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Charles Sargeant Jagger

Charles Sargeant Jagger

1885-1934
Sculptor
Sitter in 2 portraits
Gwen John

Gwen John

1876-1939
Painter; sister of Augustus John
Sitter in 3 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson

1903-1941
Airwoman
Sitter in 30 portraits
Dame Celia Johnson

Dame Celia Johnson

1908-1982
Actress
Sitter in 6 portraits
Keith Sinjohn Joseph, Baron Joseph

Keith Sinjohn Joseph, Baron Joseph

1918-1994
Conservative politician and barrister
Sitter in 28 portraits
Kay Kendall

Kay Kendall

1926-1959
Actress
Sitter in 10 portraits
Oona Tamsyn King

Oona Tamsyn King

1967-
Politician; MP for Bethnal Green and Bow
Sitter in 1 portrait
Ben Kingsley

Ben Kingsley

1943-
Actor
Sitter in 5 portraits
Harold Knight

Harold Knight

1874-1961
Artist; husband of Dame Laura Knight
Sitter in 4 portraits | Artist of 4 portraits
Laura Knight

Laura Knight

1877-1970
Artist
Sitter in 33 portraits | Artist associated with 3 portraits
Cosmo Gordon Lang, Baron Lang of Lambeth

Cosmo Gordon Lang, Baron Lang of Lambeth

1864-1945
Archbishop of Canterbury
Sitter in 51 portraits
Philip Larkin

Philip Larkin

1922-1985
Poet and novelist
Sitter in 6 portraits
Charles Laughton

Charles Laughton

1899-1962
Actor
Sitter in 19 portraits
Maureen Lipman

Maureen Lipman

1946-
Actress and writer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Andrew Marvell

Andrew Marvell

1621-1678
Poet and politician; MP for Kingston-upon-Hull
Sitter associated with 16 portraits
Roy Mason, Baron Mason

Roy Mason, Baron Mason

1924-2015
Coal miner and politician; Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
Sitter in 2 portraits
James Mason

James Mason

1909-1984
Actor
Sitter in 10 portraits
Philip Mercier

Philip Mercier

1691-1760
Portrait painter
Sitter in 3 portraits | Artist associated with 26 portraits
Gertie Millar

Gertie Millar

1879-1952
Actress
Sitter in 89 portraits
Albert Moore

Albert Moore

1841-1893
Painter
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist associated with 3 portraits
Henry Moore

Henry Moore

1898-1986
Sculptor
Sitter in 98 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Mo Mowlam

Mo Mowlam

1949-2005
Journalist, writer and Labour politician; MP for Redcar
Sitter in 2 portraits
Michael Parkinson

Michael Parkinson

1935-
Journalist and broadcaster
Sitter in 3 portraits
Eric Portman

Eric Portman

1901-1969
Actor
Sitter in 3 portraits
J.B. Priestley

J.B. Priestley

1894-1984
Writer
Sitter in 92 portraits
Joseph Priestley

Joseph Priestley

1733-1804
Theologian and scientist
Sitter in 28 portraits
Bryan Waller Procter (Barry Cornwall)

Bryan Waller Procter (Barry Cornwall)

1787-1874
Writer, Poet and Lawyer
Sitter in 3 portraits
Joseph Arthur Rank, 1st Baron Rank

Joseph Arthur Rank, 1st Baron Rank

1888-1972
Film producer
Sitter in 15 portraits
Arthur Ransome

Arthur Ransome

1884-1967
Journalist and author
Sitter in 15 portraits
Herbert Read

Herbert Read

1893-1968
Critic, poet and writer on art
Sitter in 18 portraits
Vic Reeves

Vic Reeves

1959-
Comedian, actor and artist
Sitter in 3 portraits
Paula Rego

Paula Rego

1935-
Artist
Sitter in 3 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits
Sir Joshua Reynolds

Sir Joshua Reynolds

1723-1792
Painter and first President of the Royal Academy
Sitter associated with 38 portraits | Artist associated with 1413 portraits
King Richard II

King Richard II

1367-1400
Reigned 1377-99
Sitter associated with 34 portraits
King Richard III

King Richard III

1452-1485
Reigned 1483-85
Sitter associated with 26 portraits
William Rothenstein

William Rothenstein

1872-1945
Artist and teacher of art
Sitter in 24 portraits | Artist associated with 221 portraits
John Ruskin

John Ruskin

1819-1900
Writer, artist and social reformer
Sitter associated with 82 portraits
Arthur Scargill

Arthur Scargill

1938-
Trade unionist
Sitter in 5 portraits
John Sentamu

John Sentamu

1949-
Archbishop of York
Sitter in 3 portraits
Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran

1991-
Singer and songwriter
Sitter in 2 portraits
Walter Sickert

Walter Sickert

1860-1942
Painter
Sitter associated with 21 portraits | Artist associated with 10 portraits
Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt

Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt

1646-1723
Portrait painter
Sitter associated with 30 portraits | Artist associated with 1684 portraits
Edith Sitwell

Edith Sitwell

1887-1964
Poet
Sitter in 56 portraits
Sir Matthew Smith

Sir Matthew Smith

1879-1959
Painter
Sitter in 6 portraits | Artist of 4 portraits
Sir Stanley Spencer

Sir Stanley Spencer

1891-1959
Painter
Sitter associated with 34 portraits | Artist of 5 portraits
Philip Wilson Steer

Philip Wilson Steer

1860-1942
Painter
Sitter in 14 portraits | Artist of 3 portraits
Robert Stephenson

Robert Stephenson

1803-1859
Civil engineer; son of George Stephenson
Sitter in 12 portraits
Laurence Sterne

Laurence Sterne

1713-1768
Writer and divine; author of 'Tristram Shandy'
Sitter in 16 portraits
J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

1892-1973
Anglo-Saxon scholar and writer
Sitter in 5 portraits
Freddie Trueman

Freddie Trueman

1931-2006
Cricketer, writer and broadcaster
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir John Vanbrugh

Sir John Vanbrugh

1664-1726
Architect and dramatist
Sitter in 11 portraits
Edward Wadsworth

Edward Wadsworth

1889-1949
Painter and naval intelligence officer
Sitter in 3 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Dame Ethel Walker

Dame Ethel Walker

1861-1951
Painter and sculptor
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits
Sarah Waters

Sarah Waters

1966-
Author
Sitter in 2 portraits
John Wesley

John Wesley

1703-1791
Methodist leader
Sitter in 30 portraits
Marco Pierre White

Marco Pierre White

1961-
Chef and restaurateur
Sitter in 4 portraits
William Wilberforce

William Wilberforce

1759-1833
Philanthropist and reformer
Sitter associated with 32 portraits
Ellen Cicely Wilkinson

Ellen Cicely Wilkinson

1891-1947
Labour politician; MP for Middlesbrough East and Jarrow, Minister for Education and Parliamentary Private Secretary
Sitter in 33 portraits
Harold Wilson

Harold Wilson

1916-1995
Prime Minister
Sitter in 51 portraits