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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.

Karl Robert, Count Nesselrode, 1818 by Sir Thomas Lawrence

The Lawrence lustre

Magazine article by Angus Trumble, 2019

Angus Trumble salutes the glorious portraiture of Sir Thomas Lawrence.

Helena Rubinstein in a red brocade Balenciaga gown, 1957 Graham Sutherland

Study in scarlet

Magazine article by Angus Trumble, 2018

Angus Trumble reflects on the force of nature that was Helena Rubinstein.

Portrait of William Manning, c.1821 by Henry Bone

Of beef in burgundy

Magazine article by Angus Trumble, 2017

Angus Trumble reveals the complex technical mastery behind a striking recent acquisition, Henry Bone’s enamel portrait of William Manning.

John Clarke, 2004 Julian Kingma

Humour’s warm refuge

Magazine article by Angus Trumble, 2017

Angus Trumble pays tribute to John Clarke.

Mrs NR Mackintosh (Anne) by Ruth Hollick

Natural, artistic and unselfconscious

Magazine article by Angus Trumble, 2016

Angus Trumble gazes at the once bright star of photographer Ruth Hollick.

Miles and Arkie, 2015 by Clint Peloso

Shop Talk

Magazine article by Stephen Phillips, 2016

Angus and the arbiters talk (photo) shop for the National Photographic Portrait Prize.

Dame Mabel Brookes, c. 1955 William Dargie

The hands have it

Magazine article by Angus Trumble, 2016

Angus Trumble treats the gallery’s collection with a dab hand.

William Bligh, c. 1776 John Webber

Old Blighty

Magazine article by Angus Trumble, 2016

Angus Trumble ponders the many faces of William Bligh.

Trumble Tour video: 36 seconds

Trumble Tour Conclusion

Video

A summary of the National Portrait Gallery by Director, Angus Trumble.

Trumble Tour - part 10 video: 1 minute 7 seconds

Trumble Tour - part 10 Potters' Pot

Video

Director, Angus Trumble explores the stories behind the Hermannsburg Potters' Portrait Pot.

Trumble Tour - part 9 video: 1 minute

Trumble Tour - part 9 Sidney Nolan

Video

Angus Trumble discusses Sidney Nolan's self portrait.

Trumble Tour - part 8 video: 1 minute 9 seconds

Trumble Tour - part 8 Arthur Boyd

Video

Angus Trumble talks about Arthur Boyd's self portrait.

Trumble Tour - part 7 video: 1 minute 15 seconds

Trumble Tour - part 7 Grace Cossington Smith, Nora Heysen and Stella Bowen

Video

Angus Trumble discusses the self-portraits of Nora Heysen, Stella Bowen and Grace Cossington Smith.

Trumble Tour - part 6 video: 1 minute 49 seconds

Trumble Tour - part 6 George Lambert

Video

National Portrait Gallery Director, Angus Trumble talks about George Lambert's Self Portrait with Gladioli.

Trumble Tour - part 5 video: 1 minute 21 seconds

Trumble Tour - part 5 Henry Parkes

Video

National Portrait Gallery Director, Angus Trumble discusses the portrait of Henry Parkes.

Trumble Tour - part 4 video: 1 minute 9 seconds

Trumble Tour - part 4 Ned Kelly

Video

National Portrait Gallery Director, Angus Trumble, talks about the death mask of Ned Kelly.

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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.