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519 people matching these criteria:

- role matching 'sitter'
- profession 'Travel and Exploration'

Hon. Maurice Raymond Gifford

Hon. Maurice Raymond Gifford

1859-1910
Sailor, army officer and journalist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Humphrey Gilbert

Sir Humphrey Gilbert

1539?-1583
Navigator
Sitter in 5 portraits
John Woodburn Gillan

John Woodburn Gillan

1907-1941
RAF Wing Commander
Sitter in 1 portrait
Edmund Gillingwater

Edmund Gillingwater

1735?-1813
Topographer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Alexander Richard Glen

Sir Alexander Richard Glen

1912-2004
Arctic explorer, Intelligence officer and businessman; Chairman of the British Tourist Authority
Sitter in 1 portrait
Louis Golding

Louis Golding

1895-1958
Novelist, essayist, traveller and lecturer
Sitter in 21 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Cora Josephine Gordon

1878?-1950
Artist, writer, lecturer, traveller and musician
Sitter in 11 portraits
Constance Frederica Gordon-Cumming

Constance Frederica Gordon-Cumming

1837-1924
Travel writer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Grafton

Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Grafton

1663-1690
Sailor and soldier; son of Charles II
Sitter in 14 portraits
Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham

Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham

1852-1936
Traveller, president of the Scottish Labour party and writer
Sitter associated with 10 portraits
Stephen Graham

Stephen Graham

1884-1975
Writer and traveller
Sitter in 6 portraits
Tryggve Gran

Tryggve Gran

1889-1980
Ski instructor and aviator; member of British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913
Sitter in 1 portrait
James Augustus Grant

James Augustus Grant

1827-1892
Explorer in Africa
Sitter in 2 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Sir Keith Granville

1910-1990
Airline executive
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Alfred Gray

John Alfred Gray

circa 1858-1929
Surgeon, traveller and writer
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Walter Gregory

John Walter Gregory

1864-1932
Geologist and explorer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls

1974-
Adventurer; Chief Scout; TV presenter
Sitter in 1 portrait
Charles Gutzlaff

Charles Gutzlaff

1803-1851
Medical missionary, civil magistrate and explorer
Sitter in 1 portrait
James Haliburton

James Haliburton

1794-1862
Egyptologist
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Angus Alan Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 15th Duke of Hamilton

1938-2010
Pilot, RAF and commerical pilto
Sitter in 1 portrait
Samuel Mackenzie Hammond

Samuel Mackenzie Hammond

active 1910s-1930s
Keeper and Steward of the Royal Apartment, Royal Yacht 'Victoria & Albert'
Sitter in 1 portrait
Ralph Hammond Innes

Ralph Hammond Innes

1913-1997
Novelist and traveller
Sitter in 6 portraits
Sir Charles Frederick Hamond

Sir Charles Frederick Hamond

1817-1905
Barrister, shipowner, broker and politician
Sitter in 3 portraits
(Airling) Robin Hanbury-Tenison

(Airling) Robin Hanbury-Tenison

1936-
Explorer; farmer; President of Survival International
Sitter in 1 portrait
(Ninian) John Frederick Hanbury-Tracy

(Ninian) John Frederick Hanbury-Tracy

1910-1971
Explorer; grandson of 4th Baron Sudeley
Sitter in 11 portraits
Edward William Vernon Harcourt

Edward William Vernon Harcourt

1825-1891
Naturalist, editor, travel writer and Conservative politician; MP for Oxfordshire and Henley
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir William Cornwallis Harris

Sir William Cornwallis Harris

1807-1848
Engineer and traveller
Sitter in 1 portrait
Tom Harnett Harrisson

Tom Harnett Harrisson

1911-1976
Traveller, explorer and scholar; co-founder of the Mass-Observation social survey project
Sitter in 15 portraits
Geoffrey Raoul De Havilland Jr

Geoffrey Raoul De Havilland Jr

1910-1946
Test pilot
Sitter in 1 portrait
Joseph Hawdon

Joseph Hawdon

1813-1871
Settler and overlander in Australia and New Zealand
Sitter in 1 portrait
James Hay

