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Edward Bawden

Edward Bawden

1903-1989
Painter and illustrator
Sitter in 12 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits
William Russell, 1st Duke of Bedford

William Russell, 1st Duke of Bedford

1616-1700
Soldier and Privy Counsellor
Sitter associated with 17 portraits
Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford

Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford

1765-1802
Whig politician and agriculturist
Sitter associated with 38 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
Lucy Russell (née Harington), Countess of Bedford

Lucy Russell (née Harington), Countess of Bedford

circa 1581-1627
Courtier and patron of the arts
Sitter associated with 8 portraits
John Bunyan

John Bunyan

1628-1688
Author of 'The Pilgrim's Progress'
Sitter associated with 24 portraits
William Burges

William Burges

1827-1881
Architect and designer
Sitter in 3 portraits
Sir William Chambers

Sir William Chambers

1723-1796
Architect
Sitter in 16 portraits
Inigo Jones

Inigo Jones

1573-1652
Architect
Sitter in 31 portraits
Monty Panesar

Monty Panesar

1982-
Cricketer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Victoria Pendleton

Victoria Pendleton

1980-
Track cyclist; Olympian
Sitter in 2 portraits
John Sessions

John Sessions

1953-2020
Actor, comedian and screenwriter
Sitter in 1 portrait
Ben Whishaw

Ben Whishaw

1980-
Actor
Sitter in 1 portrait
Samuel Whitbread the Elder

Samuel Whitbread the Elder

1720-1796
Brewer and politician
Sitter in 6 portraits
Paul Young

Paul Young

1956-
Singer and musician
Sitter in 1 portrait
Louisa Jane (née Russell), Duchess of Abercorn

Louisa Jane (née Russell), Duchess of Abercorn

1812-1905
Wife of 1st Duke of Abercorn; daughter of 6th Duke of Bedford
Sitter in 6 portraits
Robert Bruce, 1st Earl of Ailesbury and 2nd Earl of Elgin

Robert Bruce, 1st Earl of Ailesbury and 2nd Earl of Elgin

circa 1626-1685
Lord Chamberlain
Sitter in 7 portraits
Thomas Bruce, 2nd Earl of Ailesbury

Thomas Bruce, 2nd Earl of Ailesbury

1655-1747
Jacobite and courtier
Sitter in 1 portrait
Harold Gwynne Allen

Harold Gwynne Allen

1874-1960
Justice of the Peace and High Sheriff, Bedfordshire
Sitter in 1 portrait
Tony Ally

Tony Ally

1973-
Diver; Olympian
Sitter in 1 portrait

Visit From Your Armchair

Self-portrait as My Father from the series Encounter  by Silvia Rosi © Silvia Rosi

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Margaret Thatcher by Spitting Images Productions Ltd painted plastic, 1985

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David Hockney: Drawing from Life

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