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Characters By Chapter
Christina Hale
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Pro  Richmond, 23 July 1986
 EllaGrahamA painter.
 Chloe SusanGrahamElla's sister.
 SarahFergusonA British-Australian journalist. aka: Fergie.
 RoyGrahamAn orthopedic surgeon.
 JohnSharpElla's father.
1Clare A radio reporter.
 Rembrandt Dutch painter and etcher.
 DiegoVelazquezA Spanish painter.
 LucianFreudA British painter and engraver.
 DavidWalliamsA British actor, comedian and writer.
 Caravaggio An Italian painter.
 Polly Ella's best friend.
 BaronessHaleThe first woman Law Lord.
 PhilipWattsThe former chairman of the multinational energy company Shell.
 PaulaRegoA Portuguese visual artist.
 EdgarDegasA French artist famous for his pastel drawings and oil paintings.
 CeciliaBartoliAn Italian singer.
 HamishWattA journalist.
 MikeJohnsElla's client.
 IrisCarrSophia's mother.
 Sophia Ella's acquaintance.
 CarlosAcostaA ballet dancer.
 GokWanA British fashion consultant, author and television presenter.
 GordonRamsayA British chef.
 MariaGrachvogelA fashion designer.
 PaulMcCartneyAn English singer-songwriter, bassist of The Beatles.
 GabriellaGrahamAn outstanding young artist.
 SueGrahamElla's mother.
 Nathan RobertoRossiChloe's boyfriend. aka: Nate.
 Max Chloe's ex-boyfriend.
 CateBlanchettAustralian actress.
 AngelinaJolieAmerican actress and filmmaker.
2KeiraKnightleyA British actress.
 ElizabethHurleyAn English model and actress.
 SylviaShawAn American artist.
 Lola Ella's goddaughter.
 Ben Lola's father.
 MissDrakePolly's acquaintance.
 GinnyParksA solicitor for a City law firm.
 CamillaParker BowlesSecond wife of Charles, Prince of Wales.
 LauraAshleyA Welsh designer of textiles, clothing, and home furnishings.
 OssieClarkA British fashion designer.
 GraceClarkeA cyclist.
 CelineBurkeElla's client.
 ChristianDiorA French fashion designer.
 Sarah Mike John's wife.
 KenBruceA Scottish broadcaster.
 EricClaptonEnglish musician, singer, songwriter, and guitarist.
3Alison Worked at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.
 Mary Mrs. Carr's younger daughter.
 Ralph Mrs. Carr's husband.
 SimonRattleA British conductor.
 P. D.JamesAn English crime writer.
 Jason Polly's acquaintance.
 IndiraGandhiIndian politician and a central figure of the Indian National Congress.
 Gamal AbdelNasserThe Second president of Egypt.
 SalvadorAllende28th president of Chile.
 Agnes Iris' older sister.
 Hugh Iris' neighbor.
 GuyLennoxA successful portraitist.
 EdithRocheGuy's wife.
 PeterLodenAn oil trader.
4Honeysuckle Nate's first cousin. aka: Honey.
 TedBlakeHoney's father.
 Alessandra Ted Blake's wife.
 Maria One of Nate's sisters.
 Livia One of Nate's sisters.
 Valentina One of Nate's sisters.
 Federica One of Nate's sisters.
 Simonetta One of Nate's sisters.
 VittoriaRossiNate's mother.
 CharlesPerraultA French author.
 CliveOwenA British actor.
 VictorBurkeCeline's husband.
 David Ella's ex-boyfriend.
5HenryPurcellAn English composer.
 FranzSchubertAn Austrian composer.
 AmandaWakeleyA British fashion designer.
 CarolineCharlesA British fashion designer.
 PhilipTreacyAn Irish designer and milliner.
6Annie A shop owner.
 NormanHartnellA leading British fashion designer.
 MarcBohanA French fashion designer.
 Pam Chloe's neighbor.
 Jack Pam's boyfriend.
 Chopsy Nate's dog.
 Suzanne Nate's first girlfriend. aka: Suze.
 Patrick Ella's ex-boyfriend.
 Frances John Sharp's other woman.
 Jane One of Chloe's friends.
 Trish One of Chloe's friends.
 Don Trish's husband.
 ElizabethArdenFounder of American cosmetics, and fragrance company.
 FatsWallerAmerican jazz pianist and composer.
 Doug Honey's husband.
 Tantalus A Greek mythological figure.
 James Nate's friend.
 Kay James' wife.
 FrancisBaconAn Irish-born British painter.
 AlbrechtDürerA German painter, printmaker, mathematician, and theorist.
 Roberto Nate's father.
 VladimirAshkenazyA Russian-born Icelandic pianist and conductor.
 VladimirHorowitzA Russian-born American classical pianist and composer.
 MarthaArgerichAn Argentine/Swiss pianist.
 AlfredBrendelAn Austrian pianist, poet, and author.
 GioachinoRossiniAn Italian opera composer.
 FrankBergerElla's new client.
 MarionBergerFrank's wife.
7JanetAllenSue's friend.
 Keith Janet's husband.
 MarcQuinnA British sculptor.
 JonathanYeoA British painter.
 JuneMendozaA portrait painter.
 Lara Ella's neighbor.
 Penny A baby sitter.
 EvaFrostChloe's friend.
 Gabriel Sue's father.
 RuthGrantChloe's grandmother.
 Lydia Ella's half-sister.
 Al John's old colleague.
 Brett Lydia's husband.
 PierceBrosnanAn Irish actor and film producer.
 SeanConneryA Scottish actor.
 SeanBeanAn English actor.
 DavidBeckhamOne of Britain's most iconic athletes.
8Marcelle Celine's friend.
9George III King of Great Britain and King of Ireland.
 ThomasWallisA young aspiring novelist.
 KateAtkinsonAn English writer of novels, plays and short stories.
 Euan UglowA British painter.
 Bertie A Norfolk terrier.
 Agnes Iris's sister.
10JohnDonneAn English poet, scholar, soldier and secretary.
 FranciscoGoyaA Spanish romantic painter and printmaker.
 Katisha A cat.
 Hannah Berger's daughter.
 Henry Berger's son.
11Rafael A cab driver.
 GarethJonesOne of Sue's acquaintances.
 Eleanor One of Sue's acquaintances.
 Raphael An Italian painter and architect.
 Leonardoda VinciAn Italian polymath who was active as a painter.
 Michelangelo One of its greatest painters and architects.
 KatarinaSopuchovaA soprano.
 ReverendHughesThe vicar.
 Claudia Nate's niece.
Epi  15 September 2010
 Lucy The gallery assistant.
 WinstonChurchillBritish statesman served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
 Helena B.CarterA British actress.
 Twiggy A British model, actress and singer.
 JoanCollinsAn English actress, author and columnist.
 Ian Polly's new boyfriend.
The Very Picture of You suggested by Terry Harvey