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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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Portrait of a young man, held to be John Robertson, c.1852

an unknown artist

daguerreotype, hand-coloured (case: 9.2 cm x 8.0 cm, image: 7.0 cm x 5.5 cm)

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by Malcolm Robertson in memory of William Thomas Robertson 2018

Accession number: 2018.31

Currently not on display

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Artist and subject

John Robertson (age 15 in 1852)

Donated by

Malcolm Robertson (16 portraits)

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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.