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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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Fuzzy Leo (Leo Schofield), c. 2000

Martin Wilson
Portrait, woven shag pile rug

Gift of Nell Schofield 2020. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Tony Bilson

Eating the seasons

Magazine article by Dr Anne Sanders, 2019

Anne Sanders imbibes Tony Bilson’s gastronomic revolution.

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Portrait Donors

Listed by year
Honour board
Anders Ousback
Anders Ousback
Anders Ousback

Anders Ousback, 1986 (printed 2018)

Gary Ede
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Purchased 2018

Ned Kelly death mask

Sideshow Alley

Infamy, the macabre & the portrait
Previous exhibition, 2015

Death masks, post-mortem drawings and other spooky and disquieting portraits... Come and see how portraits of infamous Australians were used in the 19th century.

Barry Humphries

Uncommon Australians

The vision of Gordon and Marilyn Darling
General content

Sarah Engledow writes about Gordon and Marilyn Darling and their support for the National Portrait Gallery throughout its evolution.

Leo Schofield

Exhibition opening speech

General content

Leo Schofield introduces the exhibition, Masters of fare: chefs, winemakers, providores.

Thomas Sutcliffe Mort and his wife Theresa

Husbands and Wives

Photographic Portraits from 19th Century Australia
Previous exhibition, 2010

'I have just been to my dressing case to take a peep at you.

Viscount Robert Lowe (Image plate from Vanity Fair Magazine)

Meeting by Murder

Magazine article by Yvonne Audette AM, 2005

The story behind two colonial portraits; a lithograph of captain and convict John Knatchbull and newspaper illustration of Robert Lowe, Viscount Sherbrooke.

John Knatchbull
John Knatchbull
John Knatchbull

John Knatchbull, c. 1844

an unknown artist
Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Leo Schofield AM 2005
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Viscount Robert Lowe (Image plate from Vanity Fair Magazine)
Viscount Robert Lowe (Image plate from Vanity Fair Magazine)
Viscount Robert Lowe (Image plate from Vanity Fair Magazine)

Viscount Robert Lowe (Image plate from Vanity Fair Magazine), 1869

Carlo Pellegrini
Portrait, colour lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Leo Schofield AM 2005

Johnny O'Keefe

Making Portraits

Five Years of National Portrait Gallery Commissions
Previous exhibition, 2004

The considered matching of artist to subject has produced an amazing collection of unique and original works in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery

Full-size preparatory study for the portrait of Leo Schofield
Full-size preparatory study for the portrait of Leo Schofield
Full-size preparatory study for the portrait of Leo Schofield

Full-size preparatory study for the portrait of Leo Schofield, 2001

Brent Harris
Portrait, gouache on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Angela Nevill, Nevill Keating Pictures Ltd, in memory of William Keating 2001

Preparatory study for the portrait of Leo Schofield No. 2
Preparatory study for the portrait of Leo Schofield No. 2
Preparatory study for the portrait of Leo Schofield No. 2

Preparatory study for the portrait of Leo Schofield No. 2, 2001

Brent Harris
Portrait, coloured pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Angela Nevill, Nevill Keating Pictures Ltd, in memory of William Keating 2001

Preparatory study for the portrait of Leo Schofield No.1
Preparatory study for the portrait of Leo Schofield No.1
Preparatory study for the portrait of Leo Schofield No.1

Preparatory study for the portrait of Leo Schofield No.1, 2001

Brent Harris
Portrait, coloured pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Angela Nevill, Nevill Keating Pictures Ltd, in memory of William Keating 2001

Mr Mortimer Lewis

Little treasures

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2002

The acquisition of the ivory miniatures of Mortimer and Mrs Lewis.

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