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- profession 'Travel and Exploration'

George Washington Brazier-Creagh

George Washington Brazier-Creagh

1858-1942
Colonel; Indian Civil servant; Explorer
Sitter in 3 portraits
John Bridges

John Bridges

1666-1724
Topographer
Sitter in 1 portrait
William Darby Brind

William Darby Brind

1794-1850
Master mariner and whaler
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Britton

John Britton

1771-1857
Antiquary and topographer
Sitter in 3 portraits | Artist associated with 6 portraits
Sir Philip Lee Brocklehurst, 2nd Bt

Sir Philip Lee Brocklehurst, 2nd Bt

1887-1975
Lieutenant-Colonel and traveller
Sitter in 4 portraits
Henry John Brown

Henry John Brown

born 1863
Oil company chairman
Sitter in 1 portrait
Joe Brown

Joe Brown

1930-2020
Mountaineer
Sitter in 1 portrait
James Bruce

James Bruce

1730-1794
Explorer
Sitter associated with 5 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Joshua Kidd Bruce

1871-1931
General Manager of the London Tramways Company
Sitter associated with 1 portrait
Mildred Mary Bruce (née Petre)

Mildred Mary Bruce (née Petre)

1895-1990
Motor-racing driver and aviator; first wife of Hon. Victor Austin Bruce; daughter of Laurence Joseph Petre
Sitter in 3 portraits
Angus Buchanan

Angus Buchanan

1886-1954
Explorer, photographer and film-maker
Sitter in 2 portraits
Claudius Buchanan

Claudius Buchanan

1766-1815
Traveller and missionary chaplain
Sitter in 2 portraits
James Silk Buckingham

James Silk Buckingham

1786-1855
Writer and traveller
Sitter in 4 portraits
William John Burchell

William John Burchell

1781-1863
Explorer and naturalist
Sitter in 3 portraits
John Lewis Burckhardt

John Lewis Burckhardt

1784-1817
Traveller in the East
Sitter in 1 portrait
George Burder

George Burder

1752-1832
Secretary of the Missionary Society
Sitter in 2 portraits
Frederick Burnaby

Frederick Burnaby

1842-1885
Soldier, traveller and balloonist
Sitter in 10 portraits
Frederick Russell Burnham

Frederick Russell Burnham

1861-1947
Scout and prospector
Sitter in 2 portraits
Isabel (née Arundel), Lady Burton

Isabel (née Arundel), Lady Burton

1831-1896
Traveller and explorer; wife of Sir Richard Burton
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Richard Francis Burton

Sir Richard Francis Burton

1821-1890
Explorer and writer
Sitter in 10 portraits

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