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The Rt Hon. Henry Robert Stewart, Lord Viscount Castlereagh, MRIA & FRS
The Rt Hon. Henry Robert Stewart, Lord Viscount Castlereagh, MRIA & FRS
The Rt Hon. Henry Robert Stewart, Lord Viscount Castlereagh, MRIA & FRS

The Rt Hon. Henry Robert Stewart, Lord Viscount Castlereagh, MRIA & FRS, 1814

Sir Thomas Lawrence, William Evans, Henry Meyer, T. Cadell & W. Davies
Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ted and Gina Gregg 2012

The Right Honourable Henry Goulburn MP
The Right Honourable Henry Goulburn MP
The Right Honourable Henry Goulburn MP

The Right Honourable Henry Goulburn MP, c. 1850

Francis Holl after Henry William Pickersgill
Portrait, steel engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Henry Bathurst, Earl Bathurst
Henry Bathurst, Earl Bathurst
Henry Bathurst, Earl Bathurst

Henry Bathurst, Earl Bathurst, 1810

Thomas Phillips, Henry Meyer
Portrait, soft ground etching on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Henry Lawson

Regarding Henrys

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2015

Sarah Engledow ponders the divergent legacies of Messrs Kendall and Lawson.

Portrait of Henry Kendall
Portrait of Henry Kendall
Portrait of Henry Kendall

Portrait of Henry Kendall, c. 1890-1894

S. Milbourn Jnr
Portrait, albumen silver photograph on cabinet card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Henry
Henry
Henry

Henry "Seaman" Dan, 2009

Nathan Kelly
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Purchased 2010

Henry Lawson
Henry Lawson
Henry Lawson

Henry Lawson,

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

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

Henry Bosch, National Security Commission
Henry Bosch, National Security Commission
Henry Bosch, National Security Commission

Henry Bosch, National Security Commission,

Joe Greenberg
Portrait, watercolour, crayon, coloured pencil and gouache on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

Henry Lawson
Henry Lawson
Henry Lawson

Henry Lawson, c. 1915

William Johnson
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Henry Lawson
Henry Lawson
Henry Lawson

Henry Lawson, c. 1915

William Johnson
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Portrait of Henry Vernon Crock AO
Portrait of Henry Vernon Crock AO
Portrait of Henry Vernon Crock AO

Portrait of Henry Vernon Crock AO, 1988

David Smith
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Henry Vernon Crock AO in memory of David Smith 2007
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Henry Lawson
Henry Lawson
Henry Lawson

Henry Lawson, c. 1919

Lionel Lindsay
Portrait, pencil, charcoal, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Henry Lawson
Henry Lawson
Henry Lawson

Henry Lawson, 1915

William Johnson
Portrait, silver gelatin photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Henry Reynolds
Henry Reynolds
Henry Reynolds

Henry Reynolds, 2012

Dave Tacon
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Henry Wade
Henry Wade
Henry Wade

Henry Wade, c. 1841

an unknown artist
Portrait, oil on paperboard

Gift of the Wade and Hannah families 2013

Henry (Harry) Donnan (member of the 1896 Australian Cricket Team)
Henry (Harry) Donnan (member of the 1896 Australian Cricket Team)
Henry (Harry) Donnan (member of the 1896 Australian Cricket Team)

Henry (Harry) Donnan (member of the 1896 Australian Cricket Team), 1896

H Parker Rolfe
Portrait, albumen photograph on cabinet card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2014

H Searle Professional Champion Sculler of the World (Henry Searle) (Image plate from Vanity Fair)
H Searle Professional Champion Sculler of the World (Henry Searle) (Image plate from Vanity Fair)
H Searle Professional Champion Sculler of the World (Henry Searle) (Image plate from Vanity Fair)

H Searle Professional Champion Sculler of the World (Henry Searle) (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1889

Sir Leslie Ward
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

Henry Krips
Henry Krips
Henry Krips

Henry Krips, n.d.

Louis Kahan
Portrait, pen and ink on music sheet paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mrs Lily Kahan 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Henry Lawson
Henry Lawson
Henry Lawson

Henry Lawson, 1919

Lionel Lindsay
Portrait, etching on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ted and Gina Gregg 2011

Henry Edwards
Henry Edwards
Henry Edwards

Henry Edwards, c. 1874

Bradley and Rulofson
Portrait, albumen photograph on cabinet card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Henry Mayer
Henry Mayer
Henry Mayer

Henry Mayer, 1965

Hugo Wolfsohn
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mrs Elaine Mayer and Ms Vicky Mayer 2011

Henry Mayer
Henry Mayer
Henry Mayer

Henry Mayer, 1965

Hugo Wolfsohn
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mrs Elaine Mayer and Ms Vicky Mayer 2011

Henry Lingham
Henry Lingham
Henry Lingham

Henry Lingham, early 1900s

Mendelssohn of Melbourne
Portrait, sepia-toned carbon print photograph on card

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

Henry Fullwood (Uncle Remus)
Henry Fullwood (Uncle Remus)
Henry Fullwood (Uncle Remus)

Henry Fullwood (Uncle Remus), 1919

George Lambert
Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Denis Savill 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Henry Figueira, Glebe Island Bridge, Sydney
Henry Figueira, Glebe Island Bridge, Sydney
Henry Figueira, Glebe Island Bridge, Sydney

Henry Figueira, Glebe Island Bridge, Sydney, 1995 (printed 2000)

David Moore
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
The series 'David Moore: From Face to Face' was acquired as a gift of the artist and with financial assistance from Timothy Fairfax AC and L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2001.

Young Mo (Roy Rene)
Young Mo (Roy Rene)
Young Mo (Roy Rene)

Young Mo (Roy Rene), 1977

Martin Sharp
Portrait, oil on galvanised iron

Gift of Richard Wherrett 1998. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Martha Kermode
Martha Kermode
Martha Kermode

Martha Kermode, c. 1840

Henry Mundy
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Robert Kermode
Robert Kermode
Robert Kermode

Robert Kermode, c. 1840

Henry Mundy
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Portrait of William Manning
Portrait of William Manning
Portrait of William Manning

Portrait of William Manning, c. 1821

Henry Bone
Portrait, enamel on copper plate

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by the Sid and Fiona Myer Family Foundation 2017

Political Cartooning

Portrait story

An interview with cartoonist Ron Tandberg about the tradition of caricature.

