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Carole Gray (née Whitt), Lady Bamford

Carole Gray (née Whitt), Lady Bamford

1946-
Founder of Daylesford Organic and philanthropist; wife of Sir Anthony Bamford
Sitter in 1 portrait
Anna Maria Heywood (née Denman), Lady Barlow

Anna Maria Heywood (née Denman), Lady Barlow

1873-1965
Liberal politician and welfare reformer; wife of Sir John Emmott Barlow; sister of 3rd Baron Denman
Sitter in 3 portraits
Thomas John Barnardo

Thomas John Barnardo

1845-1905
Philanthropist; founder of Barnardos Homes
Sitter in 5 portraits
Rosie Barnes

Rosie Barnes

1946-
Politician; MP for Greenwich and Chief Executive for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust
Sitter in 1 portrait
Samuel Augustus Barnett

Samuel Augustus Barnett

1844-1913
Church of England clergyman and social reformer
Sitter in 3 portraits
Edward Barrett

Edward Barrett

active 1840
Formerly enslaved man and slavery abolitionist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Margaret Barrett (née Carey-Evans)

Margaret Barrett (née Carey-Evans)

1918-2011
Moral campaigner
Sitter associated with 1 portrait
Richard Barrett

Richard Barrett

1784-1855
Slavery abolitionist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Dame Jocelyn Anita Barrow

Dame Jocelyn Anita Barrow

1929-2020
Educationist, public servant and campaigner for race equality; Co-founder of the Campaign Against Racial Discrimination
Sitter in 1 portrait
Bernard Mannes Baruch

Bernard Mannes Baruch

1870-1965
Economist and philanthropist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Isaac Bass

Isaac Bass

1782-1855
Slavery abolitionist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Constance Flower (née de Rothschild), Lady Battersea

Constance Flower (née de Rothschild), Lady Battersea

1843-1931
Philanthropist and author; wife of 1st Baron Battersea
Sitter in 17 portraits
Henry Benjamin Hanbury Beaufoy

Henry Benjamin Hanbury Beaufoy

1786-1851
Vinegar factory owner, philanthropist and politician; MP for Hackney
Sitter in 1 portrait
Abraham Beaumont

Abraham Beaumont

1782-1848
Slavery abolitionist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Sir George Howland Beaumont, 7th Bt

Sir George Howland Beaumont, 7th Bt

1753-1827
Art patron, connoisseur and landscape painter
Sitter associated with 12 portraits
John Beaumont

John Beaumont

1788-1862
Slavery abolitionist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Mrs John Beaumont

Mrs John Beaumont

1790-1853
Slavery abolitionist
Sitter in 4 portraits
William Beaumont

William Beaumont

1790-1869
Slavery abolitionist
Sitter in 4 portraits
(Ferdinand) August Bebel

(Ferdinand) August Bebel

1840-1913
German socialist politician
Sitter in 1 portrait

Visit From Your Armchair

Self-portrait as My Father from the series Encounter  by Silvia Rosi © Silvia Rosi

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

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Hold Still

Hold Still

Explore our community photography project, which presents a personal record of the UK during lockdown.

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Margaret Thatcher by Spitting Images Productions Ltd painted plastic, 1985

Sculptures in 360°

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David Hockney: Drawing from Life

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