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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

John Passmore AC, 1973 an unknown artist
John Passmore AC, 1973 an unknown artist
John Passmore AC, 1973 an unknown artist

John Passmore AC, 1973 an unknown artist

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mrs Doris Passmore 2003

John Passmore, c. 1970 Kerry Dundas
John Passmore, c. 1970 Kerry Dundas
John Passmore, c. 1970 Kerry Dundas

John Passmore, c. 1970 Kerry Dundas

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Professor John Passmore, 1996 Robin Wallace-Crabbe, Dianne Fogwell
Professor John Passmore, 1996 Robin Wallace-Crabbe, Dianne Fogwell
Professor John Passmore, 1996 Robin Wallace-Crabbe, Dianne Fogwell

Professor John Passmore, 1996 Robin Wallace-Crabbe, Dianne Fogwell

Portrait, ink

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2000
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

John Mitchel with John Martin and Father John Kenyon [the three Johns], 1866 Edouard Gatel
John Mitchel with John Martin and Father John Kenyon [the three Johns], 1866 Edouard Gatel
John Mitchel with John Martin and Father John Kenyon [the three Johns], 1866 Edouard Gatel

John Mitchel with John Martin and Father John Kenyon [the three Johns], 1866 Edouard Gatel

Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

Lieutenant Watts, 1789 Samuel Shelley, John Sherwin
Lieutenant Watts, 1789 Samuel Shelley, John Sherwin
Lieutenant Watts, 1789 Samuel Shelley, John Sherwin

Lieutenant Watts, 1789 Samuel Shelley, John Sherwin

Portrait, stipple engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

Captain Sir John Franklin, 1830 William Derby, John Thomson
Captain Sir John Franklin, 1830 William Derby, John Thomson
Captain Sir John Franklin, 1830 William Derby, John Thomson

Captain Sir John Franklin, 1830 William Derby, John Thomson

Portrait, engraving on paper

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

General Ralph Darling, Governor of New South Wales, c. 1840 John R. Jackson after John Linnell
General Ralph Darling, Governor of New South Wales, c. 1840 John R. Jackson after John Linnell
General Ralph Darling, Governor of New South Wales, c. 1840 John R. Jackson after John Linnell

General Ralph Darling, Governor of New South Wales, c. 1840 John R. Jackson after John Linnell

Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

John Roper, 1860s John Buchanan Smith
John Roper, 1860s John Buchanan Smith
John Roper, 1860s John Buchanan Smith

John Roper, 1860s John Buchanan Smith

Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John Sandefur 2019

Edward John Eyre, Late Governor of Jamaica, 1867 John Brown
Edward John Eyre, Late Governor of Jamaica, 1867 John Brown
Edward John Eyre, Late Governor of Jamaica, 1867 John Brown

Edward John Eyre, Late Governor of Jamaica, 1867 John Brown

Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Karen McLeod Adair and Anthony Adair 2003

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Professor Ralph Blacket, 1994 John Caldwell

Portrait, mixed media on archival mount board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2017

John Laws, 1981 John Williams
John Laws, 1981 John Williams
John Laws, 1981 John Williams

John Laws, 1981 John Williams

Portrait, montage of gelatin silver photographs

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

John Williamson, Springbrook, Qld, 2004 John Elliott
John Williamson, Springbrook, Qld, 2004 John Elliott
John Williamson, Springbrook, Qld, 2004 John Elliott

John Williamson, Springbrook, Qld, 2004 John Elliott

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

John Cargher holding a long play record, c. 1986 John Spooner
John Cargher holding a long play record, c. 1986 John Spooner
John Cargher holding a long play record, c. 1986 John Spooner

John Cargher holding a long play record, c. 1986 John Spooner

Portrait, pen and ink and brush and ink on paper laid on cardboard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Sketch for portrait of John Perceval, c. 1962 John Brack
Sketch for portrait of John Perceval, c. 1962 John Brack
Sketch for portrait of John Perceval, c. 1962 John Brack

Sketch for portrait of John Perceval, c. 1962 John Brack

Portrait, charcoal pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Helen Brack 2012

Sketch for portrait of John Perceval, c. 1962 John Brack
Sketch for portrait of John Perceval, c. 1962 John Brack
Sketch for portrait of John Perceval, c. 1962 John Brack

Sketch for portrait of John Perceval, c. 1962 John Brack

Portrait, charcoal on Paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Helen Brack 2012

Reverend John West, Sydney., n.d. John Cochran
Reverend John West, Sydney., n.d. John Cochran
Reverend John West, Sydney., n.d. John Cochran

Reverend John West, Sydney., n.d. John Cochran

Portrait, engraving on paper

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

John Burton, 1951 an unknown artist
John Burton, 1951 an unknown artist
John Burton, 1951 an unknown artist

John Burton, 1951 an unknown artist

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mr and Mrs John Burton 2007

Portrait of Denton Corker Marshall, 2009 John Gollings
Portrait of Denton Corker Marshall, 2009 John Gollings
Portrait of Denton Corker Marshall, 2009 John Gollings

Portrait of Denton Corker Marshall, 2009 John Gollings

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Interview wtih Dr John Yu video: 2 minutes

Dr John Yu

Portrait story

An interview with the acclaimed pediatrician Dr. John Yu who describes the process of having his portrait sculpture created by artist Ah Xian.

Untitled (preparatory study for sculpture of Dr John Yu), 2003 Ah Xian
Untitled (preparatory study for sculpture of Dr John Yu), 2003 Ah Xian
Untitled (preparatory study for sculpture of Dr John Yu), 2003 Ah Xian

Untitled (preparatory study for sculpture of Dr John Yu), 2003 Ah Xian

Portrait, pencil and white chalk on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC 2004

Dr John Yu, 2004 Ah Xian
Dr John Yu, 2004 Ah Xian
Dr John Yu, 2004 Ah Xian

Dr John Yu, 2004 Ah Xian

Portrait, glazed ceramic

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC 2004

Self portrait, c. 1948 John Brack

John Brack Portraits

Previous exhibition, 2007

The exhibition includes such striking works as Portrait of Fred Williams, and Barry Humphries in the character of Edna Everage, the enigmatic Portrait of Hal Hattam, a group of revealing self portraits including the mysterious Inside and Outside, as well as endearing portraits of the artist's children.

John Utz, Wormald, n.d. Joe Greenberg
John Utz, Wormald, n.d. Joe Greenberg
John Utz, Wormald, n.d. Joe Greenberg

John Utz, Wormald, n.d. Joe Greenberg

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

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

Album of cartes de visite and cabinet card photograph including a portrait of John Tebbutt, c. 1870s Various
Album of cartes de visite and cabinet card photograph including a portrait of John Tebbutt, c. 1870s Various
Album of cartes de visite and cabinet card photograph including a portrait of John Tebbutt, c. 1870s Various

Album of cartes de visite and cabinet card photograph including a portrait of John Tebbutt, c. 1870s Various

Portrait, leather-bound album of cartes de visite and cabinet cards, 46 page book, featuring 156 photographs

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mike MacPhail 2010

Self portrait, c. 1948 John Brack
Self portrait, c. 1948 John Brack
Self portrait, c. 1948 John Brack

Self portrait, c. 1948 John Brack

Portrait, conte crayon on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Tim Fairfax AC 2010

Tan Le, 2018 John Tsiavis
Tan Le, 2018 John Tsiavis
Tan Le, 2018 John Tsiavis

Tan Le, 2018 John Tsiavis

Portrait, transparency between mirror substrates in LED lightbox

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by the Sid and Fiona Myer Family Foundation 2018

Self-portrait with bowler hat, 1885–6 by Paul Cézanne

Hail Cézanne

Magazine article by John Elderfield, 2017

John Elderfield lauds the portraiture of Paul Cézanne, the artist described by both Matisse and Picasso as ‘the father of us all’.

Jim Cobb at Chroma factory Mt Kuring-gai, NSW, 2017 by Mark Mohell

The alchemist’s profile

Magazine article by John Zubrzycki, 2017

John Zubrzycki meets Australian paint pioneer Jim Cobb.

Murray frees himself from straightjacket in public, 1928 by Sam Hood

Risky business

Magazine article by John Zubrzycki, 2016

John Zubrzycki lauds the characters of the Australian escapology trade.

John Tjakamarra, 1974 (printed 2000) Jon Rhodes
John Tjakamarra, 1974 (printed 2000) Jon Rhodes
John Tjakamarra, 1974 (printed 2000) Jon Rhodes

John Tjakamarra, 1974 (printed 2000) Jon Rhodes

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

John Hamilton, 1969 Meg Padgham
John Hamilton, 1969 Meg Padgham
John Hamilton, 1969 Meg Padgham

John Hamilton, 1969 Meg Padgham

Portrait, oil on canvas

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

Sir John Hay, 1887 Freeman Brothers
Sir John Hay, 1887 Freeman Brothers
Sir John Hay, 1887 Freeman Brothers

Sir John Hay, 1887 Freeman Brothers

Portrait, albumen silver photograph on cabinet card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

John Mawurndjul, 1986 Martin van der Wal
John Mawurndjul, 1986 Martin van der Wal
John Mawurndjul, 1986 Martin van der Wal

John Mawurndjul, 1986 Martin van der Wal

Portrait, inkjet print on rag paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

John Bulunbulun, 1986 Martin van der Wal
John Bulunbulun, 1986 Martin van der Wal
John Bulunbulun, 1986 Martin van der Wal

John Bulunbulun, 1986 Martin van der Wal

Portrait, inkjet print on rag paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

Mr John Eason, 1838 W. B. Gould
Mr John Eason, 1838 W. B. Gould
Mr John Eason, 1838 W. B. Gould

Mr John Eason, 1838 W. B. Gould

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by the Liangis family 2013

Tan Le video: 10 minutes 27 seconds

Tan Le 'So many stars'

Portrait story

Tech entrepreneur Tan Le and photographer John Tsiavis.

Dr John Yu, 2014 Gary Grealy
Dr John Yu, 2014 Gary Grealy
Dr John Yu, 2014 Gary Grealy

Dr John Yu, 2014 Gary Grealy

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Dr Gene Sherman AM and Patrick Corrigan AM 2016

John Landy, 1960 Ern McQuillan
John Landy, 1960 Ern McQuillan
John Landy, 1960 Ern McQuillan

John Landy, 1960 Ern McQuillan

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2004

John Dease, 1941 Max Dupain
John Dease, 1941 Max Dupain
John Dease, 1941 Max Dupain

John Dease, 1941 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

John Mawurndjul, 2005 R. Ian Lloyd
John Mawurndjul, 2005 R. Ian Lloyd
John Mawurndjul, 2005 R. Ian Lloyd

John Mawurndjul, 2005 R. Ian Lloyd

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of R. Ian Lloyd 2010
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

John Allan, 1923 Tom Glover
John Allan, 1923 Tom Glover
John Allan, 1923 Tom Glover

John Allan, 1923 Tom Glover

Portrait, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

John Sumner, 1976 Jim Paterson
John Sumner, 1976 Jim Paterson
John Sumner, 1976 Jim Paterson

John Sumner, 1976 Jim Paterson

Portrait, synthetic polymer paint and dry pigment on board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Jim Paterson 2004

John Elliott, IXL - Elders Joe Greenberg
John Elliott, IXL - Elders Joe Greenberg
John Elliott, IXL - Elders Joe Greenberg

John Elliott, IXL - Elders, Joe Greenberg

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

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

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John Laws on a Harley, 1994 (printed 2012) Jim Rolon

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

John Spalvin, Adelaide Steamship Joe Greenberg
John Spalvin, Adelaide Steamship Joe Greenberg
John Spalvin, Adelaide Steamship Joe Greenberg

John Spalvin, Adelaide Steamship, Joe Greenberg

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

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

John David, Davids Holdings, Largest Grocery Wholesalers Joe Greenberg
John David, Davids Holdings, Largest Grocery Wholesalers Joe Greenberg
John David, Davids Holdings, Largest Grocery Wholesalers Joe Greenberg

John David, Davids Holdings, Largest Grocery Wholesalers, Joe Greenberg

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

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

Macca (Ian McNamara), 2007 John Elliott
Macca (Ian McNamara), 2007 John Elliott
Macca (Ian McNamara), 2007 John Elliott

Macca (Ian McNamara), 2007 John Elliott

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2007

Bopping Bob McTavish, c. 1965 (printed 2012) John Witzig
Bopping Bob McTavish, c. 1965 (printed 2012) John Witzig
Bopping Bob McTavish, c. 1965 (printed 2012) John Witzig

Bopping Bob McTavish, c. 1965 (printed 2012) John Witzig

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Nat in Hawaii, 1967 John Witzig
Nat in Hawaii, 1967 John Witzig
Nat in Hawaii, 1967 John Witzig

Nat in Hawaii, 1967 John Witzig

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2008

Ita Buttrose, 1981 John Williams
Ita Buttrose, 1981 John Williams
Ita Buttrose, 1981 John Williams

Ita Buttrose, 1981 John Williams

Portrait, montage of gelatin silver photographs

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Pro Hart, Broken Hill, NSW, 2004 John Elliott
Pro Hart, Broken Hill, NSW, 2004 John Elliott
Pro Hart, Broken Hill, NSW, 2004 John Elliott

Pro Hart, Broken Hill, NSW, 2004 John Elliott

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Al Grassby and Penny Dent, Community Relations Commission, Canberra, 1982 John Williams
Al Grassby and Penny Dent, Community Relations Commission, Canberra, 1982 John Williams
Al Grassby and Penny Dent, Community Relations Commission, Canberra, 1982 John Williams

Al Grassby and Penny Dent, Community Relations Commission, Canberra, 1982 John Williams

Portrait, montage of gelatin silver photographs

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Reg Lindsay, Scone, NSW, 2004 John Elliott
Reg Lindsay, Scone, NSW, 2004 John Elliott
Reg Lindsay, Scone, NSW, 2004 John Elliott

Reg Lindsay, Scone, NSW, 2004 John Elliott

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Jimmy Little, Sydney, 2004 John Elliott
Jimmy Little, Sydney, 2004 John Elliott
Jimmy Little, Sydney, 2004 John Elliott

Jimmy Little, Sydney, 2004 John Elliott

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Ted Egan, Alice Springs, NT, 2004 John Elliott
Ted Egan, Alice Springs, NT, 2004 John Elliott
Ted Egan, Alice Springs, NT, 2004 John Elliott

Ted Egan, Alice Springs, NT, 2004 John Elliott

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Portrait of Kym Bonython/Portrait of Mr Bonython's speedway cap, 1963-66 John Brack
Portrait of Kym Bonython/Portrait of Mr Bonython's speedway cap, 1963-66 John Brack
Portrait of Kym Bonython/Portrait of Mr Bonython's speedway cap, 1963-66 John Brack

Portrait of Kym Bonython/Portrait of Mr Bonython's speedway cap, 1963-66 John Brack

Portrait, oil on canvas (diptych)

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Kym Bonython AC DFC AFC 2007
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Luke Scibberas, Hill End NSW, 2004

Artists' space

Magazine article by John McDonald, 2007

Studio: Australian Painters Photographed by R. Ian Lloyd presents 61 of some of Australia’s most respected and significant painters working in the studio environment.

