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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.

An evening at Yarra Cottage, Port Stephens, 1857 Maria Brownrigg
An evening at Yarra Cottage, Port Stephens, 1857 Maria Brownrigg
An evening at Yarra Cottage, Port Stephens, 1857 Maria Brownrigg

An evening at Yarra Cottage, Port Stephens, 1857 Maria Brownrigg

Portrait, watercolour and collage on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Caroline Pileggi, 2005 Toni Wilkinson
Caroline Pileggi, 2005 Toni Wilkinson
Caroline Pileggi, 2005 Toni Wilkinson

Caroline Pileggi, 2005 Toni Wilkinson

Portrait, inkjet print

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2006

Portrait of Caroline Chisholm, c. 1851 an unknown artist
Portrait of Caroline Chisholm, c. 1851 an unknown artist
Portrait of Caroline Chisholm, c. 1851 an unknown artist

Portrait of Caroline Chisholm, c. 1851 an unknown artist

Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001

Caroline Jones, 1978 David Campbell
Caroline Jones, 1978 David Campbell
Caroline Jones, 1978 David Campbell

Caroline Jones, 1978 David Campbell

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Elizabeth Campbell-MacKenzie on behalf of the family of David Campbell 2012

Caroline Jones, 2009 Salvatore Zofrea OAM
Caroline Jones, 2009 Salvatore Zofrea OAM
Caroline Jones, 2009 Salvatore Zofrea OAM

Caroline Jones, 2009 Salvatore Zofrea OAM

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2009

Caroline Chisholm, 1853 J B. Hunt after Antoine F. Claudet
Caroline Chisholm, 1853 J B. Hunt after Antoine F. Claudet
Caroline Chisholm, 1853 J B. Hunt after Antoine F. Claudet

Caroline Chisholm, 1853 J B. Hunt after Antoine F. Claudet

Portrait, steel engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Aborigines at Oyster Cove, Tasmania, 1858 (printed 1890s) Francis Nixon
Aborigines at Oyster Cove, Tasmania, 1858 (printed 1890s) Francis Nixon
Aborigines at Oyster Cove, Tasmania, 1858 (printed 1890s) Francis Nixon

Aborigines at Oyster Cove, Tasmania, 1858 (printed 1890s) Francis Nixon

Portrait, glass plate negative

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

Bee Miles, 1976 Roderick Shaw

Good, bad and the ugly

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2007

Michael Desmond explores what makes a portrait subject significant.

MacKenzie family silhouette, 1846 Samuel Metford
MacKenzie family silhouette, 1846 Samuel Metford
MacKenzie family silhouette, 1846 Samuel Metford

MacKenzie family silhouette, 1846 Samuel Metford

Portrait, brush and ink, pen and ink, stencil cut-out with watercolour highlights

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Estate of Nancy Wiseman 2007

Edward Telford Simpson, 1919 John St Helier Lander
Edward Telford Simpson, 1919 John St Helier Lander
Edward Telford Simpson, 1919 John St Helier Lander

Edward Telford Simpson, 1919 John St Helier Lander

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Simpson family in memory of Caroline Simpson OAM 2008
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Alice Want, 1853 William Nicholas
Alice Want, 1853 William Nicholas
Alice Want, 1853 William Nicholas

Alice Want, 1853 William Nicholas

Portrait, pencil and watercolour on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Simpson family in memory of Caroline Simpson OAM 2008
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Marcie Elizabeth Wilson, 1922 George Lambert
Marcie Elizabeth Wilson, 1922 George Lambert
Marcie Elizabeth Wilson, 1922 George Lambert

Marcie Elizabeth Wilson, 1922 George Lambert

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Simpson family in memory of Caroline Simpson OAM 2008
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Edward Knox, c. 1927-29 W B McInnes
Edward Knox, c. 1927-29 W B McInnes
Edward Knox, c. 1927-29 W B McInnes

Edward Knox, c. 1927-29 W B McInnes

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mrs Caroline Philippa Parker 2005
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

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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.