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Jeannette Altwegg

Jeannette Altwegg

1930-
Ice skater; Olympian
Sitter in 1 portrait
James Michael ('Jimmy') Anderson

James Michael ('Jimmy') Anderson

1982-
Cricketer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Richard Arkwright

Sir Richard Arkwright

1732-1792
Engineer and inventor
Sitter in 2 portraits
Mike Atherton

Mike Atherton

1968-
Cricketer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Thomas Beecham, 2nd Bt

Sir Thomas Beecham, 2nd Bt

1879-1961
Conductor
Sitter in 24 portraits
John Bright

John Bright

1811-1889
Statesman and orator
Sitter associated with 95 portraits
Barbara Anne Castle, Baroness Castle

Barbara Anne Castle, Baroness Castle

1910-2002
Labour politician; MP for Blackburn and First Secretary of State
Sitter in 12 portraits
William Cobbett

William Cobbett

1763-1835
Journalist, agriculturalist and politician; MP for Oldham
Sitter associated with 55 portraits
Harry Corbett

Harry Corbett

1918-1989
Entertainer; creator of 'Sooty'
Sitter in 8 portraits
Ian Curtis

Ian Curtis

1956-1980
Musician, singer and songwriter for 'Joy Division'
Sitter in 1 portrait
(Edward) Hugh John Neale Dalton, Baron Dalton

(Edward) Hugh John Neale Dalton, Baron Dalton

1887-1962
Labour politician and economist
Sitter in 25 portraits
William Ralph ('Dixie') Dean

William Ralph ('Dixie') Dean

1907-1980
Footballer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Arthur Devis

Arthur Devis

1712-1787
Portrait painter
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist associated with 4 portraits
Ellen ('Nellie') Farren

Ellen ('Nellie') Farren

1848-1904
Actress
Sitter associated with 17 portraits
Dame Gracie Fields

Dame Gracie Fields

1898-1979
Actress and singer
Sitter in 27 portraits
George Formby

George Formby

1904-1961
Musician and comic actor
Sitter in 2 portraits
Arthur William James ('Anthony') Greenwood, Baron Greenwood of Rossendale

Arthur William James ('Anthony') Greenwood, Baron Greenwood of Rossendale

1911-1982
Labour politician; MP for Heywood & Radcliffe and Rossendale
Sitter in 6 portraits
Sir Reginald Carey ('Rex') Harrison

Sir Reginald Carey ('Rex') Harrison

1908-1990
Actor
Sitter in 10 portraits
(Frederic) Russell Harty

(Frederic) Russell Harty

1934-1988
Television and radio broadcaster and journalist
Sitter in 2 portraits