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Portrait of Les Tanner, 1984 John Spooner

Portrait, etching on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2004

Thomas White, midshipman, c.1838 John Kay
Thomas White, midshipman, c.1838 John Kay
Thomas White, midshipman, c.1838 John Kay

Thomas White, midshipman, c.1838 John Kay

Portrait, etching on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

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R. M. Williams, 1982 (printed 2005) John Elliott

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

George Mealmaker, 1798  (printed c. 1838) John Kay
George Mealmaker, 1798  (printed c. 1838) John Kay
George Mealmaker, 1798  (printed c. 1838) John Kay

George Mealmaker, 1798 (printed c. 1838) John Kay

Portrait, etching on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Thomas Muir of Huntershill, 1838 John Kay
Thomas Muir of Huntershill, 1838 John Kay
Thomas Muir of Huntershill, 1838 John Kay

Thomas Muir of Huntershill, 1838 John Kay

Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

Jim Ferrier, n.d. John Frith
Jim Ferrier, n.d. John Frith
Jim Ferrier, n.d. John Frith

Jim Ferrier, n.d. John Frith

Portrait, cast printer's metal

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Frith family 2013

John Olsen - En plein air, 1996 Greg Weight
John Olsen - En plein air, 1996 Greg Weight
John Olsen - En plein air, 1996 Greg Weight

John Olsen - En plein air, 1996 Greg Weight

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

John Fairfax Achille Simonetti
John Fairfax Achille Simonetti
John Fairfax Achille Simonetti

John Fairfax, Achille Simonetti

Portrait, carrara marble on scagliola column

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John Fairfax Holdings Ltd 2002
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

John Fairfax, 1873 Charles Summers
John Fairfax, 1873 Charles Summers
John Fairfax, 1873 Charles Summers

John Fairfax, 1873 Charles Summers

Portrait, carrara marble

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John Fairfax Holdings Ltd 2002
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

John Kaldor, 1975 (printed 2002) Lewis Morley
John Kaldor, 1975 (printed 2002) Lewis Morley
John Kaldor, 1975 (printed 2002) Lewis Morley

John Kaldor, 1975 (printed 2002) Lewis Morley

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2002
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

John Schaeffer AO - art collector and philanthropist, 2014 Evert Ploeg
John Schaeffer AO - art collector and philanthropist, 2014 Evert Ploeg
John Schaeffer AO - art collector and philanthropist, 2014 Evert Ploeg

John Schaeffer AO - art collector and philanthropist, 2014 Evert Ploeg

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Harold Mitchell AC

John Shirlow, c. 1937 Julian Smith
John Shirlow, c. 1937 Julian Smith
John Shirlow, c. 1937 Julian Smith

John Shirlow, c. 1937 Julian Smith

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

John Levi at Puckapunyal, 1953 Barry Humphries
John Levi at Puckapunyal, 1953 Barry Humphries
John Levi at Puckapunyal, 1953 Barry Humphries

John Levi at Puckapunyal, 1953 Barry Humphries

Portrait, pastel and gouache on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Rabbi John Levi AM 2003
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

John Newcombe, 2006 Robin Sellick
John Newcombe, 2006 Robin Sellick
John Newcombe, 2006 Robin Sellick

John Newcombe, 2006 Robin Sellick

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2006

John Bell, c. 1968 Greg Weight
John Bell, c. 1968 Greg Weight
John Bell, c. 1968 Greg Weight

John Bell, c. 1968 Greg Weight

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Portrait of Dr John Hawkesworth, c. 1770 unknown artist after Sir Joshua Reynolds
Portrait of Dr John Hawkesworth, c. 1770 unknown artist after Sir Joshua Reynolds
Portrait of Dr John Hawkesworth, c. 1770 unknown artist after Sir Joshua Reynolds

Portrait of Dr John Hawkesworth, c. 1770 unknown artist after Sir Joshua Reynolds

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by the Liangis family 2018

John Waters, 2013 George Fetting
John Waters, 2013 George Fetting
John Waters, 2013 George Fetting

John Waters, 2013 George Fetting

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of George Fetting 2015

John Fairfax, c. 1860 Edwin Dalton
John Fairfax, c. 1860 Edwin Dalton
John Fairfax, c. 1860 Edwin Dalton

John Fairfax, c. 1860 Edwin Dalton

Portrait, pastel on paper laid on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John Fairfax Holdings Ltd 2002
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

John Coburn, 1974 Vaike Liibus
John Coburn, 1974 Vaike Liibus
John Coburn, 1974 Vaike Liibus

John Coburn, 1974 Vaike Liibus

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Liibus family 2015

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

Sir John Eccles, 1959 Pam MacFarlane
Sir John Eccles, 1959 Pam MacFarlane
Sir John Eccles, 1959 Pam MacFarlane

Sir John Eccles, 1959 Pam MacFarlane

Portrait, pastel on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of an anonymous donor 2007

John Perceval painting 'Veronica and the Conspirators', 1967 Mark Strizic
John Perceval painting 'Veronica and the Conspirators', 1967 Mark Strizic
John Perceval painting 'Veronica and the Conspirators', 1967 Mark Strizic

John Perceval painting 'Veronica and the Conspirators', 1967 Mark Strizic

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Sir John Young, c.1862 Freeman Brothers
Sir John Young, c.1862 Freeman Brothers
Sir John Young, c.1862 Freeman Brothers

Sir John Young, c.1862 Freeman Brothers

Portrait, albumen paper photograph on carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Sir John Franklin, c. 1845 E P. Hardy, D F. Murphy
Sir John Franklin, c. 1845 E P. Hardy, D F. Murphy
Sir John Franklin, c. 1845 E P. Hardy, D F. Murphy

Sir John Franklin, c. 1845 E P. Hardy, D F. Murphy

Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

John Farnham, 1996 Polly Borland
John Farnham, 1996 Polly Borland
John Farnham, 1996 Polly Borland

John Farnham, 1996 Polly Borland

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2000

John Perceval, 1985 Rick Amor
John Perceval, 1985 Rick Amor
John Perceval, 1985 Rick Amor

John Perceval, 1985 Rick Amor

Portrait, black conte on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

John Perceval, 1985 Rick Amor
John Perceval, 1985 Rick Amor
John Perceval, 1985 Rick Amor

John Perceval, 1985 Rick Amor

Portrait, black conte on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Senator John Button, 1987 Andrew Sibley
Senator John Button, 1987 Andrew Sibley
Senator John Button, 1987 Andrew Sibley

Senator John Button, 1987 Andrew Sibley

Portrait, oil on canvas

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

John O'Shanassy, c. 1860 an unknown artist
John O'Shanassy, c. 1860 an unknown artist
John O'Shanassy, c. 1860 an unknown artist

John O'Shanassy, c. 1860 an unknown artist

Portrait, albumen silver photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Reverend John Williams, c. 1837 George Baxter
Reverend John Williams, c. 1837 George Baxter
Reverend John Williams, c. 1837 George Baxter

Reverend John Williams, c. 1837 George Baxter

Portrait, wood engraving (Baxter print) on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Portrait of Dr John Bradfield, c. 1920-24 Jerrold Nathan
Portrait of Dr John Bradfield, c. 1920-24 Jerrold Nathan
Portrait of Dr John Bradfield, c. 1920-24 Jerrold Nathan

Portrait of Dr John Bradfield, c. 1920-24 Jerrold Nathan

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the family of Dr J J C Bradfield 2006
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

John Newcombe and family, 1973 Lewis Morley
John Newcombe and family, 1973 Lewis Morley
John Newcombe and family, 1973 Lewis Morley

John Newcombe and family, 1973 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

Sir John Cornforth, 1993 (printed 2003) Nick Sinclair
Sir John Cornforth, 1993 (printed 2003) Nick Sinclair
Sir John Cornforth, 1993 (printed 2003) Nick Sinclair

Sir John Cornforth, 1993 (printed 2003) Nick Sinclair

Portrait, bromide print on photographic paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2004

John Bell, 1962 (printed 2006) Jozef Vissel
John Bell, 1962 (printed 2006) Jozef Vissel
John Bell, 1962 (printed 2006) Jozef Vissel

John Bell, 1962 (printed 2006) Jozef Vissel

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2006

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John Perceval, 1999 Thomas de Kessler

Portrait, ink, coloured pencil, gouache, crayon and fibre-tipped pen on single mount board with gold coloured ink border

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Thomas de Kessler 2001

Study for portrait of Senator John Button, 1992 Andrew Sibley
Study for portrait of Senator John Button, 1992 Andrew Sibley
Study for portrait of Senator John Button, 1992 Andrew Sibley

Study for portrait of Senator John Button, 1992 Andrew Sibley

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2002
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

The Australian Tom Thumb (John David Armstrong), c. 1880 J D. Cooper
The Australian Tom Thumb (John David Armstrong), c. 1880 J D. Cooper
The Australian Tom Thumb (John David Armstrong), c. 1880 J D. Cooper

The Australian Tom Thumb (John David Armstrong), c. 1880 J D. Cooper

Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

John Wolseley, 2002 Greg Weight
John Wolseley, 2002 Greg Weight
John Wolseley, 2002 Greg Weight

John Wolseley, 2002 Greg Weight

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

John Olsen, 1993 Robin Sellick
John Olsen, 1993 Robin Sellick
John Olsen, 1993 Robin Sellick

John Olsen, 1993 Robin Sellick

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2004

John Perceval, 1985 Rick Amor
John Perceval, 1985 Rick Amor
John Perceval, 1985 Rick Amor

John Perceval, 1985 Rick Amor

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Professor John Shine, 2011 Jozef Vissel
Professor John Shine, 2011 Jozef Vissel
Professor John Shine, 2011 Jozef Vissel

Professor John Shine, 2011 Jozef Vissel

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Jozef Vissel 2015

John Richard Tindale, 1841 Maurice Felton
John Richard Tindale, 1841 Maurice Felton
John Richard Tindale, 1841 Maurice Felton

John Richard Tindale, 1841 Maurice Felton

Portrait, oil on canvas laid on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

John Clarke, 2004 Julian Kingma
John Clarke, 2004 Julian Kingma
John Clarke, 2004 Julian Kingma

John Clarke, 2004 Julian Kingma

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

John Darling Louis Kahan
John Darling Louis Kahan
John Darling Louis Kahan

John Darling, Louis Kahan

Portrait, pencil on paper

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

John Marsden, 1998 Peter Wegner
John Marsden, 1998 Peter Wegner
John Marsden, 1998 Peter Wegner

John Marsden, 1998 Peter Wegner

Portrait, etching on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2002

John Olsen AO, CBE, 2017 Nicholas Harding
John Olsen AO, CBE, 2017 Nicholas Harding
John Olsen AO, CBE, 2017 Nicholas Harding

John Olsen AO, CBE, 2017 Nicholas Harding

Portrait, oil on linen

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2019
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

John Cobley, 1944 Nora Heysen
John Cobley, 1944 Nora Heysen
John Cobley, 1944 Nora Heysen

John Cobley, 1944 Nora Heysen

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

John Olsen, 1979 Greg Weight
John Olsen, 1979 Greg Weight
John Olsen, 1979 Greg Weight

John Olsen, 1979 Greg Weight

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

John Coburn, 2002 Greg Weight
John Coburn, 2002 Greg Weight
John Coburn, 2002 Greg Weight

John Coburn, 2002 Greg Weight

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

John Spooner, 2001 (printed 2011) Lorrie Graham
John Spooner, 2001 (printed 2011) Lorrie Graham
John Spooner, 2001 (printed 2011) Lorrie Graham

John Spooner, 2001 (printed 2011) Lorrie Graham

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

John Coburn, 1987 Greg Weight
John Coburn, 1987 Greg Weight
John Coburn, 1987 Greg Weight

John Coburn, 1987 Greg Weight

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

John Konrads, c. 1965 Jozef Vissel
John Konrads, c. 1965 Jozef Vissel
John Konrads, c. 1965 Jozef Vissel

John Konrads, c. 1965 Jozef Vissel

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2015

John Olsen, 1996 Greg Weight
John Olsen, 1996 Greg Weight
John Olsen, 1996 Greg Weight

John Olsen, 1996 Greg Weight

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

John Hinde, 1990 (printed 2011) Lorrie Graham
John Hinde, 1990 (printed 2011) Lorrie Graham
John Hinde, 1990 (printed 2011) Lorrie Graham

John Hinde, 1990 (printed 2011) Lorrie Graham

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

John Gaden, n.d. Stuart Campbell
John Gaden, n.d. Stuart Campbell
John Gaden, n.d. Stuart Campbell

John Gaden, n.d. Stuart Campbell

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Estate of Stuart Campbell 2012

John Dunn, c.1880's an unknown artist
John Dunn, c.1880's an unknown artist
John Dunn, c.1880's an unknown artist

John Dunn, c.1880's an unknown artist

Portrait, opalotype, hand-coloured

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

John Wolseley, 2002 Greg Weight
John Wolseley, 2002 Greg Weight
John Wolseley, 2002 Greg Weight

John Wolseley, 2002 Greg Weight

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

John Beard, 2003 Greg Weight
John Beard, 2003 Greg Weight
John Beard, 2003 Greg Weight

John Beard, 2003 Greg Weight

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

John Newcombe, 1976 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
John Newcombe, 1976 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
John Newcombe, 1976 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

John Newcombe, 1976 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Portrait of Tam Purves, 1958 John Brack
Portrait of Tam Purves, 1958 John Brack
Portrait of Tam Purves, 1958 John Brack

Portrait of Tam Purves, 1958 John Brack

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

John Perceval painting, 1958 Fred Williams
John Perceval painting, 1958 Fred Williams
John Perceval painting, 1958 Fred Williams

John Perceval painting, 1958 Fred Williams

Portrait, drypoint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of James Mollison AO 2007

image not online

The Last of the Angry Penguins - John Perceval, 1999 Thomas de Kessler

Portrait, ink, coloured pencil, gouache, crayon and fibre-tipped pen on double layer mount board with gold coloured ink border

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Thomas de Kessler 2001

John Olsen, Woollahra, Sydney, 1962 (printed 2000) David Moore
John Olsen, Woollahra, Sydney, 1962 (printed 2000) David Moore
John Olsen, Woollahra, Sydney, 1962 (printed 2000) David Moore

John Olsen, Woollahra, Sydney, 1962 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, montage of gelatin silver photographs

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

John Nixon 1, January 1979, 1979 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney
John Nixon 1, January 1979, 1979 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney
John Nixon 1, January 1979, 1979 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney

John Nixon 1, January 1979, 1979 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

John Foster Dulles, Washington, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore
John Foster Dulles, Washington, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore
John Foster Dulles, Washington, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore

John Foster Dulles, Washington, 1956 (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

Fred Dagg (John Clarke), 1982 Rennie Ellis
Fred Dagg (John Clarke), 1982 Rennie Ellis
Fred Dagg (John Clarke), 1982 Rennie Ellis

Fred Dagg (John Clarke), 1982 Rennie Ellis

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2006

The Australian Tom Thumb (John David Armstrong), c.1880 Sarony & Co.
The Australian Tom Thumb (John David Armstrong), c.1880 Sarony & Co.
The Australian Tom Thumb (John David Armstrong), c.1880 Sarony & Co.

