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Robert Adam

Robert Adam

1728-1792
Architect
Sitter in 2 portraits
Prince Naseem (Naseem Salom Ali Hamed)

Prince Naseem (Naseem Salom Ali Hamed)

1974-
Boxer
Sitter in 1 portrait
(William) Kenneth Armitage

(William) Kenneth Armitage

1916-2002
Sculptor
Sitter in 12 portraits
Wystan Hugh ('W.H.') Auden

Wystan Hugh ('W.H.') Auden

1907-1973
Poet
Sitter in 43 portraits
Sir Alan Ayckbourn

Sir Alan Ayckbourn

1939-
Playwright; Artistic Director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Sitter in 4 portraits
Zeinab Mohammed-Khair Badawi

Zeinab Mohammed-Khair Badawi

1959-
Broadcaster and journalist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Dame Janet Abbott Baker

Dame Janet Abbott Baker

1933-
Singer
Sitter in 12 portraits
Sean Bean

Sean Bean

1959-
Actor
Sitter in 1 portrait
Quentin Claudian Stephen Bell

Quentin Claudian Stephen Bell

1910-1996
Artist and writer; son of Clive and Vanessa Bell
Sitter in 6 portraits
Hilary James Wedgwood Benn

Hilary James Wedgwood Benn

1953-
Politician; Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
Sitter in 1 portrait
Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett

1934-
Playwright
Sitter in 25 portraits
Dame Elizabeth Violet Blackadder

Dame Elizabeth Violet Blackadder

1931-
Painter
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
William Bligh

William Bligh

1754-1817
Admiral and explorer; captain of the Bounty
Sitter in 5 portraits
David Blunkett

David Blunkett

1947-
Labour politician; Home Secretary
Sitter in 3 portraits
David Garshen Bomberg

David Garshen Bomberg

1890-1957
Painter
Sitter in 5 portraits | Artist of 5 portraits
Betty Boothroyd, Baroness Boothroyd

Betty Boothroyd, Baroness Boothroyd

1929-
Speaker of the House of Commons
Sitter in 11 portraits
Geoffrey Boycott

Geoffrey Boycott

1940-
Cricketer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Joseph Bramah

Joseph Bramah

1748-1814
Inventor
Sitter in 3 portraits
Anne Brontë

Anne Brontë

1820-1849
Novelist
Sitter in 1 portrait