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Jeannette Altwegg

Jeannette Altwegg

1930-2021
Ice skater; Olympian
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Norman Angell

Sir Norman Angell

1872-1967
Peace campaigner and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize; journalist; author; lecturer; Labour politician; MP for Bradford North
Sitter in 20 portraits
Richard Burton

Richard Burton

1925-1984
Actor
Sitter in 11 portraits
Blaise Cendrars (né Frédéric Louis Sauser)

Blaise Cendrars (né Frédéric Louis Sauser)

1887-1961
Writer
Sitter in 5 portraits
Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin

1889-1977
Film actor and director
Sitter in 25 portraits
Geraldine Chaplin

Geraldine Chaplin

1944-
Actress; wife of Patricio Castilla; daughter of Charlie Chaplin
Sitter in 14 portraits
Phil Collins

Phil Collins

1951-
Singer, musician, songwriter and member of 'Genesis'
Sitter in 3 portraits
Alain de Botton

Alain de Botton

1969-
Writer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg

Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg

1740-1812
Painter
Sitter in 3 portraits | Artist associated with 4 portraits
Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac

Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac

1902-1984
Physicist
Sitter in 3 portraits
Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor

Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor

1503-1564
Holy Roman Emperor 1556-64
Sitter in 3 portraits
Dame Katharine Furse

Dame Katharine Furse

1875-1952
Director of the Women's Royal Naval Service; nurse and nursing administrator; Director of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
Sitter in 11 portraits
Henry Fuseli

Henry Fuseli

1741-1825
Painter
Sitter in 11 portraits | Artist associated with 3 portraits
Alberto Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti

1901-1966
Sculptor
Sitter in 10 portraits
Edward Gibbon

Edward Gibbon

1737-1794
Historian; author of 'Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire'
Sitter in 14 portraits
Dame Zaha Hadid

Dame Zaha Hadid

1950-2016
Architect
Sitter in 6 portraits
Hans Holbein the Younger

Hans Holbein the Younger

1497 or 1498-1543
Painter, printmaker and designer; son of Hans Holbein the Elder
Sitter associated with 25 portraits | Artist associated with 308 portraits
Eglantyne Jebb

Eglantyne Jebb

1876-1928
Philanthropist; founder of Save the Children
Sitter in 3 portraits
James Joyce

James Joyce

1882-1941
Novelist, poet and playwright
Sitter in 7 portraits
Angelica Kauffmann

Angelica Kauffmann

1741-1807
Painter
Sitter in 9 portraits | Artist associated with 22 portraits

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