The Australian Tom Thumb (John David Armstrong), c.1880 Sarony & Co.

Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

John Braine, Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire, 1958 (printed 2000) David Moore
John Braine, Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire, 1958 (printed 2000) David Moore
John Braine, Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire, 1958 (printed 2000) David Moore

John Braine, Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire, 1958 (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

John Clarke, 2004 Julian Kingma

Humour’s warm refuge

Magazine article by Angus Trumble, 2017

Angus Trumble pays tribute to John Clarke.

Peter Skrzynecki, 2012 John Slaytor
Peter Skrzynecki, 2012 John Slaytor
Peter Skrzynecki, 2012 John Slaytor

Peter Skrzynecki, 2012 John Slaytor

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Christos Tsiolkas, 1998 (printed 2009) John Tsiavis
Christos Tsiolkas, 1998 (printed 2009) John Tsiavis
Christos Tsiolkas, 1998 (printed 2009) John Tsiavis

Christos Tsiolkas, 1998 (printed 2009) John Tsiavis

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Christos Tsiolkas, 1998 (printed 2009) John Tsiavis
Christos Tsiolkas, 1998 (printed 2009) John Tsiavis
Christos Tsiolkas, 1998 (printed 2009) John Tsiavis

Christos Tsiolkas, 1998 (printed 2009) John Tsiavis

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Bud Tingwell, 2005 John Tsiavis
Bud Tingwell, 2005 John Tsiavis
Bud Tingwell, 2005 John Tsiavis

Bud Tingwell, 2005 John Tsiavis

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

Richard Woldendorp, Perth, WA, 2004 John Elliott
Richard Woldendorp, Perth, WA, 2004 John Elliott
Richard Woldendorp, Perth, WA, 2004 John Elliott

Richard Woldendorp, Perth, WA, 2004 John Elliott

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Edna Jessop, Mt Isa, 2004 John Elliott
Edna Jessop, Mt Isa, 2004 John Elliott
Edna Jessop, Mt Isa, 2004 John Elliott

Edna Jessop, Mt Isa, 2004 John Elliott

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Hans Heysen, 1960 (cast 2004) John Dowie
Hans Heysen, 1960 (cast 2004) John Dowie
Hans Heysen, 1960 (cast 2004) John Dowie

Hans Heysen, 1960 (cast 2004) John Dowie

Portrait, cast bronze

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds from the Basil Bressler Bequest 2004

Eddie Mabo (after Mike Kelley's 'Booth's Puddle' 1985, from Plato's Cave, Rothko's Chapel, Lincoln's profile) No.3, 1996 John Citizen
Eddie Mabo (after Mike Kelley's 'Booth's Puddle' 1985, from Plato's Cave, Rothko's Chapel, Lincoln's profile) No.3, 1996 John Citizen
Eddie Mabo (after Mike Kelley's 'Booth's Puddle' 1985, from Plato's Cave, Rothko's Chapel, Lincoln's profile) No.3, 1996 John Citizen

Eddie Mabo (after Mike Kelley's 'Booth's Puddle' 1985, from Plato's Cave, Rothko's Chapel, Lincoln's profile) No.3, 1996 John Citizen

Portrait, synthetic polymer paint on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 1999

Joan Croll, 1976 John Brack
Joan Croll, 1976 John Brack
Joan Croll, 1976 John Brack

Joan Croll, 1976 John Brack

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Frank Croll and Dr Joan Croll AO 2001
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Jacki Weaver, 2018 John Tsiavis
Jacki Weaver, 2018 John Tsiavis
Jacki Weaver, 2018 John Tsiavis

Jacki Weaver, 2018 John Tsiavis

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC 2018

Dr John Yu, 2004 Ah Xian

Clay, water, fire

Magazine article by Simon Elliott, 2005

Ah Xian's porcelain portrait of paediatrician Dr. John Yu reflects Yu's heritage and interests.

Mark Richards, 1976 John Witzig
Mark Richards, 1976 John Witzig
Mark Richards, 1976 John Witzig

Mark Richards, 1976 John Witzig

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2007

Smoky Dawson, Sydney, 2004 John Elliott
Smoky Dawson, Sydney, 2004 John Elliott
Smoky Dawson, Sydney, 2004 John Elliott

Smoky Dawson, Sydney, 2004 John Elliott

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Kelly Dixon, Tent Hill, Qld, 2004 John Elliott
Kelly Dixon, Tent Hill, Qld, 2004 John Elliott
Kelly Dixon, Tent Hill, Qld, 2004 John Elliott

Kelly Dixon, Tent Hill, Qld, 2004 John Elliott

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Self portrait 1955

Portrait of the artist as a young man

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2010

Dr Sarah Engledow explores the early life and career of John Brack.

Chad Morgan, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 2004 John Elliott
Chad Morgan, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 2004 John Elliott
Chad Morgan, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 2004 John Elliott

Chad Morgan, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 2004 John Elliott

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Midget Farrelly at Palm Beach, 1964 John Witzig
Midget Farrelly at Palm Beach, 1964 John Witzig
Midget Farrelly at Palm Beach, 1964 John Witzig

Midget Farrelly at Palm Beach, 1964 John Witzig

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2007

Flynn of the Inland, 1950s Harry Hudson
Flynn of the Inland, 1950s Harry Hudson
Flynn of the Inland, 1950s Harry Hudson

Flynn of the Inland, 1950s Harry Hudson

Portrait, pen, ink and gouache on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Herb Wharton, Cunnamulla, Qld, 2004 John Elliott
Herb Wharton, Cunnamulla, Qld, 2004 John Elliott
Herb Wharton, Cunnamulla, Qld, 2004 John Elliott

Herb Wharton, Cunnamulla, Qld, 2004 John Elliott

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Portrait of Jawoyn Elder, Margaret Katherine, 2015 John Gollings
Portrait of Jawoyn Elder, Margaret Katherine, 2015 John Gollings
Portrait of Jawoyn Elder, Margaret Katherine, 2015 John Gollings

Portrait of Jawoyn Elder, Margaret Katherine, 2015 John Gollings

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

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

Kasey Chambers, Sydney, 2004 John Elliott
Kasey Chambers, Sydney, 2004 John Elliott
Kasey Chambers, Sydney, 2004 John Elliott

Kasey Chambers, Sydney, 2004 John Elliott

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Rolf de Heer, Adelaide, SA, 2004 John Elliott
Rolf de Heer, Adelaide, SA, 2004 John Elliott
Rolf de Heer, Adelaide, SA, 2004 John Elliott

Rolf de Heer, Adelaide, SA, 2004 John Elliott

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Rick Carey, WA, 1998 (printed 2004) John Elliott
Rick Carey, WA, 1998 (printed 2004) John Elliott
Rick Carey, WA, 1998 (printed 2004) John Elliott

Rick Carey, WA, 1998 (printed 2004) John Elliott

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Rev. Fred Nile, Festival of Light, Sydney, 1981 John Williams
Rev. Fred Nile, Festival of Light, Sydney, 1981 John Williams
Rev. Fred Nile, Festival of Light, Sydney, 1981 John Williams

Rev. Fred Nile, Festival of Light, Sydney, 1981 John Williams

Portrait, montage of gelatin silver photographs

Collection: National Portrait Galley
Purchased 1999

Stan Coster, Manilla, NSW, 1994 (printed 2004) John Elliott
Stan Coster, Manilla, NSW, 1994 (printed 2004) John Elliott
Stan Coster, Manilla, NSW, 1994 (printed 2004) John Elliott

Stan Coster, Manilla, NSW, 1994 (printed 2004) John Elliott

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Neil Murray, Bolac, VIC, 2004 John Elliott
Neil Murray, Bolac, VIC, 2004 John Elliott
Neil Murray, Bolac, VIC, 2004 John Elliott

Neil Murray, Bolac, VIC, 2004 John Elliott

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Slim Dusty at Carlton Hill Station, WA, 1993 John Elliott
Slim Dusty at Carlton Hill Station, WA, 1993 John Elliott
Slim Dusty at Carlton Hill Station, WA, 1993 John Elliott

Slim Dusty at Carlton Hill Station, WA, 1993 John Elliott

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Dick Smith, Sydney, 2000 (printed 2004) John Elliott
Dick Smith, Sydney, 2000 (printed 2004) John Elliott
Dick Smith, Sydney, 2000 (printed 2004) John Elliott

Dick Smith, Sydney, 2000 (printed 2004) John Elliott

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Creator versus character - Chris Lilley, 2009 John Tsiavis
Creator versus character - Chris Lilley, 2009 John Tsiavis
Creator versus character - Chris Lilley, 2009 John Tsiavis

Creator versus character - Chris Lilley, 2009 John Tsiavis

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2011

Mandawuy Yunupingu, NT, 2004 John Elliott
Mandawuy Yunupingu, NT, 2004 John Elliott
Mandawuy Yunupingu, NT, 2004 John Elliott

Mandawuy Yunupingu, NT, 2004 John Elliott

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Howard Taylor, 1988 (printed 2001) John Austin
Howard Taylor, 1988 (printed 2001) John Austin
Howard Taylor, 1988 (printed 2001) John Austin

Howard Taylor, 1988 (printed 2001) John Austin

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph, selenium toned on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001

Howard Taylor, 1988 (printed 2001) John Austin
Howard Taylor, 1988 (printed 2001) John Austin
Howard Taylor, 1988 (printed 2001) John Austin

Howard Taylor, 1988 (printed 2001) John Austin

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph, selenium toned on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001

Study for "Barry Humphries in the character of Mrs Everage", 1969 John Brack
Study for "Barry Humphries in the character of Mrs Everage", 1969 John Brack
Study for "Barry Humphries in the character of Mrs Everage", 1969 John Brack

Study for "Barry Humphries in the character of Mrs Everage", 1969 John Brack

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Timothy Fairfax AC 2012
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Portrait of a Man (Fred Williams), 1958

Head, hand, heart

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2007

An extensive selection of portraits by John Brack were on display at the National Portrait Gallery in late 2007.

William Francis King, 'The Flying Pieman', c. 1869 John Davis
William Francis King, 'The Flying Pieman', c. 1869 John Davis
William Francis King, 'The Flying Pieman', c. 1869 John Davis

William Francis King, 'The Flying Pieman', c. 1869 John Davis

Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the family of FW Macpherson 2010

Jack Lang, 1931 Tom Glover
Jack Lang, 1931 Tom Glover
Jack Lang, 1931 Tom Glover

Jack Lang, 1931 Tom Glover

Portrait, pencil, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Piper, the native who accompanied Major Mitchell in his expedition to the interior of N.S.W., 1836 William Fernyhough
Piper, the native who accompanied Major Mitchell in his expedition to the interior of N.S.W., 1836 William Fernyhough
Piper, the native who accompanied Major Mitchell in his expedition to the interior of N.S.W., 1836 William Fernyhough

Piper, the native who accompanied Major Mitchell in his expedition to the interior of N.S.W., 1836 William Fernyhough

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Dr Robert Edwards AO 1999
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Ned Hogan, 1925 Tom Glover
Ned Hogan, 1925 Tom Glover
Ned Hogan, 1925 Tom Glover

Ned Hogan, 1925 Tom Glover

Portrait, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Prince Alfred, 1860 John J. Mayall
Prince Alfred, 1860 John J. Mayall
Prince Alfred, 1860 John J. Mayall

Prince Alfred, 1860 John J. Mayall

Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite photograph on card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2020

Study for portrait of Joan Croll, 1976 John Brack
Study for portrait of Joan Croll, 1976 John Brack
Study for portrait of Joan Croll, 1976 John Brack

Study for portrait of Joan Croll, 1976 John Brack

Portrait, conte on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Dr Joan Croll AO 2007
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

J M Coetzee, 2012 Dave Tacon
J M Coetzee, 2012 Dave Tacon
J M Coetzee, 2012 Dave Tacon

J M Coetzee, 2012 Dave Tacon

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

C.J. Cerutty, 1926 Tom Glover
C.J. Cerutty, 1926 Tom Glover
C.J. Cerutty, 1926 Tom Glover

C.J. Cerutty, 1926 Tom Glover

Portrait, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

William Bligh, c. 1776 John Webber
William Bligh, c. 1776 John Webber
William Bligh, c. 1776 John Webber

William Bligh, c. 1776 John Webber

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by the Liangis family 2015

H.R.H. The Prince Arthur, 1860 John J. Mayall
H.R.H. The Prince Arthur, 1860 John J. Mayall
H.R.H. The Prince Arthur, 1860 John J. Mayall

H.R.H. The Prince Arthur, 1860 John J. Mayall

Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite photograph on on card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2020

Robert Edwards, 2009 John Elliott
Robert Edwards, 2009 John Elliott
Robert Edwards, 2009 John Elliott

Robert Edwards, 2009 John Elliott

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Art Exhibitions Australia 2009

image not online

Desiderius Orban (at 101 years of age), 1985 John Caldwell

Portrait, mixed media on archival mount board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2017

Prince Albert, 1860 John J. Mayall
Prince Albert, 1860 John J. Mayall
Prince Albert, 1860 John J. Mayall

Prince Albert, 1860 John J. Mayall

Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite photograph on card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2020

Frank Beaurepaire, n.d. John Frith
Frank Beaurepaire, n.d. John Frith
Frank Beaurepaire, n.d. John Frith

Frank Beaurepaire, n.d. John Frith

Portrait, cast printer's metal

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Frith family 2013

Prince Arthur, 1860 John J. Mayall
Prince Arthur, 1860 John J. Mayall
Prince Arthur, 1860 John J. Mayall

Prince Arthur, 1860 John J. Mayall

Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite photograph, hand-coloured on card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2020

George Barrington, 1820 John Chapman
George Barrington, 1820 John Chapman
George Barrington, 1820 John Chapman

George Barrington, 1820 John Chapman

Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Her Majesty seated, 1860 John J. Mayall
Her Majesty seated, 1860 John J. Mayall
Her Majesty seated, 1860 John J. Mayall

Her Majesty seated, 1860 John J. Mayall

Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite photograph on card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2020

Jack Purtell, n.d. John Frith
Jack Purtell, n.d. John Frith
Jack Purtell, n.d. John Frith

