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Aga Khan III (Mohammed Shah)

Aga Khan III (Mohammed Shah)

1877-1957
Leader of the Ismailis and racehorse owner
Sitter in 20 portraits
Eileen Agar

Eileen Agar

1899-1991
Painter
Sitter in 4 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits
Jenny Agutter

Jenny Agutter

1952-
Actress
Sitter in 3 portraits
Caroline Aherne

Caroline Aherne

1963-2016
Comedian and actress
Sitter in 2 portraits
Anouk Aimée

Anouk Aimée

1932-
Actress
Sitter in 3 portraits
Sir Ben Ainslie

Sir Ben Ainslie

1977-
Sailor; Olympian
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir George Biddell Airy

Sir George Biddell Airy

1801-1892
Astronomer Royal
Sitter associated with 24 portraits
Craigie Aitchison

Craigie Aitchison

1926-2009
Artist
Sitter in 5 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Sir Max Aitken

Sir Max Aitken

1910-1985
Newspaper publisher; President of Express Newspapers; son of 1st Baron Beaverbrook
Sitter in 5 portraits
Jonathan William Patrick Aitken

Jonathan William Patrick Aitken

1942-
Company director, politician and newspaper columnist and writer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke

Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke

1883-1963
Field Marshal
Sitter in 32 portraits
Alastair Arthur, 2nd Duke of Connaught and Strathearn

Alastair Arthur, 2nd Duke of Connaught and Strathearn

1914-1943
Son of Prince Arthur; great-grandson of Queen Victoria
Sitter associated with 7 portraits
Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

1853-1884
Fourth and youngest son of Queen Victoria
Sitter associated with 61 portraits
Damon Albarn

Damon Albarn

1968-
Musician, singer and songwriter for 'Blur' and co-founder of 'Gorillaz'
Sitter in 5 portraits
George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle

George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle

1608-1670
Soldier and statesman
Sitter associated with 49 portraits
Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

1819-1861
Prince Consort of Queen Victoria
Sitter in 209 portraits | Artist associated with 2 portraits
Viv Albertine

Viv Albertine

1955-
Musician; guitarist for the band The Slits
Sitter in 1 portrait
Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale

Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale

1864-1892
Eldest son of Edward VII
Sitter in 116 portraits
Sir John William Alcock

Sir John William Alcock

1892-1919
Aviator and RAF Captain; pilot of the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic
Sitter in 1 portrait
Dame Louisa Brandreth Aldrich-Blake

Dame Louisa Brandreth Aldrich-Blake

1865-1925
Surgeon; first British woman to obtain the degree of Master of Surgery; daughter of Frederick James Aldrich-Blake
Sitter in 2 portraits
Ira Aldridge

Ira Aldridge

1807-1867
Actor
Sitter in 4 portraits
John Arthur Malcolm Aldridge

John Arthur Malcolm Aldridge

1905-1983
Painter and illustrator
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Alexander I, Tsar of Russia

Alexander I, Tsar of Russia

1777-1825
Reigned 1801-25
Sitter in 6 portraits
Alexander II, Emperor of Russia

Alexander II, Emperor of Russia

1818-1881
Reigned 1855-81
Sitter associated with 9 portraits
Alexander III, Emperor of Russia

Alexander III, Emperor of Russia

1845-1894
Reigned 1881-94
Sitter in 11 portraits
Douglas Garven Alexander

Douglas Garven Alexander

1967-
Politician; MP and Shadow Foreign Secretary
Sitter in 1 portrait
Queen Alexandra

Queen Alexandra

1844-1925
Queen of Edward VII
Sitter associated with 478 portraits | Artist associated with 10 portraits
Alexandra, Empress of Russia (née Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine)

Alexandra, Empress of Russia (née Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine)

1872-1918
Consort of Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia; daughter of Princess Alice and granddaughter of Queen Victoria
Sitter in 18 portraits
Alfonso XII, King of Spain

Alfonso XII, King of Spain

1857-1885
Reigned 1874-85
Sitter in 2 portraits
Alfonso XIII, King of Spain

Alfonso XIII, King of Spain

1886-1941
Reigned 1886-1931
Sitter in 22 portraits
King Alfred ('The Great')

King Alfred ('The Great')

849-899
King of the West Saxons
Sitter associated with 13 portraits
Prince Alfred

Prince Alfred

1780-1782
Son of George III
Sitter in 4 portraits
Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

1844-1900
Naval officer; second son of Queen Victoria
Sitter associated with 79 portraits
Alfred, Count D'Orsay

Alfred, Count D'Orsay

1801-1852
Amateur artist and man of fashion
Sitter associated with 13 portraits | Artist associated with 266 portraits
Monica Ali

Monica Ali

1967-
Novelist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

1942-2016
Boxer; heavyweight champion and Olympian
Sitter in 3 portraits
Tariq Ali

Tariq Ali

1943-
Student activist; writer and film producer
Sitter in 3 portraits
Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

1843-1878
Third child of Queen Victoria; wife of Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine
Sitter associated with 111 portraits
Prince Naseem

Prince Naseem

1974-
Boxer
Sitter in 1 portrait