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756 people matching these criteria:

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- profession 'Social Welfare and Reform'

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, 4th Earl of Surrey and 1st Earl of Norfolk

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, 4th Earl of Surrey and 1st Earl of Norfolk

1585-1646
Patron of art and collector
Sitter associated with 68 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
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
William Booth

William Booth

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

Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts, Baroness Burdett-Coutts

1814-1906
Philanthropist; daughter of Sir Francis Burdett, Bt
Sitter in 19 portraits
Thomas Clarkson

Thomas Clarkson

1760-1846
Slavery abolitionist
Sitter in 11 portraits
Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett (née Garrett)

Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett (née Garrett)

1847-1929
Leader of the constitutional women's suffrage movement and author
Sitter in 14 portraits
Mohandas Karamchand ('Mahatma') Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand ('Mahatma') Gandhi

1869-1948
Indian political leader and religious and social reformer
Sitter in 7 portraits
Bob Geldof

Bob Geldof

1954-
Singer; Boomtown Rats and organiser of Band Aid, Live Aid and Sports Aid
Sitter in 9 portraits
Octavia Hill

Octavia Hill

1838-1912
Social reformer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Henry Richard Fox (later Vassall), 3rd Baron Holland

Henry Richard Fox (later Vassall), 3rd Baron Holland

1773-1840
Whig statesman and patron of art and letters
Sitter associated with 56 portraits
Edward James

Edward James

1907-1984
Poet, designer and patron of the arts
Sitter in 3 portraits
George Lansbury

George Lansbury

1859-1940
Pacifist and politician; Labour leader and MP for Bow and Bromley
Sitter in 31 portraits
William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne

William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne

1737-1805
Prime Minister and patron of the arts
Sitter associated with 67 portraits
Dame Vera Lynn (Vera Margaret Lewis (née Welch))

Dame Vera Lynn (Vera Margaret Lewis (née Welch))

1917-
Singer, television show host and philanthropist
Sitter in 14 portraits
(Jenny Julia) Eleanor Marx (later Marx-Aveling)

(Jenny Julia) Eleanor Marx (later Marx-Aveling)

1855-1898
Socialist writer and activist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Yehudi Menuhin, Baron Menuhin

Yehudi Menuhin, Baron Menuhin

1916-1999
Violinist, conductor and philanthropist
Sitter in 45 portraits