Jack Purtell, n.d. John Frith

Portrait, plasticine maquette

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Frith family 2013

H.R.H. The Prince Alfred, 1860 John J. Mayall
H.R.H. The Prince Alfred, 1860 John J. Mayall
H.R.H. The Prince Alfred, 1860 John J. Mayall

H.R.H. The Prince Alfred, 1860 John J. Mayall

Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite photograph on card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2020

Piper, the native who accompanied Major Mitchell in his expedition to the interior, c.1836 William Fernyhough
Piper, the native who accompanied Major Mitchell in his expedition to the interior, c.1836 William Fernyhough
Piper, the native who accompanied Major Mitchell in his expedition to the interior, c.1836 William Fernyhough

Piper, the native who accompanied Major Mitchell in his expedition to the interior, c.1836 William Fernyhough

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

Her Majesty, 1860 John J. Mayall
Her Majesty, 1860 John J. Mayall
Her Majesty, 1860 John J. Mayall

Her Majesty, 1860 John J. Mayall

Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite photograph on card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2020

The latest portrait of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, c. 1896 John Thomson
The latest portrait of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, c. 1896 John Thomson
The latest portrait of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, c. 1896 John Thomson

The latest portrait of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, c. 1896 John Thomson

Portrait, albumen silver cabinet card photograph on card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2020

Admiral Bligh, 1801 John Chapman
Admiral Bligh, 1801 John Chapman
Admiral Bligh, 1801 John Chapman

Admiral Bligh, 1801 John Chapman

Portrait, stipple engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Lieutenant Shortland, 1789 S Shelley, W Sherwin
Lieutenant Shortland, 1789 S Shelley, W Sherwin
Lieutenant Shortland, 1789 S Shelley, W Sherwin

Lieutenant Shortland, 1789 S Shelley, W Sherwin

Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Princess Alice, 1860 John J. Mayall
Princess Alice, 1860 John J. Mayall
Princess Alice, 1860 John J. Mayall

Princess Alice, 1860 John J. Mayall

Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite photograph on card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2020

Olivia Newton-John, 1978 (printed 2017) Gary Heery
Olivia Newton-John, 1978 (printed 2017) Gary Heery
Olivia Newton-John, 1978 (printed 2017) Gary Heery

Olivia Newton-John, 1978 (printed 2017) Gary Heery

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

John Thornett, 1966 Lesley Moline
John Thornett, 1966 Lesley Moline
John Thornett, 1966 Lesley Moline

John Thornett, 1966 Lesley Moline

Portrait, oil on masonite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John and Vivien Thornett 2014

John Pascoe Fawkner, c. 1867 Batchelder & Co. Photo
John Pascoe Fawkner, c. 1867 Batchelder & Co. Photo
John Pascoe Fawkner, c. 1867 Batchelder & Co. Photo

John Pascoe Fawkner, c. 1867 Batchelder & Co. Photo

Portrait, albumen photograph on carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

John Connell, c. 1830 Richard Read junior
John Connell, c. 1830 Richard Read junior
John Connell, c. 1830 Richard Read junior

John Connell, c. 1830 Richard Read junior

Portrait, watercolour on paper laid on cardboard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Eleanor Thorton 2013
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Professor John Mulvaney, 1984 Janenne Eaton
Professor John Mulvaney, 1984 Janenne Eaton
Professor John Mulvaney, 1984 Janenne Eaton

Professor John Mulvaney, 1984 Janenne Eaton

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John and Jean Mulvaney 2000

John Gorton, 1970 Victor Greenhalgh
John Gorton, 1970 Victor Greenhalgh
John Gorton, 1970 Victor Greenhalgh

John Gorton, 1970 Victor Greenhalgh

Portrait, terracotta

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Paul and Wendy Greenhalgh 1999
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Sir John Gorton Louis Kahan
Sir John Gorton Louis Kahan
Sir John Gorton Louis Kahan

Sir John Gorton, Louis Kahan

Portrait, fibre-tipped pen on paper

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

John Gorton, 1997 Nathan Kelly
John Gorton, 1997 Nathan Kelly
John Gorton, 1997 Nathan Kelly

John Gorton, 1997 Nathan Kelly

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2002

John Knatchbull, c. 1844 an unknown artist
John Knatchbull, c. 1844 an unknown artist
John Knatchbull, c. 1844 an unknown artist

John Knatchbull, c. 1844 an unknown artist

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Leo Schofield AM 2005
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Sir John McEwen Louis Kahan
Sir John McEwen Louis Kahan
Sir John McEwen Louis Kahan

Sir John McEwen, Louis Kahan

Portrait, fibre-tipped pen on paper

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

Sir John McEwen Louis Kahan
Sir John McEwen Louis Kahan
Sir John McEwen Louis Kahan

Sir John McEwen, Louis Kahan

Portrait, fibre-tipped pen on paper

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

John Firth-Smith, 1974 Lewis Morley
John Firth-Smith, 1974 Lewis Morley
John Firth-Smith, 1974 Lewis Morley

John Firth-Smith, 1974 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

Captain John Hunter, Governor New South Wales, 1801 William Ridley
Captain John Hunter, Governor New South Wales, 1801 William Ridley
Captain John Hunter, Governor New South Wales, 1801 William Ridley

Captain John Hunter, Governor New South Wales, 1801 William Ridley

Portrait, engraving on paper

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

John Gorton, 1970 (cast 1999) Victor Greenhalgh
John Gorton, 1970 (cast 1999) Victor Greenhalgh
John Gorton, 1970 (cast 1999) Victor Greenhalgh

John Gorton, 1970 (cast 1999) Victor Greenhalgh

Portrait, cast bronze

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Cast 1999 from terracotta donated by Paul and Wendy Greenhalgh 1999

Portrait of Captain John Hunter, 1792 Daniel Orme
Portrait of Captain John Hunter, 1792 Daniel Orme
Portrait of Captain John Hunter, 1792 Daniel Orme

Portrait of Captain John Hunter, 1792 Daniel Orme

Portrait, stipple engraving on paper

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

Captain John Lort Stokes, c.1841 an unknown artist
Captain John Lort Stokes, c.1841 an unknown artist
Captain John Lort Stokes, c.1841 an unknown artist

Captain John Lort Stokes, c.1841 an unknown artist

Portrait, watercolour on ivory

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

The Member of the Upper House "One of the Olden Time" [The Hon. John Alston Wallace M.L.C.] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1874 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times
The Member of the Upper House "One of the Olden Time" [The Hon. John Alston Wallace M.L.C.] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1874 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times
The Member of the Upper House "One of the Olden Time" [The Hon. John Alston Wallace M.L.C.] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1874 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times

The Member of the Upper House "One of the Olden Time" [The Hon. John Alston Wallace M.L.C.] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1874 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

A Vanquished Knight "Wroth with Kilmore" [The Hon. John O'Shanassy, K.C.M.G.] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1874 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times
A Vanquished Knight "Wroth with Kilmore" [The Hon. John O'Shanassy, K.C.M.G.] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1874 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times
A Vanquished Knight "Wroth with Kilmore" [The Hon. John O'Shanassy, K.C.M.G.] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1874 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times

A Vanquished Knight "Wroth with Kilmore" [The Hon. John O'Shanassy, K.C.M.G.] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1874 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

"International Penny Postage"  Mr John Henniker Heaton MP (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1887 Sir Leslie Ward
"International Penny Postage"  Mr John Henniker Heaton MP (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1887 Sir Leslie Ward
"International Penny Postage"  Mr John Henniker Heaton MP (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1887 Sir Leslie Ward

"International Penny Postage" Mr John Henniker Heaton MP (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1887 Sir Leslie Ward

Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ronald Walker 2002

Captain James Cook portrait story video: 2 minutes

Captain Cook 'The photojournalists of their time'

Portrait story

An exploration of the role of artists such as John Webber who, whilst a member of Cook’s crew over many voyages, created paintings and drawings of the situations and people the explorers encountered.

Nat Young, c. 1968 by Albert Falzon

Arcadia Sound of the sea

Previous exhibition, 2014

An exhibition of photographs by John Witzig, drawings by Nicholas Harding and film footage by Albe Falzon, expressive of the free-spirited, hot-blooded energy of Australian surfers under the cloud of conscription to Vietnam.

John Frost, 1839 an unknown artist, W Read
John Frost, 1839 an unknown artist, W Read
John Frost, 1839 an unknown artist, W Read

John Frost, 1839 an unknown artist, W Read

Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Sir John Gorton, c. 1968-1971 Louis Kahan
Sir John Gorton, c. 1968-1971 Louis Kahan
Sir John Gorton, c. 1968-1971 Louis Kahan

Sir John Gorton, c. 1968-1971 Louis Kahan

Portrait, fibre-tipped pen on paper on cardboard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Professor John Bishop, c. 1963 (printed 2018) Robert McFarlane
Professor John Bishop, c. 1963 (printed 2018) Robert McFarlane
Professor John Bishop, c. 1963 (printed 2018) Robert McFarlane

Professor John Bishop, c. 1963 (printed 2018) Robert McFarlane

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

Professor John Le Gay Brereton, c.1930 an unknown artist
Professor John Le Gay Brereton, c.1930 an unknown artist
Professor John Le Gay Brereton, c.1930 an unknown artist

Professor John Le Gay Brereton, c.1930 an unknown artist

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Windeyer family 2012

John Firth Smith, 1995 Greg Weight
John Firth Smith, 1995 Greg Weight
John Firth Smith, 1995 Greg Weight

John Firth Smith, 1995 Greg Weight

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Captain John Hunter, 1801 William Ridley
Captain John Hunter, 1801 William Ridley
Captain John Hunter, 1801 William Ridley

Captain John Hunter, 1801 William Ridley

Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Sir John 'Bawra' Higgins, 1922 Tom Glover
Sir John 'Bawra' Higgins, 1922 Tom Glover
Sir John 'Bawra' Higgins, 1922 Tom Glover

Sir John 'Bawra' Higgins, 1922 Tom Glover

Portrait, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Sir Edward John Lees Hallstrom Max Dupain
Sir Edward John Lees Hallstrom Max Dupain
Sir Edward John Lees Hallstrom Max Dupain

Sir Edward John Lees Hallstrom, Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Sir Edward John Lees Hallstrom Max Dupain
Sir Edward John Lees Hallstrom Max Dupain
Sir Edward John Lees Hallstrom Max Dupain

Sir Edward John Lees Hallstrom, Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

A Suburban Member. "Poetry and Politics" [John Whiteman] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1875 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times
A Suburban Member. "Poetry and Politics" [John Whiteman] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1875 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times
A Suburban Member. "Poetry and Politics" [John Whiteman] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1875 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times

A Suburban Member. "Poetry and Politics" [John Whiteman] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1875 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

"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

Ben Chifley, 1951 John Frith
Ben Chifley, 1951 John Frith
Ben Chifley, 1951 John Frith

Ben Chifley, 1951 John Frith

Portrait, cast plaster, patinated and bronze powder coated pipe

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Frith family 2006
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

"Men of the Day No.27 "La Reyne le veult" Sir John George Shaw-Lefevre (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1871 Carlo Pellegrini
"Men of the Day No.27 "La Reyne le veult" Sir John George Shaw-Lefevre (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1871 Carlo Pellegrini
"Men of the Day No.27 "La Reyne le veult" Sir John George Shaw-Lefevre (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1871 Carlo Pellegrini

"Men of the Day No.27 "La Reyne le veult" Sir John George Shaw-Lefevre (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1871 Carlo Pellegrini

Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Sir Percy Spender, 1955 John Peisley
Sir Percy Spender, 1955 John Peisley
Sir Percy Spender, 1955 John Peisley

Sir Percy Spender, 1955 John Peisley

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John Spender QC 2015

Portrait of Kym Bonython/Portrait of Mr Bonython's speedway cap, 1963-66 John Brack

Somewhere to hang your cap

Magazine article by Beatrice Thompson, 2007

A pair of portraits by John Brack; Portrait of Kym Bonython and Portrait of Mr Bonython's speedway cap combine to create a quirky depiction of their subject.

J.C. Williamson, c. 1913 John Longstaff
J.C. Williamson, c. 1913 John Longstaff
J.C. Williamson, c. 1913 John Longstaff

J.C. Williamson, c. 1913 John Longstaff

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the family of Aimée Viola Horsley, daughter of J.C. Williamson 2009
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Arcadia (Wayne Lynch and Bob McTavish), 1969 (reprinted 2011) John Witzig
Arcadia (Wayne Lynch and Bob McTavish), 1969 (reprinted 2011) John Witzig
Arcadia (Wayne Lynch and Bob McTavish), 1969 (reprinted 2011) John Witzig

Arcadia (Wayne Lynch and Bob McTavish), 1969 (reprinted 2011) John Witzig

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2011

Jack Lang, 1970 Adam Martin
Jack Lang, 1970 Adam Martin
Jack Lang, 1970 Adam Martin

Jack Lang, 1970 Adam Martin

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Elsie Martin 2000

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Jack Lang, life mask, Arthur Murch

Portrait, fibreglass and resin

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2000

Portrait of Captain James Cook RN, 1782 John Webber
Portrait of Captain James Cook RN, 1782 John Webber
Portrait of Captain James Cook RN, 1782 John Webber

Portrait of Captain James Cook RN, 1782 John Webber

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2000 by the Commonwealth Government with the generous assistance of Robert Oatley AO and John Schaeffer AO

Troy Cassar-Daley, Brisbane, 2004 John Elliott
Troy Cassar-Daley, Brisbane, 2004 John Elliott
Troy Cassar-Daley, Brisbane, 2004 John Elliott

Troy Cassar-Daley, Brisbane, 2004 John Elliott

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

The people's champion, Mr Lang, c. 1927 an unknown artist
The people's champion, Mr Lang, c. 1927 an unknown artist
The people's champion, Mr Lang, c. 1927 an unknown artist

The people's champion, Mr Lang, c. 1927 an unknown artist

Portrait, cast plaster, painted

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Edward John Eyre, 1867 Julia Margaret Cameron

Hearts of Darkness

Magazine article by Magda Keaney, 2006

The National Portrait Gallery's acquisition of the portrait of Edward John Eyre by pioneering English photographer Julia Margaret Cameron.

