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Vendors, merchants and manufacturers


376 People in group

Alfred Bourne

Alfred Bourne

born circa 1812
Merchant
Sitter associated with 1 portrait
James Bowen

James Bowen

1818-1877
Merchant seaman and Captain of the Great Eastern
Sitter in 1 portrait
Francis Boyce

Francis Boyce

Merchant skipper; grandfather of Cecil Reginald Grundy
Sitter in 1 portrait
James Bradshaw

James Bradshaw

died 1783
Merchant
Sitter in 4 portraits
Edward Bright

Edward Bright

1721-1750
Grocer of Maldon
Sitter in 5 portraits
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Charles Edward Brightwen

1850-1896
Grocer and schoolmaster; son of Charles Brightwen
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir John Brockett

Sir John Brockett

circa 1511-1558
Spanish merchant and politician; MP for Oxford
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir Basil Brooke

Sir Basil Brooke

1576-1646
Iron-founder and royalist conspirator
Sitter in 1 portrait
Henry John Brown

Henry John Brown

born 1863
Oil company chairman
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Gordon Brown

John Gordon Brown

1814-1903
Merchant; son of Jonathan Brown of Jamaica
Sitter in 1 portrait
Timothy Brown

Timothy Brown

1743 or 1744-1820
Banker and brewer; father of Sarah, Mrs Edward Vernon Utterson
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir William Brown, 1st Bt

Sir William Brown, 1st Bt

1784-1864
Merchant and politician
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Bryer

John Bryer

died 1770
East India merchant and financier; brother of Henry Bryer the printseller
Sitter in 1 portrait
Walter Buchanan

Walter Buchanan

1797-1883
Politician and merchant
Sitter in 3 portraits
Sir Edmund Fleming Bushby

Sir Edmund Fleming Bushby

1879-1943
Cotton merchant
Sitter in 1 portrait
Colin Stewart Caird

Colin Stewart Caird

1826-1912
Merchant and shipowner
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir James Cambell

Sir James Cambell

circa 1570-1642
Merchant; Lord Mayor of London
Sitter in 4 portraits
William Canynge

William Canynge

1399?-1474
Merchant and monk
Sitter in 2 portraits
Emily Castellain (née Saunders)

Emily Castellain (née Saunders)

1839-1913
Wife of Alfred Castellain; daughter of Charles Saunders, merchant
Sitter in 1 portrait
Stephen Gordon Catto, 2nd Baron Catto

Stephen Gordon Catto, 2nd Baron Catto

1923-2001
Merchant banker
Sitter in 1 portrait
William Caxton

William Caxton

1415-1492
Printer, merchant and diplomat
Sitter in 7 portraits
Robert Chamberlain

Robert Chamberlain

1632?-1696
Merchant and mathematician
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir John Chardin

Sir John Chardin

1643-1712
Diamond merchant and travel writer
Sitter in 5 portraits
John Cholmley

John Cholmley

died 1693
Brother of Nathaniel Cholmley, merchant of London
Sitter in 1 portrait
Thomas Clark

Thomas Clark

1737-1816
Merchant
Sitter associated with 2 portraits
Richard Clough

Richard Clough

circa 1530-1570
Merchant
Sitter in 2 portraits
John Clow

John Clow

active 1840
Liverpool merchant
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir John Edward ('Jack') Cohen

Sir John Edward ('Jack') Cohen

1898-1979
Grocer and philanthropist; creator of Tesco stores
Sitter in 2 portraits
Joseph Collet

Joseph Collet

1673-1725
Merchant and administrator in Sumatra and Madras
Sitter in 1 portrait
Edward Colston

Edward Colston

1636-1721
Trader of enslaved people; merchant and philanthropist
Sitter in 2 portraits
James Colvin

James Colvin

1768-1847
Merchant
Sitter in 3 portraits
Frederick Henry Smith, 1st Baron Colwyn

Frederick Henry Smith, 1st Baron Colwyn

1859-1946
Rubber and cotton manufacturer
Sitter in 3 portraits
Josiah Conder

Josiah Conder

1789-1855
Bookseller
Sitter in 4 portraits
Sir Daniel Cooper, 1st Bt

Sir Daniel Cooper, 1st Bt

1821-1902
Merchant and philanthropist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Janet Cooper (née Lyle)

Janet Cooper (née Lyle)

1944-
Co-founder of Annacat boutique
Sitter in 1 portrait
Henry Cornish

Henry Cornish

died 1685
Alderman and merchant
Sitter in 3 portraits
Joseph Cottle

Joseph Cottle

1770-1853
Author and bookseller
Sitter in 1 portrait
Frank Courage

Frank Courage

1838-1918
Merchant
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir John Irving Courtenay

Sir John Irving Courtenay

1837-1912
Managing Director of the Electrical Power Storage Company
Sitter in 1 portrait
Alfred William Cox

Alfred William Cox

1857-1919
Silver mine proprietor and racehorse owner
Sitter in 1 portrait

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