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Sir Frederick Ashton

Sir Frederick Ashton

1904-1988
Founder-choreographer and Director of the Royal Ballet
Sitter in 31 portraits
Anthony Asquith

Anthony Asquith

1902-1968
Film director
Sitter associated with 30 portraits
Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough

1926-
Naturalist and broadcaster; brother of Baron Attenborough
Sitter in 8 portraits
Clement Attlee

Clement Attlee

1883-1967
Prime Minister
Sitter in 49 portraits
Winifred Atwell

Winifred Atwell

1914-1983
Pianist
Sitter in 5 portraits
Frank Auerbach

Frank Auerbach

1931-
Painter
Sitter in 37 portraits | Artist of 5 portraits
Princess Augusta Charlotte, Duchess of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttell

Princess Augusta Charlotte, Duchess of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttell

1737-1813
Daughter of Frederick Prince of Wales, eldest sister of George III
Sitter associated with 11 portraits
John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury

John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury

1834-1913
Banker, scientist, writer and politician; MP for Maidstone and London University
Sitter in 24 portraits
Eric Reginald Lubbock, 4th Baron Avebury

Eric Reginald Lubbock, 4th Baron Avebury

1928-2016
Human rights campaigner and Liberal politician; MP for Orpington
Sitter in 2 portraits
Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon

1897-1977
Prime Minister
Sitter in 43 portraits
Michael Ayrton

Michael Ayrton

1921-1975
Artist
Sitter in 8 portraits | Artist of 10 portraits
Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage

1791-1871
Mathematician and computer pioneer
Sitter in 5 portraits
Don Bachardy

Don Bachardy

1934-
Artist
Sitter in 5 portraits | Artist of 9 portraits
Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon

1909-1992
Painter
Sitter in 47 portraits
Zeinab Mohammed-Khair Badawi

Zeinab Mohammed-Khair Badawi

1959-
Broadcaster and journalist
Sitter in 1 portrait
David Baddiel

David Baddiel

1964-
Comedian, novelist and broadcaster
Sitter in 2 portraits
Robert Baden-Powell

Robert Baden-Powell

1857-1941
Major-General and founder of the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides
Sitter in 48 portraits
Christopher Bailey

Christopher Bailey

1971-
Fashion designer; former Chief Executive Officer of Burberry
Sitter in 2 portraits
Ginger Baker

Ginger Baker

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