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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.

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

'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 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

Sir Henry Parkes, c. 1889 an unknown artist
Sir Henry Parkes, c. 1889 an unknown artist
Sir Henry Parkes, c. 1889 an unknown artist

Sir Henry Parkes, c. 1889 an unknown artist

Portrait, glass plate positive

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Adrian McGlusky 2013

Henry Parkes, 1900 Percy Spence
Henry Parkes, 1900 Percy Spence
Henry Parkes, 1900 Percy Spence

Henry Parkes, 1900 Percy Spence

Portrait, pencil and pastel over brown ink wash on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

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 Rt Hon. Henry Robert Stewart, Lord Viscount Castlereagh, MRIA & FRS, 1814 Sir Thomas Lawrence, William Evans, Henry Meyer, T. Cadell & W. Davies
The Rt Hon. Henry Robert Stewart, Lord Viscount Castlereagh, MRIA & FRS, 1814 Sir Thomas Lawrence, William Evans, Henry Meyer, T. Cadell & W. Davies
The Rt Hon. Henry Robert Stewart, Lord Viscount Castlereagh, MRIA & FRS, 1814 Sir Thomas Lawrence, William Evans, Henry Meyer, T. Cadell & W. Davies

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, c. 1850 Francis Holl after Henry William Pickersgill
The Right Honourable Henry Goulburn MP, c. 1850 Francis Holl after Henry William Pickersgill
The Right Honourable Henry Goulburn MP, c. 1850 Francis Holl after Henry William Pickersgill

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, 1810 Thomas Phillips, Henry Meyer
Henry Bathurst, Earl Bathurst, 1810 Thomas Phillips, Henry Meyer
Henry Bathurst, Earl Bathurst, 1810 Thomas Phillips, Henry Meyer

Henry Bathurst, Earl Bathurst, 1810 Thomas Phillips, Henry Meyer

Portrait, soft ground etching on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Henry Lawson, c. 1919 Lionel Lindsay

Regarding Henrys

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2015

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

Portrait of Henry Kendall, c. 1890-94 S. Milbourn Jnr
Portrait of Henry Kendall, c. 1890-94 S. Milbourn Jnr
Portrait of Henry Kendall, c. 1890-94 S. Milbourn Jnr

Portrait of Henry Kendall, c. 1890-94 S. Milbourn Jnr

Portrait, albumen silver photograph on cabinet card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Henry "Seaman" Dan, 2009 Nathan Kelly
Henry "Seaman" Dan, 2009 Nathan Kelly
Henry "Seaman" Dan, 2009 Nathan Kelly

Henry "Seaman" Dan, 2009 Nathan Kelly

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Henry Lawson Joe Greenberg
Henry Lawson Joe Greenberg
Henry Lawson Joe Greenberg

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 Joe Greenberg
Henry Bosch, National Security Commission Joe Greenberg
Henry Bosch, National Security Commission Joe Greenberg

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, c. 1915 William Johnson
Henry Lawson, c. 1915 William Johnson
Henry Lawson, c. 1915 William Johnson

Henry Lawson, c. 1915 William Johnson

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Henry Lawson, c. 1915 William Johnson
Henry Lawson, c. 1915 William Johnson
Henry Lawson, c. 1915 William Johnson

Henry Lawson, c. 1915 William Johnson

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Portrait of Henry Vernon Crock AO, 1988 David Smith
Portrait of Henry Vernon Crock AO, 1988 David Smith
Portrait of Henry Vernon Crock AO, 1988 David Smith

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, c. 1919 Lionel Lindsay
Henry Lawson, c. 1919 Lionel Lindsay
Henry Lawson, c. 1919 Lionel Lindsay

Henry Lawson, c. 1919 Lionel Lindsay

Portrait, pencil, charcoal, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Henry Lawson, 1915 William Johnson
Henry Lawson, 1915 William Johnson
Henry Lawson, 1915 William Johnson

Henry Lawson, 1915 William Johnson

Portrait, silver gelatin photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Henry Reynolds, 2012 Dave Tacon
Henry Reynolds, 2012 Dave Tacon
Henry Reynolds, 2012 Dave Tacon