Major Thomas Lord
Major Thomas Lord
Major Thomas Lord

Major Thomas Lord, c. 1840

Henry Mundy
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

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Carol Jerrems, 1973

Henry Talbot
Portrait, silver gelatin photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2015

Susan Lord
Susan Lord
Susan Lord

Susan Lord, c. 1840

Henry Mundy
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Sir Henry Barkly

Portrait story

An interview with former National Portrait Gallery Director, Andrew Sayers, who describes the portrait of Sir Henry Barkly by Thomas Clark.

'The crimson thread of kinship' Henry Parkes
'The crimson thread of kinship' Henry Parkes
'The crimson thread of kinship' Henry Parkes

'The crimson thread of kinship' Henry Parkes, c. 1898

Nelson Illingworth
Portrait, painted terracotta

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by the Liangis family 2012

Henry Bolte
Henry Bolte
Henry Bolte

Henry Bolte, 1969

Les Tanner, Gus McLaren
Portrait, glazed ceramic

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2004

Henry Parkes
Henry Parkes
Henry Parkes

Henry Parkes, 1892

H. Walter Barnett
Portrait, platinum photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001

Sir Henry Barkly
Sir Henry Barkly
Sir Henry Barkly

Sir Henry Barkly, c. 1863

Batchelder & O'Neill
Portrait, albumen photograph carte de visite on card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Portrait of Henry Hopkins
Portrait of Henry Hopkins
Portrait of Henry Hopkins

Portrait of Henry Hopkins, c. 1845

Thomas Griffiths Wainewright
Portrait, watercolour on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2013

Henry Chamberlain Russell and family at Sydney Observatory
Henry Chamberlain Russell and family at Sydney Observatory
Henry Chamberlain Russell and family at Sydney Observatory

Henry Chamberlain Russell and family at Sydney Observatory, c. 1895

Charles Bayliss
Portrait, albumen silver photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Joanna Russell Maher (née Windeyer) 2018

Portrait of His Excellency Sir Henry Barkly, Governor of Victoria
Portrait of His Excellency Sir Henry Barkly, Governor of Victoria
Portrait of His Excellency Sir Henry Barkly, Governor of Victoria

Portrait of His Excellency Sir Henry Barkly, Governor of Victoria, c. 1864

Thomas Clark
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by The Ian Potter Foundation 2007

Richard Henry Horne
Richard Henry Horne
Richard Henry Horne

Richard Henry Horne, mid 1860s

Batchelder & Co. Photo
Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite

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

Men of the Day No.19
Men of the Day No.19
Men of the Day No.19

Men of the Day No.19 "A great Med'cine-Man among the inquiring Redskins" Thomas Henry Huxley (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1871

Carlo Pellegrini
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Sir Henry Parkes
Sir Henry Parkes
Sir Henry Parkes

Sir Henry Parkes, c. 1889

an unknown artist
Portrait, glass plate positive

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Adrian McGlusky 2013

Henry Parkes
Henry Parkes
Henry Parkes

Henry Parkes, 1900

Percy Spence
Portrait, pencil and pastel over brown ink wash on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Thomas Henry Huxley
Thomas Henry Huxley
Thomas Henry Huxley

Thomas Henry Huxley, c. 1870

Maull & Co Photographers
Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

"The Australian Commonwealth" (Henry Stafford Northcote) (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1904

Sir Leslie Ward
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ronald A Walker 2009. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

"Chelsea Hospital" Sir Henry Wylie Norman (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1903

Sir Leslie Ward
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

"As straight as a reed" Henry John Rous (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1870

Alfred Thompson
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

"The Cape of Good Hope" Sir Henry Barkly (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1887

Sir Leslie Ward
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

"The Cape High Commissioner" (Sir Henry Brougham Loch) (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1894

Sir Leslie Ward
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ronald A Walker 2009
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

William Baker Ashton, First Governor of Adelaide Gaol
William Baker Ashton, First Governor of Adelaide Gaol
William Baker Ashton, First Governor of Adelaide Gaol

William Baker Ashton, First Governor of Adelaide Gaol, c. 1849

Henry H. Glover
Portrait, watercolour on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

Matthew Burnett
Matthew Burnett
Matthew Burnett

Matthew Burnett, c. 1865

Henry Samuel Sadd
Portrait, steel engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Edward Hargraves
Edward Hargraves
Edward Hargraves

Edward Hargraves, c. 1884

Henry King
Portrait, albumen silver photograph on cabinet card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

The Hon. Sir Francis Forbes
The Hon. Sir Francis Forbes
The Hon. Sir Francis Forbes

The Hon. Sir Francis Forbes, c. 1860

Henry Samuel Sadd
Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Sir James Martin
Sir James Martin
Sir James Martin

Sir James Martin, c. 1880s

Henry Samuel Sadd
Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2009

J.H. Roy Rousel
J.H. Roy Rousel
J.H. Roy Rousel

J.H. Roy Rousel, 1915

Appleby Studio
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on brown cardboard presentation mount

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Richard King 2008
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Douglas Mawson
Douglas Mawson
Douglas Mawson

Douglas Mawson, 1933

Henry James Haley
Portrait, oil on canvas laid on board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Gareth Mawson Thomas and Pamela Karran-Thomas of the Mawson family 2010
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

The Hon. Sir James Dowling
The Hon. Sir James Dowling
The Hon. Sir James Dowling

The Hon. Sir James Dowling, c. 1860

Henry Samuel Sadd
Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

The Honorable Sir Frederick Darley
The Honorable Sir Frederick Darley
The Honorable Sir Frederick Darley

The Honorable Sir Frederick Darley, c. 1887

Henry Samuel Sadd
Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2009

JH Roy Rousel
JH Roy Rousel
JH Roy Rousel

JH Roy Rousel, 1915

Teslar Studios
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on brown cardboard presentation mount