H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, c. 1863 John & Charles Watkins
H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, c. 1863 John & Charles Watkins
H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, c. 1863 John & Charles Watkins

H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, c. 1863 John & Charles Watkins

Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite photograph on card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2020

Portrait of Captain James Cook RN, 1782 John Webber

The hand of Captain Cook Google Arts and Culture

Learning resources

A fine portrait with a hidden message

William Lyne, (late 1860s) Charles Woolley
William Lyne, (late 1860s) Charles Woolley
William Lyne, (late 1860s) Charles Woolley

William Lyne, (late 1860s) Charles Woolley

Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

The Hon. James Whyte, c. 1874 John Hubert Newman
The Hon. James Whyte, c. 1874 John Hubert Newman
The Hon. James Whyte, c. 1874 John Hubert Newman

The Hon. James Whyte, c. 1874 John Hubert Newman

Portrait, carte de visite photograph

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

A Head Master"Beyond the Grave"  [Rev. J.E. Bromby] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1874 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times
A Head Master"Beyond the Grave"  [Rev. J.E. Bromby] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1874 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times
A Head Master"Beyond the Grave"  [Rev. J.E. Bromby] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1874 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times

A Head Master"Beyond the Grave" [Rev. J.E. Bromby] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1874 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

Master Molteno, c. 1866 Townsend Duryea
Master Molteno, c. 1866 Townsend Duryea
Master Molteno, c. 1866 Townsend Duryea

Master Molteno, c. 1866 Townsend Duryea

Portrait, carte de visite photograph

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

Jack Lang, c. 1930-40 George Finey
Jack Lang, c. 1930-40 George Finey
Jack Lang, c. 1930-40 George Finey

Jack Lang, c. 1930-40 George Finey

Portrait, collage of coloured paper, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

John Monash, 1919 James Quinn
John Monash, 1919 James Quinn
John Monash, 1919 James Quinn

John Monash, 1919 James Quinn

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John Colin Monash Bennett 2007
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, c. 1774 Valentine Green after Johann Zoffany
John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, c. 1774 Valentine Green after Johann Zoffany
John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, c. 1774 Valentine Green after Johann Zoffany

John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, c. 1774 Valentine Green after Johann Zoffany

Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Edward John Eyre, 1867 Julia Margaret Cameron
Edward John Eyre, 1867 Julia Margaret Cameron
Edward John Eyre, 1867 Julia Margaret Cameron

Edward John Eyre, 1867 Julia Margaret Cameron

Portrait, albumen silver photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Presented by Sir Roy Strong and the late Dr Julia Trevelyan Oman in memory of their friendship with Gordon Darling and Marilyn Darling 2006

John Kerr, 1976 Frank Hinder
John Kerr, 1976 Frank Hinder
John Kerr, 1976 Frank Hinder

John Kerr, 1976 Frank Hinder

Portrait, pencil on paper

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

William John Wills, c. 1861 De Gruchy & Leigh (lithographers)
William John Wills, c. 1861 De Gruchy & Leigh (lithographers)
William John Wills, c. 1861 De Gruchy & Leigh (lithographers)

William John Wills, c. 1861 De Gruchy & Leigh (lithographers)

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Sir John Franklin, c.1846 Theresa Walker after David D'Angers
Sir John Franklin, c.1846 Theresa Walker after David D'Angers
Sir John Franklin, c.1846 Theresa Walker after David D'Angers

Sir John Franklin, c.1846 Theresa Walker after David D'Angers

Portrait, cast wax

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Murray Rose, Jon Henricks and John Devitt, 1955 Ern McQuillan
Murray Rose, Jon Henricks and John Devitt, 1955 Ern McQuillan
Murray Rose, Jon Henricks and John Devitt, 1955 Ern McQuillan

Murray Rose, Jon Henricks and John Devitt, 1955 Ern McQuillan

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2004

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

Sketch of Clifton Pugh painting John Perceval, 1985 Rick Amor
Sketch of Clifton Pugh painting John Perceval, 1985 Rick Amor
Sketch of Clifton Pugh painting John Perceval, 1985 Rick Amor

Sketch of Clifton Pugh painting John Perceval, 1985 Rick Amor

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2016

John Gould, 1849 Thomas Herbert Maguire, M & N Hanhart
John Gould, 1849 Thomas Herbert Maguire, M & N Hanhart
John Gould, 1849 Thomas Herbert Maguire, M & N Hanhart

John Gould, 1849 Thomas Herbert Maguire, M & N Hanhart

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

John Hawkesworth LLD, c.1850  (originally 1776) James Watson after Sir Joshua Reynolds
John Hawkesworth LLD, c.1850  (originally 1776) James Watson after Sir Joshua Reynolds
John Hawkesworth LLD, c.1850  (originally 1776) James Watson after Sir Joshua Reynolds

John Hawkesworth LLD, c.1850 (originally 1776) James Watson after Sir Joshua Reynolds

Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Edward John Eyre, 1865 Ferdinand Jean Joubert
Edward John Eyre, 1865 Ferdinand Jean Joubert
Edward John Eyre, 1865 Ferdinand Jean Joubert

Edward John Eyre, 1865 Ferdinand Jean Joubert

Portrait, etching on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Life mask of John Bell, c. 1980 an unknown artist
Life mask of John Bell, c. 1980 an unknown artist
Life mask of John Bell, c. 1980 an unknown artist

Life mask of John Bell, c. 1980 an unknown artist

Portrait, cast plaster

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Roslyn Lawson 2013

Governor General Sir John Kerr, 1976 Frank Hinder
Governor General Sir John Kerr, 1976 Frank Hinder
Governor General Sir John Kerr, 1976 Frank Hinder

Governor General Sir John Kerr, 1976 Frank Hinder

Portrait, fibre-tipped pen, watercolour, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of HOTA (Home of the Arts), Gold Coast 2019 with the encouragement of Patrick Corrigan AM

Clifton Pugh and John Olsen, Dunmoochin, 1969 Mark Strizic
Clifton Pugh and John Olsen, Dunmoochin, 1969 Mark Strizic
Clifton Pugh and John Olsen, Dunmoochin, 1969 Mark Strizic

Clifton Pugh and John Olsen, Dunmoochin, 1969 Mark Strizic

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

"W.A" (Sir John Forrest) (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1897 Julius Mendes Price
"W.A" (Sir John Forrest) (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1897 Julius Mendes Price
"W.A" (Sir John Forrest) (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1897 Julius Mendes Price

"W.A" (Sir John Forrest) (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1897 Julius Mendes Price

Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

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

John Buckley Castieu, Lionel Lindsay and Norman Lindsay, c. 1897 an unknown artist
John Buckley Castieu, Lionel Lindsay and Norman Lindsay, c. 1897 an unknown artist
John Buckley Castieu, Lionel Lindsay and Norman Lindsay, c. 1897 an unknown artist

John Buckley Castieu, Lionel Lindsay and Norman Lindsay, c. 1897 an unknown artist

Portrait, albumen silver photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Slim Dusty and Dame Edna Everage, Carlton Hill Station, WA, 10 July 1993 John Elliott
Slim Dusty and Dame Edna Everage, Carlton Hill Station, WA, 10 July 1993 John Elliott
Slim Dusty and Dame Edna Everage, Carlton Hill Station, WA, 10 July 1993 John Elliott

Slim Dusty and Dame Edna Everage, Carlton Hill Station, WA, 10 July 1993, 1993 John Elliott

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

David Collins Esq, 1804 Anthony Cardon after John T. Barber
David Collins Esq, 1804 Anthony Cardon after John T. Barber
David Collins Esq, 1804 Anthony Cardon after John T. Barber

David Collins Esq, 1804 Anthony Cardon after John T. Barber

Portrait, stipple engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Opening of the First Legislative Council of Victoria, by Governor Charles Joseph LaTrobe, at St Patrick's Hall, Bourke Street West, Melbourne. November 13th 1851. From sketches taken at the time by William Strutt., 1883 John Noone after William Strutt
Opening of the First Legislative Council of Victoria, by Governor Charles Joseph LaTrobe, at St Patrick's Hall, Bourke Street West, Melbourne. November 13th 1851. From sketches taken at the time by William Strutt., 1883 John Noone after William Strutt
Opening of the First Legislative Council of Victoria, by Governor Charles Joseph LaTrobe, at St Patrick's Hall, Bourke Street West, Melbourne. November 13th 1851. From sketches taken at the time by William Strutt., 1883 John Noone after William Strutt

Opening of the First Legislative Council of Victoria, by Governor Charles Joseph LaTrobe, at St Patrick's Hall, Bourke Street West, Melbourne. November 13th 1851. From sketches taken at the time by William Strutt., 1883 John Noone after William Strutt

Portrait, photolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

John Bell as King Lear oil on Belgian linen, 2001 by Nicholas Harding

Lear unbuttoned

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2011

Sarah Engledow steps up to the footlights and applauds the storyline behind Nicholas Harding's portraits of actor John Bell.

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.

The Gladiators (Norm Provan and Arthur Summons), 1963 (printed 1970s) John O'Gready
The Gladiators (Norm Provan and Arthur Summons), 1963 (printed 1970s) John O'Gready
The Gladiators (Norm Provan and Arthur Summons), 1963 (printed 1970s) John O'Gready

The Gladiators (Norm Provan and Arthur Summons), 1963 (printed 1970s) John O'Gready

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Lt. Genrl. the Rt Honble. Sir George Murray G.C.B., G.C.H. &c., 1838 John Cochran after Sir Thomas Lawrence
Lt. Genrl. the Rt Honble. Sir George Murray G.C.B., G.C.H. &c., 1838 John Cochran after Sir Thomas Lawrence
Lt. Genrl. the Rt Honble. Sir George Murray G.C.B., G.C.H. &c., 1838 John Cochran after Sir Thomas Lawrence

Lt. Genrl. the Rt Honble. Sir George Murray G.C.B., G.C.H. &c., 1838 John Cochran after Sir Thomas Lawrence

Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

John Monash, 1919 James Quinn

Lauded legacy

Magazine article by Karl James, 2015

Karl James gives short shrift to doubts about the profile of General Sir John Monash.

Captain Franklin RN, 1825 an unknown artist
Captain Franklin RN, 1825 an unknown artist
Captain Franklin RN, 1825 an unknown artist

Captain Franklin RN, 1825 an unknown artist

Portrait, engraving on paper

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

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

Captain Cook's Tablet at Cape Solander, Botany Bay, New South Wales, 1839 G E. Madeley after John Lhotsky
Captain Cook's Tablet at Cape Solander, Botany Bay, New South Wales, 1839 G E. Madeley after John Lhotsky
Captain Cook's Tablet at Cape Solander, Botany Bay, New South Wales, 1839 G E. Madeley after John Lhotsky

Captain Cook's Tablet at Cape Solander, Botany Bay, New South Wales, 1839 G E. Madeley after John Lhotsky

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

Sir Edward Hallstrom, c. 1960 Esme Bell
Sir Edward Hallstrom, c. 1960 Esme Bell
Sir Edward Hallstrom, c. 1960 Esme Bell

Sir Edward Hallstrom, c. 1960 Esme Bell

Portrait, oil on masonite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Musgrave Family 2018

Admiral Earl Howe, n.d. John Singleton Copley, R Cooper
Admiral Earl Howe, n.d. John Singleton Copley, R Cooper
Admiral Earl Howe, n.d. John Singleton Copley, R Cooper

Admiral Earl Howe, n.d. John Singleton Copley, R Cooper

Portrait, engraving on paper

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

Edward Telford Simpson, 1919 John St Helier Lander
Edward Telford Simpson, 1919 John St Helier Lander
Edward Telford Simpson, 1919 John St Helier Lander

Edward Telford Simpson, 1919 John St Helier Lander

Portrait, oil on canvas

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

Bert Hinkler, 1930s Nison Tregor
Bert Hinkler, 1930s Nison Tregor
Bert Hinkler, 1930s Nison Tregor

Bert Hinkler, 1930s Nison Tregor

Portrait, cast metal with gold finish

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Alan Foulkes in memory of Mark Graham Cleghorn 2012

Duke of Wellington, 1841 John Lucas
Duke of Wellington, 1841 John Lucas
Duke of Wellington, 1841 John Lucas

Duke of Wellington, 1841 John Lucas

Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

Lord John Russell, 1844 Samuel Bellin after Thomas Heathfield Carrick
Lord John Russell, 1844 Samuel Bellin after Thomas Heathfield Carrick
Lord John Russell, 1844 Samuel Bellin after Thomas Heathfield Carrick

Lord John Russell, 1844 Samuel Bellin after Thomas Heathfield Carrick

Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

Tony Roche, Harry Hopman and John Newcombe Ern McQuillan
Tony Roche, Harry Hopman and John Newcombe Ern McQuillan
Tony Roche, Harry Hopman and John Newcombe Ern McQuillan

Tony Roche, Harry Hopman and John Newcombe, Ern McQuillan

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

Reverend John Allen Manton, President of the Australasian Conference and Governor of Horton College, Tasmania, c. 1855 an unknown artist
Reverend John Allen Manton, President of the Australasian Conference and Governor of Horton College, Tasmania, c. 1855 an unknown artist
Reverend John Allen Manton, President of the Australasian Conference and Governor of Horton College, Tasmania, c. 1855 an unknown artist

Reverend John Allen Manton, President of the Australasian Conference and Governor of Horton College, Tasmania, c. 1855 an unknown artist

Portrait, engraving on paper

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

Reverend William Bedford junior, c. 1846 Thomas Griffiths Wainewright
Reverend William Bedford junior, c. 1846 Thomas Griffiths Wainewright
Reverend William Bedford junior, c. 1846 Thomas Griffiths Wainewright

Reverend William Bedford junior, c. 1846 Thomas Griffiths Wainewright

Portrait, watercolour on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC 2013

The Aboriginal community of Lake Tyers, Gippsland, c. 1890 an unknown artist
The Aboriginal community of Lake Tyers, Gippsland, c. 1890 an unknown artist
The Aboriginal community of Lake Tyers, Gippsland, c. 1890 an unknown artist

The Aboriginal community of Lake Tyers, Gippsland, c. 1890 an unknown artist

Portrait, albumen silver photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

View of Owhyhee in the Sandwich Islands in the south Seas (The Death of Cook), 1787 - 1788 John Cleveley, Francis Jukes
View of Owhyhee in the Sandwich Islands in the south Seas (The Death of Cook), 1787 - 1788 John Cleveley, Francis Jukes
View of Owhyhee in the Sandwich Islands in the south Seas (The Death of Cook), 1787 - 1788 John Cleveley, Francis Jukes

View of Owhyhee in the Sandwich Islands in the south Seas (The Death of Cook), 1787 - 1788 John Cleveley, Francis Jukes

Portrait, aquatint, hand-coloured on paper

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

Portrait of Captain James Cook RN, 1782 John Webber

Capturing Cook

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2003

In focussing on the importance of gifts in the building of the collection, prominence must be given to the most spectacular of the National Portrait Gallery's acquisitions; the portrait of Captain James Cook RN by John Webber R.A.

