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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.

A Sydney family, 1840s

The house, the horse, the wife and the offspring

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2009

Joanna Gilmour writes about the portraiture of the colonial artist William Nicholas.

Alice Want, 1853 William Nicholas
Alice Want, 1853 William Nicholas
Alice Want, 1853 William Nicholas

Alice Want, 1853 William Nicholas

Portrait, pencil and watercolour on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Simpson family in memory of Caroline Simpson OAM 2008
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Theresa and James Laidley Mort, 1844 William Nicholas
Theresa and James Laidley Mort, 1844 William Nicholas
Theresa and James Laidley Mort, 1844 William Nicholas

Theresa and James Laidley Mort, 1844 William Nicholas

Portrait, watercolour and gouache on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Mort family 2009

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

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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.