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- profession 'Literature, Journalism and Publishing'

William (Thomas) Beckford

William (Thomas) Beckford

1760-1844
Writer, collector and eccentric dilettante
Sitter in 2 portraits
Rachel Beer (née Sassoon)

Rachel Beer (née Sassoon)

1858-1927
Editor and owner of 'Observer' and 'Sunday Times'; wife of Frederick Arthur Beer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Max Beerbohm

Sir Max Beerbohm

1872-1956
Writer and caricaturist
Sitter associated with 19 portraits | Artist associated with 29 portraits
Isabella Beeton (Mrs Beeton)

Isabella Beeton (Mrs Beeton)

1836-1865
Author of the 'Book of Household Management'
Sitter in 3 portraits
Brendan Behan

Brendan Behan

1923-1964
Writer and playwright
Sitter in 15 portraits
Aphra Behn (née Johnson)

Aphra Behn (née Johnson)

1640-1689
Dramatist, novelist and spy
Sitter associated with 4 portraits
Martin Bell

Martin Bell

1938-
Foreign affairs correspondent and politician
Sitter in 1 portrait
Quentin Bell

Quentin Bell

1910-1996
Artist and writer; son of Clive and Vanessa Bell
Sitter in 6 portraits
David Bellamy

David Bellamy

1933-2019
Botanist, writer and broadcaster
Sitter in 2 portraits
Hilaire Belloc

Hilaire Belloc

1870-1953
Author and poet
Sitter associated with 17 portraits
Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett

1934-
Playwright
Sitter in 25 portraits
Arnold Bennett

Arnold Bennett

1867-1931
Author and journalist
Sitter in 33 portraits
E.F. Benson

E.F. Benson

1867-1940
Novelist
Sitter in 16 portraits
Michael Bentine

Michael Bentine

1922-1996
Actor, comedian and writer
Sitter in 2 portraits
John Berger

John Berger

1926-2017
Writer, broadcaster and art critic
Sitter in 1 portrait
Steven Berkoff

Steven Berkoff

1937-
Playwright, actor and director
Sitter in 8 portraits
Sven Paul Berlin

Sven Paul Berlin

1911-1999
Artist and writer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Jeffrey Joseph Bernard

Jeffrey Joseph Bernard

1932-1997
Writer and journalist
Sitter in 12 portraits
Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners

Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners

1883-1950
Musician, artist and writer
Sitter associated with 29 portraits
Mary Berry

Mary Berry

1763-1852
Writer
Sitter associated with 9 portraits