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Women writers


152 People in group

Barbara Hedworth

Barbara Hedworth

Writer
Sitter in 4 portraits
Leslie Ruth Howard

Leslie Ruth Howard

1924-2013
Writer; daughter of Leslie Howard
Sitter in 1 portrait
Naomi Jacob

Naomi Jacob

1884-1964
Writer and actress
Sitter in 5 portraits
P.D. James

P.D. James

1920-2014
Writer and public servant
Sitter in 9 portraits
Margaret Elizabeth Child-Villiers (née Leigh), Countess of Jersey

Margaret Elizabeth Child-Villiers (née Leigh), Countess of Jersey

1849-1945
Political hostess, philanthropist and children's writer; wife of 7th Earl of Jersey; daughter of 2nd Baron Leigh
Sitter in 8 portraits
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

1927-2013
Writer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Mary Margaret ('Mollie') Kaye

Mary Margaret ('Mollie') Kaye

1908-2004
Novelist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sheila Kaye-Smith

Sheila Kaye-Smith

1887-1956
Writer
Sitter in 12 portraits
Alison Louise ('A.L.') Kennedy

Alison Louise ('A.L.') Kennedy

1965-
Writer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Margaret Moore Kennedy

Margaret Moore Kennedy

1896-1967
Writer
Sitter associated with 12 portraits
Lady Caroline Lamb

Lady Caroline Lamb

1785-1828
Novelist; Wife of William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne
Sitter in 2 portraits
Letitia Elizabeth Landon (Mrs Maclean)

Letitia Elizabeth Landon (Mrs Maclean)

1802-1838
Poet and novelist
Sitter associated with 4 portraits
Marghanita Laski

Marghanita Laski

1915-1988
Novelist, critic and journalist
Sitter in 5 portraits
Rosamond Nina Lehmann

Rosamond Nina Lehmann

1901-1990
Novelist
Sitter in 24 portraits
Doris Lessing

Doris Lessing

1919-2013
Writer; Nobel Prize winner
Sitter in 16 portraits
Kathy Lette

Kathy Lette

1958-
Writer
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Maud Sophia Levett

1866-1947
Writer; wife of William Swinnerton Byrd Levett
Sitter in 3 portraits
Lady (Maria) Theresa Lewis (née Villiers)

Lady (Maria) Theresa Lewis (née Villiers)

1803-1865
Writer
Sitter in 4 portraits
Christina Catherine Liddell (née Fraser-Tytler)

Christina Catherine Liddell (née Fraser-Tytler)

1848-1927
Writer; wife of Edward Thomas Liddell; daughter of Charles Edward Fraser-Tytler
Sitter in 1 portrait
Dame Penelope Margaret Lively

Dame Penelope Margaret Lively

1933-
Writer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Vivienne Lynn (Tribbeck)

Vivienne Lynn (Tribbeck)

Fashion model, journalist, editor and artist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Dame Edith Sophy Lyttelton (née Balfour)

Dame Edith Sophy Lyttelton (née Balfour)

1865-1948
Writer, activist and spiritualist; second wife of Alfred Lyttelton; daughter of Archibald Balfour
Sitter associated with 3 portraits
Rose Macaulay

Rose Macaulay

1881-1958
Author
Sitter in 6 portraits
(Sybil) Barbara Mcfadyean

(Sybil) Barbara Mcfadyean

1917-2006
Writer; former wife of Frank Milton, and later second wife of Patrick Cairns ('Spike') Hughes; daughter of Sir Andrew Mcfadyean
Sitter associated with 5 portraits
Mary Mackay ('Marie Corelli')

Mary Mackay ('Marie Corelli')

1855-1924
Novelist
Sitter in 3 portraits
Agnes Mure MacKenzie

Agnes Mure MacKenzie

1891-1955
Writer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Olivia Mary Manning

Olivia Mary Manning

1908-1980
Novelist; wife of Reginald Donald Smith
Sitter in 7 portraits
Katherine Mansfield

Katherine Mansfield

1888-1923
Writer
Sitter in 4 portraits
Dame Hilary Mantel

Dame Hilary Mantel

1952-
Novelist and critic
Sitter in 2 portraits
Elizabeth Marc

Elizabeth Marc

1882-1964
Children's author; wife of Prince Nusrat Ali Mirza
Sitter in 4 portraits
Marie, Queen of Romania