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Richard King 2008
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

"Sammy" Samuel Wood (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1892

Henry Seppings-Wright
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Henry Squires
Henry Squires
Henry Squires

Henry Squires, early 1860s

Dalton's Royal Photographic Gallery
Portrait, albumen silver carte de visite, hand-coloured on card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

George Trott (George Henry Stevens (Harry) Trott, member of the 1896 Australian Cricket Team)
George Trott (George Henry Stevens (Harry) Trott, member of the 1896 Australian Cricket Team)
George Trott (George Henry Stevens (Harry) Trott, member of the 1896 Australian Cricket Team)

George Trott (George Henry Stevens (Harry) Trott, member of the 1896 Australian Cricket Team), 1896

H Parker Rolfe
Portrait, albumen photograph on cabinet card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2014

William Henry Harvey
William Henry Harvey
William Henry Harvey

William Henry Harvey, c. 1850

Thomas Herbert Maguire
Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

A Low Comedian.
A Low Comedian.
A Low Comedian.

A Low Comedian. "Keep your eye on your Father" [Henry Richard Harwood], 1874

Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times
Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

Portrait of Henry Vernon Crock AO

Private practice

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2008
David Smith portrayed Dr Henry Crock without the accoutrements of an orthopaedic surgeon, adding to the National Portrait Gallery's collection of eminent Australian medical practitioners.
William John Wills, 2nd. In command of the Victorian Expedition
William John Wills, 2nd. In command of the Victorian Expedition
William John Wills, 2nd. In command of the Victorian Expedition

William John Wills, 2nd. In command of the Victorian Expedition, 1860

Henry Samuel Sadd
Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by
Ross A Field 2007

Robert O'Hara Burke, Leader of the Victorian Expedition
Robert O'Hara Burke, Leader of the Victorian Expedition
Robert O'Hara Burke, Leader of the Victorian Expedition

Robert O'Hara Burke, Leader of the Victorian Expedition, 1860

Henry Samuel Sadd
Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Ross A Field 2007

Reverend Robert Ross MD, Sydney, New South Wales
Reverend Robert Ross MD, Sydney, New South Wales
Reverend Robert Ross MD, Sydney, New South Wales

Reverend Robert Ross MD, Sydney, New South Wales, n.d.

John Cochran after Henry Room
Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ted and Gina Gregg 2012

H. B. Gullett
H. B. Gullett
H. B. Gullett

H. B. Gullett, c. 1939

Nora Heysen AM
Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the family in memory of Penne Hackforth-Jones 2014

Sir Henry Barkly, K.C.B. Governor of the Colony of Victoria (Plate 1 of Sun Pictures of Victoria by Antoine Fauchery and Richard Daintree)
Sir Henry Barkly, K.C.B. Governor of the Colony of Victoria (Plate 1 of Sun Pictures of Victoria by Antoine Fauchery and Richard Daintree)
Sir Henry Barkly, K.C.B. Governor of the Colony of Victoria (Plate 1 of Sun Pictures of Victoria by Antoine Fauchery and Richard Daintree)

Sir Henry Barkly, K.C.B. Governor of the Colony of Victoria (Plate 1 of Sun Pictures of Victoria by Antoine Fauchery and Richard Daintree), 1858

Antoine Fauchery, Richard Daintree
Portrait, albumen silver photograph on laid on cardboard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

Aborigines, the last of the race, Tasmania
Aborigines, the last of the race, Tasmania
Aborigines, the last of the race, Tasmania

Aborigines, the last of the race, Tasmania, c. 1866

Henry Frith
Portrait, albumen silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2006

The Right Reverend Lord Bishop of Melbourne (Dr. Charles Perry)
The Right Reverend Lord Bishop of Melbourne (Dr. Charles Perry)
The Right Reverend Lord Bishop of Melbourne (Dr. Charles Perry)

The Right Reverend Lord Bishop of Melbourne (Dr. Charles Perry), 1876

Thomas Atkinson, Samuel Mullen after Henry Weigall Jnr
Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Captain R.C. Morgan, Missionary ship 'John Williams'
Captain R.C. Morgan, Missionary ship 'John Williams'
Captain R.C. Morgan, Missionary ship 'John Williams'

Captain R.C. Morgan, Missionary ship 'John Williams', n.d.

Henry Room, John Cochran
Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Gina and Ted Gregg 2010

His Royal Highness Prince Henry William Frederick Albert, Duke of Gloucester (Governor General of Australia)
His Royal Highness Prince Henry William Frederick Albert, Duke of Gloucester (Governor General of Australia)
His Royal Highness Prince Henry William Frederick Albert, Duke of Gloucester (Governor General of Australia)

His Royal Highness Prince Henry William Frederick Albert, Duke of Gloucester (Governor General of Australia), 1943-1944

Charles Wheeler
Portrait, coloured chalk with black ink highlight on artist board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2019

Self portrait, 1645

The considered life

Magazine article by Andrew Sayers AM, 2010

Andrew Sayers asks whether a portrait can truly be the examination of a life.

The golden girls: Jodie Henry, Lisbeth 'Libby' Trickett (née Lenton), Giaan Rooney, Alice Mills, Brooke Hanson, Leisel Jones
The golden girls: Jodie Henry, Lisbeth 'Libby' Trickett (née Lenton), Giaan Rooney, Alice Mills, Brooke Hanson, Leisel Jones
The golden girls: Jodie Henry, Lisbeth 'Libby' Trickett (née Lenton), Giaan Rooney, Alice Mills, Brooke Hanson, Leisel Jones

The golden girls: Jodie Henry, Lisbeth 'Libby' Trickett (née Lenton), Giaan Rooney, Alice Mills, Brooke Hanson, Leisel Jones, 2004

Robin Sellick
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

Marianne Egan and her children Gertrude Evans Cahuac and Henry William Cahuac
Marianne Egan and her children Gertrude Evans Cahuac and Henry William Cahuac
Marianne Egan and her children Gertrude Evans Cahuac and Henry William Cahuac

Marianne Egan and her children Gertrude Evans Cahuac and Henry William Cahuac, 1857

an unknown artist
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by the Liangis family 2014

Jane Mander Jones
Jane Mander Jones
Jane Mander Jones

Jane Mander Jones, 1853

Henry Robinson Smith
Portrait, oil on canvas laid on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Susanna de Vienne, Sarah Wood and David Lloyd Jones 2009.
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Society of Artists Selection Committee
Society of Artists Selection Committee
Society of Artists Selection Committee

Society of Artists Selection Committee, 1907

Henry King
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

David Jones
David Jones
David Jones

David Jones, 1853

Henry Robinson Smith
Portrait, oil on canvas laid on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Susanna de Vienne, Sarah Wood and David Lloyd Jones 2009
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Henry Moore, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire
Henry Moore, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire
Henry Moore, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire

Henry Moore, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, c. 1955 (printed 2000)

David Moore
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
The series 'David Moore: From Face to Face' was acquired as a gift of the artist and with financial assistance from Timothy Fairfax AC and L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2001.

