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- profession 'Music'

Julian Bream

Julian Bream

1933-2020
Guitarist and lutenist
Sitter in 5 portraits
Alfred Brendel

Alfred Brendel

1931-
Concert pianist
Sitter in 6 portraits
Frank Bridge

Frank Bridge

1879-1941
Musician and composer
Sitter in 6 portraits
Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten

1913-1976
Composer
Sitter in 120 portraits | Artist of 5 portraits
Thomas Britton

Thomas Britton

1644-1714
Known as 'The musical small-coal man'
Sitter in 8 portraits
Ian Brown

Ian Brown

1963-
Musician; singer for The Stone Roses
Sitter in 1 portrait
Joe Brown

Joe Brown

1941-
Singer
Sitter in 3 portraits
Mel B

Mel B

1975-
Singer; member of Spice Girls
Sitter in 3 portraits
Louise Browne

Louise Browne

1906-1996
Actress, dancer, singer and spy
Sitter in 71 portraits
Jack Bruce

Jack Bruce

1943-2014
Musician, composer, singer and guitarist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Emma Bunton

Emma Bunton

1976-
Singer; member of Spice Girls
Sitter in 3 portraits
Eric Victor Burdon

Eric Victor Burdon

1941-
Singer, founding member of The Animals
Sitter in 5 portraits
Anthony Burgess

Anthony Burgess

1917-1993
Novelist and critic; composer
Sitter in 6 portraits
Cerrie Burnell

Cerrie Burnell

1979-
Actress, singer, playwright, author and television presenter
Sitter in 1 portrait
Charles Burney

Charles Burney

1726-1814
Musician and historian of music
Sitter in 10 portraits
Kate Bush

Kate Bush

1958-
Singer
Sitter in 4 portraits
Dame Clara Ellen Butt

Dame Clara Ellen Butt

1872-1936
Singer
Sitter in 51 portraits
Maria Callas

Maria Callas

1923-1977
Opera singer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Alistair ('Ali') Campbell

Alistair ('Ali') Campbell

1959-
Musician; singer of UB40
Sitter in 2 portraits
Richard D'Oyly Carte

Richard D'Oyly Carte

1844-1901
Music impresario and theatre owner
Sitter in 1 portrait

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