Marie, Queen of Romania

1875-1938
Nurse and writer; wife of Ferdinand I, King of Romania; daughter of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh
Sitter in 62 portraits
(Jenny Julia) Eleanor Marx (later Marx-Aveling)

(Jenny Julia) Eleanor Marx (later Marx-Aveling)

1855-1898
Socialist writer and activist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Fay Maschler

Fay Maschler

1945-
Food writer and restaurant critic
Sitter in 2 portraits
L.T. Meade (née Elizabeth Thomasina Meade)

L.T. Meade (née Elizabeth Thomasina Meade)

1854-1914
Writer; wife of Alfred Toulmin Smith
Sitter in 1 portrait
Lady Naomi Margaret Mitchison (née Haldane)

Lady Naomi Margaret Mitchison (née Haldane)

1897-1998
Writer; diarist for Mass-Observation; wife of Gilbert Richard Mitchison; daughter of John Scott Haldane
Sitter in 4 portraits
Mary Russell Mitford

Mary Russell Mitford

1787-1855
Novelist and dramatist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Mary Louisa Molesworth

Mary Louisa Molesworth

1839-1921
Children's writer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Penelope Ruth Mortimer (née Fletcher)

Penelope Ruth Mortimer (née Fletcher)

1918-1999
Novelist; former wife of Charles Dimont, and later wife of Sir John Clifford Mortimer; daughter of Arthur Forbes Gerald Fletcher
Sitter in 11 portraits
Dorothy Moulton-Mayer

Dorothy Moulton-Mayer

circa 1886-1974
Soprano; biographer; wife of Robert Mayer
Sitter in 9 portraits
Mo Mowlam

Mo Mowlam

1949-2005
Journalist, writer and Labour politician; MP for Redcar
Sitter in 3 portraits
Iris Murdoch

Iris Murdoch

1919-1999
Novelist and philosopher
Sitter in 35 portraits
Margaret Nash (née Odeh)

Margaret Nash (née Odeh)

1887?-1960
Writer and suffragette; wife of Paul Nash; daughter of N. Odeh
Sitter in 3 portraits
Lady Diana Cooper (Diana (née Manners), Viscountess Norwich)

Lady Diana Cooper (Diana (née Manners), Viscountess Norwich)

1892-1986
Actress and writer; wife of 1st Viscount Norwich; daughter of 8th Duke of Rutland
Sitter associated with 39 portraits
Kate O'Brien

Kate O'Brien

1897-1974
Novelist
Sitter in 16 portraits
Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant

Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant

1828-1897
Novelist and biographer
Sitter in 3 portraits
Jane Oliver (Helen Christina Easson Rees)

Jane Oliver (Helen Christina Easson Rees)

1903-1970
Writer
Sitter in 27 portraits
Amelia Opie

Amelia Opie

1769-1853
Novelist and poet; second wife of John Opie
Sitter in 8 portraits | Artist associated with 1 portrait
Frances Partridge

Frances Partridge

1900-2004
Author and literary journalist
Sitter in 9 portraits | Artist associated with 2 portraits
Catherine ('Katey') Elizabeth Macready Perugini (née Dickens)

Catherine ('Katey') Elizabeth Macready Perugini (née Dickens)

1839-1929
Painter; former wife of Charles Collins, and later wife of Charles (Carlo) Edward Perugini; daughter of Charles Dickens
Sitter in 5 portraits
No individual image available for this person

(Mary) Adelaide Eden Phillpotts (later Phillpotts Ross)

1896-1993
Novelist; daughter of Eden Phillpotts
Sitter in 2 portraits
Anna Maria Porter

Anna Maria Porter

1780-1832
Novelist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Jane Porter

Jane Porter

1776-1850
Novelist; sister of Anna Maria Porter
Sitter in 2 portraits
Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter

1866-1943
Children's writer and book illustrator
Sitter in 6 portraits
Marguerite Agnes Power

Marguerite Agnes Power

1815?-1867
Writer; niece of Lady Blessington
Sitter in 1 portrait
Kate Pullinger

Kate Pullinger

1961-
Writer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Miss Read (Dora Jessie Saint)

Miss Read (Dora Jessie Saint)

1913-2012
Novelist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Joan Riley

Joan Riley

1958-
Author
Sitter in 1 portrait
Isabella Frances Romer

Isabella Frances Romer

1798-1852
Novelist and travel writer
Sitter in 2 portraits

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