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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.

Portrait of Ambrose Patterson

Velasquez Touch

Magazine article by Andrew Sayers AM, 2004

Former NPG Director, Andrew Sayers, explores the creative collaborations between four Australian artists living in Paris during the first years of the twentieth century.

Rev. Andrew Mitchell Ramsay
Rev. Andrew Mitchell Ramsay
Rev. Andrew Mitchell Ramsay

Rev. Andrew Mitchell Ramsay, 1865

an unknown artist
Portrait, albumen silver photograph on paper laid on cardboard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2009

Hugh Ramsay

'Letters from Paris'
Portrait story

Hugh Ramsay's letters were written while he was living in Paris to his family back in Australia.

Self portrait (Full Length in front of Easel)
Self portrait (Full Length in front of Easel)
Self portrait (Full Length in front of Easel)

Self portrait (Full Length in front of Easel), 1901-1902

Hugh Ramsay
Portrait, oil on canvas

Gift of the Estate of John Oswald Wicking 2003

Alexander Maurice Ramsay
Alexander Maurice Ramsay
Alexander Maurice Ramsay

Alexander Maurice Ramsay, 1978

Robert Hannaford AM
Portrait, oil on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Janet, Andrew, Kathryn and Eleanor Ramsay, daughters and son of Alexander Maurice Ramsay and Amy Jane Ramsay

Portrait of Ambrose Patterson
Portrait of Ambrose Patterson
Portrait of Ambrose Patterson

Portrait of Ambrose Patterson, 1901-1902

Hugh Ramsay
Portrait, oil on canvas

Gift of the Estate of John Oswald Wicking 2003

Self-portrait in white jacket , 1901-02 Hugh Ramsay

Wunderkind lost

Magazine article by Inga Walton, 2021

Inga Walton on the brief but brilliant life of Hugh Ramsay.

Portrait sketch of Nellie Melba
Portrait sketch of Nellie Melba
Portrait sketch of Nellie Melba

Portrait sketch of Nellie Melba, 1902

Hugh Ramsay
Portrait, oil on canvas

Gift of the Mitchell Family and the Fullerton Family 2000

Marcia Langton

Collection in focus: Brook Andrew

Previous exhibition, 2017

Experience the artistic clout of Brook Andrew’s portraits of Marcia Langton AM and Anthony Mundine.

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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 past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

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