James Hay

active 1704-1729
Antiquary
Sitter in 1 portrait
Robert Hay

Robert Hay

1799–1863
Egyptologist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Samuel Hearne

Samuel Hearne

1745-1792
Explorer of north-western America
Sitter in 2 portraits
Alexander Adolphus Dumphries Henshaw

Alexander Adolphus Dumphries Henshaw

1912-2007
Air racer and test pilot
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Hon. (Mary) Sheila Hensman (née Wakefield)

1922-2008
President of Cumbria Tourist Board; wife of Richard Frank Bradshaw Hensman; daughter of 1st Baron Wakefield of Kendal
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Hepburn

John Hepburn

1794-1861
Arctic explorer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Hon. David Herbert

Hon. David Herbert

1908-1995
Socialite and traveller; son of 15th Earl of Pembroke
Sitter in 4 portraits
Sir Thomas Herbert, 1st Bt

Sir Thomas Herbert, 1st Bt

1606-1682
Traveller and author
Sitter in 1 portrait
Wally Herbert

Wally Herbert

1934-2007
Polar explorer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Hilda Beatrice Hewlett (née Herbert)

Hilda Beatrice Hewlett (née Herbert)

1864-1943
First British female aviator to earn a pilot's licence and businesswoman
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Edmund Percival Hillary

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary

1919-2008
New Zealand explorer
Sitter in 7 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Melville William Hilton-Simpson

1881-1938
Traveller and ethnologist
Sitter in 3 portraits
Herbert John Louis ('Bert') Hinkler

Herbert John Louis ('Bert') Hinkler

1892-1933
Aviator
Sitter in 2 portraits
Jane Cicely Winifred Hire (née Ball)

Jane Cicely Winifred Hire (née Ball)

1838-1940
Hotel proprietor
Sitter associated with 2 portraits
No individual image available for this person

William Alfred Hirst

1870-1948
Author and traveller
Sitter in 1 portrait
William Hoffman

William Hoffman

1867-1941
Traveller and rogue
Sitter in 3 portraits
David George Hogarth

David George Hogarth

1862-1927
Archaeologist and traveller
Sitter in 3 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Clive Holland (Charles James Hankinson)

1866-1959
Travel writer
Sitter in 8 portraits
James Holman

James Holman

1786-1857
Blind traveller
Sitter in 5 portraits
William Holt

William Holt

1897-1977
Traveller and writer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Dame Fanny Lucy Houston (née Radmall)

Dame Fanny Lucy Houston (née Radmall)

1857-1936
Adventuress; Former wife of Theodore Francis Brinckman (later 3rd Bt) and of 9th Baron Byron, and later wife of Sir Robert Paterson Houston, 1st Bt; daughter of Thomas Radmall
Sitter in 9 portraits
Carl Alexander Anselm, Baron von Hügel

Carl Alexander Anselm, Baron von Hügel

1795-1870
Naturalist and traveller
Sitter in 2 portraits
Howard Robard Hughes

Howard Robard Hughes

1905-1976
American manufacturer, aviator, film producer and director
Sitter in 1 portrait
Mark Huish

Mark Huish

1808-1867
Railway director
Sitter in 1 portrait
Gordon Noel Humphreys

Gordon Noel Humphreys

1883-1966
Explorer, surveyor, doctor and botanist
Sitter in 2 portraits
James Peter Hunter

James Peter Hunter

Traveller
Sitter in 2 portraits
Leonard Duncan Albert Hussey

Leonard Duncan Albert Hussey

1891-1964
Explorer and doctor
Sitter associated with 1 portrait
William Hutchinson

William Hutchinson

1732-1814
Topographer of Durham and Cumberland
Sitter in 1 portrait
William Hutton

William Hutton

1723-1815
Topographer and local historian
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Everard Ferdinand im Thurn

Sir Everard Ferdinand im Thurn

1852-1932
Author, explorer and Governor of Fiji and Ceylon
Sitter in 5 portraits

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