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Leo Abse

Leo Abse

1917-2008
Lawyer, writer and Labour politician; MP for Pontypool and Torfaen
Sitter in 11 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
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
John de Baliol

John de Baliol

died 1269
Royal counsellor, founder of Balliol College, Oxford; husband of Dervorguilla of Galloway
Sitter in 3 portraits
Thomas John Barnardo

Thomas John Barnardo

1845-1905
Philanthropist; founder of Barnardos Homes
Sitter in 5 portraits
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
Sir Alfred Lane Beit, 2nd Bt

Sir Alfred Lane Beit, 2nd Bt

1903-1994
Politician, philanthropist and art collector
Sitter in 6 portraits
Sir Otto John Beit, 1st Bt

Sir Otto John Beit, 1st Bt

1865-1930
Financier and philanthropist
Sitter in 6 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
Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon

Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon

1827-1891
Artist and women's rights activist; benefactor of Girton College, Cambridge
Sitter in 3 portraits
Florence Eleanor Booth (née Soper)

Florence Eleanor Booth (née Soper)

1861-1957
Salvation Army officer and founder of 'The Women's Social Work'; wife of (William) Bramwell Booth; daughter of Isabell Hawker Soper
Sitter in 3 portraits
William Booth

William Booth

1829-1912
Founder of the Salvation Army
Sitter in 39 portraits
Angela Burdett-Coutts, Baroness Burdett-Coutts

Angela Burdett-Coutts, Baroness Burdett-Coutts

1814-1906
Philanthropist; daughter of Sir Francis Burdett, Bt
Sitter in 19 portraits
Michael Arthur Bass, 1st Baron Burton

Michael Arthur Bass, 1st Baron Burton

1837-1909
Brewer, philanthropist, art collector and politician; Liberal MP for Stafford
Sitter in 3 portraits
Josephine Butler

Josephine Butler

1828-1906
Social reformer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie

1835-1919
Steelmaker and philanthropist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Shami Chakrabarti

Shami Chakrabarti

1969-
Lawyer and human rights campaigner; director of Liberty; life peer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Thomas Clarkson

Thomas Clarkson

1760-1846
Slavery abolitionist
Sitter in 11 portraits