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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.

Study for portrait of Sir Rupert 'Dick
Study for portrait of Sir Rupert 'Dick
Study for portrait of Sir Rupert 'Dick

Study for portrait of Sir Rupert 'Dick" Hamer', 2009

Lewis Miller
Portrait, oil on linen

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Sir Andrew Grimwade CBE 2018
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Self portrait with scarf
Self portrait with scarf
Self portrait with scarf

Self portrait with scarf, c. 1930s

Rupert Bunny
Portrait, oil on canvas

Gift of Philip Bacon AM 2012. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Rupert Murdoch
Rupert Murdoch
Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch, 2005

Ben Baker
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

Rupert Murdoch
Rupert Murdoch
Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch, c. 1986

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

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

Rupert C.W. Bunny
Rupert C.W. Bunny
Rupert C.W. Bunny

Rupert C.W. Bunny, 1928

Arthur T. Woodward
Portrait, watercolour and gouache on strawboard

Gift of Ben Travers 2021. Donated through Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Dame Nellie Melba
Dame Nellie Melba
Dame Nellie Melba

Dame Nellie Melba, c. 1901

Rupert Bunny
Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Portrait sketch of Nellie Melba

Doodles of the Diva

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2010

Three tiny sketches of Dame Nellie Melba in the NPG collection were created by the artist who was to go on to paint the most imposing representation of the singer: Rupert Bunny.

Self portrait with scarf

Shadows cast on fairy tale scene

Lust

Bunny’s side-honey 

Tea time, c.1898–1902 by Rupert Bunny (1864–1947)

Impressions

Painting light and life
Previous exhibition, 2011

Impressions: Painting light and life presents portraits by, and of, artists at the heart of Australian impressionism including Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton and Frederick McCubbin.

John and Lottie’s wedding, early 1970s Unknown artist

Shifting the definition

Nearest & Dearest

Defiant commitment

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