Skip to main content

Ticketed entry is in place to safely manage your visit so please book ahead. Need to cancel or rejig? Email bookings@npg.gov.au

Menu

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.

Sarah Bernhardt, 1910 by Walter Barnett

Legends The Art of Walter Barnett 1862-1934

Previous exhibition, 2001

A National Portrait Gallery travelling exhibition.

Duchess of Cornwall and York (later Queen Mary), 1903 H. Walter Barnett
Duchess of Cornwall and York (later Queen Mary), 1903 H. Walter Barnett
Duchess of Cornwall and York (later Queen Mary), 1903 H. Walter Barnett

Duchess of Cornwall and York (later Queen Mary), 1903 H. Walter Barnett

Portrait, platinum photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Peter Roberts 2015

Duchess of Cornwall and York (later Queen Mary), 1903 H. Walter Barnett
Duchess of Cornwall and York (later Queen Mary), 1903 H. Walter Barnett
Duchess of Cornwall and York (later Queen Mary), 1903 H. Walter Barnett

Duchess of Cornwall and York (later Queen Mary), 1903 H. Walter Barnett

Portrait, platinum photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Peter Roberts 2015

Duchess of Cornwall and York (later Queen Mary), 1903 H. Walter Barnett
Duchess of Cornwall and York (later Queen Mary), 1903 H. Walter Barnett
Duchess of Cornwall and York (later Queen Mary), 1903 H. Walter Barnett

Duchess of Cornwall and York (later Queen Mary), 1903 H. Walter Barnett

Portrait, platinum photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Peter Roberts 2015

Duke of Cornwall and York (later King George V), 1903 H. Walter Barnett
Duke of Cornwall and York (later King George V), 1903 H. Walter Barnett
Duke of Cornwall and York (later King George V), 1903 H. Walter Barnett

Duke of Cornwall and York (later King George V), 1903 H. Walter Barnett

Portrait, platinum photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Peter Roberts 2015

Duke of Cornwall and York (later King George V), 1903 H. Walter Barnett
Duke of Cornwall and York (later King George V), 1903 H. Walter Barnett
Duke of Cornwall and York (later King George V), 1903 H. Walter Barnett

Duke of Cornwall and York (later King George V), 1903 H. Walter Barnett

Portrait, platinum photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Peter Roberts 2015

Annette Kellerman smiling, c. 1907 (printed 2003) H. Walter Barnett
Annette Kellerman smiling, c. 1907 (printed 2003) H. Walter Barnett
Annette Kellerman smiling, c. 1907 (printed 2003) H. Walter Barnett

Annette Kellerman smiling, c. 1907 (printed 2003) H. Walter Barnett

Portrait, modern bromide print from an original negative

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of an anonymous donor 2004

Arthur Streeton, c. 1890 H. Walter Barnett
Arthur Streeton, c. 1890 H. Walter Barnett
Arthur Streeton, c. 1890 H. Walter Barnett

Arthur Streeton, c. 1890 H. Walter Barnett

Portrait, platinum photograph on original studio backing card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001

Annette Kellerman, c. 1907 (printed 2003) H. Walter Barnett
Annette Kellerman, c. 1907 (printed 2003) H. Walter Barnett
Annette Kellerman, c. 1907 (printed 2003) H. Walter Barnett

Annette Kellerman, c. 1907 (printed 2003) H. Walter Barnett

Portrait, modern bromide print from an original negative

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of an anonymous donor 2004

Henry Parkes, 1892 H. Walter Barnett
Henry Parkes, 1892 H. Walter Barnett
Henry Parkes, 1892 H. Walter Barnett

Henry Parkes, 1892 H. Walter Barnett

Portrait, platinum photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001

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

Arthur Streeton, Nora Streeton (nee Clench) and Pat, the dog, c. 1909 H. Walter Barnett
Arthur Streeton, Nora Streeton (nee Clench) and Pat, the dog, c. 1909 H. Walter Barnett
Arthur Streeton, Nora Streeton (nee Clench) and Pat, the dog, c. 1909 H. Walter Barnett

Arthur Streeton, Nora Streeton (nee Clench) and Pat, the dog, c. 1909 H. Walter Barnett

Portrait, platinum photograph on printed card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001

Sarah Bernhardt, 1891 Falk Studios
Sarah Bernhardt, 1891 Falk Studios
Sarah Bernhardt, 1891 Falk Studios

Sarah Bernhardt, 1891 Falk Studios

Portrait, albumen silver photograph on cabinet card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Gift memberships

Circle of Friends

Are you looking for a special gift with a difference?

Reg Richardson AM, 2014 Mitch Cairns

Grow the Portrait Gallery of Australia 9 June 2016

Archived media releases 2016

The Portrait Gallery is calling for contributions to support in the acquisition of superb portraits for the national collection.

Annette Kellerman, c. 1907 (printed 2003) H. Walter Barnett

Indecent exposure Annette Kellerman

Previous exhibition, 2011

'Diving Venus' and 'the perfect woman' are two of the numerous descriptions applied to Annette Kellerman, who achieved international fame during the early decades of the twentieth century.

Friends in the Gallery

Circle of Friends

Support your Portrait Gallery

Join the inner circle of this vibrant, creative institution and help with the acquisition of new portraits.

masculine/feminine, 2010 by Bridget Mac
NYSPP 2010 winner

National Youth Self Portrait Prize NYSPP 2010

Previous exhibition, 2010

An annual event, the National Youth Self Portrait Prize seeks to encourage young people to embrace self portraiture and its expressive possibilities.

Thomas Sutcliffe Mort and his wife Theresa, c. 1847 an unknown artist, Thomas Warton

Husbands and Wives Photographic Portraits from 19th Century Australia

Previous exhibition, 2010

'I have just been to my dressing case to take a peep at you.

Annette Kellerman, c. 1916

Naked ambition

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2009

Joanna Gilmour dives into the life of Australian swimming legend Annette Kellerman.

image not online

Portrait Donors Listed by year

Honour board
We would like to thank our partners.
© National Portrait Gallery 2021
King Edward Terrace, Parkes
Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia

Phone +61 2 6102 7000
Fax +61 2 6102 7001
ABN: 54 74 277 1196

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.