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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.

The boys, 2006 by Roslyn Oades

The boys, 2006

by Roslyn Oades
Image
Roslyn
Roslyn
Roslyn

Roslyn, 2016

Sally Ross
Portrait, oil on linen

Purchased 2017

Destination Dissociation, 2022 Perri Lawson

Destination Dissociation

Perri Lawson
Image
Henry Lawson
Henry Lawson
Henry Lawson

Henry Lawson,

Joe Greenberg
Portrait, watercolour, crayon, coloured pencil, gouache and fibre-tipped pen on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

Henry Lawson
Henry Lawson
Henry Lawson

Henry Lawson, c. 1915

William Johnson
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Henry Lawson
Henry Lawson
Henry Lawson

Henry Lawson, c. 1915

William Johnson
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Henry Lawson
Henry Lawson
Henry Lawson

Henry Lawson, 1915

William Johnson
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Purchased 2009

Henry Lawson
Henry Lawson
Henry Lawson

Henry Lawson, c. 1919

Lionel Lindsay
Portrait, pencil, charcoal, pen and ink on paper

Purchased 2010

Henry Lawson
Henry Lawson
Henry Lawson

Henry Lawson, 1919

Lionel Lindsay
Portrait, etching on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ted and Gina Gregg 2011

Henry Lawson

Regarding Henrys

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2015

Sarah Engledow ponders the divergent legacies of Messrs Kendall and Lawson.

Life mask of John Bell
Life mask of John Bell
Life mask of John Bell

Life mask of John Bell, c. 1980

an unknown artist
Portrait, cast plaster

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Roslyn Lawson 2013

The Lawson

The Lawson

Moustaches

It’s curious that one of the writers most associated with the toughness of Australian bush life was himself not an exponent of the matted, rugged bushman sort of beard.

Some lads #5
Some lads #5
Some lads #5

Some lads #5, 1986

Tracey Moffatt
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Purchased with funds provided by the Annual Appeal 2024

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