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497 people matching these criteria:

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

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
Frederick Gustavus Burnaby

Frederick Gustavus 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
Sir Francis Drake

Sir Francis Drake

1540-1596
Admiral and circumnavigator
Sitter associated with 38 portraits
Emily Eden

Emily Eden

1797-1869
Novelist and traveller; sister of the Earl of Auckland
Sitter in 2 portraits
Matthew Flinders

Matthew Flinders

1774-1814
Hydrographer; inventor of the Flinders Bar
Sitter in 1 portrait
Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls

1974-
Adventurer; Chief Scout; TV presenter
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Edmund Percival Hillary

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary

1919-2008
New Zealand explorer
Sitter in 7 portraits
David Livingstone

David Livingstone

1813-1873
Missionary and explorer
Sitter in 40 portraits
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

1689-1762
Writer and traveller
Sitter associated with 9 portraits
Herbert George Ponting

Herbert George Ponting

1870-1935
Photographer and antarctic explorer
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist associated with 13 portraits
Sir Walter Ralegh

Sir Walter Ralegh

1554-1618
Soldier, sailor, poet and writer
Sitter in 48 portraits
Robert Falcon Scott

Robert Falcon Scott

1868-1912
Antarctic explorer
Sitter in 13 portraits
Mary Jane Seacole (née Grant)

Mary Jane Seacole (née Grant)

1805-1881
Nurse, adventurer and writer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton

1874-1922
Antarctic explorer
Sitter in 17 portraits