Mary Ann Lawrence, 1841

Fits of delicacy and despair

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2009

Henry Mundy's portraits flesh out notions of propriety and good taste in a convict colony.

The Catholic Hierarchy of Australia
The Catholic Hierarchy of Australia
The Catholic Hierarchy of Australia

The Catholic Hierarchy of Australia, 1869

Archibald McDonald, Henry Samuel Sadd
Portrait, albumen photograph on carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

'The Australian Cricketers' from The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News June 1882
'The Australian Cricketers' from The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News June 1882
'The Australian Cricketers' from The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News June 1882

'The Australian Cricketers' from The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News June 1882, 1882

an unknown artist
Portrait, engraving on paper (2 sheets)

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

The Last Picture Show (Lewis Morley and Henry Talbot)
The Last Picture Show (Lewis Morley and Henry Talbot)
The Last Picture Show (Lewis Morley and Henry Talbot)

The Last Picture Show (Lewis Morley and Henry Talbot), 1999

Lewis Morley
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2003
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Delegates to the Constitutional Convention, Sydney 1891 from Australasia Illustrated
Delegates to the Constitutional Convention, Sydney 1891 from Australasia Illustrated
Delegates to the Constitutional Convention, Sydney 1891 from Australasia Illustrated

Delegates to the Constitutional Convention, Sydney 1891 from Australasia Illustrated, 1891

an unknown artist
Portrait, engraving on paper (4 sheets)

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Lucy Escott

An international troupe of two

It's Complicated

Office romance

Blue Wolf, 2014

by Imogen Henry
General content

Finalist, MDPA 2014

Our only concern is the void, 2013 video: 12 minutes

Our only concern is the void, 2013

by Nik Lee
General content

Winner, MDPA 2013

Sir George Reid
Sir George Reid
Sir George Reid

Sir George Reid, c. 1895

Nelson Illingworth
Portrait, cast plaster, painted

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

Portrait 27

March - May 2008
Magazine

This issue of Portrait Magazine feature Lucian Frued, John Witzig, colonial death portraits, William Kinghorne, Henry Crock, and more.

The Lawn at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day
The Lawn at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day
The Lawn at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day

The Lawn at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day, c. 1889

Carl Kahler, Goupil & Cie
Portrait, photogravure on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

A Commissioner of Customs
A Commissioner of Customs
A Commissioner of Customs

A Commissioner of Customs "Faithful to Francis" [The Hon. Edward Cohen M.L.A.], 1874

Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times
Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

Minnie Walton
Minnie Walton
Minnie Walton

Minnie Walton, c. 1874

Fradelle & Marshall
Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

A G Stephens
A G Stephens
A G Stephens

A G Stephens, c. 1910 (printed later)

an unknown artist
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Lucy Escott
Lucy Escott
Lucy Escott

Lucy Escott, early 1860s

Dalton's Royal Photographic Gallery
Portrait, albumen silver carte de visite, hand-coloured on card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

The Lawson

The Lawson

Moustaches

It’s curious that one of the writers most associated with the toughness of Australian bush life was himself not an exponent of the matted, rugged bushman sort of beard.

George Lambert
George Lambert
George Lambert

George Lambert, c. 1929

Annie May Moore
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

The Parkes

The Parkes

Beards

It wasn’t uncommon for the pro-beard fraternity of the mid nineteenth century to cite beards as a sign of wisdom on the grounds that Socrates and other ancient philosophers had worn them.

King Edward VII, 1910 by George Lambert

Of Kings and men

Celebrating 100 years of the Historic Memorials Collection
Previous exhibition, 2011

This display celebrates 100 years of the Historic Memorials Collection and its role in commissioning portraits of parliamentary and judicial figures in Australia.

Lady Barkly
Lady Barkly
Lady Barkly

Lady Barkly, 1863

Batchelder & O'Neill
Portrait, albumen silver carte de visite on card

Purchased 2014

"Small Holdings" The Earl Carrington Baron Charles Robert Carrington (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1907

Sir Leslie Ward
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ronald Walker 2002

Livingston Hopkins
Livingston Hopkins
Livingston Hopkins

Livingston Hopkins, n.d.

an unknown artist
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

The Last Picture Show (Lewis Morley and Henry Talbot)

Reveries

Photography and mortality
Previous exhibition, 2007

Featuring works by Australian and New Zealand photographers from the late 1970s up to the present day Reveries focuses on images made in the presence of or consciousness of death.

Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait

Self portrait, 1894

Livingston Hopkins
Portrait, etching on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Ross A Field 2008

William Johnson (1873—1948) by Percy Leason

Recognition

Percy Leason's Aboriginal Portraits
Previous exhibition, 1999

Originally conceived as an anthropological record, Percy Leason’s powerful 1934 portraits of Victorian Aboriginal people are today considered to be a highlight of 20th century Australian portraiture

Major General Alan Stretton
Major General Alan Stretton
Major General Alan Stretton

Major General Alan Stretton, 1987

Gwendolene Pratt
Portrait, oil on canvas laid on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Stretton family 1999
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

"Sydney" Sir Daniel Cooper (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1882

Sir Leslie Ward
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mr Ronald Walker 2001

Ola Cohn
Ola Cohn
Ola Cohn

Ola Cohn, 1961

Jean Goldberg
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2002

"Fetteresso" Sir Robert Duff (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1883

Francois Verheyden
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Rt. Honourable Lord Hawkesbury
Rt. Honourable Lord Hawkesbury
Rt. Honourable Lord Hawkesbury

Rt. Honourable Lord Hawkesbury, 1808

Sir Thomas Lawrence, Edward Scriven, J.B.Ball & J. DeCamp
Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ted and Gina Gregg 2012

Arthur Streeton

The 1890s to the 1940s

Mo and beard timeline

Although the tough, weathered, hard-drinking bushmen of the kind mythologised by writers like Banjo Paterson and Henry Lawson are popularly associated with the character of late nineteenth century Australia, it was also a time when alternative ideas about identity began to come into play.

The Derby Day at Flemington
The Derby Day at Flemington
The Derby Day at Flemington

The Derby Day at Flemington, c. 1890

Carl Kahler, Goupil & Cie
Portrait, photogravure on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001

Browning Mummery
Browning Mummery
Browning Mummery

Browning Mummery, c. 1925

Corona Ltd.
Portrait

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Roger Neill 2009

The Tichborne Claimant (Arthur Orton)
The Tichborne Claimant (Arthur Orton)
The Tichborne Claimant (Arthur Orton)

The Tichborne Claimant (Arthur Orton), c. 1872

Maull & Co Photographers
Portrait, albumen silver carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001

Sir William Charles Windeyer
Sir William Charles Windeyer
Sir William Charles Windeyer

Sir William Charles Windeyer, 1892

Tom Roberts
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the family of Sir Victor and Lady Windeyer 2009
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Marianne Egan and her children Gertrude Evans Cahuac and Henry William Cahuac

Maritime disaster leaves poignant picture

Devotion

Absence rends the heart asunder

Governor Sir Robert Duff with Lady Duff, Lord Hopetoun and Vice-Regal Party
Governor Sir Robert Duff with Lady Duff, Lord Hopetoun and Vice-Regal Party
Governor Sir Robert Duff with Lady Duff, Lord Hopetoun and Vice-Regal Party

Governor Sir Robert Duff with Lady Duff, Lord Hopetoun and Vice-Regal Party, 1893

Kerry & Co
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

Ann Mary Windeyer
Ann Mary Windeyer
Ann Mary Windeyer

Ann Mary Windeyer, 1847

G Ziegler
Portrait, pastel and gouache on paper laid down on backing sheet

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Joanna Russell Maher (née Windeyer) 2018

George and Jemima Billet with family
George and Jemima Billet with family
George and Jemima Billet with family

George and Jemima Billet with family, c. 1852

C.H.T. Costantini
Portrait, watercolour on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

The Honourable J.J. Carlton with Cravat
The Honourable J.J. Carlton with Cravat
The Honourable J.J. Carlton with Cravat

The Honourable J.J. Carlton with Cravat, 2000

Esther Erlich
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of an anonymous donor 2001
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

George and Jemima Billet with family

In the most correct style

Nearest & Dearest

Desirable outcomes, undesirable origins

Thomas Archbold, Durham, 1826 by John Dempsey

Street fare

General content

The late Georgian and early Victorian working classes often bought their food in ale-houses, chop-houses and ‘penny pie shops’, or purchased their meals day after day in the streets.

The great South Sea caterpillar transformed into a Bath Butterfly (Sir Joseph Banks)
The great South Sea caterpillar transformed into a Bath Butterfly (Sir Joseph Banks)
The great South Sea caterpillar transformed into a Bath Butterfly (Sir Joseph Banks)

The great South Sea caterpillar transformed into a Bath Butterfly (Sir Joseph Banks), 1795 (printed 1851)

James Gillray
Portrait, etching, hand-coloured on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Douglas Stewart Fine Books 2013

"New South Wales" (Earl Beauchamp) (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1899

Sir Leslie Ward
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ronald A Walker 2009. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

The first Australian first-class cricket team to tour England and North America
The first Australian first-class cricket team to tour England and North America
The first Australian first-class cricket team to tour England and North America

The first Australian first-class cricket team to tour England and North America, 1878

A & G Taylor
Portrait, albumen photograph on carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Portrait of Charles Blackman
Portrait of Charles Blackman
Portrait of Charles Blackman

Portrait of Charles Blackman, 1979

Judy Cassab AO CBE
Portrait, oil on canvas

Gift of Warwick Evans 2021. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Mary Ware
Mary Ware
Mary Ware

Mary Ware, c. 1854

Robert Dowling
Portrait, oil on canvas on board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Mary Isabel Murphy and Rosalind Blair Murphy 2014

The sculptor (George Lambert and Arthur Murch)
The sculptor (George Lambert and Arthur Murch)
The sculptor (George Lambert and Arthur Murch)

The sculptor (George Lambert and Arthur Murch), c. 1929

Harold Cazneaux
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Dame Mary Gilmore
Dame Mary Gilmore
Dame Mary Gilmore

Dame Mary Gilmore, c. 1938

Lyall Trindall
Portrait, oil on canvas

Purchased with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC 2001

Mary Windeyer
Mary Windeyer
Mary Windeyer

Mary Windeyer, c. 1891

Freeman Brothers
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on studio mount

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of J.B. Windeyer 2018

Thomas and John Clarke, bushrangers, photographed in Braidwood gaol
Thomas and John Clarke, bushrangers, photographed in Braidwood gaol
Thomas and John Clarke, bushrangers, photographed in Braidwood gaol

Thomas and John Clarke, bushrangers, photographed in Braidwood gaol, 1867

an unknown artist
Portrait, albumen silver photograph on laid down on a section cut from a nineteenth century album page

Purchased 2019

Jessie Street
Jessie Street
Jessie Street

Jessie Street, 1929

Reginald Jerrold-Nathan
Portrait, oil on canvas

Gift of the Street family and the Jessie Street National Women's Library 2010

Portrait of an English Woman c. 1532-5 (detail)

A new perspective

Magazine article by Celina Fox, 2006

An exhibition devoted to Hans Holbein's English commissions shows the portraitist bringing across the Channel new technical developments in art - with a dazzling facility.

