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2868 people matching these criteria:

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- profession 'Scholarship and Research'

Maurice Ashley-Cooper

Maurice Ashley-Cooper

1675-1726
Classical scholar; younger brother of 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury
Sitter in 1 portrait
Elias Ashmole

Elias Ashmole

1617-1692
Antiquary
Sitter in 6 portraits
Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour

1848-1930
Prime Minister and philosopher
Sitter in 136 portraits
Maria Balshaw

Maria Balshaw

1970-
Director of Tate
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir George Howland Beaumont, 7th Bt

Sir George Howland Beaumont, 7th Bt

1753-1827
Art patron, connoisseur and landscape painter
Sitter associated with 12 portraits
William (Thomas) Beckford

William (Thomas) Beckford

1760-1844
Writer, collector and eccentric dilettante
Sitter in 2 portraits
Gertrude Bell

Gertrude Bell

1868-1926
Traveller, spy and archaeologist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Bernard Berenson

Bernard Berenson

1865-1959
Art historian
Sitter in 21 portraits
Sir Isaiah Berlin

Sir Isaiah Berlin

1909-1997
Philosopher and political theorist
Sitter in 11 portraits
Annie Besant (née Wood)

Annie Besant (née Wood)

1847-1933
Socialist, theosophist, women's rights activist, writer and supporter of Irish and Indian self-rule
Sitter in 4 portraits
Laurence Binyon

Laurence Binyon

1869-1943
Poet and art historian
Sitter in 18 portraits
Anthony Blunt

Anthony Blunt

1907-1983
Art historian and Soviet spy
Sitter in 7 portraits
Sir Thomas Bodley

Sir Thomas Bodley

1545-1613
Diplomat and scholar
Sitter in 7 portraits
Robert Boyle

Robert Boyle

1627-1691
Chemist and natural philosopher
Sitter associated with 22 portraits
Gerald Brenan

Gerald Brenan

1894-1987
Writer and Hispanic scholar
Sitter in 3 portraits
Sir David Brewster

Sir David Brewster

1781-1868
Natural philosopher and academic administrator
Sitter in 18 portraits
Asa Briggs, Baron Briggs

Asa Briggs, Baron Briggs

1921-2016
Historian
Sitter in 6 portraits
John Britton

John Britton

1771-1857
Antiquary and topographer
Sitter in 3 portraits | Artist associated with 6 portraits
Anita Brookner

Anita Brookner

1928-2016
Novelist and art historian
Sitter in 5 portraits
Lillian Gertrude Browse

Lillian Gertrude Browse

1906-2005
Art dealer and historian; partner of Roland, Browse and Delbanco
Sitter in 6 portraits