Henry Reynolds, 2012 Dave Tacon

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Henry Wade, c. 1841 an unknown artist
Henry Wade, c. 1841 an unknown artist
Henry Wade, c. 1841 an unknown artist

Henry Wade, c. 1841 an unknown artist

Portrait, oil on paperboard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Wade and Hannah families 2013

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

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

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 Lawson, 1919 Lionel Lindsay
Henry Lawson, 1919 Lionel Lindsay
Henry Lawson, 1919 Lionel Lindsay

Henry Lawson, 1919 Lionel Lindsay

Portrait, etching on paper

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

Henry Edwards, c. 1874 Bradley and Rulofson
Henry Edwards, c. 1874 Bradley and Rulofson
Henry Edwards, c. 1874 Bradley and Rulofson

Henry Edwards, c. 1874 Bradley and Rulofson

Portrait, albumen photograph on cabinet card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Henry Krips Louis Kahan
Henry Krips Louis Kahan
Henry Krips Louis Kahan

Henry Krips, 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 Mayer, 1965 Hugo Wolfsohn
Henry Mayer, 1965 Hugo Wolfsohn
Henry Mayer, 1965 Hugo Wolfsohn

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, (early 1900s) Mendelssohn of Melbourne
Henry Lingham, (early 1900s) Mendelssohn of Melbourne
Henry Lingham, (early 1900s) Mendelssohn of Melbourne

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 Mayer, 1965 Hugo Wolfsohn
Henry Mayer, 1965 Hugo Wolfsohn
Henry Mayer, 1965 Hugo Wolfsohn

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 Fullwood (Uncle Remus), 1919 George Lambert
Henry Fullwood (Uncle Remus), 1919 George Lambert
Henry Fullwood (Uncle Remus), 1919 George Lambert

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

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

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
The series David Moore: From Face to Face was acquired by gift of the artist and financial assistance from Timothy Fairfax AC and L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2001

Young Mo (Roy Rene), 1977 Martin Sharp
Young Mo (Roy Rene), 1977 Martin Sharp
Young Mo (Roy Rene), 1977 Martin Sharp

Young Mo (Roy Rene), 1977 Martin Sharp

Portrait, oil on galvanised iron

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Richard Wherrett 1998
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Martha Kermode, c. 1840 Henry Mundy
Martha Kermode, c. 1840 Henry Mundy
Martha Kermode, c. 1840 Henry Mundy

Martha Kermode, c. 1840 Henry Mundy

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Robert Kermode, c. 1840 Henry Mundy
Robert Kermode, c. 1840 Henry Mundy
Robert Kermode, c. 1840 Henry Mundy

Robert Kermode, c. 1840 Henry Mundy

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Major Thomas Lord, c. 1840 Henry Mundy
Major Thomas Lord, c. 1840 Henry Mundy
Major Thomas Lord, c. 1840 Henry Mundy

Major Thomas Lord, c. 1840 Henry Mundy

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Carol Jerrems, 1973 Henry Talbot
Carol Jerrems, 1973 Henry Talbot
Carol Jerrems, 1973 Henry Talbot

Carol Jerrems, 1973 Henry Talbot

Portrait, silver gelatin photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2015

Susan Lord, c. 1840 Henry Mundy
Susan Lord, c. 1840 Henry Mundy
Susan Lord, c. 1840 Henry Mundy

Susan Lord, c. 1840 Henry Mundy

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Interview with Ron Tandberg video: 2 minutes

Political Cartooning

Portrait story

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

Portrait of William Manning, c. 1821 Henry Bone
Portrait of William Manning, c. 1821 Henry Bone
Portrait of William Manning, c. 1821 Henry Bone

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

Interview with Andrew Sayers video: 2 minutes

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.

