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1888 people matching these criteria:

- role matching 'sitter'
- profession 'Science'

Sir Christopher Wren

Sir Christopher Wren

1632-1723
Architect and scientist
Sitter in 14 portraits
Sir Almroth Edward Wright

Sir Almroth Edward Wright

1861-1947
Bacteriologist
Sitter in 3 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Charles Edward Wright

died 1945
Mathematician
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir Charles Seymour Wright

Sir Charles Seymour Wright

1887-1975
Geophysicist; member of British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913
Sitter in 5 portraits
Thomas Wright

Thomas Wright

1711-1786
Mathematician and astrologer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Dorothy Maud Wrinch

Dorothy Maud Wrinch

1894-1976
Mathematician
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Wrottesley, 2nd Baron Wrottesley

John Wrottesley, 2nd Baron Wrottesley

1798-1867
Landowner and astronomer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Cyril Wyche

Sir Cyril Wyche

1632?-1707
Statesman, scientist and politician; MP for Callington, East Grinstead, Saltash and Preston
Sitter in 1 portrait
Shaun Wylie

Shaun Wylie

1913-2009
Mathematician
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

William Palmer Wynne

1861-1950
Professor of Chemistry
Sitter in 3 portraits
Robert Paston, 1st Earl of Yarmouth

Robert Paston, 1st Earl of Yarmouth

1631-1683
Politician and scientist
Sitter in 2 portraits
William Yarrell

William Yarrell

1784-1856
Zoologist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Frank Yates

Frank Yates

1902-1994
Statistical scientist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Lesley J. Yellowlees

Lesley J. Yellowlees

1953-
Chemist
Sitter in 2 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Joseph Mendel Yoffey

1902-1994
Professor of Anatomy
Sitter in 2 portraits
Alfred Young

Alfred Young

1873-1940
Clergyman and mathematician
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Frank Young

Sir Frank Young

1908-1998
Professor of Biochemistry
Sitter in 2 portraits
John Young

John Young

1835-1902
Regius Professor of Natural History and Keeper of the Hunterian Museum, Uiversity of Glasgow
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Zachary Young

John Zachary Young

1907-1997
Zoologist
Sitter in 3 portraits
Sydney Young

Sydney Young

1857-1937
Chemist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Thomas Young

Thomas Young

1773-1829
Physician, physicist and Egyptologist
Sitter associated with 7 portraits
William Arthur Young

William Arthur Young

1890-1955
Professor of Bacteriology
Sitter in 2 portraits
William Henry Young

William Henry Young

1863-1942
Mathematician
Sitter in 2 portraits
Oliver Louis Zangwill

Oliver Louis Zangwill

1913-1987
A founder of neuropsychology
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Alec Thomas Sharland Zealley

Sir Alec Thomas Sharland Zealley

1893-1970
Research chemist and Director of Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir (Erik) Christopher Zeeman

Sir (Erik) Christopher Zeeman

1925-2016
Mathematician and Principal, Hertford College, Oxford
Sitter in 3 portraits
John Michael Ziman

John Michael Ziman

1925-2005
Physicist and Professor of Theoretical Physics
Sitter in 1 portrait
Solly Zuckerman, Baron Zuckerman

Solly Zuckerman, Baron Zuckerman

1904-1993
Zoologist, scientific adviser and public servant
Sitter in 19 portraits

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