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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.

Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown
Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown
Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown

Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown, 2006 (printed 2020)

Peter Brew-Bevan
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2020

Rachel Roxburgh
Rachel Roxburgh
Rachel Roxburgh

Rachel Roxburgh, 1939

Adelaide Perry
Portrait, oil on canvas

Purchased 2018

Rachel Griffiths
Rachel Griffiths
Rachel Griffiths

Rachel Griffiths, 2002 (printed 2004)

Karin Catt
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

"Phil" Phil May (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1895

Sir Leslie Ward
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mr Ronald Walker 2001

Dr Hugh Kingsley Ward
Dr Hugh Kingsley Ward
Dr Hugh Kingsley Ward

Dr Hugh Kingsley Ward, n.d.

Max Dupain OBE
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Danina Dupain Anderson 2017. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

"Dan" (Sir Daniel Cooper) (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1890s

Sir Leslie Ward
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ronald A Walker 2009. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Vanity fair

Magazine article by Ashleigh Wadman, 2012

Ashleigh Wadman rediscovers the Australian characters represented with a kindly touch by the British portrait artist Leslie Ward for the society magazine Vanity Fair.

"A Squatter" Sir Samuel Wilson (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1885

Sir Leslie Ward
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mr Ronald Walker 2001

"Sydney" Sir Daniel Cooper (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1882

Sir Leslie Ward
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mr Ronald Walker 2001

H Searle Professional Champion Sculler of the World (Henry Searle) (Image plate from Vanity Fair)
H Searle Professional Champion Sculler of the World (Henry Searle) (Image plate from Vanity Fair)
H Searle Professional Champion Sculler of the World (Henry Searle) (Image plate from Vanity Fair)

H Searle Professional Champion Sculler of the World (Henry Searle) (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1889

Sir Leslie Ward
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

The Demon Bowler
The Demon Bowler
The Demon Bowler

The Demon Bowler" Frederick Robert Spofforth (image plate from Vanity Fair), 1878

Sir Leslie Ward
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2002

"Ducker" Douglas Hamilton McLean (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1897

Sir Leslie Ward
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

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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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