Sir Joseph Banks, c. 1788 Benjamin West, John Raphael Smith
Sir Joseph Banks, c. 1788 Benjamin West, John Raphael Smith
Sir Joseph Banks, c. 1788 Benjamin West, John Raphael Smith

Sir Joseph Banks, c. 1788 Benjamin West, John Raphael Smith

Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Album of portraits of family of William Taylor Macpherson, c.1880 George S Bryant & Co, Boston
Album of portraits of family of William Taylor Macpherson, c.1880 George S Bryant & Co, Boston
Album of portraits of family of William Taylor Macpherson, c.1880 George S Bryant & Co, Boston

Album of portraits of family of William Taylor Macpherson, c.1880 George S Bryant & Co, Boston

Portrait, 39 tintype photographs in an album

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the family of FW Macpherson 2012

Arthur Phillip Esq., Captain General and Commander in Chief in & over the territory of New South Wales, 1789 W Sherwin, John Stockdale after Francis Wheatley
Arthur Phillip Esq., Captain General and Commander in Chief in & over the territory of New South Wales, 1789 W Sherwin, John Stockdale after Francis Wheatley
Arthur Phillip Esq., Captain General and Commander in Chief in & over the territory of New South Wales, 1789 W Sherwin, John Stockdale after Francis Wheatley

Arthur Phillip Esq., Captain General and Commander in Chief in & over the territory of New South Wales, 1789 W Sherwin, John Stockdale after Francis Wheatley

Portrait, stipple engraving on paper

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

Gough and John, 1981 Peter van der Veer
Gough and John, 1981 Peter van der Veer
Gough and John, 1981 Peter van der Veer

Gough and John, 1981 Peter van der Veer

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

"The Lord Chamberlain"  Earl of Hopetoun John Adrian Louis Hope (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1900 Sir Leslie Ward
"The Lord Chamberlain"  Earl of Hopetoun John Adrian Louis Hope (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1900 Sir Leslie Ward
"The Lord Chamberlain"  Earl of Hopetoun John Adrian Louis Hope (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1900 Sir Leslie Ward

"The Lord Chamberlain" Earl of Hopetoun John Adrian Louis Hope (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1900 Sir Leslie Ward

Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mr Ronald Walker 2001

Portrait of the Seventh Earl of Hopetoun, the Rt Hon. John Hope, 1901 an unknown artist
Portrait of the Seventh Earl of Hopetoun, the Rt Hon. John Hope, 1901 an unknown artist
Portrait of the Seventh Earl of Hopetoun, the Rt Hon. John Hope, 1901 an unknown artist

Portrait of the Seventh Earl of Hopetoun, the Rt Hon. John Hope, 1901 an unknown artist

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper laid on cardboard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

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.

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.

The Right Honourable Charles Lord Hawkesbury, Chancellor of the Duchy and County Palatine of Lancaster, 1788 John Murphy after George Romney
The Right Honourable Charles Lord Hawkesbury, Chancellor of the Duchy and County Palatine of Lancaster, 1788 John Murphy after George Romney
The Right Honourable Charles Lord Hawkesbury, Chancellor of the Duchy and County Palatine of Lancaster, 1788 John Murphy after George Romney

The Right Honourable Charles Lord Hawkesbury, Chancellor of the Duchy and County Palatine of Lancaster, 1788 John Murphy after George Romney

Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

Ned Kelly death mask, date unknown an unknown artist after Maximilian Kreitmayer
Ned Kelly death mask, date unknown an unknown artist after Maximilian Kreitmayer
Ned Kelly death mask, date unknown an unknown artist after Maximilian Kreitmayer

Ned Kelly death mask, date unknown an unknown artist after Maximilian Kreitmayer

Portrait, cast plaster

Collection: National Portrait Gallery Study Collection, Canberra
Gift of John Molony 2018

Painter John Brack with Professor Alex Mitchell and Sir Garfield Barwick, c. 1977 Jozef Vissel
Painter John Brack with Professor Alex Mitchell and Sir Garfield Barwick, c. 1977 Jozef Vissel
Painter John Brack with Professor Alex Mitchell and Sir Garfield Barwick, c. 1977 Jozef Vissel

Painter John Brack with Professor Alex Mitchell and Sir Garfield Barwick, c. 1977 Jozef Vissel

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Jozef Vissel 2015

Captain Sir John Franklin, Kt, KCH, KRG, DCL, FRS & c. Commander of the Arctic Expedition, 1845, c. 1847 Thomas Phillips, an unknown artist, D Bogue
Captain Sir John Franklin, Kt, KCH, KRG, DCL, FRS & c. Commander of the Arctic Expedition, 1845, c. 1847 Thomas Phillips, an unknown artist, D Bogue
Captain Sir John Franklin, Kt, KCH, KRG, DCL, FRS & c. Commander of the Arctic Expedition, 1845, c. 1847 Thomas Phillips, an unknown artist, D Bogue

Captain Sir John Franklin, Kt, KCH, KRG, DCL, FRS & c. Commander of the Arctic Expedition, 1845, c. 1847 Thomas Phillips, an unknown artist, D Bogue

Portrait, engraving on paper

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

The Death of Captain Cook, 1784 John Webber, Francesco Bartolozzi, William Byrne
The Death of Captain Cook, 1784 John Webber, Francesco Bartolozzi, William Byrne
The Death of Captain Cook, 1784 John Webber, Francesco Bartolozzi, William Byrne

The Death of Captain Cook, 1784 John Webber, Francesco Bartolozzi, William Byrne

Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Robert Oatley AO 2007

General Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane, 1850 (published) James Faed, W Wilding after John Watson Gordon
General Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane, 1850 (published) James Faed, W Wilding after John Watson Gordon
General Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane, 1850 (published) James Faed, W Wilding after John Watson Gordon

General Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane, 1850 (published) James Faed, W Wilding after John Watson Gordon

Portrait, mezzotint on paper

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

Part of the crew of His Majesty's Ship Guardian endeavouring to escape in the boats, 1790 Robert Dodd

South-bound and down

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2013

Joanna Gilmour recounts the story of ill-fated sea voyages in the early stages of the Antipodean colony.

Queen Victoria, 1860-65 Post Office Photographic Studio, Melbourne after John J. Mayall
Queen Victoria, 1860-65 Post Office Photographic Studio, Melbourne after John J. Mayall
Queen Victoria, 1860-65 Post Office Photographic Studio, Melbourne after John J. Mayall

Queen Victoria, 1860-65 Post Office Photographic Studio, Melbourne after John J. Mayall

Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite photograph on card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2020

The Burke and Wills Monument, 1869 Thomas Foster Chuck
The Burke and Wills Monument, 1869 Thomas Foster Chuck
The Burke and Wills Monument, 1869 Thomas Foster Chuck

The Burke and Wills Monument, 1869 Thomas Foster Chuck

Portrait, albumen paper photograph on carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001

Lord Viscount Sydney, c. 1790 Gilbert Stuart, John Young
Lord Viscount Sydney, c. 1790 Gilbert Stuart, John Young
Lord Viscount Sydney, c. 1790 Gilbert Stuart, John Young

Lord Viscount Sydney, c. 1790 Gilbert Stuart, John Young

Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Sir George Young Kt, Admiral of the White Squadron, 1814 John Smart, Blood, Joyce Gold Naval Chronicle Office
Sir George Young Kt, Admiral of the White Squadron, 1814 John Smart, Blood, Joyce Gold Naval Chronicle Office
Sir George Young Kt, Admiral of the White Squadron, 1814 John Smart, Blood, Joyce Gold Naval Chronicle Office

Sir George Young Kt, Admiral of the White Squadron, 1814 John Smart, Blood, Joyce Gold Naval Chronicle Office

Portrait, engraving on paper

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

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

The first ministry under responsible government in New South Wales ( Thomas Holt, Treasurer; Sir William Manning, Attorney General; Sir Stuart Donaldson, First Premier of New South Wales; Sir John Darvall, Solicitor General; and George Nichols, Auditor General)., 1856 Freeman Brothers
The first ministry under responsible government in New South Wales ( Thomas Holt, Treasurer; Sir William Manning, Attorney General; Sir Stuart Donaldson, First Premier of New South Wales; Sir John Darvall, Solicitor General; and George Nichols, Auditor General)., 1856 Freeman Brothers
The first ministry under responsible government in New South Wales ( Thomas Holt, Treasurer; Sir William Manning, Attorney General; Sir Stuart Donaldson, First Premier of New South Wales; Sir John Darvall, Solicitor General; and George Nichols, Auditor General)., 1856 Freeman Brothers

The first ministry under responsible government in New South Wales ( Thomas Holt, Treasurer; Sir William Manning, Attorney General; Sir Stuart Donaldson, First Premier of New South Wales; Sir John Darvall, Solicitor General; and George Nichols, Auditor General)., 1856 Freeman Brothers

Portrait, albumen silver photograph

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

Adam Scott: at Sanctuary Cove Golf Course, 2006 Robin Sellick

Celebrities on the field

Magazine article by Christine Clark, 2006

Robin Sellick's portraits of Australian sportspeople include Harry Kewell, Adam Scott, Shane Warne, Mark Webber and John Newcombe.

Norman, Kodak, Rose, J.F Archibald, model and John Barr, c. 1913 an unknown artist
Norman, Kodak, Rose, J.F Archibald, model and John Barr, c. 1913 an unknown artist
Norman, Kodak, Rose, J.F Archibald, model and John Barr, c. 1913 an unknown artist

Norman, Kodak, Rose, J.F Archibald, model and John Barr, c. 1913 an unknown artist

Portrait, toned gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

William St Leonards Robertson, c. 1865 an unknown artist
William St Leonards Robertson, c. 1865 an unknown artist
William St Leonards Robertson, c. 1865 an unknown artist

William St Leonards Robertson, c. 1865 an unknown artist

Portrait, ambrotype, hand-coloured

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Fiona Turner (née Robertson) and John Robertson 2011
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Michael Leunig, Barry Humphries and John Clarke at Mietta's, 1989 (printed 2013) Helga Leunig
Michael Leunig, Barry Humphries and John Clarke at Mietta's, 1989 (printed 2013) Helga Leunig
Michael Leunig, Barry Humphries and John Clarke at Mietta's, 1989 (printed 2013) Helga Leunig

Michael Leunig, Barry Humphries and John Clarke at Mietta's, 1989 (printed 2013) Helga Leunig

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Helga Leunig 2013

Margaret Robertson, c. 1855 an unknown artist
Margaret Robertson, c. 1855 an unknown artist
Margaret Robertson, c. 1855 an unknown artist

Margaret Robertson, c. 1855 an unknown artist

Portrait, daguerreotype, hand-coloured

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Fiona Turner (née Robertson) and John Robertson 2011
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Margaret Robertson, c. 1852 an unknown artist
Margaret Robertson, c. 1852 an unknown artist
Margaret Robertson, c. 1852 an unknown artist

Margaret Robertson, c. 1852 an unknown artist

Portrait, ambrotype, hand-coloured

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Fiona Turner (née Robertson) and John Robertson 2011
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

David Moore, Max Dupain and John Gollings, 1980 Kate Gollings
David Moore, Max Dupain and John Gollings, 1980 Kate Gollings
David Moore, Max Dupain and John Gollings, 1980 Kate Gollings

David Moore, Max Dupain and John Gollings, 1980 Kate Gollings

Portrait, colour digital print on photographic paper

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

Yango Mungo ye Yango of Bathurst's Plains, 1824 John Lewin, Moses Griffith
Yango Mungo ye Yango of Bathurst's Plains, 1824 John Lewin, Moses Griffith
Yango Mungo ye Yango of Bathurst's Plains, 1824 John Lewin, Moses Griffith

Yango Mungo ye Yango of Bathurst's Plains, 1824 John Lewin, Moses Griffith

Portrait, copper engraving, hand-coloured on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

Kate Hattam, 1956 Clifton Pugh

Melbourne experience

Magazine article by Diana Warnes, 2007

Diana Warnes explores the lives of Hal and Katherine 'Kate' Hattam through their portraits painted by Fred Williams and Clifton Pugh.

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

William Macleay, 1885 William Macleod after Freeman Brothers

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

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

John Howard and Janette Howard, 2000 Josonia Palaitis
John Howard and Janette Howard, 2000 Josonia Palaitis
John Howard and Janette Howard, 2000 Josonia Palaitis

John Howard and Janette Howard, 2000 Josonia Palaitis

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by the Founding Patron, L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2000

Portrait of a young man, held to be John Robertson, c. 1852 an unknown artist
Portrait of a young man, held to be John Robertson, c. 1852 an unknown artist
Portrait of a young man, held to be John Robertson, c. 1852 an unknown artist

Portrait of a young man, held to be John Robertson, c. 1852 an unknown artist

Portrait, daguerreotype, hand-coloured

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

Portrait of Tam Purves, 1958 John Brack

Bonfire of the vanities

Magazine article by Stuart Purves, 2016

Australian Galleries Director Stuart Purves tells the story of two portraits by John Brack.

David Mitchell, n.d. an unknown artist
David Mitchell, n.d. an unknown artist
David Mitchell, n.d. an unknown artist

David Mitchell, n.d. an unknown artist

Portrait, watercolour on ivory

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Mitchell Family 2012

Martha Mary Robertson with her child William St. Leonards Robertson, c. 1865 an unknown artist
Martha Mary Robertson with her child William St. Leonards Robertson, c. 1865 an unknown artist
Martha Mary Robertson with her child William St. Leonards Robertson, c. 1865 an unknown artist

Martha Mary Robertson with her child William St. Leonards Robertson, c. 1865 an unknown artist

Portrait, ambrotype, hand-coloured

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Fiona Turner (née Robertson) and John Robertson 2011
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Colin Madigan and Robert Hughes, Canberra, 1982 (printed 2000) David Moore

Three Dimensional

Magazine article by Kate Gollings, 2004

Kate Gollings describes an encounter between three generations of Australian photographers; David Moore, Max Dupain and John Gollings.

Herb Wharton, Cunnamulla, Qld, 2004 John Elliott

Thousand mile stare

Magazine article by Simon Elliott, 2004

John Elliott talks about his photographic portrait practice, including his iconic image of Slim Dusty arm-in-arm with Dame Edna Everage.

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.

John Schank Esq. RN, 1805 an unknown artist, an unknown artist, J Asperne
John Schank Esq. RN, 1805 an unknown artist, an unknown artist, J Asperne
John Schank Esq. RN, 1805 an unknown artist, an unknown artist, J Asperne

John Schank Esq. RN, 1805 an unknown artist, an unknown artist, J Asperne

Portrait, engraving on paper

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

Olly's Trolly, Freddie's Brushes, 1989 Murray Walker
Olly's Trolly, Freddie's Brushes, 1989 Murray Walker
Olly's Trolly, Freddie's Brushes, 1989 Murray Walker

Olly's Trolly, Freddie's Brushes, 1989 Murray Walker

Portrait, monoprint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

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

MacKenzie family silhouette, 1846 Samuel Metford
MacKenzie family silhouette, 1846 Samuel Metford
MacKenzie family silhouette, 1846 Samuel Metford

MacKenzie family silhouette, 1846 Samuel Metford

Portrait, brush and ink, pen and ink, stencil cut-out with watercolour highlights

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Estate of Nancy Wiseman 2007

12 Untitled Self Portraits (Set 3), 1990 Mike Parr, John Loane
12 Untitled Self Portraits (Set 3), 1990 Mike Parr, John Loane
12 Untitled Self Portraits (Set 3), 1990 Mike Parr, John Loane

12 Untitled Self Portraits (Set 3), 1990 Mike Parr, John Loane

Portrait, drypoint on 12 sheets of paper, unique state prints on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Sara Kelly 2010
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

Charles John Fairfax, c.1860 Edwin Dalton
Charles John Fairfax, c.1860 Edwin Dalton
Charles John Fairfax, c.1860 Edwin Dalton

Charles John Fairfax, c.1860 Edwin Dalton

Portrait, pastel on paper laid on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John Fairfax Holdings Ltd 2002
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Portrait of Tam Purves, 1958 John Brack

John Brack's Portraiture Google Arts and Culture

Learning resources

John Brack said that portraits involve three people: the painter, the sitter and the viewer

David Campese II, 2000 Paul Newton

Inspiration + Realisation: John Singer Sargent

Magazine article by Katherine Russell, 2006

Katherine Russell examines the art of Australian artist Paul Newton, referencing the portraiture of John Singer Sargent.

