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Maurice Ashley-Cooper

Maurice Ashley-Cooper

1675-1726
Classical scholar; younger brother of 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury
Sitter in 1 portrait
Tony Blackburn

Tony Blackburn

1943-
Singer and DJ
Sitter in 2 portraits
Capability Brown

Capability Brown

1716-1783
Landscape gardener
Sitter in 4 portraits
Thomas Coram

Thomas Coram

1668?-1751
Philanthropist
Sitter associated with 7 portraits
Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset

Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset

1536-1608
Poet and Lord Treasurer
Sitter associated with 7 portraits
Elisabeth Frink

Elisabeth Frink

1930-1993
Sculptor and printmaker
Sitter in 19 portraits | Artist of 5 portraits
Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy

1840-1928
Novelist and poet
Sitter in 60 portraits
P.J. Harvey

P.J. Harvey

1969-
Singer and songwriter
Sitter in 4 portraits
Frances Hodgkins

Frances Hodgkins

1869-1947
Painter
Sitter in 1 portrait
Alex James

Alex James

1968-
Musician; bassist for Blur
Sitter in 5 portraits
T.E. Lawrence

T.E. Lawrence

1888-1935
Known as 'Lawrence of Arabia'; soldier and writer
Sitter in 28 portraits
John Le Carré

John Le Carré

1931-2020
Novelist and intelligence officer
Sitter in 5 portraits
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Helen Muspratt

1905-2001
Photographer
Artist associated with 15 portraits
Anne, Countess of Pembroke (Lady Anne Clifford)

Anne, Countess of Pembroke (Lady Anne Clifford)

1590-1676
Diarist and patron of authors and literature; former wife of 3rd Earl of Dorset, and later wife of 4th Earl of Pembroke
Sitter associated with 14 portraits
Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

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

Simon Rattle

1955-
Conductor
Sitter in 7 portraits
Tom Roberts

Tom Roberts

1856-1931
Painter
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

1792-1878
Prime Minister and writer; ex-officio Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery
Sitter associated with 249 portraits
Edward ('Eddy') Sackville-West

Edward ('Eddy') Sackville-West

1901-1965
Writer and music critic
Sitter associated with 39 portraits

Visit From Your Armchair

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

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

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Hold Still

Hold Still

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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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