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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; MP for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough
Sitter in 3 portraits
David Bomberg

David 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
Sir Geoffrey Boycott

Sir 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
Charlotte Brontë

Charlotte Brontë

1816-1855
Novelist
Sitter associated with 4 portraits
Emily Brontë

Emily Brontë

1818-1848
Novelist
Sitter in 3 portraits
Louise Browne

Louise Browne

1906-1996
Actress, dancer, singer and spy
Sitter in 71 portraits
Alistair Brownlee

Alistair Brownlee

1988-
Triathlete; Olympian
Sitter in 1 portrait
Jonathan Brownlee

Jonathan Brownlee

1990-
Triathlete; Olympian
Sitter in 1 portrait
William Burges

William Burges

1827-1881
Architect and designer
Sitter in 3 portraits
A.S. Byatt

A.S. Byatt

1936-
Novelist, critic and editor
Sitter in 8 portraits
Joanne Catherall

Joanne Catherall

1962-
Musician; singer for The Human League
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir George Cayley, 6th Bt

Sir George Cayley, 6th Bt

1773-1857
Pioneer of aviation
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir William Chambers

Sir William Chambers

1723-1796
Architect
Sitter in 16 portraits
Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey

Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey

1781-1841
Sculptor
Sitter in 11 portraits | Artist associated with 267 portraits
Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond and Lennox

Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond and Lennox

1672-1723
Courtier; son of King Charles II
Sitter in 10 portraits
Mary Anne Clarke (née Thompson)

Mary Anne Clarke (née Thompson)

1776-1852
Mistress of the Duke of York
Sitter in 8 portraits