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Lancelot ('Capability') Brown

Lancelot ('Capability') Brown

1716-1783
Landscape gardener
Sitter in 4 portraits
Dame Elisabeth Jean Frink

Dame Elisabeth Jean Frink

1930-1993
Sculptor and printmaker
Sitter in 18 portraits | Artist of 5 portraits
Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy

1840-1928
Novelist and poet
Sitter in 60 portraits
Polly Jean ('P.J.') Harvey

Polly Jean ('P.J.') Harvey

1969-
Singer and songwriter
Sitter in 4 portraits
Frances Mary Hodgkins

Frances Mary Hodgkins

1869-1947
Painter
Sitter in 1 portrait
Steven Alexander ('Alex') James

Steven Alexander ('Alex') James

1968-
Musician; bassist for Blur
Sitter in 5 portraits
Thomas Edward ('T.E.') Lawrence

Thomas Edward ('T.E.') Lawrence

1888-1935
Known as 'Lawrence of Arabia'; soldier and writer
Sitter in 28 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Helen Muspratt

1905-2001
Photographer
Artist associated with 15 portraits
Sir Walter Ralegh

Sir Walter Ralegh

1554-1618
Soldier, sailor, poet and writer
Sitter in 48 portraits
Sir Simon Rattle

Sir Simon Rattle

1955-
Conductor
Sitter in 7 portraits
John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

1792-1878
Prime Minister and writer
Sitter in 245 portraits
Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope

Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope

1805-1875
Historian; founding member and first chairman of the Trustees of the National Portrait Gallery and Conservative politician; MP for Hertford
Sitter in 23 portraits
Alfred George Stevens

Alfred George Stevens

1818-1875
Sculptor and designer
Sitter in 4 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

1850-1894
Novelist and essayist
Sitter associated with 31 portraits
Sir James Thornhill

Sir James Thornhill

1675 or 1676-1734
Father-in-law of William Hogarth, decorative painter and politician; MP for Weymouth and Melcombe Regis
Sitter associated with 14 portraits | Artist associated with 23 portraits
Sir Arthur Robert Adams

Sir Arthur Robert Adams

1861-1937
Colonial administrator
Sitter in 3 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Diana Cicely (née Grove), Countess of Albemarle

1909-2013
Second wife of 9th Earl of Albemarle; daughter of John Archibald Grove
Sitter in 11 portraits
Humphrey Napier Sturt, 2nd Baron Alington

Humphrey Napier Sturt, 2nd Baron Alington

1859-1919
Landowner and Conservative politician; MP for East Dorset
Sitter in 1 portrait
Arthur Acland Allen

Arthur Acland Allen

1868-1939
Politician; MP for Christchurch and Dunbartonshire
Sitter in 2 portraits