Stan Coster, Manilla, NSW, 1994 (printed 2004) John Elliott

Thousand Mile Stare Portrait photography by John Elliott

Previous exhibition, 2004

Thousand mile stare provides a unique portrait of people of rural Australia

Jacki Weaver, 2018 John Tsiavis

Jacki Weaver, 2018 by John Tsiavis

General content

Commissioned with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC 2018

Tan Le, 2018 John Tsiavis

Tan Le, 2018 by John Tsiavis

General content

Commissioned with funds provided by the Sid and Fiona Myer Family Foundation 2018

Yvonne Audette, Vaucluse, Sydney, 1968 (printed 2000) David Moore
Yvonne Audette, Vaucluse, Sydney, 1968 (printed 2000) David Moore
Yvonne Audette, Vaucluse, Sydney, 1968 (printed 2000) David Moore

Yvonne Audette, Vaucluse, Sydney, 1968 (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

Wylie (from John Edward Eyre's 'Journals of Expeditions of Discovery into Central Australia, and overland from Adelaide to King George's Sound, in 1840-1'), 1840-41 Robert Neill
Wylie (from John Edward Eyre's 'Journals of Expeditions of Discovery into Central Australia, and overland from Adelaide to King George's Sound, in 1840-1'), 1840-41 Robert Neill
Wylie (from John Edward Eyre's 'Journals of Expeditions of Discovery into Central Australia, and overland from Adelaide to King George's Sound, in 1840-1'), 1840-41 Robert Neill

Wylie (from John Edward Eyre's 'Journals of Expeditions of Discovery into Central Australia, and overland from Adelaide to King George's Sound, in 1840-1'), 1840-41 Robert Neill

Portrait, steel engraving with later hand-colouring on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

Portrait of Robert Klippel, 1980 Yvonne Audette AM
Portrait of Robert Klippel, 1980 Yvonne Audette AM
Portrait of Robert Klippel, 1980 Yvonne Audette AM

Portrait of Robert Klippel, 1980 Yvonne Audette AM

Portrait, oil on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Jane Franklin, c. 1866-75 an unknown artist after Thomas Bock

Jane’s conviction

Devotion

Stand by your man

Portrait of Mrs Fairfax, n.d. an unknown artist
Portrait of Mrs Fairfax, n.d. an unknown artist
Portrait of Mrs Fairfax, n.d. an unknown artist

Portrait of Mrs Fairfax, n.d. an unknown artist

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John Fairfax Holdings Ltd 2002
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Portrait of Margaret Olley in her Paddington studio, 2011 by John McRae

John McRae

NPPP 2012 learning resource

An interview with the photographer.

Sir James Reading Fairfax, 1898 Tom Roberts
Sir James Reading Fairfax, 1898 Tom Roberts
Sir James Reading Fairfax, 1898 Tom Roberts

Sir James Reading Fairfax, 1898 Tom Roberts

Portrait, oil on canvas laid on board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John Fairfax Holdings Ltd 2002
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Porter, Charing Cross, 1824 by John Dempsey

John Dempsey folio

General content

View the full collection of portraits in the exhibition.

Copeman, gardener, Great Yarmouth by John Dempsey

Dempsey's people A folio of British street portraits 1824–1844

Previous exhibition, 2017

Dempsey’s people: a folio of British street portraits 1824–1844 is the first exhibition to showcase the compelling watercolour images of English street people made by the itinerant English painter John Dempsey throughout the first half of the nineteenth century.

William Bligh by John Webber video: 2 minutes

William Bligh by John Webber

Portrait story

Twice rebelled against, and twice vindicated, William Bligh occupies an ambivalent space in Australian history. Angus Trumble, former Director of the National Portrait Gallery, explains.

Jeff Fenech and trainer, John Lewis, 1986 Graham McCarter
Jeff Fenech and trainer, John Lewis, 1986 Graham McCarter
Jeff Fenech and trainer, John Lewis, 1986 Graham McCarter

Jeff Fenech and trainer, John Lewis, 1986 Graham McCarter

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

Captain James Cook, engraving after John Webber, 1784 Francesco Bartolozzi
Captain James Cook, engraving after John Webber, 1784 Francesco Bartolozzi
Captain James Cook, engraving after John Webber, 1784 Francesco Bartolozzi

Captain James Cook, engraving after John Webber, 1784 Francesco Bartolozzi

Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Robert Oatley AO 2007

Judy Davis with director John Duigan in 'Winter of our Dreams', 1981 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
Judy Davis with director John Duigan in 'Winter of our Dreams', 1981 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
Judy Davis with director John Duigan in 'Winter of our Dreams', 1981 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Judy Davis with director John Duigan in 'Winter of our Dreams', 1981 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

"Australian Cricket" George John Bonnor (image plate from Vanity Fair), 1884 Carlo Pellegrini
"Australian Cricket" George John Bonnor (image plate from Vanity Fair), 1884 Carlo Pellegrini
"Australian Cricket" George John Bonnor (image plate from Vanity Fair), 1884 Carlo Pellegrini

"Australian Cricket" George John Bonnor (image plate from Vanity Fair), 1884 Carlo Pellegrini

Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

A Wool Merchant "Colonial John Bull" [Mr Richard Goldsbrough] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1874 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times
A Wool Merchant "Colonial John Bull" [Mr Richard Goldsbrough] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1874 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times
A Wool Merchant "Colonial John Bull" [Mr Richard Goldsbrough] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1874 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times

A Wool Merchant "Colonial John Bull" [Mr Richard Goldsbrough] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1874 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

Lee Kernaghan near Broken Hill, 2005 Ian Jennings

Top of the pops to golden guitars

General content

The Seekers, John Farnham and Lee Kernaghan

Sir Vincent Fairfax, 1981 Bryan Westwood
Sir Vincent Fairfax, 1981 Bryan Westwood
Sir Vincent Fairfax, 1981 Bryan Westwood

Sir Vincent Fairfax, 1981 Bryan Westwood

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John Fairfax Holdings Ltd 2002
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

After Ophelia: Fiona Foley at Lake Mackenzie, Fraser Island (Referencing Ophelia by John Everett Millais), 1994 Juno Gemes
After Ophelia: Fiona Foley at Lake Mackenzie, Fraser Island (Referencing Ophelia by John Everett Millais), 1994 Juno Gemes
After Ophelia: Fiona Foley at Lake Mackenzie, Fraser Island (Referencing Ophelia by John Everett Millais), 1994 Juno Gemes

After Ophelia: Fiona Foley at Lake Mackenzie, Fraser Island (Referencing Ophelia by John Everett Millais), 1994 Juno Gemes

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

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

The last bushrangers

It's Complicated

Brothers in harms

Robert Klippel, 1979 David Moore

A bond of friendship

Magazine article by Yvonne Audette AM, 2005

Australia's major abstract painter Yvonne Audette discusses her portrait of sculptor Robert Kippel.

Interview with Joan Croll video: 2 minutes

Joan Croll

Portrait story

An interview with the indomitable Joan Croll, subject of John Brack's portrait.

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

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

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

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

John Newcombe and family, 1973 Lewis Morley

Dream date delivers destiny

Passion

The perfect match

Emily Fairfax, 1870 William Macleod
Emily Fairfax, 1870 William Macleod
Emily Fairfax, 1870 William Macleod

Emily Fairfax, 1870 William Macleod

Portrait, oil on canvas laid on board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John Fairfax Holdings Ltd 2002
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

James Oswald Fairfax, c. 1991 Bryan Westwood
James Oswald Fairfax, c. 1991 Bryan Westwood
James Oswald Fairfax, c. 1991 Bryan Westwood

James Oswald Fairfax, c. 1991 Bryan Westwood

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John Fairfax Holdings Ltd 2002
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Portrait 49 Winter 2015

Magazine

This issue features Jude Rae, Arthur Boyd, Darren McDonald, John Singer Sargent, Tom Wills the 'inventor' of Australian Rules Football and more.

Portrait 45 Winter 2013

Magazine

This issue features Paul Kelly, Rineke Dijkstra, John Brack, the National Photographic Portrait Prize and more.

Jimmy Barnes at The Coogee Bay Hotel 1984 Grant Matthews
Jimmy Barnes at The Coogee Bay Hotel 1984 Grant Matthews
Jimmy Barnes at The Coogee Bay Hotel 1984 Grant Matthews

Jimmy Barnes at The Coogee Bay Hotel 1984, 1984 Grant Matthews

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John McLean 2008

Interview with Andrew Sayers video: 2 minutes

Kym Bonython 'The man and his cap'

Portrait story

Former National Portrait Gallery Director, Andrew Sayers, describes John Brack's portrait of Kym Bonython.

Nat Young, c. 1968 Albert Falzon
Nat Young, c. 1968 Albert Falzon
Nat Young, c. 1968 Albert Falzon

Nat Young, c. 1968 Albert Falzon

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John Witzig 2006

Portrait 24 June - August 2007

Magazine

This issue of Portrait Magazine features Robert Hannaford, Walter Lindrum, John Brack, judicial portraits, Vincent Lingiari and more.

Portrait of Elioth Gruner, c. 1922 Norman Lindsay
Portrait of Elioth Gruner, c. 1922 Norman Lindsay
Portrait of Elioth Gruner, c. 1922 Norman Lindsay

Portrait of Elioth Gruner, c. 1922 Norman Lindsay

Portrait, pencil on paper laid down on masonite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Vincent Day and John Bradley 2017

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.

Portrait 14 December 2004 - February 2005

Magazine

This issue of Portrait Magazine features the exhibition Masters of Fare, Greg Weight's photographic collection, John Elliott, Barbara Blackman and more.

Portrait 38 December 2010 - February 2011

Magazine

This issue features Martin Schoeller, Bess Norriss Tait, Emanuel Solomon and the sisters of St Joseph, Rennie Ellis and AC/DC, John Brack and more.

Slim Dusty and Dame Edna Everage, Carlton Hill Station, WA, 10 July 1993 John Elliott

Rarely Everage The Lives of Barry Humphries

Previous exhibition, 2002

The exhibition begins with Barry's childhood in Camberwell, Melbourne and chronicles his days as a struggling actor in Australia and England, his creation of characters including Barry McKenzie, Dame Edna Everage, Sandy Stone and Sir Les Patterson

Portrait of Mr Geoffrey E. Fairfax, 1929 W.A. Bowring
Portrait of Mr Geoffrey E. Fairfax, 1929 W.A. Bowring
Portrait of Mr Geoffrey E. Fairfax, 1929 W.A. Bowring

Portrait of Mr Geoffrey E. Fairfax, 1929 W.A. Bowring

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John Fairfax Holdings Ltd 2002
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Portrait of Sir James Oswald Fairfax, 1929 W.A. Bowring
Portrait of Sir James Oswald Fairfax, 1929 W.A. Bowring
Portrait of Sir James Oswald Fairfax, 1929 W.A. Bowring

Portrait of Sir James Oswald Fairfax, 1929 W.A. Bowring

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John Fairfax Holdings Ltd 2002
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Portrait 15 March - May 2005

Magazine

This issue of Portrait Magazine features the exhibition The world of Thea Proctor, porcelain sculpture of Dr. John Yu, Pat Mackie, the Kylie Minogue exhibition and more.

Portrait 2 December 2001 - February 2002

Magazine

This issue of Portrait Magazine features David Moore, Midnight Oil, Dr Joan Croll by John Brack, the acquisition of the Captain Cook portrait, and more.

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I think of my Culture, 1989 Jeffrey Samuels

Portrait, watercolour, pen & ink, brush & ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John Lane 2004
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Portrait 58 Summer 2017-18

Magazine

Paul Cézanne, Bill Henson and Simone Young, Australian cinema’s iconic women, and Feminist portraits by Kate Just.

Portrait 31 March - May 2009

Magazine

This issue features the new National Portrait Gallery building, James Cook and John Banks, Cate Blanchett, Irina Baranova, Annette Kellerman, Shepard Fairey and more.

Frances (Fanny) Cato, 1933 an unknown artist
Frances (Fanny) Cato, 1933 an unknown artist
Frances (Fanny) Cato, 1933 an unknown artist

Frances (Fanny) Cato, 1933 an unknown artist

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift in memory of Frederick John Cato Kumm 2011
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Yousuf Karsh by George O'Neill

Karsh Faces of the Twentieth Century

Previous exhibition, 1998

Yousuf Karsh - the most famous portrait photographer in the world - has photographed the statesmen, artists, literary and scientific figures who have defined the 20th century and shaped our lives, In this, his 90th year, the National Portrait Gallery is thrilled to present an exhibition of Karsh's photography of 20th century figures.

Portrait 40 July - August 2011

Magazine

This issue features Claudia Karvan & Jimmy Pozarik, Agus Suwage & Contemporary Portraiture from Asia, Fred Williams, Zhong Chen, John Bell, The French Antipodes and more.

The photographers

General content

The eight photographers represent diverse styles, specialities and career paths. Abigail Varney, Peter Brew-Bevan, Martin Philbey, John Tsiavis, Michelle Day, Julian Kingma, and Giovanni Lovisetto.

Portrait 41 October - November 2011

Magazine

This issue features Kate Beynon, Philosopher Cynthia Freeland, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, John Tsiavis & Chris Lilley, UK's BP Portrait Award, Purchasing power in colonial Sydney and more.

Portrait of Mrs Tom Roberts, 1910 Tom Roberts

2013-14 Supporters

Annual Appeal 2020

This 1910 portrait of Elizabeth Sarah (Lillie) Roberts by Tom Roberts was brought into the Gallery's collection with the assistance of the Acquisition Fund in 2013.