Sir Charles Kingsford Smith and Captain Charles Ulm

Uncommon Australians

Towards an Australian Portrait Gallery
Previous exhibition, 1992

In 1988 philanthropists Gordon and Marilyn Darling decided to make an Australian portrait gallery a reality, overseeing the development of the 1992 touring exhibition Uncommon Australians.

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A blackguard rehearsing - Max Cullen, 2001

David Naseby
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Nigel Naseby 2007
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Barton and Watson
Barton and Watson
Barton and Watson

Barton and Watson, 1902

G. H. Dancey
Portrait, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Charles Joseph La Trobe
Charles Joseph La Trobe
Charles Joseph La Trobe

Charles Joseph La Trobe, 1853

Thomas Woolner
Portrait, cast bronze relief medallion

Purchased 2006

Study for John Bell as King Lear
Study for John Bell as King Lear
Study for John Bell as King Lear

Study for John Bell as King Lear, 1998-2001

Nicholas Harding
Portrait, ink, charcoal and conté on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2010
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Barry Jones
Barry Jones
Barry Jones

Barry Jones, 1998

Tristan Humphries
Portrait, digital print on watercolour paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2000

Thomas Sutcliffe Mort and his wife Theresa

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.

Mary Windeyer
Mary Windeyer
Mary Windeyer

Mary Windeyer, 1850s

an unknown artist
Portrait, watercolour and gouache on ivory

Gift of the Windeyer family 2009. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Shigeo Sawada
Shigeo Sawada
Shigeo Sawada

Shigeo Sawada, c. 1915

Kan Studios
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ron Wylie 2007

Self portrait

Elegance in exile

Portrait drawings from colonial Australia
Previous exhibition, 2012

Elegance in exile is an exhibition surveying the work of Richard Read senior, Thomas Bock, Thomas Griffiths Wainewright and Charles Rodius: four artists who, though exiled to Australia as convicts, created many of the most significant and elegant portraits of the colonial period.

Sappho, 1865

Mrs Cameron and the V&A

Magazine article by Magda Keaney, 2003

In March 2003 Magda Keaney travelled to London to join the photography section of the Victoria & Albert Museum for three months.

Billy Hughes bottle stopper
Billy Hughes bottle stopper
Billy Hughes bottle stopper

Billy Hughes bottle stopper, 1911-1921

Mashman Bros. Ltd.
Portrait, ceramic and cork

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

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Supporters

$5,000 - $9,999
Honour board
Sir Hudson Fysh
Sir Hudson Fysh
Sir Hudson Fysh

Sir Hudson Fysh, 1950

William Dobell
Portrait, oil on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Australian War Memorial in association with the Fysh family 2008

Edward Paine Butler
Edward Paine Butler
Edward Paine Butler

Edward Paine Butler, c. 1845

Thomas Griffiths Wainewright
Portrait, watercolour, gouche and pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Ned Kelly death mask

Sideshow Alley

Infamy, the macabre & the portrait
Previous exhibition, 2015

Death masks, post-mortem drawings and other spooky and disquieting portraits... Come and see how portraits of infamous Australians were used in the 19th century.

Stephen Murray-Smith
Stephen Murray-Smith
Stephen Murray-Smith

Stephen Murray-Smith, 1980

Fred Williams
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Lyn Williams AM 2011
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Creatures of Leisure series (David 'Bird' Twohill)

Electric!

Portraits that pop!
Previous exhibition, 2018

Celebrate the Gallery’s 20th birthday summer with Electric! Portraits that pop! The collection exhibition features a mix of bright, bold and colourful paintings, prints and photographs, and buoyant video portraits.

Bob Hawke

Primed

Some Prime Ministers
Previous exhibition, 2019

Seventeen of Australia’s thirty prime ministers to date are represented in the contrasting sizes, moods and mediums of these portraits.

Sir Henry Unton

Icons and imagery

Magazine article by Alison Weir, 2011

Alison Weir explores the National Portrait Gallery, London and the BP Portrait Award to find what makes a good painted portrait - past and present.

Portrait of William Manning, c.1821 by Henry Bone

Of beef in burgundy

Magazine article by Angus Trumble, 2017

Angus Trumble reveals the complex technical mastery behind a striking recent acquisition, Henry Bone’s enamel portrait of William Manning.

Macquarie Digital Portraiture Award 2014

22 August 2014
Archived media releases 2014

Press releases for media.

Martha Sarah Butler
Martha Sarah Butler
Martha Sarah Butler

Martha Sarah Butler, c. 1845

Thomas Griffiths Wainewright
Portrait, watercolour, gouache and pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

The Demon Bowler
The Demon Bowler
The Demon Bowler

The Demon Bowler" Frederick Robert Spofforth (image plate from Vanity Fair), 1878

Sir Leslie Ward
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2002

William Charles Wentworth
William Charles Wentworth
William Charles Wentworth

William Charles Wentworth, 1854

Thomas Woolner
Portrait, cast bronze relief medallion

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

Self portrait with glove

To Look Within

Self Portraits in Australia
Previous exhibition, 2004

This exhibition is the first comprehensive survey of self-portraits in Australia, from the colonial period to the present

Elle Macpherson

Australian Visit

Previous exhibition, 2006

The exhibition will include works of art from the NPG Canberra's permanent collection with some inward loans and aims to highlight the achievements of notable Australians.

Rosaleen Norton, Witch of Kings Cross

Rennie Ellis

Aussies All
Previous exhibition, 2006

Rennie Ellis: Aussies All is a celebration of the life and work of the late Australian photographer Rennie Ellis.

Andy Thomas

Uncommon Australians

The vision of Gordon and Marilyn Darling
Previous exhibition, 2015

This exhibition showcases portraits acquired through the generosity of the National Portrait Gallery’s Founding Patrons, L Gordon Darling AC CMG and Marilyn Darling AC.

Hugo at home (Hugo Weaving)

Nicholas Harding

28 Portraits
Previous exhibition, 2017

Nicholas Harding: 28 portraits features paintings of Robert Drewe, John Bell and Hugo Weaving alongside gorgeously coloured recent oil portraits, delicate gouaches and bold ink and charcoal drawings.

