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Florence Barbara Maria (née von Sass), Lady Baker

Florence Barbara Maria (née von Sass), Lady Baker

1841-1916
Traveller in Africa; second wife of Sir Samuel White Baker
Sitter in 5 portraits
Edmund de Waal

Edmund de Waal

1964-
Potter and writer
Sitter in 2 portraits
James Dyson

James Dyson

1947-
Designer and inventor
Sitter in 4 portraits
Tsugouharu Foujita

Tsugouharu Foujita

1886-1968
Painter and graphic artist
Sitter in 5 portraits
Hirohito, Emperor Showa of Japan

Hirohito, Emperor Showa of Japan

1901-1989
Emperor of Japan
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir Kazuo Ishiguro

Sir Kazuo Ishiguro

1954-
Novelist
Sitter in 5 portraits
Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson

1903-1941
Airwoman
Sitter in 31 portraits
Bernard Howell Leach

Bernard Howell Leach

1887-1979
Potter and writer
Sitter in 7 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
David Mitchell

David Mitchell

1969-
Novelist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Anton Mosimann

Anton Mosimann

1947-
Chef, writer and food entrepreneur
Sitter in 2 portraits
Marianne North

Marianne North

1830-1890
Painter and traveller
Sitter in 2 portraits
Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono

1933-
Artist, musician and activist; second wife of John Lennon
Sitter in 14 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Bert Stern

1929-2013
Photographer
Artist of 1 portrait
Marie Stopes

Marie Stopes

1880-1958
Palaeobotanist and pioneer and advocate of birth control
Sitter in 10 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Baron Kiyokazu Abo

1870-1940
Admiral
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir (John) Rutherford Alcock

Sir (John) Rutherford Alcock

1809-1897
Diplomat
Sitter in 5 portraits
Walter Andrews

Walter Andrews

1852-1932
Anglican Bishop of Hokkaido, Japan
Sitter in 1 portrait
Prince Arisugawa Takehito

Prince Arisugawa Takehito

1862-1913
Naval officer
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Koichiro Asakai

died 1995
Japanese Charge' d'Affaires
Sitter in 2 portraits
William George Aston

William George Aston

1841-1911
Japanese scholar
Sitter in 1 portrait
William Awdry

William Awdry

1842-1910
Bishop of South Tokyo
Sitter in 2 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Felice Beato

1832-1909
Photographer and merchant
Artist of 3 portraits
Edward Bickersteth

Edward Bickersteth

1850-1897
Bishop of Japan
Sitter associated with 1 portrait
Isabella Lucy Bird Bishop

Isabella Lucy Bird Bishop

1832-1904
Philanthropist, writer, traveller and photographer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir Paul Elmore Oliver Bryan

Sir Paul Elmore Oliver Bryan

1913-2004
Politician, farmer and Company Director
Sitter in 4 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Desmond Noble Callaghan

1915-2000
Rear-Admiral
Sitter in 2 portraits
Frederick Spencer Chapman

Frederick Spencer Chapman

1907-1971
Explorer, mountaineer, jungle warfare expert and author
Sitter in 11 portraits
Count Sutemi Chinda

Count Sutemi Chinda

1856-1929
Japanese ambassador to London
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Edoardo Chiossone

1833-1898
Italian engraver and painter
Artist associated with 1 portrait
Sir (Henry) Ashley Clarke

Sir (Henry) Ashley Clarke

1903-1994
Diplomat
Sitter in 17 portraits | Artist associated with 33 portraits
Christo Coetzee

Christo Coetzee

1929-2000
Artist
Sitter associated with 1 portrait
Eleanora Mary, Baroness d'Anethan (née Haggard)

Eleanora Mary, Baroness d'Anethan (née Haggard)

1858-1935
Author; wife of Baron Albert d’Anethan; daughter of William Meybohm Rider Haggard
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir (Maberly) Esler Dening

Sir (Maberly) Esler Dening

1897-1977
Diplomat
Sitter in 4 portraits
Arthur Diosy

Arthur Diosy

1858-1923
Author and lecturer on Japan
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Charles Norton Edgcumbe Eliot

Sir Charles Norton Edgcumbe Eliot

1862-1931
Diplomat, orientalist and university administrator
Sitter in 7 portraits
Henry Evington

Henry Evington

1848-1912
Bishop of Kyushu (Kyushu), South Japan
Sitter in 1 portrait
Nicola Formichetti

Nicola Formichetti

1977-
Fashion editor and stylist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Hugh James Foss

Hugh James Foss

1848-1932
Bishop of Osaka and author
Sitter in 2 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Sir George Franckenstein

1878-1953
Diplomat
Sitter in 1 portrait
Jane, Lady Franklin

Jane, Lady Franklin

1792-1875
Traveller and second wife of Sir John Franklin
Sitter in 1 portrait
Kajishiro Funakoshi

Kajishiro Funakoshi

Admiral and Japanese Naval Attaché
Sitter in 4 portraits
Prince Fushimi Sadanaru

Prince Fushimi Sadanaru

1858-1923
Field Marshal; son of Prince Fushimi Kuniie
Sitter in 1 portrait
Philip Kemball Fyson

Philip Kemball Fyson

1846-1928
Bishop of Hokkaido, North Japan
Sitter in 2 portraits
Constance Frederica Gordon-Cumming

Constance Frederica Gordon-Cumming

1837-1924
Travel writer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Paul Henry Gore-Booth, Baron Gore-Booth

Sir Paul Henry Gore-Booth, Baron Gore-Booth

1909-1984
Diplomat
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Conyngham Greene

Sir Conyngham Greene

1854-1934
Diplomat
Sitter in 3 portraits
Herber James Hamilton

Herber James Hamilton

1862-1952
Bishop of Mid-Japan
Sitter in 1 portrait
Madame Hanako

Madame Hanako

1868-1945
Japanese actress
Sitter in 3 portraits
Takeichi Harada

Takeichi Harada

1899-1978
Japanese tennis player; Olympian
Sitter in 1 portrait
Tom Harnett Harrisson

Tom Harnett Harrisson

1911-1976
Traveller, explorer and scholar; co-founder of the Mass-Observation social survey project
Sitter in 15 portraits
Sessue Hayakawa (Kintaro Hayakawa)

Sessue Hayakawa (Kintaro Hayakawa)

1886-1973
Actor
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Gonsuke, Baron Hayashi

1861-1939
Japanese Ambassador in London
Sitter in 1 portrait
Viscountess Misao Hayashi (née Gamo)

Viscountess Misao Hayashi (née Gamo)

1858-1942
Wife of Viscount Tadasu Hayashi; daughter of Shigetami Gamo
Sitter in 1 portrait
Viscount Tadasu Hayashi

Viscount Tadasu Hayashi

1850-1913
Japanese minister in London
Sitter in 4 portraits
Samuel Heaslett

Samuel Heaslett

1875-1947
Bishop of South Tokyo and Assistant Bishop of Sheffield
Sitter in 2 portraits
Ito Hirobumi

Ito Hirobumi

1841-1909
Prime Minister of Japan
Sitter in 2 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Y. Hori

Sitter in 1 portrait
Baron Ijuin Goro

Baron Ijuin Goro

1852-1921
Admiral
Sitter in 1 portrait
Saburo Inagaki

Saburo Inagaki

Colonel and Japanese Military Attaché
Sitter in 6 portraits
No individual image available for this person

I. Ishikawa

Sitter in 1 portrait

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