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Ossip Zadkine (1890-1967), Sculptor. 8 Portraits

Sir Muhammad Zafrulla Khan (1893-1985), Politician and President of the International Court of Justice. 6 Portraits

Ardeshir Zahedi (1928-), Iranian diplomat; Iranian ambassador to the UK. 2 Portraits

Helga Zahn (1936-1985), Jewellery artist. 1 Portrait

Alexander Zakin (1903-1990), Concert pianist. 1 Portrait

Adam Zameenzad (Saleem Ahmed) (1937-2017), Novelist and teacher. 1 Portrait

Count Adam Zamoyski (1949-), Historian. 1 Portrait

V.B.M. Zanchi (active 1925). 1 Portrait

Jerome Zanchius (1516-1590), Italian Protestant Reformation clergyman. 2 Portraits

Agnes Zancig (née Claussen Jörgensen) (died 1916), Stage magician; wife of Julius Zancig. 2 Portraits

Julius Zancig (1857-1929), Stage magician. 1 Portrait

Israel Zangwill (1864-1926), Novelist and advocate of Jewish causes. 11 Portraits

Louis Zangwill (1869-1938), Author. 4 Portraits

Oliver Louis Zangwill (1913-1987), A founder of neuropsychology. 1 Portrait

Frank Zappa (1940-1993), Musician and composer. 1 Portrait

Ninon Zaria, Stage and film actress. 1 Portrait

Leonidas George Zarifi (1840-1923), Banker. 2 Portraits

George Zarnecki (1915-2008), Art historian. 1 Portrait

Zaureus (died 1570), Jesuit Missionary. 1 Portrait

Sir Alec Thomas Sharland Zealley (1893-1970), Research chemist and Director of Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd. 1 Portrait

Sir (Erik) Christopher Zeeman (1925-2016), Mathematician and Principal, Hertford College, Oxford. 3 Portraits

Franco Zeffirelli (1923-2019), Film director; Opera and theatrical producer; Italian senator. 2 Portraits

Zélie de Lussan (1861-1949), Opera singer. 1 Portrait

Nicola Zeni (1989-), Electrician apprentice; member of London 2012 Olympic Park construction teams. 1 Portrait

Benjamin Zephaniah (1958-), Writer, dub poet and musician. 3 Portraits

Catherine Zeta Jones (1969-), Actress. 2 Portraits

Lawrence Dundas, 1st Marquess of Zetland (1844-1929), Politician and Viceroy of Ireland. 9 Portraits

Lawrence John Lumley Dundas, 2nd Marquess of Zetland (1876-1961), Administrator in India, politician and author. 23 Portraits

Lawrence Alfred Mervyn Dundas, 3rd Marquess of Zetland (1908-1989), Aide-de-camp on Staff of viceroy of India; son of 2nd Marquess of Zetland. 4 Portraits

(Katherine Mary) Penelope (née Pike), Marchioness of Zetland (circa 1914-died 2003), Wife of 3rd Marquess of Zetland; daughter of Ebenezer Pike and Olive Snell. 1 Portrait

(Lawrence) Mark Dundas, 4th Marquess of Zetland (1937-), Businessman. 1 Portrait

Lawrence Dundas, 1st Earl of Zetland (1766-1839), Lord Mayor of York 1811 and 1821. 2 Portraits

Harriot Dundas (née Hale), Countess of Zetland (1769-1834), Wife of 1st Earl Zetland. 1 Portrait

Thomas Dundas, 2nd Earl of Zetland (1795-1873), Politician and landowner. 4 Portraits

Sophia Jane Dundas (née Williamson), Countess of Zetland (1803-1865), Wife of 2nd Earl of Zetland. 1 Portrait

Mai Zetterling (1925-1994), Actress, screenwriter, novelist and film director. 4 Portraits

Count Zichy (Count Theodor Zichy) (1908-1987), Actor, photographer, film director and film producer. 1 Portrait

Count Ferenc Zichy (1811-1900), Diplomat and politician. 1 Portrait

Israel Arnold Ziff (1927-2004), Businessman and philanthropist. 1 Portrait

Despina Ziffo (née Capari) (1809-1884), Wife of Loukas George ('Luke') Ziffo; daughter of Andrea Capari. 1 Portrait

Euterpe Ziffo (1848-1930), Daughter of Loukas George ('Luke') Ziffo. 1 Portrait

Julia Ziffo (née Franghiadi) (1838-1917), Wife of George Loucas Ziffo; daughter of Stephen Emmanuel Franghiadi. 1 Portrait