Sir Sidney Kidman

The fat of the land

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2009

Sir Sidney Kidman (1857-1935) is inscribed in Australian legend as the ‘Cattle King’. 

Georg von Neumayer
Georg von Neumayer
Georg von Neumayer

Georg von Neumayer, c. 1860

Johnstone & Co
Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite

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

Swimming with Platypus, 2009

Someone to watch over you

Magazine article by Carrie Kibbler, 2013

Carrie Kibbler looks at how portraiture fits into the Australian Artbank Collection.

Joan Croll

String of Pearls

Magazine article by Andrew Sayers AM, 2001

Andrew Sayers discusses the portrait of Dr Joan Croll AO by the Australian artist John Brack.

Charles Summers
Charles Summers
Charles Summers

Charles Summers, late 1860s

Batchelder & Co. Photo
Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite

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

Hattie Shepparde
Hattie Shepparde
Hattie Shepparde

Hattie Shepparde, 1872

Bardwell's Royal Studio
Portrait, carte de visite photograph

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

Martha Mary Robertson
Martha Mary Robertson
Martha Mary Robertson

Martha Mary Robertson, 1866

Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co
Portrait, albumen photograph on carte de visite

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 St. Leonards Robertson
William St. Leonards Robertson
William St. Leonards Robertson

William St. Leonards Robertson, c. 1869

Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co
Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite

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 Jester (self portrait)

Bloodlines

Magazine article by Michelle Fracaro, 2004

Michelle Fracaro describes Lionel Lindsay's woodcut The Jester (self-portrait).

Nicholas Chevalier
Nicholas Chevalier
Nicholas Chevalier

Nicholas Chevalier, c. 1867

Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co
Portrait, albumen photograph on carte de visite

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

Portrait of Professor Graeme Clark

Portraits for Posterity

Previous exhibition, 2006

Drawn from some of the many donations made to the Gallery's collection, the exhibition Portraits for Posterity pays homage both to the remarkable (and varied) group of Australians who are portrayed in the portraits and the generosity of the many donors who have presented them to the Gallery.

Betty Cuthbert

Hop, skip, shoot

Magazine article by Simon Elliott, 2004

Former NPG Deputy Director, Simon Elliott talks with Ern McQuillan about his life and career as a sports photographer.

Lady Jane Grey, c.1590-1600 (also known as The ‘Streatham’ portrait) Artist unknown

The Royal she

Magazine article by Inga Walton, 2019

Traversing paint and pixels, Inga Walton examines portraits of select women in Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits.

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Annual Appeal

Listed by year
Honour board
George and Jemima Billet with family

Costantini's convictions

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2017

Jo Gilmour uncovers endearing authenticity in the art of a twice-transported Tasmanian.

Lady Barkly

A real Pratt

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2015

The death of a gentlewoman is shrouded in mystery, a well-liked governor finds love after sorrow, and two upright men become entangled in the historical record.

Self portrait

A guy from Paris

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2018

Sarah Engledow on a foundational gallery figure who was quick on the draw.

Sir Edward Holden

Promise Fulfilled

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2006

The life and achievements of Sir Edward Holden, who is represented in the portrait collection by a bust created by Leslie Bowles.

Benny (42nd Street Series), 1979–80 by Larry Clark

City boys

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2016

Christopher Chapman immerses himself in Larry Clark’s field of vision.

Opening of the First Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia by H.R.H. The Duke of Cornwall and York, May 9, 1901, 1903 by Tom Roberts

Empire records

Magazine article by Kylie Scroope, 2011

Celebrates the centenary of the first national art collection, the Historic Memorials Collection, housed at Australia's Parliament House.

The last of England 1855

Pre-Raphaelite Profile

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2006

In 2006 the National Portrait Gallery acquired a splendid portrait of Victoria's first governor, Lieutenant Governor Charles Joseph La Trobe by Thomas Woolner.

Francis Bacon on Primrose Hill, 1963

Shadows of light

Magazine article by Mark Haworth-Booth, 2002

Mark Haworth-Booth explains why Bill Brandt is one of the most important British photographers of the Twentieth Century.

Sir Thomas Gore-Browne
Sir Thomas Gore-Browne
Sir Thomas Gore-Browne

Sir Thomas Gore-Browne, 1864

J. Walch & Sons
Portrait, tinted lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

Dr Peter Farrell

Giving and getting

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2006

The exhibition Portraits for Posterity celebrates gifts to the Gallery, of purchases made with donated funds, and testifies to the generosity and community spirit of Australians.

Mr and Mrs Horace Keats in the

Heartfelt

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2009

The portrait of Janet and Horace Keats with the spirit of the poet Christopher Brennan is brought to life by artist Dora Toovey.

The artist and her family, c. 1854 by Martha Berkeley

Presence and absence

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2018

The art of Australia’s colonial women painters affords us an invaluable, alternative perspective on the nascent nation-building project.

Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose, 1885-86 by 
John Singer Sargent

A feast of friends

Magazine article by Richard Ormond, 2015

John Singer Sargent: a painter at the vanguard of contemporary movements in music, literature and theatre.

Sir Joseph Banks

In a good paddock

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2011

Celebrating a new painted portrait of Joseph Banks, Sarah Engledow spins a yarn of the naturalist, the first kangaroo in France and Don, a Spanish ram.

Portrait of Truganini, daughter of the Chief of Bruny Island, Van Diemens Land, c. 1835

Black and white history

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2009

English artist Benjamin Duterrau took up the cause of the Indigenous peoples of Tasmania with his detailed and sympathetic renderings.

Barry Humphries

Talking heads

About Face article

In their own words lead researcher Louise Maher on the novel project that lets the Gallery’s portraits speak for themselves.

Madame Sibly, Phrenologist and Mesmerist

Sibly irresistible

Magazine article by Alexandra Roginski, 2019

Alexandra Roginski reveals a forceful feminist figure in the colonial period’s slippery science, phrenology.

