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Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope

1945-
Teacher, writer and poet
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Noël Coward

Sir Noël Coward

1899-1973
Actor, playwright and composer
Sitter associated with 117 portraits
Thomas Cranmer

Thomas Cranmer

1489-1556
Archbishop of Canterbury
Sitter in 47 portraits
Anne Seymour Damer (née Conway)

Anne Seymour Damer (née Conway)

1749-1828
Sculptor
Sitter in 10 portraits | Artist associated with 8 portraits
Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

1809-1882
Naturalist, geologist and originator of the theory of evolution
Sitter in 35 portraits
Elizabeth David

Elizabeth David

1913-1992
Cookery writer
Sitter in 3 portraits
Randall Thomas Davidson, Baron Davidson of Lambeth

Randall Thomas Davidson, Baron Davidson of Lambeth

1848-1930
Archbishop of Canterbury
Sitter associated with 26 portraits
Sue Davies

Sue Davies

1933-2020
Founder and director of the Photographers' Gallery
Sitter in 3 portraits
Edmund de Waal

Edmund de Waal

1964-
Potter and writer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset

Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset

1536-1608
Poet and Lord Treasurer
Sitter associated with 7 portraits
King Edward VI

King Edward VI

1537-1553
Reigned 1547-53
Sitter associated with 48 portraits
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

1900-2002
Queen of George VI
Sitter associated with 580 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin

1963-
Artist
Sitter in 12 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits
Marty Feldman

Marty Feldman

1934-1982
Actor, comedian and scriptwriter
Sitter in 1 portrait
Geoffrey Francis Fisher, Baron Fisher of Lambeth

Geoffrey Francis Fisher, Baron Fisher of Lambeth

1887-1972
Archbishop of Canterbury
Sitter in 57 portraits
Kitty Fisher

Kitty Fisher

circa 1741-1767
Courtesan
Sitter associated with 11 portraits
Thomas Gainsborough

Thomas Gainsborough

1727-1788
Portrait and landscape painter
Sitter in 8 portraits | Artist associated with 263 portraits
Prince George, Duke of Kent

Prince George, Duke of Kent

1902-1942
Naval and air force officer; son of King George V
Sitter in 170 portraits
David Gower

David Gower

1957-
Cricketer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Stephen Hales

Stephen Hales

1677-1761
Natural philosopher, chemist and inventor
Sitter in 6 portraits

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