Henry Bolte, 1969 Les Tanner, Gus McLaren
Henry Bolte, 1969 Les Tanner, Gus McLaren
Henry Bolte, 1969 Les Tanner, Gus McLaren

Henry Bolte, 1969 Les Tanner, Gus McLaren

Portrait, glazed ceramic

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2004

Sir Henry Barkly, c. 1863 Batchelder & O'Neill
Sir Henry Barkly, c. 1863 Batchelder & O'Neill
Sir Henry Barkly, c. 1863 Batchelder & O'Neill

Sir Henry Barkly, c. 1863 Batchelder & O'Neill

Portrait, albumen photograph on carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Portrait of Henry Hopkins, c. 1845 Thomas Griffiths Wainewright
Portrait of Henry Hopkins, c. 1845 Thomas Griffiths Wainewright
Portrait of Henry Hopkins, c. 1845 Thomas Griffiths Wainewright

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

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

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, (mid 1860s) Batchelder & Co. Photo
Richard Henry Horne, (mid 1860s) Batchelder & Co. Photo
Richard Henry Horne, (mid 1860s) Batchelder & Co. Photo

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 "A great Med'cine-Man among the inquiring Redskins" Thomas Henry Huxley (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1871 Carlo Pellegrini
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
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

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

Thomas Henry Huxley, c. 1870 Maull & Co Photographers
Thomas Henry Huxley, c. 1870 Maull & Co Photographers
Thomas Henry Huxley, c. 1870 Maull & Co Photographers

Thomas Henry Huxley, c. 1870 Maull & Co Photographers

Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

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

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

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

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

"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.

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

"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, c. 1849 Henry H. Glover
William Baker Ashton, First Governor of Adelaide Gaol, c. 1849 Henry H. Glover
William Baker Ashton, First Governor of Adelaide Gaol, c. 1849 Henry H. Glover

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, c. 1865 Henry Samuel Sadd
Matthew Burnett, c. 1865 Henry Samuel Sadd
Matthew Burnett, c. 1865 Henry Samuel Sadd

Matthew Burnett, c. 1865 Henry Samuel Sadd

Portrait, steel engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

The Hon. Sir Francis Forbes, c. 1860 Henry Samuel Sadd
The Hon. Sir Francis Forbes, c. 1860 Henry Samuel Sadd
The Hon. Sir Francis Forbes, c. 1860 Henry Samuel Sadd

The Hon. Sir Francis Forbes, c. 1860 Henry Samuel Sadd

Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

The Honorable Sir Frederick Darley, c. 1887 Henry Samuel Sadd
The Honorable Sir Frederick Darley, c. 1887 Henry Samuel Sadd
The Honorable Sir Frederick Darley, c. 1887 Henry Samuel Sadd

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

Douglas Mawson, 1933 Henry James Haley
Douglas Mawson, 1933 Henry James Haley
Douglas Mawson, 1933 Henry James Haley

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

Jane Mander Jones, 1853 Henry Robinson Smith
Jane Mander Jones, 1853 Henry Robinson Smith
Jane Mander Jones, 1853 Henry Robinson Smith

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.

The Hon. Sir James Dowling, c. 1860 Henry Samuel Sadd
The Hon. Sir James Dowling, c. 1860 Henry Samuel Sadd
The Hon. Sir James Dowling, c. 1860 Henry Samuel Sadd

The Hon. Sir James Dowling, c. 1860 Henry Samuel Sadd

Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

David Jones, 1853 Henry Robinson Smith
David Jones, 1853 Henry Robinson Smith
David Jones, 1853 Henry Robinson Smith

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

"Sammy" Samuel Wood (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1892 Henry Seppings-Wright
"Sammy" Samuel Wood (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1892 Henry Seppings-Wright
"Sammy" Samuel Wood (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1892 Henry Seppings-Wright

"Sammy" Samuel Wood (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1892 Henry Seppings-Wright

Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

J.H. Roy Rousel, 1915 Appleby Studio
J.H. Roy Rousel, 1915 Appleby Studio
J.H. Roy Rousel, 1915 Appleby Studio

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

Edward Hargraves, c. 1884 Henry King
Edward Hargraves, c. 1884 Henry King
Edward Hargraves, c. 1884 Henry King

Edward Hargraves, c. 1884 Henry King

Portrait, albumen silver photograph on cabinet card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Sir James Martin, c. 1880s Henry Samuel Sadd
Sir James Martin, c. 1880s Henry Samuel Sadd
Sir James Martin, c. 1880s Henry Samuel Sadd

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

JH Roy Rousel, 1915 Teslar Studios
JH Roy Rousel, 1915 Teslar Studios
JH Roy Rousel, 1915 Teslar Studios