Martin Sharp

Oz and beyond

Magazine article by Diana Warnes, 2007

Martin Sharp fulfils the Pop art idiom of merging art and life.

Abduction/The Forest, 2009  © Pushpamala N.

Pushpamala N

by Ajay Sinha
Artist essays

Pushpamala N. was born in 1956 in Bangalore. Her early training was in sculpture, but as her practice progressed she brought an early enthusiasm for narrative figuration into her photographic work.

Themes and variations (Annelies) A13, 1946

Listening to form

Magazine article by Jane Kinsman, 2007

National Gallery of Australia curator Jane Kinsman discusses the portraiture of Henri Matisse.

Viscount Robert Lowe (Image plate from Vanity Fair Magazine)

Meeting by Murder

Magazine article by Yvonne Audette AM, 2005

The story behind two colonial portraits; a lithograph of captain and convict John Knatchbull and newspaper illustration of Robert Lowe, Viscount Sherbrooke.

Edward Paine Butler

Poison pen

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2010

Michael Desmond examines the career of the eighteenth-century suspected poisoner and portrait artist Thomas Griffiths Wainewright.

The Rajah quilt, 1841 by Kezia Hayter

Material culture

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2018

The Rajah Quilt’s narrative promptings are as intriguing as the textile is intricate.

Kinky Night. Impressions Club, 1987

Aussies all

Magazine article by Simon Elliott, 2006

The exhibition Aussies all features the ecclectic portrait photography of Rennie Ellis which captures Australian life during the 70s and 80s.

Geo Face Distributor

Abstraction and figuration

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2009

James Angus discusses his major sculpture commission Geo Face Distributor with Christopher Chapman.

The National Portrait Gallery

In the galleries

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2009

Christopher Chapman highlights the inaugural hang of the new National Portrait Gallery building which opened in December 2008.

Thomas Sutcliffe Mort and his wife Theresa

Tiny Trace of a Colonial Giant

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2004

At just 7.8 x 6.2 cm, the daguerreotype of Thomas Sutcliffe Mort and his wife Theresa is one of the smallest works in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery.

Sandor Ferenczis 50th birthday dinner, Budapest, 1923

Less than six degrees of separation

Magazine article by Dr Anne Sanders, 2011

Anne Sanders finds connections in Inner Worlds between Hungarian expatriates and the development of psychoanalysis in Australia.

Alan Goldberg

Beyond the bow tie

About Face article

Nathan Faiman delves into the rich life story and legacy of Alan Goldberg.

The Cutmear sisters, Jane and Lucy, c. 1842

A man of superior attainments

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2013

Joanna Gilmour explores the life of a colonial portrait artist, writer and rogue Thomas Griffiths Wainewright.

Sir William Charles Windeyer

Private virtues public lives

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2010

Family affections are preserved in a fine selection of intimate portraits.

The Window Seat, 1907 by Frances Hodgkins

Kiwi magpie

Magazine article by Penelope Grist, 2018

Penelope Grist finds inspiration in pioneering New Zealand artist, Frances Hodgkins.

William Charles Wentworth -The Australian Patriot

The Wentworths – Hidden in Plain Sight

Magazine article by Grace Carroll, 2015

Grace Carroll on the gendered world of the Wentworths.

Howard Taylor

Reflections on portraiture

Magazine article by Andrew Sayers AM, 2004

An extract from the 2004 Nuala O'Flaaherty Memorial Lecture at the Queen Victoria Musuem and Art Gallery in Launceston in which Andrew Sayers reflects on the unique qualities of a portrait gallery.

Albert Jonas and John Xiniwe of The African Choir, 1891 London Stereoscopic Co.

Back in black

Magazine article by Krysia Kitch, 2017

Krysia Kitch reviews black chronicles at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

Geoffrey Graham

The mind's eye

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2017

Christopher Chapman takes a trip through the doors of perception, arriving at the junction of surrealism and psychoanalysis.

Revd Dr Robert Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch, c.1795 by Sir Henry Raeburn

Great Scots

Magazine article by Diana O'Neil, 2017

Diana O’Neil samples the tartan treats on offer in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

Charles Summers

The importance of being bearded

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2012

Joanna Gilmour discovers that the beards of the ill-fated explorers Burke and Wills were as epic as their expedition to traverse Australia from south to north.

George Reid paperweight

Some prime ministers

General content

Sarah Engledow explores the history of the prime ministers and artists featured in the exhibition.

Zed, from the series Walking the dog, 2005 by Robyn Sweaney

Robyn Sweaney

Explore The Popular Pet Show

Robyn's parents had two terriers, Wuff and Snuff. In spite of Snuff’s ominous name and a couple of close shaves – once, he jumped out of a moving car, and another time, on a long road trip, he was accidentally left behind at a petrol station – he outlived Wuff.

Self portrait

Home truths

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2013

Despite once expressing a limited interest in the self portrait, the idea of it has figured strongly in much of Tracey Moffatt's work and has done so in some of her most distinctive and compelling images.

Sir Charles Lloyd Jones

Home and away

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2009

Sir William Dobell painted the portraits of Sir Charles Lloyd Jones and Sir Hudson Fysh, who did much to promote the image of Australia in this country and abroad.

Ned Kelly death mask

Getting a head

Magazine article by Alexandra Roginski, 2015

Alexandra Roginski gets a feel for phrenology’s fundamentals.

Waterfall in Australia, c. 1830 by Augustus Earle

Augustus serendipitous

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2016

The London-born son of an American painter, Augustus Earle ended up in Australia by accident in January 1825. 

Janice Wakely

Generous Janice

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2013

Dr Sarah Engledow puts four gifts to the National Portrait Gallery’s Collection in context.

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Portrait Donors

Listed by year
Honour board
Helen Blaxland judging flower arrangements, c. 1940s photographer unknown

Petal to the mettle

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2019

Sarah Engledow lauds the very civil service of Dame Helen Blaxland.

Dr Anne Sanders

Less than six degrees of separation

Lecture, 28 May 2011
General content

Dr Anne Sanders NPG Curatorial Researcher investigated the lives of the pioneering psychologists whose portraits are featured in Inner Worlds.

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