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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

Set of 129 Royal Christmas Cards and three miscellaneous items

1951-2001
an unknown artist

offset print (tipped in), letter press (greeting), pen and ink (signature), embossed (royal emblem) on cardboard
Image not available

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patricia Tryon Macdonald 2005
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Artist and subject

King George VI

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother (age 51 in 1951)

HRH Queen Elizabeth II (age 25 in 1951)

HRH Prince Philip (age 30 in 1951)

HRH Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (age 3 in 1951)

Princess Diana

Princess Alexandra (age 15 in 1951)

Princess Marina (age 45 in 1951)

Subject professions

Government and leadership

Donated by

Lady Patricia Tryon MacDonald (1 portrait)

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The Companion

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On one level The Companion talks about the most famous and frontline Australians, but on another it tells us about ourselves: who we read, who we watch, who we listen to, who we cheer for, who we aspire to be, and who we'll never forget. The Companion is available to buy online and in the Portrait Gallery Store.

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Lady Jane Grey, c.1590-1600 (also known as The ‘Streatham’ portrait) Artist unknown
Lady Jane Grey, c.1590-1600 (also known as The ‘Streatham’ portrait) Artist unknown
Lady Jane Grey, c.1590-1600 (also known as The ‘Streatham’ portrait) Artist unknown

The Royal she

Magazine article by Inga Walton, 2019

Traversing paint and pixels, Inga Walton examines portraits of select women in Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits.

The Coronation Theatre, Westminster Abbey: A Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 2012
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The Coronation Theatre, Westminster Abbey: A Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 2012
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Imagination

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2013

Dr Sarah Engledow tells the story of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee portrait by Australian artist Ralph Heimans.

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

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