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- profession 'Social Welfare and Reform'

Henry Beckford

Henry Beckford

active 1840
Formerly enslaved man and slavery abolitionist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Sir Alfred Lane Beit, 2nd Bt

Sir Alfred Lane Beit, 2nd Bt

1903-1994
Politician, philanthropist and art collector
Sitter in 6 portraits
Sir Otto John Beit, 1st Bt

Sir Otto John Beit, 1st Bt

1865-1930
Financier and philanthropist
Sitter in 6 portraits
Annie Bell

Annie Bell

born 1874
Suffragette
Sitter in 2 portraits
Florence Nightingale Harrison Bell

Florence Nightingale Harrison Bell

1865-1948
Royal Commissioner on National Health Insurance; Suffragette
Sitter in 2 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Sir Francis Flint Belsey

1837-1914
Justice of the Peace, corn merchant and social reformer
Sitter in 1 portrait
George Bennett

George Bennett

active 1840
Slavery abolitionist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Lydia Dorothea Benoly

Lydia Dorothea Benoly

1887-1969
First woman mayor of Bethnal Green; social worker and teacher
Sitter in 2 portraits
Ethel Bentham

Ethel Bentham

1861-1931
Doctor, politician and sufragette; MP for Islington East
Sitter in 1 portrait
Richard Benyon de Beauvoir

Richard Benyon de Beauvoir

1770-1854
High Sheriff of Berkshire, benefactor and Conservative politician; MP for Pontefract and Wallingford
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Thomas Bernard, 2nd Bt

Sir Thomas Bernard, 2nd Bt

1750-1818
Philanthropist
Sitter in 6 portraits
Annie Besant (née Wood)

Annie Besant (née Wood)

1847-1933
Socialist, theosophist, women's rights activist, writer and supporter of Irish and Indian self-rule
Sitter in 4 portraits
Madeleine Lola Margaret Ponsonby (née Grand), Countess Bessborough

Madeleine Lola Margaret Ponsonby (née Grand), Countess Bessborough

1935-
Founder of The New Art Centre London and Roche Court Sculpture Garden
Sitter in 1 portrait
William Bevan

William Bevan

active 1840
Slavery abolitionist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Sabrina Bicknell (formerly Sidney)

Sabrina Bicknell (formerly Sidney)

1756 or 1757-1843
Subject of a study in child development
Sitter in 3 portraits
Teresa Mary Billington-Greig

Teresa Mary Billington-Greig

1876-1964
Suffragette and political theorist; wife of Frederick Lewis Greig; daughter of William Billington
Sitter in 1 portrait
James Gillespie Birney

James Gillespie Birney

1792-1857
Slavery abolitionist
Sitter in 4 portraits
John Birt

John Birt

active 1840
Slavery abolitionist
Sitter associated with 5 portraits
Isabella Lucy Bird Bishop

Isabella Lucy Bird Bishop

1832-1904
Philanthropist, writer, traveller and photographer
Sitter in 2 portraits
William Thomas Blair

William Thomas Blair

1793-1881
Civil servant of the East India Company and Slavery abolitionist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Arthur Blayney

Arthur Blayney

1715-1795
Philanthropist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Dora Boatemah

Dora Boatemah

1957-2001
Campaigner
Sitter in 1 portrait
Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon

Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon

1827-1891
Artist and women's rights activist; benefactor of Girton College, Cambridge
Sitter in 3 portraits
No individual image available for this person

(William) Curtis Bok

1897-1962
Judge, philanthropist and writer
Sitter in 4 portraits
Margaret Grace Bondfield

Margaret Grace Bondfield

1873-1953
Trade unionist, campaigner for women's interests and politician; MP for Wallsend, Northampton and first woman cabinet minister
Sitter in 9 portraits
Florence Eleanor Booth (née Soper)

Florence Eleanor Booth (née Soper)

1861-1957
Salvation Army officer and founder of 'The Women's Social Work'; wife of (William) Bramwell Booth; daughter of Isabell Hawker Soper
Sitter in 3 portraits
Jane Ievers Booth (née Lowther)

Jane Ievers Booth (née Lowther)

1900-1998
Salvation Army Captain; wife of Bernard B. Booth; daughter of H.N. Lowther
Sitter in 2 portraits
Mary Booth

Mary Booth

1885-1969
Salvation Army Officer; daughter of (William) Bramwell Booth
Sitter in 1 portrait
William Booth

William Booth

1829-1912
Founder of the Salvation Army
Sitter in 39 portraits
William Boultbee

William Boultbee

active 1840
Slavery abolitionist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Sir Harold Boulton, 2nd Bt

Sir Harold Boulton, 2nd Bt

1859-1935
Songwriter; businessman, philanthropist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Charles Cunningham Boycott (né Boycatt)

Charles Cunningham Boycott (né Boycatt)

1832-1897
Land agent
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir John Boys

