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- place 'Greater Manchester'

Ola Abidogun

Ola Abidogun

1993-
Sprinter; Paralympian
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Charles Agar

active 1843-1846
Portrait painter and print publisher
Artist associated with 2 portraits
James Evershed Agate

James Evershed Agate

1877-1947
Drama critic
Sitter in 21 portraits
Shami Ahmed

Shami Ahmed

1962-
Businessman
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir John William Alcock

Sir John William Alcock

1892-1919
Aviator and RAF Captain; pilot of the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic
Sitter in 1 portrait
Monica Ali

Monica Ali

1967-
Novelist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Viv Anderson

Viv Anderson

1956-
Footballer and coach
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir (Cyril) James Anderton

Sir (Cyril) James Anderton

1932-
Chief Constable of the Greater Manchester Police Force
Sitter in 3 portraits
Sir Arthur Armitage

Sir Arthur Armitage

1916-1984
Professor of Common Law, Vice-Chancellor, Victoria University of Manchester and President of Queens' College, Cambridge
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Sir (Harry) Gloster Armstrong

1861-1938
Commercial Adviser to the Manchester Ship Canal Company
Sitter associated with 4 portraits
Richard Ashcroft

Richard Ashcroft

1971-
Musician; singer and guitarist for The Verve
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Aston Sr

John Aston Sr

1921-2003
Footballer
Sitter in 7 portraits
Zeinab Mohammed-Khair Badawi

Zeinab Mohammed-Khair Badawi

1959-
Broadcaster and journalist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Badly Drawn Boy

Badly Drawn Boy

1970-
Musician; known as Badly Drawn Boy
Sitter in 1 portrait
Joan Bakewell

Joan Bakewell

1933-
Broadcaster, writer and life peer
Sitter in 5 portraits
Maria Balshaw

Maria Balshaw

1970-
Director of Tate
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir John Barbirolli

Sir John Barbirolli

1899-1970
Conductor and cellist
Sitter in 17 portraits
Robert Noton Barclay

Robert Noton Barclay

1872-1957
Lord Mayor of Manchester, shipping merchant, banker and Liberal politician; MP for Manchester
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir James Lomax Bardsley

Sir James Lomax Bardsley

1801-1876
Physician to Manchester Infirmary
Sitter in 1 portrait
Thomas Oldham Barlow

Thomas Oldham Barlow

1824-1889
Engraver and etcher
Sitter in 5 portraits | Artist associated with 41 portraits
Gareth Barry

Gareth Barry

1981-
Footballer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Thomas Bazley, 1st Bt

Sir Thomas Bazley, 1st Bt

1797-1885
Cotton manufacturer and Liberal politician; MP for Manchester
Sitter in 3 portraits
Albert Bellamy

Albert Bellamy

1870-1931
Politician; MP for Ashton-under-Lyne
Sitter in 3 portraits
Hilaire Belloc

Hilaire Belloc

1870-1953
Author and poet
Sitter associated with 17 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Barrowclough Wright Bentley

circa 1829-1886
Photographer
Artist associated with 4 portraits
George Best

George Best

1946-2005
Footballer
Sitter in 7 portraits
Teresa Mary Billington-Greig

Teresa Mary Billington-Greig

1876-1964
Suffragette and political theorist; wife of Frederick Lewis Greig; daughter of William Billington
Sitter in 1 portrait
Robert Ireland Blackburne

Robert Ireland Blackburne

1850-1930
Army officer and Lord of the Manor of Hale
Sitter in 2 portraits
Patrick Blackett

Patrick Blackett

1897-1974
Physicist; government and military advisor; recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physics
Sitter in 26 portraits
Hazel Anne Blears

Hazel Anne Blears

1956-
Politician; MP for Salford and Eccles
Sitter in 1 portrait
Harold Boardman

Harold Boardman

1907-1994
Politician; MP for Leigh
Sitter in 1 portrait
Lady Julia Gwynaeth Bodmer (née Pilkington)

Lady Julia Gwynaeth Bodmer (née Pilkington)

1934-2001
Geneticist; wife of Walter Bodmer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Henrietta Crofts (née Scott), Duchess of Bolton

Henrietta Crofts (née Scott), Duchess of Bolton

circa 1682-1730
Third wife of 2nd Duke of Bolton
Sitter in 3 portraits
Charles Paulet, 1st Duke of Bolton

Charles Paulet, 1st Duke of Bolton

1625?-1699
Statesman
Sitter in 5 portraits
No individual image available for this person

William Bradley

1801-1857
Portrait painter
Artist associated with 16 portraits
Sir (William) Lawrence Bragg

Sir (William) Lawrence Bragg

1890-1971
Physicist and crystallographer
Sitter in 41 portraits
Ernest Bramah

Ernest Bramah

1869-1942
Author
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Bright

John Bright

1811-1889
Statesman and orator
Sitter associated with 96 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Warwick Brookes

1843-1929
Photographer
Artist associated with 5 portraits

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