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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.

Self portrait, c. 1934 Stella Bowen
Self portrait, c. 1934 Stella Bowen
Self portrait, c. 1934 Stella Bowen

Self portrait, c. 1934 Stella Bowen

Portrait, oil on cardboard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

Self portrait, c. 1934 Stella Bowen

A Singular Line

Magazine article by Simon Elliott, 2003

A newly acquired work by Stella Bowen adds to the National Portrait Gallery's growing collection of important Australian self-portraits.

Matepai c. 1929-32

Missionary positions

Magazine article by Stella Ramage, 2016

Stella Ramage on Father McHardy’s Bougainville portraiture.

Sir George Ferguson Bowen, c. 1873 Bardwell's Royal Studio
Sir George Ferguson Bowen, c. 1873 Bardwell's Royal Studio
Sir George Ferguson Bowen, c. 1873 Bardwell's Royal Studio

Sir George Ferguson Bowen, c. 1873 Bardwell's Royal Studio

Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Graham Smith 2009

Vice-Royalty. "A Quoter of Poetry" [George Bowen, Governor of Victoria] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1873 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times
Vice-Royalty. "A Quoter of Poetry" [George Bowen, Governor of Victoria] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1873 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times
Vice-Royalty. "A Quoter of Poetry" [George Bowen, Governor of Victoria] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1873 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times

Vice-Royalty. "A Quoter of Poetry" [George Bowen, Governor of Victoria] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1873 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

Dr Stella Cornelius AO OBE, 1989 Judy Cassab
Dr Stella Cornelius AO OBE, 1989 Judy Cassab
Dr Stella Cornelius AO OBE, 1989 Judy Cassab

Dr Stella Cornelius AO OBE, 1989 Judy Cassab

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Cornelius family 2019

Charles Conder, Stella Maris Condor and Florence Humphrey at les Petites Dalles, Normandy, 1902 H. Walter Barnett
Charles Conder, Stella Maris Condor and Florence Humphrey at les Petites Dalles, Normandy, 1902 H. Walter Barnett
Charles Conder, Stella Maris Condor and Florence Humphrey at les Petites Dalles, Normandy, 1902 H. Walter Barnett

Charles Conder, Stella Maris Condor and Florence Humphrey at les Petites Dalles, Normandy, 1902 H. Walter Barnett

Portrait, platinum photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001

Portrait 10 December 2003 - February 2004

Magazine

This issue of Portrait Magazine features Roy de Maistre, the Australians in Hollywood exhibtion, Stella Bowen, portraits of scientists and more.

Self portrait, c. 1934 Stella Bowen

Sharing the dream?

It's Complicated

In love and war

Self, titled, 2013 video: 5 minutes

Self, titled, 2013 by Stella Rosa McDonald

General content

Finalist, MDPA 2013

The sitter (Drusilla Modjeska), 2001 Jo Bertini
The sitter (Drusilla Modjeska), 2001 Jo Bertini
The sitter (Drusilla Modjeska), 2001 Jo Bertini

The sitter (Drusilla Modjeska), 2001 Jo Bertini

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds from the Basil Bressler Bequest 2002

Self portrait with gladioli, 1922 George Lambert

Facing Facts

Magazine article by Andrew Sayers AM, 2003

Former NPG Director, Andrew Sayers describes the 1922 Self-portrait with Gladioli by George Lambert.

Gooseberry, widow of King Bungaree, 1836 William Fernyhough
Gooseberry, widow of King Bungaree, 1836 William Fernyhough
Gooseberry, widow of King Bungaree, 1836 William Fernyhough

Gooseberry, widow of King Bungaree, 1836 William Fernyhough

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Dr Robert Edwards AO 1999
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.