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

Henry Squires, (early 1860s) Dalton's Royal Photographic Gallery
Henry Squires, (early 1860s) Dalton's Royal Photographic Gallery
Henry Squires, (early 1860s) Dalton's Royal Photographic Gallery

Henry Squires, (early 1860s) Dalton's Royal Photographic Gallery

Portrait, albumen silver carte de visite, hand-coloured

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

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

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, c. 1850 Thomas Herbert Maguire
William Henry Harvey, c. 1850 Thomas Herbert Maguire
William Henry Harvey, c. 1850 Thomas Herbert Maguire

William Henry Harvey, c. 1850 Thomas Herbert Maguire

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

A Low Comedian. "Keep your eye on your Father" [Henry Richard Harwood] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1874 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times
A Low Comedian. "Keep your eye on your Father" [Henry Richard Harwood] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1874 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times
A Low Comedian. "Keep your eye on your Father" [Henry Richard Harwood] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1874 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times

A Low Comedian. "Keep your eye on your Father" [Henry Richard Harwood] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1874 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

Portrait of Henry Vernon Crock AO, 1988 David Smith

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

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

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, n.d. John Cochran after Henry Room
Reverend Robert Ross MD, Sydney, New South Wales, n.d. John Cochran after Henry Room
Reverend Robert Ross MD, Sydney, New South Wales, n.d. John Cochran after Henry Room

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, c. 1939 Nora Heysen
H. B. Gullett, c. 1939 Nora Heysen
H. B. Gullett, c. 1939 Nora Heysen

H. B. Gullett, c. 1939 Nora Heysen

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), 1858 Antoine Fauchery, 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
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

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

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

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

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

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

Portrait, albumen silver photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2006

The Right Reverend Lord Bishop of Melbourne (Dr. Charles Perry), 1876 Thomas Atkinson, Samuel Mullen after Henry Weigall Jnr
The Right Reverend Lord Bishop of Melbourne (Dr. Charles Perry), 1876 Thomas Atkinson, Samuel Mullen after Henry Weigall Jnr
The Right Reverend Lord Bishop of Melbourne (Dr. Charles Perry), 1876 Thomas Atkinson, Samuel Mullen after Henry Weigall Jnr

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

His Royal Highness Prince Henry William Frederick Albert, Duke of Gloucester (Governor General of Australia), 1943-44 Charles Wheeler
His Royal Highness Prince Henry William Frederick Albert, Duke of Gloucester (Governor General of Australia), 1943-44 Charles Wheeler
His Royal Highness Prince Henry William Frederick Albert, Duke of Gloucester (Governor General of Australia), 1943-44 Charles Wheeler

His Royal Highness Prince Henry William Frederick Albert, Duke of Gloucester (Governor General of Australia), 1943-44 Charles Wheeler

Portrait, coloured chalk with black ink highlight on artist board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2019

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

The golden girls: Jodie Henry, Lisbeth 'Libby' Trickett (née Lenton), Giaan Rooney, Alice Mills, Brooke Hanson, Liesel 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, 1857 an unknown artist
Marianne Egan and her children Gertrude Evans Cahuac and Henry William Cahuac, 1857 an unknown artist
Marianne Egan and her children Gertrude Evans Cahuac and Henry William Cahuac, 1857 an unknown artist

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

Society of Artists Selection Committee, 1907 Henry King
Society of Artists Selection Committee, 1907 Henry King
Society of Artists Selection Committee, 1907 Henry King

Society of Artists Selection Committee, 1907 Henry King

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

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

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

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
The series David Moore: From Face to Face was acquired by gift of the artist and 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, 1869 Archibald McDonald, Henry Samuel Sadd
The Catholic Hierarchy of Australia, 1869 Archibald McDonald, Henry Samuel Sadd
The Catholic Hierarchy of Australia, 1869 Archibald McDonald, Henry Samuel Sadd

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

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

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 an unknown artist
Delegates to the Constitutional Convention, Sydney 1891 from Australasia Illustrated an unknown artist
Delegates to the Constitutional Convention, Sydney 1891 from Australasia Illustrated an unknown artist

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

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.

