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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.

Joseph Banks, 1774 Sir Joshua Reynolds, William Dickinson
Joseph Banks, 1774 Sir Joshua Reynolds, William Dickinson
Joseph Banks, 1774 Sir Joshua Reynolds, William Dickinson

Joseph Banks, 1774 Sir Joshua Reynolds, William Dickinson

Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

George Foletta, n.d. Dickinson Monteath Studio
George Foletta, n.d. Dickinson Monteath Studio
George Foletta, n.d. Dickinson Monteath Studio

George Foletta, n.d. Dickinson Monteath Studio

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Estate of Alice Myra Foletta 2006

George Rose, 1811 Giovanni Vendramini, T. Cadell & W. Davies after William Evans, Sir William Beechey
George Rose, 1811 Giovanni Vendramini, T. Cadell & W. Davies after William Evans, Sir William Beechey
George Rose, 1811 Giovanni Vendramini, T. Cadell & W. Davies after William Evans, Sir William Beechey

George Rose, 1811 Giovanni Vendramini, T. Cadell & W. Davies after William Evans, Sir William Beechey

Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

William Macleay, 1885 William Macleod after Freeman Brothers
William Macleay, 1885 William Macleod after Freeman Brothers
William Macleay, 1885 William Macleod after Freeman Brothers

William Macleay, 1885 William Macleod after Freeman Brothers

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

The Right Honourable William Pitt, 1799 Charles Brome after William Owen
The Right Honourable William Pitt, 1799 Charles Brome after William Owen
The Right Honourable William Pitt, 1799 Charles Brome after William Owen

The Right Honourable William Pitt, 1799 Charles Brome after William Owen

Portrait, line engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

William Hodges RA, 1808 (dated 1810) George Dance, William Daniell
William Hodges RA, 1808 (dated 1810) George Dance, William Daniell
William Hodges RA, 1808 (dated 1810) George Dance, William Daniell

William Hodges RA, 1808 (dated 1810) George Dance, William Daniell

Portrait, etching on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

William Westall, 1854 George Dance, William Daniell
William Westall, 1854 George Dance, William Daniell
William Westall, 1854 George Dance, William Daniell

William Westall, 1854 George Dance, William Daniell

Portrait, etching on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

Sir William Gaston Walkley, 1958 William Pidgeon
Sir William Gaston Walkley, 1958 William Pidgeon
Sir William Gaston Walkley, 1958 William Pidgeon

Sir William Gaston Walkley, 1958 William Pidgeon

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Caltex Australia Ltd 2008

Study for Portrait of W S Robinson, 1952 William Dobell
Study for Portrait of W S Robinson, 1952 William Dobell
Study for Portrait of W S Robinson, 1952 William Dobell

Study for Portrait of W S Robinson, 1952 William Dobell

Portrait, oil on board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2003

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Album of cartes de visite and cabinet cards compiled by William St Leonards Robertson, 1860s - c. 1900 Various

Portrait, 24 page brown leather bound album of 119 cartes de visite and 16 cabinet card photographs

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Malcolm Robertson in memory of William Thomas Robertson 2018
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

William Robertson and Martha Mary Robertson, 1863 William Edward Kilburn
William Robertson and Martha Mary Robertson, 1863 William Edward Kilburn
William Robertson and Martha Mary Robertson, 1863 William Edward Kilburn

William Robertson and Martha Mary Robertson, 1863 William Edward Kilburn

Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Malcolm Robertson in memory of William Thomas Robertson 2018
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

The Payne family, 1888-89 A. Flegeltaub
The Payne family, 1888-89 A. Flegeltaub
The Payne family, 1888-89 A. Flegeltaub

The Payne family, 1888-89 A. Flegeltaub

Portrait, albumen photograph on cabinet card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John McPhee 2018

William and Martha Mary Robertson and their children [William St Leonards, Eliza, John, William St Leonards on a horse, Beatrice and Ida], 1860s - 1870s Various
William and Martha Mary Robertson and their children [William St Leonards, Eliza, John, William St Leonards on a horse, Beatrice and Ida], 1860s - 1870s Various
William and Martha Mary Robertson and their children [William St Leonards, Eliza, John, William St Leonards on a horse, Beatrice and Ida], 1860s - 1870s Various

William and Martha Mary Robertson and their children [William St Leonards, Eliza, John, William St Leonards on a horse, Beatrice and Ida], 1860s - 1870s Various

Portrait, eight carte de visite, hand-coloured contained in red leather concertina presentation case

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Malcolm Robertson in memory of William Thomas Robertson 2018
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Miss Robertson of Colac (Dolly), 1885-86

Brothers on farms

Magazine article by Malcolm Robertson, 2011

Malcolm Robertson tells the family history of one of Australia's earliest patrons of the arts, his Scottish born great great great grandfather, William Robertson.

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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.