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292 People in group

(Henry) Colin Gray Matthew

(Henry) Colin Gray Matthew

1941-1999
Historian and editor
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Thomas May

Thomas May

1595-1650
Poet and historian
Sitter in 8 portraits
Rodolphe Louis Megroz

Rodolphe Louis Megroz

1891-1968
Historian of silhouettes
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sergo Anastasi Mikoyan

Sergo Anastasi Mikoyan

1929-2010
Historian; son of Anastas Mikoyan
Sitter in 5 portraits
Edward Miller

Edward Miller

1731-1807
Organist and historian of Doncaster
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Aubin Louis Millin

1759-1818
French archaeologist and historian
Sitter in 1 portrait
Henry Hart Milman

Henry Hart Milman

1791-1868
Poet and historian; Dean of St Paul's
Sitter in 5 portraits
William Mitford

William Mitford

1744-1827
Historian
Sitter in 2 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Theodore Mommsen

1817-1903
German historian
Sitter in 1 portrait
Edward Douglas-Scott-Montagu, 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu

Edward Douglas-Scott-Montagu, 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu

1926-2015
Motor car collector, historian and landowner
Sitter in 35 portraits
Jan Morris

Jan Morris

1926-2020
Journalist, author and historian
Sitter in 2 portraits
John Lothrop Motley

John Lothrop Motley

1814-1877
Historian and diplomat
Sitter in 6 portraits
Sir John Linton Myres

Sir John Linton Myres

1869-1954
Archaeologist and historian
Sitter in 9 portraits
Mark Napier

Mark Napier

1798-1879
Historian
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir William Francis Patrick Napier

Sir William Francis Patrick Napier

1785-1860
General and historian
Sitter in 5 portraits
Sir John Ernest Neale

Sir John Ernest Neale

1890-1975
Historian
Sitter in 15 portraits
John Lea Nevinson

John Lea Nevinson

1904-1985
Costume historian
Sitter in 3 portraits
No individual image available for this person

John Ramsay Allardyce Nicoll

1894-1976
Drama historian
Sitter in 6 portraits
John Julius Cooper, 2nd Viscount Norwich

John Julius Cooper, 2nd Viscount Norwich

1929-2018
Historian and broadcaster
Sitter in 5 portraits
Sir Charles William Chadwick Oman

Sir Charles William Chadwick Oman

1860-1946
Professor of Modern History at Oxford University, military historian and Conservative politician; MP for Oxford University
Sitter in 8 portraits
Robert John O'Neill

Robert John O'Neill

1936-
Academic, war historian and strategist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Francis Palgrave

Sir Francis Palgrave

1788-1861
Historian; Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery
Sitter in 2 portraits
James William Parkes

James William Parkes

1896-1981
Historian and theologian
Sitter in 6 portraits
Sir (Charles) Hubert Hastings Parry, 1st Bt

Sir (Charles) Hubert Hastings Parry, 1st Bt

1848-1918
Composer and historian of music
Sitter in 11 portraits
Sidney James Webb, Baron Passfield

Sidney James Webb, Baron Passfield

1859-1947
Politician; MP for Seaham, social reformer, economist and a co-founder of the London School of Economics
Sitter in 90 portraits
Beatrice Webb

Beatrice Webb

1858-1943
Social reformer, economist and diarist
Sitter in 76 portraits
Joseph Frank Payne

Joseph Frank Payne

1840-1910
Physician and medical historian
Sitter in 2 portraits
William Henley Pearson-Jervis

William Henley Pearson-Jervis

1813-1883
Ecclesiastical historian; son of Hugh Nicholas Pearson
Sitter in 1 portrait
Henry Francis Pelham

Henry Francis Pelham

1846-1907
Historian
Sitter in 1 portrait
Dame Margery Freda Perham

Dame Margery Freda Perham

1895-1982
Colonial civil servant and historian
Sitter in 3 portraits
Stewart Henry Perowne

Stewart Henry Perowne

1901-1989
Orientalist and historian
Sitter in 16 portraits
Charles Alexander Petrie, 3rd Bt

Charles Alexander Petrie, 3rd Bt

1895-1977
Writer and historian
Sitter in 4 portraits
Hon. Mary Ada Pickford

Hon. Mary Ada Pickford

1884-1934
Politician, industrialist and historian
Sitter in 2 portraits
John Pinkerton

John Pinkerton

1758-1826
Scottish antiquary and historian
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir John Harold Plumb

Sir John Harold Plumb

1911-2001
Historian
Sitter in 6 portraits
Sir Frederick Pollock, 3rd Bt

Sir Frederick Pollock, 3rd Bt

1845-1937
Jurist and historian
Sitter in 13 portraits
Dame Una Pope-Hennessy

Dame Una Pope-Hennessy

1876-1949
Writer, historian and biographer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Lady Cynthia Rosalie Postan (née Keppel)

Lady Cynthia Rosalie Postan (née Keppel)

1918-2017
Plantswoman, writer, research historian, translator and collector of porcelain; wife of Sir Michael Moissey Postan
Sitter in 2 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Abbé Prévost (Antoine François Prévost d'Exiles)

1697-1763
Writer and historian; Clergyman
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir George Walter Prothero

Sir George Walter Prothero

1848-1922
Historian and editor of 'Quarterly Review'
Sitter in 1 portrait
Edgar Quinet

Edgar Quinet

1803-1875
Poet, historian and political philosopher
Sitter in 1 portrait
Ron Ramdin

Ron Ramdin

1942-
Historian and writer
Sitter in 3 portraits
Leopold von Ranke

Leopold von Ranke

1795-1886
Historian
Sitter in 2 portraits
No individual image available for this person

William Pember Reeves

1857-1932
High commissioner, New Zealand, historian and poet
Sitter in 2 portraits
(Joseph) Ernest Renan

(Joseph) Ernest Renan

1823-1892
Philosopher, historian and religious scholar
Sitter in 5 portraits
Aileen Ribeiro

Aileen Ribeiro

1944-
Fashion historian
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir James Richards

Sir James Richards

1907-1992
Architectural historian and critic
Sitter in 2 portraits
William Richards

William Richards

1749-1818
Baptist preacher; historian of Kings Lynn
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Morris Roberts

John Morris Roberts

1928-2003
Historian and author; Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery
Sitter in 2 portraits
William Robertson

William Robertson

1721-1793
Historian
Sitter in 7 portraits
Álvaro de Figueroa y Torres Mendieta, Conde de Romanones

Álvaro de Figueroa y Torres Mendieta, Conde de Romanones

1863-1950
Prime Minister of Spain and historian
Sitter in 3 portraits
William Roscoe

William Roscoe

1753-1831
Banker, historian and collector
Sitter in 6 portraits
Alfred Leslie Rowse

Alfred Leslie Rowse

1903-1997
Historian
Sitter in 5 portraits
Steven Runciman

Steven Runciman

1903-2000
Historian
Sitter in 3 portraits
John Rushworth

John Rushworth

1612?-1690
Historian
Sitter in 4 portraits
Archibald George Blomefield Russell

Archibald George Blomefield Russell

1879-1955
Historian; William Blake specialist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Joseph Rykwert

Joseph Rykwert

1926-
Architectual Historian; Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania
Sitter in 1 portrait
Hon. Giles Rowan St Aubyn

Hon. Giles Rowan St Aubyn

1925-2015
Historian and author; son of 3rd Baron St Levan
Sitter in 2 portraits
Raphael Elkan Samuel

Raphael Elkan Samuel

1934-1996
Historian
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir Simon Schama

Sir Simon Schama

1945-
Historian
Sitter in 3 portraits

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