Sir George Reid, c. 1895 Nelson Illingworth
Sir George Reid, c. 1895 Nelson Illingworth
Sir George Reid, c. 1895 Nelson Illingworth

Sir George Reid, c. 1895 Nelson Illingworth

Portrait, cast plaster, painted

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

Sir William Charles Windeyer, 1892 Tom Roberts
Sir William Charles Windeyer, 1892 Tom Roberts
Sir William Charles Windeyer, 1892 Tom Roberts

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

The Lyster

The Lyster

Beards

A strong, silent type of beard; bushy and manly, but also shaped and contained, a restrained version of a Burke or a Parkes.

The Brougham

Beards

Style guide

The Burke, The Parkes, The Lambert...

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

"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

Lucy Escott, (early 1860s) Dalton's Royal Photographic Gallery

An international troupe of two

It's Complicated

Office romance

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

"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

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

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

Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Blue Wolf, 2014 video: 2 minutes

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

Interview with Norma Scully for Elvis at 21 video: 3 minutes

Elvis in Australia

General content

Die-hard Elvis fans from Canberra and surrounding areas share their insights into the phenomenon that was Elvis Presley.

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

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

Mary Windeyer, c. 1891 Freeman Brothers
Mary Windeyer, c. 1891 Freeman Brothers
Mary Windeyer, c. 1891 Freeman Brothers

Mary Windeyer, c. 1891 Freeman Brothers

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on studio mount

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

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.

Thomas and John Clarke, bushrangers, photographed in Braidwood gaol, 1867 an unknown artist
Thomas and John Clarke, bushrangers, photographed in Braidwood gaol, 1867 an unknown artist
Thomas and John Clarke, bushrangers, photographed in Braidwood gaol, 1867 an unknown artist

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

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2019

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.

Shigeo Sawada, c. 1915 Kan Studios
Shigeo Sawada, c. 1915 Kan Studios
Shigeo Sawada, c. 1915 Kan Studios

Shigeo Sawada, c. 1915 Kan Studios

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ron Wylie 2007

Mary Windeyer, 1850s an unknown artist
Mary Windeyer, 1850s an unknown artist
Mary Windeyer, 1850s an unknown artist

Mary Windeyer, 1850s an unknown artist

Portrait, watercolour and gouache on ivory

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

Arthur Streeton, c. 1890 H. Walter Barnett

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 Lawn at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day, c. 1889 Carl Kahler, Goupil & Cie
The Lawn at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day, c. 1889 Carl Kahler, Goupil & Cie
The Lawn at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day, c. 1889 Carl Kahler, Goupil & Cie

The Lawn at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day, c. 1889 Carl Kahler, Goupil & Cie

Portrait, photogravure on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

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.

A Commissioner of Customs "Faithful to Francis" [The Hon. Edward Cohen M.L.A.] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1874 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times
A Commissioner of Customs "Faithful to Francis" [The Hon. Edward Cohen M.L.A.] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1874 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times
A Commissioner of Customs "Faithful to Francis" [The Hon. Edward Cohen M.L.A.] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1874 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times

A Commissioner of Customs "Faithful to Francis" [The Hon. Edward Cohen M.L.A.] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1874 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

Parking

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Minnie Walton, c. 1874 Fradelle & Marshall
Minnie Walton, c. 1874 Fradelle & Marshall
Minnie Walton, c. 1874 Fradelle & Marshall

Minnie Walton, c. 1874 Fradelle & Marshall

Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

A G Stephens, c. 1910 (printed later) an unknown artist
A G Stephens, c. 1910 (printed later) an unknown artist
A G Stephens, c. 1910 (printed later) an unknown artist

A G Stephens, c. 1910 (printed later) an unknown artist

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Rayner Hoff, 1924 Harold Cazneaux
Rayner Hoff, 1924 Harold Cazneaux
Rayner Hoff, 1924 Harold Cazneaux

Rayner Hoff, 1924 Harold Cazneaux

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Lucy Escott, (early 1860s) Dalton's Royal Photographic Gallery
Lucy Escott, (early 1860s) Dalton's Royal Photographic Gallery
Lucy Escott, (early 1860s) Dalton's Royal Photographic Gallery

Lucy Escott, (early 1860s) Dalton's Royal Photographic Gallery

Portrait, albumen silver carte de visite, hand-coloured

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, c. 1929 May Moore
George Lambert, c. 1929 May Moore
George Lambert, c. 1929 May Moore

