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10737 people matching these criteria:

- role matching 'sitter'
- profession 'Politics, Government and Diplomacy'

Diane Julie Abbott

Diane Julie Abbott

1953-
Labour politician; MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Sitter in 4 portraits
Gerry Adams

Gerry Adams

1948-
Politician; President of Sinn Féin
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Adam Afriyie

1965-
Politician; MP for Windsor
Sitter in 1 portrait
Tariq Ali

Tariq Ali

1943-
Student activist; writer and film producer
Sitter in 3 portraits
David Patrick Alton, Baron Alton of Liverpool

David Patrick Alton, Baron Alton of Liverpool

1951-
Politician; Liberal Chief Whip
Sitter in 1 portrait
Noel Gilroy Annan, Baron Annan

Noel Gilroy Annan, Baron Annan

1916-2000
Administrator and writer
Sitter in 9 portraits
Matthew Arnold

Matthew Arnold

1822-1888
Poet, writer and inspector of schools
Sitter in 18 portraits
Jack Ashley, Baron Ashley of Stoke

Jack Ashley, Baron Ashley of Stoke

1922-2012
Labour politician; MP for Stoke-on-Trent
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir Frederick Ashton

Sir Frederick Ashton

1904-1988
Founder-choreographer and Director of the Royal Ballet
Sitter in 30 portraits
(Helen) Violet Bonham Carter (née Asquith), Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury

(Helen) Violet Bonham Carter (née Asquith), Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury

1887-1969
President of the Liberal Party Organisation; wife of Sir Maurice Bonham Carter; daughter of Herbert Asquith
Sitter associated with 31 portraits
Nancy Witcher Astor (née Langhorne), Viscountess Astor

Nancy Witcher Astor (née Langhorne), Viscountess Astor

1879-1964
Conservative politician; MP for Plymouth Sutton; former wife of R.G. Shaw, and later wife of 2nd Viscount Astor; daughter of Chiswell Dabney Langhorne
Sitter in 37 portraits
Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee

Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee

1883-1967
Prime Minister
Sitter in 49 portraits
John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury

John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury

1834-1913
Banker, scientist, writer and politician; MP for Maidstone and London University
Sitter in 24 portraits
Eric Reginald Lubbock, 4th Baron Avebury

Eric Reginald Lubbock, 4th Baron Avebury

1928-2016
Human rights campaigner and Liberal politician; MP for Orpington
Sitter in 2 portraits
(Robert) Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon

(Robert) Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon

1897-1977
Prime Minister
Sitter in 42 portraits
Kenneth Wilfred Baker, Baron Baker of Dorking

Kenneth Wilfred Baker, Baron Baker of Dorking

1934-
Politician; Home Secretary
Sitter in 2 portraits
Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin

Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin

1867-1947
Prime Minister
Sitter in 72 portraits
Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour

1848-1930
Prime Minister and philosopher
Sitter in 135 portraits
Ian Richard Kyle Paisley, Baron Bannside

Ian Richard Kyle Paisley, Baron Bannside

1926-2014
Politician; First Minister of Northern Ireland and religious leader
Sitter in 5 portraits
Cyril Flower, 1st Baron Battersea

Cyril Flower, 1st Baron Battersea

1843-1907
Liberal politician and patron of art
Sitter in 9 portraits | Artist associated with 116 portraits