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Jeffrey Howard Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-Super-Mare

Jeffrey Howard Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-Super-Mare

1940-
Politician, author and playwright
Sitter in 2 portraits
Robert Armstrong, Baron Armstrong of Ilminster

Robert Armstrong, Baron Armstrong of Ilminster

1927-
Secretary of the Cabinet and Head of Home Civil Service
Sitter in 2 portraits
Jane Austen

Jane Austen

1775-1817
Novelist
Sitter associated with 5 portraits
Gillian Ayres

Gillian Ayres

1930-2018
Painter, mural artist and teacher
Sitter in 5 portraits
Walter Bagehot

Walter Bagehot

1826-1877
Economist and journalist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Henry Frederick Thynne, 6th Marquess of Bath

Henry Frederick Thynne, 6th Marquess of Bath

1905-1992
Landowner and businessman
Sitter in 28 portraits
Alexander George Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath

Alexander George Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath

1932-
Landowner, artist and writer
Sitter in 10 portraits
Ernest Bevin

Ernest Bevin

1881-1951
General Secretary of the Transport and General Workers Union and politician; MP for Wandsworth Central and Woolwich East
Sitter associated with 59 portraits
(William) John Biffen, Baron Biffen

(William) John Biffen, Baron Biffen

1930-2007
Conservative politician; Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Commons
Sitter in 5 portraits
Acker Bilk

Acker Bilk

1929-2014
Clarinettist and vocalist
Sitter in 3 portraits
Edmund Blunden

Edmund Blunden

1896-1974
Poet, writer and teacher
Sitter in 22 portraits
Margaret Grace Bondfield

Margaret Grace Bondfield

1873-1953
Politician; MP for Wallsend, Northampton and first woman cabinet minister
Sitter in 8 portraits
Ian Botham

Ian Botham

1955-
Cricketer
Sitter in 3 portraits
Rosie Boycott

Rosie Boycott

1951-
Editor, journalist and author
Sitter in 1 portrait
Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater

Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater

1736-1803
Pioneer of inland waterways
Sitter in 5 portraits
Alexander Nelson Hood, 1st Viscount Bridport

Alexander Nelson Hood, 1st Viscount Bridport

1814-1904
Lieutenant-General and Equerry to the Queen
Sitter in 2 portraits
John Cleese

John Cleese

1939-
Comedian and actor
Sitter in 8 portraits
Sir Henry Cole

Sir Henry Cole

1808-1882
Civil servant
Sitter in 5 portraits