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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.

Lola Montes, c. 1845 Joseph Karl Stieler

You beauty

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2010

Joanna Gilmour explores the fact and fictions surrounding the legendary life of Irish-born dancer Lola Montez.

Dr. Ludwig Leichhardt, 1846 Charles Rodius
Dr. Ludwig Leichhardt, 1846 Charles Rodius
Dr. Ludwig Leichhardt, 1846 Charles Rodius

Dr. Ludwig Leichhardt, 1846 Charles Rodius

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2004

Greg Lindsay, 2002 Salvatore Zofrea OAM
Greg Lindsay, 2002 Salvatore Zofrea OAM
Greg Lindsay, 2002 Salvatore Zofrea OAM

Greg Lindsay, 2002 Salvatore Zofrea OAM

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Marco Belgiorno-Zegna AM 2002

Hermannsburg Potters, 1999 Greg Weight
Hermannsburg Potters, 1999 Greg Weight
Hermannsburg Potters, 1999 Greg Weight

Hermannsburg Potters, 1999 Greg Weight

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Queen Rose of the Wathaurung People, c.1876-77 Fred Kruger
Queen Rose of the Wathaurung People, c.1876-77 Fred Kruger
Queen Rose of the Wathaurung People, c.1876-77 Fred Kruger

Queen Rose of the Wathaurung People, c.1876-77 Fred Kruger

Portrait, albumen paper photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Moonboy, 2010

Observation point

Magazine article by Tim Storrier, 2013

Tim Storrier describes the influences on the development of his artistic style.

Self portrait, c. 1849 Charles Rodius

Elegance in exile Portrait drawings from colonial Australia

Previous exhibition, 2012

Elegance in exile is an exhibition surveying the work of Richard Read senior, Thomas Bock, Thomas Griffiths Wainewright and Charles Rodius: four artists who, though exiled to Australia as convicts, created many of the most significant and elegant portraits of the colonial period.

Untitled #21/09 (after Ricci, 1700; featuring Matthew Mitcham), 2009 Ross Watson

Getting bare

Magazine article by Penny Grist, 2015

How seven portraits within Bare reveal in a public portrait parts of the body and elements of life usually located in the private sphere.

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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.