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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.

Billy Cook and Pride of Egypt, 1954 Ern McQuillan
Billy Cook and Pride of Egypt, 1954 Ern McQuillan
Billy Cook and Pride of Egypt, 1954 Ern McQuillan

Billy Cook and Pride of Egypt, 1954 Ern McQuillan

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2004

Captain James Cook FRS, 1784 Thomas Cook
Captain James Cook FRS, 1784 Thomas Cook
Captain James Cook FRS, 1784 Thomas Cook

Captain James Cook FRS, 1784 Thomas Cook

Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Gina and Ted Gregg 2010

Billy Slater, 2005 Julian Kingma
Billy Slater, 2005 Julian Kingma
Billy Slater, 2005 Julian Kingma

Billy Slater, 2005 Julian Kingma

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Whitlam & Snedden, 1974 Frank Hinder
Whitlam & Snedden, 1974 Frank Hinder
Whitlam & Snedden, 1974 Frank Hinder

Whitlam & Snedden, 1974 Frank Hinder

Portrait, fibre-tipped pen on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Enid Hawkins 2003
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

The girls, 2017 by Tamara Dean

Snap decisions

Magazine article by Robert Cook, 2018

NPPP judge Robert Cook provides irreverent insight into this year’s fare, and having to be a bit judgemental.

Samantha Cook, c. 2000 Penny Tweedie
Samantha Cook, c. 2000 Penny Tweedie
Samantha Cook, c. 2000 Penny Tweedie

Samantha Cook, c. 2000 Penny Tweedie

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2004

Captain James Cook, engraving after John Webber, 1784 Francesco Bartolozzi
Captain James Cook, engraving after John Webber, 1784 Francesco Bartolozzi
Captain James Cook, engraving after John Webber, 1784 Francesco Bartolozzi

Captain James Cook, engraving after John Webber, 1784 Francesco Bartolozzi

Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Robert Oatley AO 2007

Captain James Cook portrait story video: 2 minutes

Captain Cook 'The photojournalists of their time'

Portrait story

An exploration of the role of artists such as John Webber who, whilst a member of Cook’s crew over many voyages, created paintings and drawings of the situations and people the explorers encountered.

Portrait of Captain James Cook RN, 1782 John Webber
Portrait of Captain James Cook RN, 1782 John Webber
Portrait of Captain James Cook RN, 1782 John Webber

Portrait of Captain James Cook RN, 1782 John Webber

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2000 by the Commonwealth Government with the generous assistance of Robert Oatley AO and John Schaeffer AO

Jasperware medallion of Captain James Cook, 1779 Wedgwood and Bentley
Jasperware medallion of Captain James Cook, 1779 Wedgwood and Bentley
Jasperware medallion of Captain James Cook, 1779 Wedgwood and Bentley

Jasperware medallion of Captain James Cook, 1779 Wedgwood and Bentley

Portrait, white on blue Jasper Ware in oval shaped wood and gilt frame

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Robert Oatley AO 2007

The Royal Society medal in commemoration of Captain James Cook, 1784 Lewis Pingo
The Royal Society medal in commemoration of Captain James Cook, 1784 Lewis Pingo
The Royal Society medal in commemoration of Captain James Cook, 1784 Lewis Pingo

The Royal Society medal in commemoration of Captain James Cook, 1784 Lewis Pingo

Portrait, silver medal

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Robert Oatley AO 2007

Portrait of Captain James Cook RN, 1782 John Webber

The hand of Captain Cook Google Arts and Culture

Learning resources

A fine portrait with a hidden message

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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.