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- profession 'Social Welfare and Reform'

Dame Ishbel Maria (née Marjoribanks), Marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair

Dame Ishbel Maria (née Marjoribanks), Marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair

1857-1939
Promoter and patron of social service enterprises
Sitter in 16 portraits
Leo Abse

Leo Abse

1917-2008
Lawyer, writer and Labour politician; MP for Pontypool and Torfaen
Sitter in 11 portraits
Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, 10th Bt

Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, 10th Bt

1787-1871
Philanthropist
Sitter in 6 portraits
William Adam

William Adam

1796-1881
Baptist minister, missionary, professor and slavery abolitionist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Edward Adey

Edward Adey

1799-1876
Baptist minister and slavery abolitionist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Lucy Aggs

Lucy Aggs

1789?-1853
Quaker philanthropist
Sitter associated with 4 portraits
Edward Akroyd

Edward Akroyd

1810-1887
Industrialist, philanthropist and politician
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Percy Alden

Sir Percy Alden

1865-1944
Politician, writer and social reformer
Sitter in 11 portraits
George William Alexander

George William Alexander

1802-1890
Financier and philanthropist; Treasurer of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society
Sitter in 4 portraits
Marianne Margaret Egerton (née Compton), Viscountess Alford ('Lady Marian Alford')

Marianne Margaret Egerton (née Compton), Viscountess Alford ('Lady Marian Alford')

1817-1888
Art patron and writer on needlework; first wife of John Hume Cust, Viscount Alford; daughter of 2nd Marquess of Northampton
Sitter in 9 portraits
Ralph Allen

Ralph Allen

1693-1764
Philanthropist; known as 'The Man of Bath'
Sitter associated with 5 portraits
Richard Allen

Richard Allen

1787-1873
Draper, philanthropist and slavery abolitionist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Richard Allen

Richard Allen

1787-1873
Draper, philanthropist and slavery abolitionist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Stafford Allen

Stafford Allen

1806-1889
Industrialist and slavery abolitionist
Sitter in 4 portraits
William Allen

William Allen

1770-1843
Chemist and philanthropist
Sitter in 9 portraits
Katherine Louisa (née Stanley), Viscountess Amberley

Katherine Louisa (née Stanley), Viscountess Amberley

1842-1874
Suffragist; wife of John Russell Amberley, Viscount Amberley; daughter of 2nd Baron Stanley of Alderley
Sitter associated with 1 portrait
(Adeliza) Florence Amery (née Hamar Greenwood)

(Adeliza) Florence Amery (née Hamar Greenwood)

1881-1975
Chair of the Indian Comforts Fund; wife of Leopold Stennett Amery; daughter of John Hamar Greenwood
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Sir Herbert Ames

1863-1954
Businessman, philanthropist and politician
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir (William) Eric Anderson

Sir (William) Eric Anderson

1936-2020
Educator; Headmaster then Provost of Eton College; Chairman of the Heritage Lottery Fund
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Richard Wallace Annand

1914-2004
Captain; recipient of the first Army Victoria Cross of World War II; founder Member of British Assoc. of Hard of Hearing
Sitter in 7 portraits
Lady Clare Annesley

Lady Clare Annesley

1893-1980
Pacifist; daughter of 5th Earl Annesley
Sitter in 10 portraits
Sir John Archer

Sir John Archer

1860-1949
Vice-President of Boy Scouts Association
Sitter in 3 portraits
Arthur Edward Guinness, Baron Ardilaun

Arthur Edward Guinness, Baron Ardilaun

1840-1915
Politician and philanthropist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Mary Armine (née Talbot), Lady Armine

Mary Armine (née Talbot), Lady Armine

1594-1676
Benefactor
Sitter in 3 portraits
Patrick Armstrong

Patrick Armstrong

Clerk to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on World Government
Sitter in 1 portrait
Gillian Arrindell

Gillian Arrindell

1959-
NGO Coordinator
Sitter in 1 portrait
Aletheia Talbot, Countess of Arundel

Aletheia Talbot, Countess of Arundel

circa 1590-1654
Heiress and patron of art; wife of Thomas Howard
Sitter associated with 33 portraits
Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel

1585-1646
Patron of art and collector
Sitter associated with 68 portraits
Henry Ashworth

Henry Ashworth

1794-1880
Founder of Anti-Corn Law League; friend of Cobden
Sitter in 1 portrait
David Astor

David Astor

1912-2001
Newspaper editor and philanthropist
Sitter in 6 portraits
Herbert Austin, Baron Austin

Herbert Austin, Baron Austin

1866-1941
Motor manufacturer and philanthropist
Sitter in 3 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
Sir Thomas Aylesbury, Bt

Sir Thomas Aylesbury, Bt

1576-1657
Patron of mathematical learning
Sitter associated with 1 portrait
Jonathan Backhouse

Jonathan Backhouse

1779-1842
Banker and slavery abolitionist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Theodosia Bagot (née Leslie, later Swann)

Theodosia Bagot (née Leslie, later Swann)

1865-1940
Author and benefactor of the Portland Hospital, South Africa
Sitter in 1 portrait
James Baird

James Baird

1802-1876
Ironmaster and philanthropist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Edward Baldwin

Edward Baldwin

active 1840
Slavery abolitionist
Sitter in 4 portraits
John de Baliol

John de Baliol

died 1269
Royal counsellor, founder of Balliol College, Oxford; husband of Dervorguilla of Galloway
Sitter in 3 portraits
Helen Bamber

Helen Bamber

1925-2014
Therapist and human rights campaigner
Sitter in 1 portrait

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