George Lambert, c. 1929 May Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

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Lady Barkly, 1863 Batchelder & O'Neill
Lady Barkly, 1863 Batchelder & O'Neill
Lady Barkly, 1863 Batchelder & O'Neill

Lady Barkly, 1863 Batchelder & O'Neill

Portrait, albumen silver carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

Livingston Hopkins, n.d. an unknown artist
Livingston Hopkins, n.d. an unknown artist
Livingston Hopkins, n.d. an unknown artist

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), 1999 Lewis Morley

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, 1894 Livingston Hopkins
Self portrait, 1894 Livingston Hopkins
Self portrait, 1894 Livingston Hopkins

Self portrait, 1894 Livingston Hopkins

Portrait, etching on paper

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

Risk Assessment for groups of students

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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, 1987 Gwendolene Pratt
Major General Alan Stretton, 1987 Gwendolene Pratt
Major General Alan Stretton, 1987 Gwendolene Pratt

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

Ola Cohn, 1961 Jean Goldberg
Ola Cohn, 1961 Jean Goldberg
Ola Cohn, 1961 Jean Goldberg

Ola Cohn, 1961 Jean Goldberg

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2002

Rt. Honourable Lord Hawkesbury, 1808 Sir Thomas Lawrence, Edward Scriven, J.B.Ball & J. DeCamp
Rt. Honourable Lord Hawkesbury, 1808 Sir Thomas Lawrence, Edward Scriven, J.B.Ball & J. DeCamp
Rt. Honourable Lord Hawkesbury, 1808 Sir Thomas Lawrence, Edward Scriven, J.B.Ball & J. DeCamp

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

The Derby Day at Flemington, c. 1890 Carl Kahler, Goupil & Cie
The Derby Day at Flemington, c. 1890 Carl Kahler, Goupil & Cie
The Derby Day at Flemington, c. 1890 Carl Kahler, Goupil & Cie

The Derby Day at Flemington, c. 1890 Carl Kahler, Goupil & Cie

Portrait, photogravure on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001

The Tichborne Claimant (Arthur Orton), c. 1872 Maull & Co Photographers
The Tichborne Claimant (Arthur Orton), c. 1872 Maull & Co Photographers
The Tichborne Claimant (Arthur Orton), c. 1872 Maull & Co Photographers

The Tichborne Claimant (Arthur Orton), c. 1872 Maull & Co Photographers

Portrait, albumen silver carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001

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

Maritime disaster leaves poignant picture

Devotion

Absence rends the heart asunder

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.

Ann Mary Windeyer, 1847 G Ziegler
Ann Mary Windeyer, 1847 G Ziegler
Ann Mary Windeyer, 1847 G Ziegler

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

The Honourable J.J. Carlton with Cravat, 2000 Esther Erlich
The Honourable J.J. Carlton with Cravat, 2000 Esther Erlich
The Honourable J.J. Carlton with Cravat, 2000 Esther Erlich

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, c. 1852 C.H.T. Costantini
George and Jemima Billet with family, c. 1852 C.H.T. Costantini
George and Jemima Billet with family, c. 1852 C.H.T. Costantini

George and Jemima Billet with family, c. 1852 C.H.T. Costantini

Portrait, watercolour on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

George and Jemima Billet with family, c. 1852 C.H.T. Costantini

In the most correct style

Nearest & Dearest

Desirable outcomes, undesirable origins

Dame Mary Gilmore, c. 1938 Lyall Trindall
Dame Mary Gilmore, c. 1938 Lyall Trindall
Dame Mary Gilmore, c. 1938 Lyall Trindall

Dame Mary Gilmore, c. 1938 Lyall Trindall

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC 2001

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

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

"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, 1878 A. & G. Taylor
The first Australian first-class cricket team to tour England and North America, 1878 A. & G. Taylor
The first Australian first-class cricket team to tour England and North America, 1878 A. & G. Taylor

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

Jane Campion, 2009 Peter Brew-Bevan
Jane Campion, 2009 Peter Brew-Bevan
Jane Campion, 2009 Peter Brew-Bevan

