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Joseph Addison

Joseph Addison

1672-1719
Essayist and poet
Sitter in 24 portraits
Dave Allen

Dave Allen

1936-2005
Comedian
Sitter in 1 portrait
William Allingham

William Allingham

1824-1889
Poet
Sitter in 3 portraits
Eamonn Andrews

Eamonn Andrews

1922-1987
Television compere, broadcaster and writer
Sitter in 3 portraits
Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught and Strathearn

Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught and Strathearn

1850-1942
Field Marshal, Governor General of Canada; son of Queen Victoria
Sitter associated with 158 portraits
Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon

1909-1992
Painter
Sitter in 47 portraits
Eve Balfour

Eve Balfour

1898-1990
Promoter of organic farming; co-founder and Honorary Life President of the The Soil Association
Sitter in 3 portraits
Thomas John Barnardo

Thomas John Barnardo

1845-1905
Philanthropist; founder of Barnardos Homes
Sitter in 5 portraits
James Barry

James Barry

1741-1806
Painter
Sitter in 8 portraits | Artist associated with 9 portraits
Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett

1906-1989
Playwright
Sitter in 42 portraits
John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford

John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford

1766-1839
Landowner; Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland
Sitter associated with 26 portraits
Brendan Behan

Brendan Behan

1923-1964
Writer and playwright
Sitter in 15 portraits
John Desmond Bernal

John Desmond Bernal

1901-1971
Scientist
Sitter in 6 portraits
Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy

1940-2012
Novelist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Marguerite, Countess of Blessington

Marguerite, Countess of Blessington

1789-1849
Novelist and beauty; wife of 1st Earl of Blessington
Sitter in 9 portraits
Thomas Blood

Thomas Blood

1618?-1680
Adventurer; attempted to steal Crown jewels
Sitter associated with 9 portraits
Bono

Bono

1960-
Musician; singer for U2
Sitter in 1 portrait
Elizabeth Bowen

Elizabeth Bowen

1899-1973
Novelist and writer
Sitter in 20 portraits
Danny Boyle

Danny Boyle

1956-
Film and theatre director
Sitter in 3 portraits
Robert Boyle

Robert Boyle

1627-1691
Chemist and natural philosopher
Sitter associated with 22 portraits