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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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Antonio van Diemen, Gouverneur Generaal van Nederlands Indiën, c. 1725

Matthys Balen and Dirk Jongman (engraver)

engraving (sheet: 34.4 cm x 23.0 cm)

Anthony van Diemen (1593–1645) was governor-general of the Dutch East Indies from 1636 until 1645. In this capacity, he commissioned a number of voyages of exploration, including that conducted by Abel Tasman in 1642-45, during which he charted the southern coast of Tasmania. Tasman named the island after his patron; it was known as Van Diemen’s Land until 1856.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ted and Gina Gregg 2012

Accession number: 2012.63

Currently on display: Gallery Three (Robert Oatley Gallery)

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Matthys Balen (age 41 in 1725)

Dirk Jongman (age 41 in 1725)

Anthony van Diemen

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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.