Jane Campion, 2009 Peter Brew-Bevan

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

Hon Tom Hughes QC, 2001 Jiawei Shen
Hon Tom Hughes QC, 2001 Jiawei Shen
Hon Tom Hughes QC, 2001 Jiawei Shen

Hon Tom Hughes QC, 2001 Jiawei Shen

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Malcolm and Lucy Turnbull 2003

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

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 Ware, c. 1854 Robert Dowling
Mary Ware, c. 1854 Robert Dowling
Mary Ware, c. 1854 Robert Dowling

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

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

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

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, 1961 William Dargie

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, 1902 G. H. Dancey
Barton and Watson, 1902 G. H. Dancey
Barton and Watson, 1902 G. H. Dancey

Barton and Watson, 1902 G. H. Dancey

Portrait, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Charles Joseph La Trobe, 1853 Thomas Woolner
Charles Joseph La Trobe, 1853 Thomas Woolner
Charles Joseph La Trobe, 1853 Thomas Woolner

Charles Joseph La Trobe, 1853 Thomas Woolner

Portrait, cast bronze relief medallion

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2006

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

Macquarie Digital Portraiture Award media information 28 August 2013

Archived media releases 2013

The National Portrait Gallery recently announced the finalists for the Macquarie Digital Portraiture Award 2013.

Study for John Bell as King Lear, 1998-2001 Nicholas Harding
Study for John Bell as King Lear, 1998-2001 Nicholas Harding
Study for John Bell as King Lear, 1998-2001 Nicholas Harding

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

Dovima with elephants, evening dress by Dior, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris, August 1955 by Richard Avedon

Richard Avedon People media information 8 August 2013

Archived media releases 2013

Press releases and images downloads for media.

Barry Jones, 1998 Tristan Humphries
Barry Jones, 1998 Tristan Humphries
Barry Jones, 1998 Tristan Humphries

Barry Jones, 1998 Tristan Humphries

Portrait, digital print on watercolour paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2000

Paul Kelly, 1992 by Wendy McDougall

Paul Kelly and The Portraits media information 18 June 2013

Archived media releases 2013

Paul Kelly & The Portraits presents a multifaceted image of the performer over the course of his career.

Madame Sibly, Phrenologist and Mesmerist, 1870s James E. Bray
Madame Sibly, Phrenologist and Mesmerist, 1870s James E. Bray
Madame Sibly, Phrenologist and Mesmerist, 1870s James E. Bray

Madame Sibly, Phrenologist and Mesmerist, 1870s James E. Bray

Portrait, albumen silver carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

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Supporters $5,000 - $9,999

Honour board
Self portrait, c. 1849 Charles Rodius

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, 1911-21 Mashman Bros. Ltd.
Billy Hughes bottle stopper, 1911-21 Mashman Bros. Ltd.
Billy Hughes bottle stopper, 1911-21 Mashman Bros. Ltd.

Billy Hughes bottle stopper, 1911-21 Mashman Bros. Ltd.

Portrait, ceramic and cork

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Sir William Charles Windeyer, 1892 Tom Roberts

Private virtues public lives

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2010

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

Bob Hawke, 2012 Luke Cornish

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 Hudson Fysh, 1950 William Dobell
Sir Hudson Fysh, 1950 William Dobell
Sir Hudson Fysh, 1950 William Dobell

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, c. 1845 Thomas Griffiths Wainewright
Edward Paine Butler, c. 1845 Thomas Griffiths Wainewright
Edward Paine Butler, c. 1845 Thomas Griffiths Wainewright

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, date unknown an unknown artist after Maximilian Kreitmayer

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, 1980 Fred Williams
Stephen Murray-Smith, 1980 Fred Williams
Stephen Murray-Smith, 1980 Fred Williams

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

Viscount Robert Lowe (Image plate from Vanity Fair Magazine), 1869 Carlo Pellegrini

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.

Creatures of Leisure series (David 'Bird' Twohill), 1982 Paul Worstead

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.

Tea time, c.1898–1902 by Rupert Bunny (1864–1947)

Impressions Painting light and life

Previous exhibition, 2011

Impressions: Painting light and life presents portraits by, and of, artists at the heart of Australian impressionism including Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton and Frederick McCubbin.

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.

