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Dannie Abse

Dannie Abse

1923-2014
Poet; doctor; author and playwright
Sitter in 3 portraits
Leo Abse

Leo Abse

1917-2008
Lawyer, writer and Labour politician; MP for Pontypool and Torfaen
Sitter in 11 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Melbourn Evans Aubrey

1885-1957
Baptist minister and ecumenist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale

1989-
Footballer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Shirley Bassey

Shirley Bassey

1937-
Singer
Sitter in 22 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Harry Morgan Bowcott

1907-2004
Rugby player and president of the Welsh Rugby Union
Sitter in 3 portraits
Caspar Brook

Caspar Brook

1920-1983
Director; Consumers Association, Family Planning Association and David Owen Centre for Population Growth Studies
Sitter in 1 portrait
Dennis Bryon

Dennis Bryon

1949-
Drummer for Amen Corner and the Bee Gees
Sitter in 1 portrait
Huw ('Bunf') Bunford

Huw ('Bunf') Bunford

1967-
Musician; guitarist for Super Furry Animals
Sitter in 1 portrait
William Burges

William Burges

1827-1881
Architect and designer
Sitter in 3 portraits
John Stuart, 1st Marquess of Bute

John Stuart, 1st Marquess of Bute

1744-1814
Diplomat and collector
Sitter in 13 portraits
James Callaghan

James Callaghan

1912-2005
Prime Minister
Sitter in 22 portraits
Charlotte Church

Charlotte Church

1986-
Soprano
Sitter in 2 portraits
Edward Hyde Villiers, 5th Earl of Clarendon

Edward Hyde Villiers, 5th Earl of Clarendon

1846-1914
Politician; Lord Chamberlain of the Household
Sitter in 5 portraits
Edward Copleston

Edward Copleston

1776-1849
Bishop of Llandaff
Sitter in 2 portraits
Lord Ninian Edward Crichton-Stuart

Lord Ninian Edward Crichton-Stuart

1883-1915
Soldier and Conservative politician; MP for Cardiff
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir William Cubitt

Sir William Cubitt

1785-1861
Civil engineer
Sitter in 4 portraits
Hugh Cudlipp, Baron Cudlipp

Hugh Cudlipp, Baron Cudlipp

1913-1998
Newspaper editor and writer
Sitter in 10 portraits
Percy Cudlipp

Percy Cudlipp

1905-1962
Journalist
Sitter in 13 portraits
Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl

1916-1990
Writer
Sitter in 6 portraits
Andrew Wynford Davies

Andrew Wynford Davies

1936-
Writer
Sitter in 1 portrait
David Davies

David Davies

circa 1852-1931
Father of Ivor Novello; rent collector for Cardiff council
Sitter in 2 portraits
(Israel) Maurice Edelman

(Israel) Maurice Edelman

1911-1975
Politician and novelist
Sitter in 20 portraits
John Arthur Alexander ('Johnny') Edgecombe

John Arthur Alexander ('Johnny') Edgecombe

1932-2010
Jazz promoter
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Martin John Evans

Sir Martin John Evans

1941-
Director, Cardiff School of Biosciences, and Professor of Mammalian Genetics, University of Cardiff
Sitter in 2 portraits
Merlyn Evans

Merlyn Evans

1910-1973
Painter and printmaker
Sitter in 1 portrait
Langton Douglas Fox

Langton Douglas Fox

1917-1997
Bishop of Menevia
Sitter in 16 portraits
Ryan Giggs

Ryan Giggs

1973-
Footballer and coach; Olympian
Sitter in 4 portraits
Francis Godwin

Francis Godwin

1562-1633
Bishop of Llandaff and Hereford
Sitter in 2 portraits
James Childs Gould

James Childs Gould

1882-1944
Conservative politician; MP for Cardiff Central
Sitter in 1 portrait
Tanni Grey-Thompson

Tanni Grey-Thompson

1969-
Wheelchair racer; Paralympian and sports administrator; London 2012 Ambassador
Sitter in 4 portraits
James Holloway

James Holloway

1948-
Art historian; Director of Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Sitter in 1 portrait
Joshua Pritchard Hughes

Joshua Pritchard Hughes

1847-1938
Bishop of Llandaff
Sitter in 1 portrait
Colin Jackson

Colin Jackson

1967-
Sprinter and hurdler; Olympian
Sitter in 4 portraits
Sir William Goscombe John

Sir William Goscombe John

1860-1952
Sculptor and medallist
Sitter in 13 portraits
Brian David Josephson

Brian David Josephson

1940-
Physicist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Glenys Kinnock

Glenys Kinnock

1944-
Politician; MEP for Wales
Sitter in 1 portrait
William Bruce Knight

William Bruce Knight

1785-1845
Dean of Llandaff and philologist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Richard Lewis

Richard Lewis

1821-1905
Bishop of Llandaff
Sitter in 6 portraits
Henry Matthews, Viscount Llandaff

Henry Matthews, Viscount Llandaff

1826-1913
Lawyer and politician
Sitter in 7 portraits

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