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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.

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Ruby Linsday, Will Dyson, Norman Lindsay, c. 1910

an unknown artist

gelatin silver photograph (sheet: 5.4 x 7.5, image: 5.0 cm x 7.2 cm)

Ruby Lindsay (1885-1919), artist and illustrator, left home at 16 and went to Melbourne where she studied at the National Gallery School. She worked as an illustrator, contributing drawings for publications such as the Bulletin and the Adelaide satirical journal, the Gadfly. She married Will Dyson in 1909 and travelled to London with him and her brother Norman. In England, Ruby continued to work as an illustrator. Ruby caught influenza during the worldwide epidemic of the virus in 1919 and died at the age of 32.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Accession number: 2008.90

Currently not on display

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Artist and subject

Ruby Lindsay (age 25 in 1910)

Will Dyson (age 30 in 1910)

Norman Lindsay (age 31 in 1910)

Subject professions

Visual arts and crafts

Writing

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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.