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Musicians


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Wilhelm Backhaus

Wilhelm Backhaus

1884-1969
German pianist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Maurice Bacon

Maurice Bacon

1952-
Musician; drummer for The Love Affair
Sitter in 1 portrait
Badly Drawn Boy

Badly Drawn Boy

1970-
Musician; known as Badly Drawn Boy
Sitter in 1 portrait
Joan Baez

Joan Baez

1941-
Singer, songwriter, musician and activist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Martin Baggott

Martin Baggott

1947-
Lead guitarist for The Applejacks
Sitter in 1 portrait
Dame Isobel Baillie

Dame Isobel Baillie

1895-1983
Singer
Sitter in 12 portraits
Francis Athelstan Baines

Francis Athelstan Baines

1917-1999
Doublebassist, composer and conductor
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Edward Cuthbert Bairstow

Sir Edward Cuthbert Bairstow

1874-1946
Organist and composer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Albert Edward Baker

Albert Edward Baker

1875-1945
Organist and composer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Janet Baker

Janet Baker

1933-
Singer
Sitter in 12 portraits
Ginger Baker

Ginger Baker

1939-2019
Musician; drummer for Cream
Sitter in 1 portrait
Michael William Balfe

Michael William Balfe

1808-1870
Composer
Sitter associated with 8 portraits
David Ball

David Ball

1959-
Musician and music producer; instrumentalist for 'Soft Cell'
Sitter in 2 portraits
Kenny Ball

Kenny Ball

1930-2013
Musician and trumpeter; lead trumpeter for Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Banister

John Banister

1662-1736
Violinist and composer
Sitter in 2 portraits
John Banks

John Banks

1944-1988
Musician; drummer for The Merseybeats
Sitter in 1 portrait
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Mary Banks

active 1960s
Scholar, musician, artist and photographer
Artist of 1 portrait
Nick Banks

Nick Banks

1965-
Musician; drummer for Pulp
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Granville Bantock

Sir Granville Bantock

1868-1946
Composer
Sitter in 8 portraits
Buju Banton (Mark Myrie)

Buju Banton (Mark Myrie)

1973-
Musician, Jamican Reggae
Sitter in 1 portrait
David Barbarossa

David Barbarossa

1961-
Musician; drummer; member of Bow Wow Wow and Adam and the Ants
Sitter in 1 portrait
Chris Barber

Chris Barber

1930-2021
Jazz musician; bandleader and trombonist
Sitter in 5 portraits
Sir John Barbirolli

Sir John Barbirolli

1899-1970
Conductor and cellist
Sitter in 17 portraits
Herbert Bardgett

Herbert Bardgett

circa 1895-1962
Conductor, chorus master and organist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Daniel Barenboim

Daniel Barenboim

1942-
Pianist, conductor and musical director; husband of Jacqueline du Pré
Sitter in 7 portraits
Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow

1971-
Musician, producer, singer and songwriter for 'Take That'
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Barnett

John Barnett

1802-1890
Composer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Roger Keith ('Syd') Barrett

Roger Keith ('Syd') Barrett

1946-2006
Musician; member of Pink Floyd; artist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Rudolf Borisovich Barshai

Rudolf Borisovich Barshai

1924-2010
Soviet conductor
Sitter in 1 portrait
Mike Barson

Mike Barson

1958-
Musician; member of Madness
Sitter in 1 portrait
Bela Viktor Janos Bartok

Bela Viktor Janos Bartok

1881-1945
Composer and pianist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Shirley Bassey

Shirley Bassey

1937-
Singer
Sitter in 22 portraits
Joah Bates

Joah Bates

1741-1799
Musician
Sitter in 5 portraits
Sir Arnold Bax

Sir Arnold Bax

1883-1953
Composer
Sitter in 33 portraits
William Beale

William Beale

1784-1854
Musician
Sitter in 1 portrait
Hugh Cecil Bean

Hugh Cecil Bean

1929-2003
Violinist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck

1944-
Guitarist; member of The Yardbirds
Sitter in 3 portraits
Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham

1975-
Singer; fashion designer; member of Spice Girls
Sitter in 6 portraits
Zillah Beddington (née Simon)

Zillah Beddington (née Simon)

circa 1844-1928
Amateur pianist; daughter of Sir John Simon; mother of Ada Leverson
Sitter in 1 portrait
David Bedford

David Bedford

1937-2011
Composer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Mark Bedford

Mark Bedford

1961-
Musician; member of Madness
Sitter in 1 portrait
Daniel Bedingfield

Daniel Bedingfield

1980-
Singer; brother of Natasha Bedingfield
Sitter in 1 portrait
Betty Humby Beecham

Betty Humby Beecham

1908-1958
Pianist; daughter of Daniel Morgan Humby; second wife of Sir Thomas Beecham
Sitter associated with 1 portrait
Sir Thomas Beecham, 2nd Bt

Sir Thomas Beecham, 2nd Bt

1879-1961
Conductor
Sitter in 24 portraits
Ashley Beedle

Ashley Beedle

1962-
Music producer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sidney Beer

Sidney Beer

1899-1971
Conductor
Sitter in 1 portrait
Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven

1770-1827
Composer
Sitter in 3 portraits
Alex Bell

Alex Bell

1943-
Musician, member of 'Lulu & The Luvvers'
Sitter associated with 2 portraits
Andy Bell

Andy Bell

1964-
Pop singer; lead singer of 'Erasure'
Sitter in 1 portrait
Robert ('Kool') Bell

Robert ('Kool') Bell

1951-
Musician; bassist for Kool and The Gang
Sitter in 1 portrait
George Bellamy

George Bellamy

1941-
Musician; rhythm guitarist for The Tornados
Sitter in 4 portraits
Charley ('H.') Bembridge

Charley ('H.') Bembridge

active 1979-1981
Musician; drummer for The Selecter
Sitter associated with 1 portrait
Nicola Benedetti

Nicola Benedetti

1987-
Violinist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Julius Benedict

Sir Julius Benedict

1804-1885
Conductor and composer
Sitter in 19 portraits
Arthur Benjamin

Arthur Benjamin

1893-1960
Composer
Sitter in 12 portraits
Sir George William John Benjamin

Sir George William John Benjamin

1960-
Composer, conductor and pianist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Brian Bennett

Brian Bennett

1940-
Drummer, pianist, composer and music producer; member of The Shadows
Sitter in 3 portraits
Pauline ('Spyder') Bennett

Pauline ('Spyder') Bennett

1948-
Singer; member of The Paper Dolls
Sitter associated with 1 portrait
Sir Richard Rodney Bennett

Sir Richard Rodney Bennett

1936-2012
Composer
Sitter in 4 portraits
Sir William Sterndale Bennett

Sir William Sterndale Bennett

1816-1875
Composer
Sitter in 8 portraits

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