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5963 people matching these criteria:

- role matching 'sitter'
- profession 'Literature, Journalism and Publishing'

Stanislaw Wyrozemski

Stanislaw Wyrozemski

Publications Assistant, National Portrait Gallery
Sitter in 1 portrait
Xenophon

Xenophon

circa 435 BC-circa 354 BC
Greek historian, essayist and soldier
Sitter associated with 1 portrait
Dornford Yates (Cecil William Mercer)

Dornford Yates (Cecil William Mercer)

1885-1960
Novelist
Sitter in 38 portraits
Edmund Hodgson Yates

Edmund Hodgson Yates

1831-1894
Novelist and journalist
Sitter in 12 portraits
Ann Yearsley

Ann Yearsley

1756-1806
Poet
Sitter in 4 portraits
W.B. Yeats

W.B. Yeats

1865-1939
Poet and dramatist; son of John Butler Yeats
Sitter in 59 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Francis Charles Claypon Yeats-Brown

1886-1944
Soldier, writer and mystic
Sitter in 8 portraits
Charlotte Mary Yonge

Charlotte Mary Yonge

1823-1901
Novelist and children's writer
Sitter in 7 portraits
Peter York (née Wallis)

Peter York (née Wallis)

1944-
Marketing consultant, social commentator and columnist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Susannah York

Susannah York

1942-2011
Actress, writer and director
Sitter in 15 portraits
Henry Redhead Yorke

Henry Redhead Yorke

1772-1813
Publicist
Sitter in 2 portraits
James Yorke

James Yorke

active 1640
Heraldic writer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Philip Yorke

Philip Yorke

1743-1804
Genealogist and writer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Andrew John Young

Andrew John Young

1885-1971
Poet and clergyman
Sitter in 7 portraits
Arthur Young

Arthur Young

1741-1820
Agriculturalist, traveller and writer
Sitter in 6 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Desmond Young

1892-1966
Brigadier and author
Sitter in 1 portrait
Douglas Young

Douglas Young

1913-1973
Classical scholar, writer and Scottish Nationalist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Edward Young

Edward Young

1683-1765
Poet
Sitter associated with 3 portraits
Emily Hilda Young

Emily Hilda Young

1880-1949
Novelist and mountaineer
Sitter in 8 portraits
Ernest Young

Ernest Young

1869-1952
Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, headmaster and geographical author
Sitter in 3 portraits

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