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498 people matching these criteria:

- role matching 'sitter'
- profession 'Travel and Exploration'

Florence Barbara Maria (née von Sass), Lady Baker

Florence Barbara Maria (née von Sass), Lady Baker

1841-1916
Traveller in Africa; second wife of Sir Samuel White Baker
Sitter in 5 portraits
Sir Samuel White Baker

Sir Samuel White Baker

1821-1893
Traveller and sportsman
Sitter in 12 portraits
Sir Joseph Banks, Bt

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt

1743-1820
Explorer and botanist
Sitter associated with 35 portraits
Gertrude Bell

Gertrude Bell

1868-1926
Traveller, spy and archaeologist
Sitter in 1 portrait
William Bligh

William Bligh

1754-1817
Admiral and explorer; captain of the Bounty
Sitter in 5 portraits
Thomas Blood

Thomas Blood

1618?-1680
Adventurer; attempted to steal Crown jewels
Sitter associated with 9 portraits
Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

1840-1922
Traveller, politician and poet
Sitter in 9 portraits
George Bradshaw

George Bradshaw

1801-1853
Originator of railway guides
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Britton

John Britton

1771-1857
Antiquary and topographer
Sitter in 3 portraits | Artist associated with 6 portraits
Frederick Burnaby

Frederick Burnaby

1842-1885
Soldier, traveller and balloonist
Sitter in 10 portraits
Sir Richard Francis Burton

Sir Richard Francis Burton

1821-1890
Explorer and writer
Sitter in 8 portraits
Howard Carter

Howard Carter

1874-1939
Artist and archaeologist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus

1451-1506
Italian navigator and explorer
Sitter in 1 portrait
James Cook

James Cook

1728-1779
Circumnavigator
Sitter associated with 15 portraits
Elizabeth Craven (née Berkeley), Margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach

Elizabeth Craven (née Berkeley), Margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach

1750-1828
Dramatist; author; traveller
Sitter in 5 portraits
George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston

George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston

1859-1925
Politician, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, traveller and Viceroy of India
Sitter associated with 34 portraits
William Dampier

William Dampier

1651-1715
Circumnavigator and hydrographer
Sitter in 4 portraits
Frank Debenham

Frank Debenham

1883-1965
Geologist; Founder Director of Scott Polar Research Institute
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Francis Drake

Sir Francis Drake

1540-1596
Admiral and circumnavigator
Sitter associated with 38 portraits
Sir Robert Dudley

Sir Robert Dudley

1574-1649
Mariner and landowner
Sitter associated with 2 portraits