Sir John Boys

circa 1535-1612
Founder of Jesus Hospital almshouses, politician and judge
Sitter in 1 portrait
George Bradburn

George Bradburn

1806-1880
Politician, Unitarian minister and slavery abolitionist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Bessie Braddock

Bessie Braddock

1899-1970
Trade union activist and politician
Sitter in 3 portraits
Noreen Branson (née Browne)

Noreen Branson (née Browne)

1910-2003
Social historian; wife of Clive Branson; daughter of Lord Alfred Browne; granddaughter of 5th Marquess of Sligo
Sitter in 1 portrait
Maud Mary Brindley

Maud Mary Brindley

born 1866
Suffragette
Sitter in 2 portraits
Rita Bronowski (née Coblentz)

Rita Bronowski (née Coblentz)

circa 1918-2010
Artist and philanthropist; wife of Jacob Bronowski
Sitter in 1 portrait
Gwendoline Brooks Tildsley (née Marshall)

Gwendoline Brooks Tildsley (née Marshall)

1896-active 1933
President of the Young Leaguers Union; wife of J.R. Tildsley; daughter of Baron Marshall
Sitter in 3 portraits
Edward Allen Brotherton, 1st Baron Brotherton

Edward Allen Brotherton, 1st Baron Brotherton

1856-1930
Chemical manufacturer; philanthropist and politician; MP for Wakefield
Sitter in 4 portraits
Joseph Brotherton

Joseph Brotherton

1783-1857
Bible Christian minister, parliamentary reformer and Liberal politician; MP for Salford
Sitter in 3 portraits
Ann Dudin Brown

Ann Dudin Brown

1822-1917
Benefactor
Sitter in 1 portrait
Ellen Maud (née Ricardo), Lady Bruce

Ellen Maud (née Ricardo), Lady Bruce

circa 1849-1924
Organiser and Vice-president of the West Bridgford Auxiliary Hospital; wife of Sir Hervey Juckes Lloyd Bruce, 4th Bt; daughter of Percy Ricardo
Sitter in 3 portraits
Elaine Brunner (née Howlett)

Elaine Brunner (née Howlett)

1907-1998
Philanthropist; daughter of Richard Howlett; wife of Patrick Brunner
Sitter in 1 portrait
David Ronald William Bryer

David Ronald William Bryer

1944-
Senior Adviser, Henri Dunant Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue; Director of Oxfam
Sitter in 1 portrait
George Buchanan

George Buchanan

1890-1955
Politician, patternmaker and trade union activist
Sitter in 5 portraits
Thomas Bulley

Thomas Bulley

active 1840
Slavery abolitionist
Sitter in 4 portraits
John Burder

John Burder

1784-1867
Minister, philanthropist and writer
Sitter in 3 portraits
Angela Burdett-Coutts, Baroness Burdett-Coutts

Angela Burdett-Coutts, Baroness Burdett-Coutts

1814-1906
Philanthropist; daughter of Sir Francis Burdett, Bt
Sitter in 19 portraits
William Lehman Ashmead Bartlett Burdett-Coutts

William Lehman Ashmead Bartlett Burdett-Coutts

1851-1921
Philanthropist and politician
Sitter associated with 3 portraits
Wilfrid Andrew Burke

Wilfrid Andrew Burke

1889-1968
Politician and trade union organiser
Sitter in 5 portraits
John Burnet

John Burnet

1789-1862
Pastor of Mansion House Chapel, Camberwell; slavery abolitionist
Sitter in 5 portraits
Elihu Burritt

Elihu Burritt

1810-1879
Philanthropist, linguist and social activist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Eva Burrows

Eva Burrows

1929-2015
General, Salvation Army 1986-1993
Sitter in 1 portrait
Michael Arthur Bass, 1st Baron Burton

Michael Arthur Bass, 1st Baron Burton

1837-1909
Brewer, philanthropist, art collector and politician; Liberal MP for Stafford
Sitter in 3 portraits
Gladys Maud (née Longbridge), Lady Bustamente

Gladys Maud (née Longbridge), Lady Bustamente

1912-2009
Activist for workers' and women's rights
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Patrick Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute

John Patrick Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute

1847-1900
Civic benefactor and patron of architecture
Sitter in 1 portrait
Josephine Butler

Josephine Butler

1828-1906
Social reformer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Joyce Shore Butler (née Wells)

Joyce Shore Butler (née Wells)

1910-1992
Politician; MP for Wood Green and campaigner for women's rights
Sitter in 7 portraits
Hilda (née Johnston), Lady Butterfield (formerly Mrs Waters)

Hilda (née Johnston), Lady Butterfield (formerly Mrs Waters)

circa 1884-1957
Peace crusader; former wife of William L. Waters, and later second wife of Sir Frederick William Louis Butterfield; daughter of John Johnston
Sitter in 1 portrait

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