tsar of Russia

1777-1825
Reigned 1801-25
Sitter in 5 portraits
Alexander II, Emperor of Russia

Alexander II, Emperor of Russia

1818-1881
Reigned 1855-81
Sitter associated with 9 portraits
Alexander III, Emperor of Russia

Alexander III, Emperor of Russia

1845-1894
Reigned 1881-94
Sitter in 11 portraits
Alexandra, Empress of Russia (née Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine)

Alexandra, Empress of Russia (née Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine)

1872-1918
Consort of Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia; daughter of Princess Alice and granddaughter of Queen Victoria
Sitter in 18 portraits
Anastasia, Grand Duchess of Russia

Anastasia, Grand Duchess of Russia

1901-1918
Daughter of Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia
Sitter in 8 portraits
John Bellingham

John Bellingham

1770-1812
Assassin of Prime Minister Spencer Perceval
Sitter in 4 portraits
Hilary Benn

Hilary Benn

1953-
Politician; Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
Sitter in 1 portrait
Samuel Bentham

Samuel Bentham

1757-1831
Naval architect
Sitter in 4 portraits
Steven Berkoff

Steven Berkoff

1937-
Playwright, actor and director
Sitter in 8 portraits
Sir Isaiah Berlin

Sir Isaiah Berlin

1909-1997
Philosopher and political theorist
Sitter in 11 portraits
Anthony Blunt

Anthony Blunt

1907-1983
Art historian and Soviet spy
Sitter in 7 portraits
Yul Brynner

Yul Brynner

1915-1985
Actor
Sitter in 21 portraits
Guy Burgess

Guy Burgess

1911-1963
Soviet spy
Sitter in 1 portrait
Catherine I, Empress of Russia

Catherine I, Empress of Russia

1684-1727
Second wife of Peter the Great
Sitter in 1 portrait
Catherine II, Empress of Russia

Catherine II, Empress of Russia

1729-1796
Known as 'The Great', reigned 1762-96
Sitter in 5 portraits
Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall

1887-1985
Artist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad

1857-1924
Novelist
Sitter in 23 portraits
George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston

George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston

1859-1925
Politician, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, traveller and Viceroy of India
Sitter associated with 34 portraits
Isadora Duncan

Isadora Duncan

1877-1927
Dancer and choreographer
Sitter in 1 portrait