Lost Love – Waiting for midnight at the Long Distance Call Building on Chang-an Jie so I can call her, Beijing 1998, 2014 video: 2 minutes

Macquarie Digital Portraiture Award 2014 22 August 2014

Archived media releases 2014

Press releases for media.

Martha Sarah Butler, c. 1845 Thomas Griffiths Wainewright
Martha Sarah Butler, c. 1845 Thomas Griffiths Wainewright
Martha Sarah Butler, c. 1845 Thomas Griffiths Wainewright

Martha Sarah Butler, c. 1845 Thomas Griffiths Wainewright

Portrait, watercolour, gouache and pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

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

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

Self portrait with glove, 1939 Herbert Badham

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

William Charles Wentworth, 1854 Thomas Woolner
William Charles Wentworth, 1854 Thomas Woolner
William Charles Wentworth, 1854 Thomas Woolner

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

Elle Macpherson, 2000 Polly Borland

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, 1970-71 Rennie Ellis

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, 2002 Montalbetti & Campbell

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), 2011 Nicholas Harding

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, 1932 Samuel Woolf

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, c. 1860 Johnstone & Co
Georg von Neumayer, c. 1860 Johnstone & Co
Georg von Neumayer, c. 1860 Johnstone & Co

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

Johnny O'Keefe "A little bit louder now...", 1999 Ivan Durrant

Making Portraits Five Years of National Portrait Gallery Commissions

Previous exhibition, 2004

The considered matching of artist to subject has produced an amazing collection of unique and original works in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery

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, 1976 John Brack

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, (late 1860s) Batchelder & Co. Photo
Charles Summers, (late 1860s) Batchelder & Co. Photo
Charles Summers, (late 1860s) Batchelder & Co. Photo

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, 1872 Bardwell's Royal Studio
Hattie Shepparde, 1872 Bardwell's Royal Studio
Hattie Shepparde, 1872 Bardwell's Royal Studio

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, 1866 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co
Martha Mary Robertson, 1866 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co
Martha Mary Robertson, 1866 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co

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, c. 1869 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co
William St. Leonards Robertson, c. 1869 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co
William St. Leonards Robertson, c. 1869 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co

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), 1923 Lionel Lindsay

Bloodlines

Magazine article by Michelle Fracaro, 2004

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

Nicholas Chevalier, c. 1867 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co
Nicholas Chevalier, c. 1867 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co
Nicholas Chevalier, c. 1867 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co

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, 2000 Peter Wegner

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, 1955 (printed 2003) Ern McQuillan

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.

George and Jemima Billet with family, c. 1852 C.H.T. Costantini

Costantini's convictions

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2017

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

Lady Barkly, 1863 Batchelder & O'Neill

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, 1949 Louis Kahan

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, 1945 Leslie Bowles

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.

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, 1864 J. Walch & Sons
Sir Thomas Gore-Browne, 1864 J. Walch & Sons
Sir Thomas Gore-Browne, 1864 J. Walch & Sons

Sir Thomas Gore-Browne, 1864 J. Walch & Sons

Portrait, tinted lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

Dr Peter Farrell, 2001 Salvatore Zofrea OAM

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 "Christopher Brennan Cycle", 1945 Dora Toovey

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, c. 1788 Benjamin West, John Raphael Smith

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.

George Reid paperweight an unknown artist

Some prime ministers

General content

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

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.

Madame Sibly, Phrenologist and Mesmerist, 1870s James E. Bray

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, 1986 Garry Shead

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.

Edward Paine Butler, c. 1845 Thomas Griffiths Wainewright

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, 2009 James Angus

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, c. 1847 an unknown artist

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.

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.

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, c. 1870 an unknown artist

The Wentworths – Hidden in Plain Sight

Magazine article by Grace Carroll, 2015

Grace Carroll on the gendered world of the Wentworths.

Howard Taylor, 1988 (printed 2001) John Austin

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, 1941 Max Dupain

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, (late 1860s) Batchelder & Co. Photo

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.

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, 1999/2005 Tracey Moffatt

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, 1951 William Dobell

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, date unknown an unknown artist after Maximilian Kreitmayer

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. 

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Portrait Donors Listed by year

Honour board
Janice Wakely, 1959 Helmut Newton

Generous Janice

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2013

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

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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