Loukas George ('Luke') Ziffo (1800-1876), Merchant. 1 Portrait

Miltiades Stephanos Ziffo (1836-1895), Son of Stephanos Paul Ziffo. 1 Portrait

Konni Zilliacus (1894-1967), Author, journalist and Labour politician; MP for Gateshead and Manchester Gorton. 4 Portraits

John Michael Ziman (1925-2005), Physicist and Professor of Theoretical Physics. 1 Portrait

Vladislav Mstislavovich ('V.M') Zimenko (1919-1994), Author and editor. 3 Portraits

Hirsch Jacob Zimmels (1900-1974), Rabbi. 1 Portrait

Agnes Mary Zimmerman (1847-1925), Musician. 1 Portrait

Sir Alfred Eckhard Zimmern (1879-1957), Scholar and authority on international institutions. 4 Portraits

Helen Zimmern (1846-1934), Translator and author. 1 Portrait

A. Zinchenko, Politician. 1 Portrait

Christian Friedrich Zincke (1684?-1767), Artist. 4 Portraits

Elizabeth Zincke (née Bothmar) (died 1772), Second wife of Christian Friedrich Zincke. 1 Portrait

Anna Katrina Zinkeisen (1901-1976), Painter. 10 Portraits

Doris Clare Zinkeisen (1897-1991), Painter, stage-set and costume designer, writer and equestrian champion. 19 Portraits

Taya Zinkin (1918-2003), Journalist and author. 1 Portrait

William Victor Zinn (1903-1989), Major and engineer. 1 Portrait

Fred Zinnemann (1907-1997), Film director. 3 Portraits

Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf (1700-1760), Moravian preacher. 3 Portraits

Phyllis Zittenfield (1914-), Swimmer. 1 Portrait

Beryl de Zoete (1879-1962), Orientalist and critic. 2 Portraits

Johan Joseph Zoffany (1733-1810), Painter of portraits and conversation pieces. 11 Portraits

Zog I, King of Albania (1895-1961), Reigned 1928-39. 2 Portraits

Émile Édouard Charles Antoine Zola (1840-1902), Novelist, critic and political activist. 4 Portraits

Madam Zomah, Psychic and music hall entertainer. 2 Portraits

Count Vittorio Zoppi (1898-1967), Diplomatic service. 2 Portraits

Edward la Zouche, 11th Baron Zouche (1556-1625), Landowner. 1 Portrait

Robert Curzon, 14th Baron Zouche (1810-1873), Traveller and collector of manuscripts. 4 Portraits

Robert Curzon, 15th Baron Zouche (1851-1914), Diplomat. 5 Portraits

Mary Cecil Frankland (née Curzon), 17th Baroness Zouche of Haryngworth (1877-1965), Wife of Sir Frederick W. F. G. Frankland, 10th Bt. 7 Portraits

Richard Zouche (circa 1590-1661), Judge. 1 Portrait

Miklos Zrinyi (Count Nicholas Serini) (1620-1664), Hungarian statesman, military leader and poet. 1 Portrait

Francesco Zuccarelli (1702-1788), Landscape painter. 3 Portraits

Federico Zuccaro (1539 or 1540-1609), Painter. 1 Portrait

Alessandro Zuchelli (active 1775-1792), Dancer. 2 Portraits

Solly Zuckerman, Baron Zuckerman (1904-1993), Zoologist, scientific adviser and public servant. 19 Portraits

Hon. Joanna Edwina Doreen Zuckerman (née Knatchbull) (1955-), Former wife of Baron Hubert du Breuil, and later wife of Azriel Zuckerman; daughter of 7th Baron Brabourne. 3 Portraits

Johannes Hermann Zukertort (1842-1888), Chess player. 1 Portrait

Marek Zulawski (1908-1985), Artist. 1 Portrait

Sir Ali Khan Zulfikar (1875-1933), Member of ruling family, Malerkotla State and writer. 3 Portraits

Don Pedro Juan de Zulueta (circa 1847-1908), First Secretary, Spanish Embassy in London. 1 Portrait

Francis de Zulueta (1878-1958), Jurist. 8 Portraits

Sir Philip Francis de Zulueta (1925-1989), Civil servant and businessman. 1 Portrait

Stephen Zurara (died 1570), Jesuit Missionary. 1 Portrait

Hans von Zürich, Goldsmith. 2 Portraits

Stefan Zweig (1881-1942), Writer. 4 Portraits

Anton Zwemmer (1892-1979), Art bookshop owner. 2 Portraits

Ulrich Zwingli (Huldrych Zwingli or Ulricus Zuinglius) (1484-1531), Leader of the Protestant Reformation in Switzerland. 6 Portraits

Astrid Zydower (1930-2005), Sculptor. 1 Portrait