Sir Bernard Katz, 1993 (printed 2003) Nick Sinclair
Sir Bernard Katz, 1993 (printed 2003) Nick Sinclair
Sir Bernard Katz, 1993 (printed 2003) Nick Sinclair

Sir Bernard Katz, 1993 (printed 2003) Nick Sinclair

Portrait, bromide print on photographic paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2004

Rudy Komon, c. 1970 Lewis Morley
Rudy Komon, c. 1970 Lewis Morley
Rudy Komon, c. 1970 Lewis Morley

Rudy Komon, c. 1970 Lewis Morley

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

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

Sir Warwick Fairfax, 1981 Bryan Westwood
Sir Warwick Fairfax, 1981 Bryan Westwood
Sir Warwick Fairfax, 1981 Bryan Westwood

Sir Warwick Fairfax, 1981 Bryan Westwood

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John Fairfax Holdings Ltd 2002
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Portrait of Denton Corker Marshall, 2009 by John Gollings

Denton Corker Marshall

General content

Denton Corker Marshall is based in Melbourne with offices in London and Jakarta.

William Bligh, c. 1776 John Webber

Welcome home, Captain Bligh 27 March 2015

Archived media releases 2015

The National Portrait Gallery will, next Tuesday, unveil an exciting new acquisition of irrefutable importance to all Australians. Portrait of William Bligh, in master’s uniform c. 1776, attributed to John Webber, is one of the earliest portraits of the contentious, historical figure, and extends the Gallery’s remarkable collection of early colonial portraits.

Richard Morecroft & Alison Mackay, 2016 Gary Grealy

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017

Previous exhibition, 2017

The exhibition is selected from a national field of entries, reflecting the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.

My Favourite Australian

My Favourite Australian

Previous exhibition, 2008

My Favourite Australian is a project developed in collaboration with ABC TV and the people of Australia.

Corroboree, or Dance of the Natives of New South Wales, 1820 Walter Preston
Corroboree, or Dance of the Natives of New South Wales, 1820 Walter Preston
Corroboree, or Dance of the Natives of New South Wales, 1820 Walter Preston

Corroboree, or Dance of the Natives of New South Wales, 1820 Walter Preston

Portrait, engraving, hand-coloured on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Convict love token from J. Waldon, 1832

To coin a (farewell) phrase

Devotion

A penny for their thoughts

Self portrait, c. 1948 John Brack

Buoyant Brack brood breeds inspiration

Nearest & Dearest

Domesticity’s creative maelstrom

Ryder Jack Susman in a Williamstown hairdresser by Abigail Varney

PROMO Portraits from prime time

Previous exhibition, 2014

This exhibition goes behind-the-scenes and into the spotlight with professional photographers and the stars of Australian television, music and comedy. Whether negotiating the logistics of a big publicity shoot or quietly capturing moments on set during filming, the photographers' stories are intriguing and compelling.

Self portrait, c. 1849 Charles Rodius
Self portrait, c. 1849 Charles Rodius
Self portrait, c. 1849 Charles Rodius

Self portrait, c. 1849 Charles Rodius

Portrait, pastel, ink wash on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Portrait of Captain James Cook RN, 1782 John Webber

The Quiet Australian

Magazine article by Brian Dale, 2001

Robert Oatley talks about the repatriation of the John Webber portrait of Captain James Cook.

George Andronicus, 1985 (printed 2018) Gary Ede
George Andronicus, 1985 (printed 2018) Gary Ede
George Andronicus, 1985 (printed 2018) Gary Ede

George Andronicus, 1985 (printed 2018) Gary Ede

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Wayne Williams 2018

Professor Peter Doherty, 2001 Rick Amor

Australia and the Nobel Prize

Previous exhibition, 2003

This unique exhibition will give an insight into the private lives, pursuits and work of all the Nobel laureates associated with Australia

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Annual Appeal Listed by year

Honour board
Blue Easel with Jack Drawing, 1996-1999

The man behind the art

Magazine article by Giles Auty, 2002

Giles Auty introduces British painter John Wonnacott who will talk at the National Portrait Gallery on 2 November 2002.

Sarah and Ann Jacob, c.1866 Townsend Duryea
Sarah and Ann Jacob, c.1866 Townsend Duryea
Sarah and Ann Jacob, c.1866 Townsend Duryea

Sarah and Ann Jacob, c.1866 Townsend Duryea

Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

The chase, 1952 Charles Blackman
The chase, 1952 Charles Blackman
The chase, 1952 Charles Blackman

The chase, 1952 Charles Blackman

Portrait, tempera on masonite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Rob and Paula McLean 2011
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Noah Taylor, 1994 (printed 2010) Ross Honeysett
Noah Taylor, 1994 (printed 2010) Ross Honeysett
Noah Taylor, 1994 (printed 2010) Ross Honeysett

Noah Taylor, 1994 (printed 2010) Ross Honeysett

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2010

Fiona Stanley, 2011 Mary Moore

Lifelines Medical advocates

General content

Fiona Stanley, Fiona Wood, Fred Hollows, Patrick McGorry and John Yu

Barbara Blackman, 2008 Gorgi Dimcevski
Barbara Blackman, 2008 Gorgi Dimcevski
Barbara Blackman, 2008 Gorgi Dimcevski

Barbara Blackman, 2008 Gorgi Dimcevski

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Barbara Blackman 2009

Portrait of Mrs Sarah Fairfax, c. 1864 Edwin Dalton
Portrait of Mrs Sarah Fairfax, c. 1864 Edwin Dalton
Portrait of Mrs Sarah Fairfax, c. 1864 Edwin Dalton

Portrait of Mrs Sarah Fairfax, c. 1864 Edwin Dalton

Portrait, pastel on paper laid on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John Fairfax Holdings Ltd 2002
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Lady Barkly, 1863 Batchelder & O'Neill

Carte-o-mania!

Previous exhibition, 2018

Drawn from the NPG’s burgeoning collection of cartes de visite, Carte-o-mania! celebrates the wit, style and substance of the pocket-sized portraits that were taken and collected like crazy in post-goldrush Australia.

Maria Dowling and her children Leura, Bessie, Selina, Jane, Jack, Ben and Joe Dowling  [Selina Dowling, Jane Dowling, Maria Jane Dowling (née Ware), John Ware Dowling, Joseph Dowling, Benjamin Dowling, Elizabeth (Bessie) Dowling, Leura Dowling, c. 1859 an unknown artist
Maria Dowling and her children Leura, Bessie, Selina, Jane, Jack, Ben and Joe Dowling  [Selina Dowling, Jane Dowling, Maria Jane Dowling (née Ware), John Ware Dowling, Joseph Dowling, Benjamin Dowling, Elizabeth (Bessie) Dowling, Leura Dowling, c. 1859 an unknown artist
Maria Dowling and her children Leura, Bessie, Selina, Jane, Jack, Ben and Joe Dowling  [Selina Dowling, Jane Dowling, Maria Jane Dowling (née Ware), John Ware Dowling, Joseph Dowling, Benjamin Dowling, Elizabeth (Bessie) Dowling, Leura Dowling, c. 1859 an unknown artist

Maria Dowling and her children Leura, Bessie, Selina, Jane, Jack, Ben and Joe Dowling [Selina Dowling, Jane Dowling, Maria Jane Dowling (née Ware), John Ware Dowling, Joseph Dowling, Benjamin Dowling, Elizabeth (Bessie) Dowling, Leura Dowling, c. 1859 an unknown artist

Portrait, ambrotype

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

Florence Cardell-Oliver Broothorn Studios
Florence Cardell-Oliver Broothorn Studios
Florence Cardell-Oliver Broothorn Studios

Florence Cardell-Oliver, Broothorn Studios

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper laid on photography studio backing board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Chris Nielsen 2016

William Robertson, c. 1852 Thomas Bock
William Robertson, c. 1852 Thomas Bock
William Robertson, c. 1852 Thomas Bock

William Robertson, c. 1852 Thomas Bock

Portrait, daguerreotype, hand-coloured

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Fiona Turner (née Robertson) and John Robertson 2011
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Kylie, 2004

Kylie An Exhibition

Previous exhibition, 2005

Kylie Minogue, one of Australia's most famous cultural exports is now the subject of her own exhibition.

Portrait of Captain James Cook RN, 1782 John Webber

In the National Interest

Magazine article by Andrew Sayers AM, 2003

In focussing on the importance of gifts in the building of the collection, prominence must be given to the most spectacular of the National Portrait Gallery's acquisitions; the portrait of Captain James Cook RN by John Webber R.A.

Sid Myer AM

Foundation members announced 18 May 2015

Archived media releases 2015

The newly-established National Portrait Gallery Foundation met for its inaugural meeting last Friday 15 May in Canberra.

Ben Chifley Max Dupain
Ben Chifley Max Dupain
Ben Chifley Max Dupain

Ben Chifley, Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Patrick White, 1980 William Yang

Top of their game Nobel Laureates

General content

Macfarlane Burnet and Patrick White

Bride, 2015 by Abdul Abdullah

Observation point

Magazine article by Abdul Abdullah, 2015

I wanted to be a journalist. I was very idealistic and I had a big chip on my shoulder. I wanted to investigate the human condition, drawing attention to those in need with the hope of someday effecting positive change.

Self portrait, 1988 Sidney Nolan

Nolan Heads

Previous exhibition, 2001

Nolan Heads will focus on the portraiture of one of Australia's most original painters and one of the few to have achieved an international reputation

Nat Young, c. 1968 by Albert Falzon

Arcadia media information 31 July 2014

Archived media releases 2014

Press releases and image downloads for media.

Chris Wallace-Crabbe, 2011 Kristin Headlam

2014-15 Supporters

Annual Appeal 2020

Kristin Headlam's portrait of Chris Wallace-Crabbe was acquired with the support of the Circle of Friends in 2014.

The Dipper

The Dipper

Moustaches

One of the versions of thick, macho moustache strongly associated in the Australian visual lexicon with sportsmen of the 1970s and 80s.

Study of Louis Nowra, 2018 Imants Tillers
Study of Louis Nowra, 2018 Imants Tillers
Study of Louis Nowra, 2018 Imants Tillers

Study of Louis Nowra, 2018 Imants Tillers

Portrait, synthetic polymer paint, gouache on 64 canvas boards (nos. 108101-108164)

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Tim Bednall, Jillian Broadbent AC, John Kaldor AO and Naomi Milgrom AO 2018

Self portrait, 1945-46 Arthur Boyd

Mysterious eyes Arthur Boyd portraits from 1945

Previous exhibition, 2016

Boyd’s self-portrait at age 25 is joined by his equally emotive portraits of those around him.

Fred Hilmer, 2018 Evert Ploeg
Fred Hilmer, 2018 Evert Ploeg
Fred Hilmer, 2018 Evert Ploeg

Fred Hilmer, 2018 Evert Ploeg

Portrait, oil on linen

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Dr Helen Nugent AO 2018

Interview with Andy Thomas video: 3 minutes

Andy Thomas 'When I grow up I want to be an astronaut'

Portrait story

An interview with Australian astronaut, Dr. Andy Thomas, who describes the experience of space travel.

Curatorial discussion of the Inner Worlds exhibition  video: 11 minutes

Inner Worlds Portraits and Psychology

Previous exhibition, 2011

Portraits of Australia’s pioneering psychologists and artworks by artists fascinated by the subconscious mind.

Robert O'Hara Burke, c. 1860 Melbourne and Sydney Photographic Co
Robert O'Hara Burke, c. 1860 Melbourne and Sydney Photographic Co
Robert O'Hara Burke, c. 1860 Melbourne and Sydney Photographic Co

Robert O'Hara Burke, c. 1860 Melbourne and Sydney Photographic Co

Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001

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.

Rt Hon. Sir Robert Menzies, c. 1962 Victor Greenhalgh
Rt Hon. Sir Robert Menzies, c. 1962 Victor Greenhalgh
Rt Hon. Sir Robert Menzies, c. 1962 Victor Greenhalgh

Rt Hon. Sir Robert Menzies, c. 1962 Victor Greenhalgh

Portrait, cast bronze

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Lady Bunting in honour of Sir John Bunting and the Menzies Foundation 1999
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Eleanor Wingate (née Rouse), c. 1850 an unknown artist
Eleanor Wingate (née Rouse), c. 1850 an unknown artist
Eleanor Wingate (née Rouse), c. 1850 an unknown artist

Eleanor Wingate (née Rouse), c. 1850 an unknown artist

Portrait, hand-coloured photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Pamela Glasson 2009
Collected by Leila Haigh (nee Rouse)

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

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.

Angus Young, AC/DC, LA, 1978 Rennie Ellis

Pub Rock Trivia

Event, Thursday 8 October

Join us for a bout of FREE pub trivia – all online and live-streamed of course! There’ll be an hour of music mayhem and prizes to be won.

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Kerry Walker, c. 1979 Stuart Campbell
Kerry Walker, c. 1979 Stuart Campbell
Kerry Walker, c. 1979 Stuart Campbell

Kerry Walker, c. 1979 Stuart Campbell

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Estate of Stuart Campbell 2012

Portrait of Dr Johann Reinhold Forster and his son George Forster, c. 1780 Jean Francois Rigaud
Portrait of Dr Johann Reinhold Forster and his son George Forster, c. 1780 Jean Francois Rigaud
Portrait of Dr Johann Reinhold Forster and his son George Forster, c. 1780 Jean Francois Rigaud

Portrait of Dr Johann Reinhold Forster and his son George Forster, c. 1780 Jean Francois Rigaud

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by the Liangis family, the Ian Potter Foundation and John Schaeffer AO 2009

Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae
Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae
Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae

Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Mr Anthony Adair and Ms Karen MacLeod 2007

Portrait of Captain James Cook RN, 1782 John Webber

Cook in context

Magazine article by Diana Warnes, 2007

Robert Oatley's continuing benefaction has helped the National Portrait Gallery acquire works that add another layer to the story of Captain Cook.

Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane, 1842 Robert Frain, Frederick Bromley
Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane, 1842 Robert Frain, Frederick Bromley
Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane, 1842 Robert Frain, Frederick Bromley

Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane, 1842 Robert Frain, Frederick Bromley

Portrait, mezzotint on paper

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

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

Arcadia learning resource

Learning resources

This resource has relevance to Australian History, Sport, Australian Studies, Cultural Studies, English and Visual Arts and is recommended for Years 9-12.

William Robertson, 1866 Thomas Adams Hill
William Robertson, 1866 Thomas Adams Hill
William Robertson, 1866 Thomas Adams Hill

William Robertson, 1866 Thomas Adams Hill

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

Fanny Eleanor Lee, c 1855 Joseph Backler
Fanny Eleanor Lee, c 1855 Joseph Backler
Fanny Eleanor Lee, c 1855 Joseph Backler

Fanny Eleanor Lee, c 1855 Joseph Backler

Portrait, oil on canvas laid on composition board

Courtesy of the Tait family

Terry Snow and China, 2017 Jude Rae

This airport’s gone to the dogs

Nearest & Dearest

Right-hound man

Christos Tsiolkas, 1998 (printed 2009) John Tsiavis

Intense identity

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2009

Dr Chistopher Chapman discusses the portrait of Australian author Christos Tsiolkas taken by John Tsiavis.

Sir Ian Potter, 1968 Mark Strizic

Mark Strizic A Journey in Photography

Previous exhibition, 2004

This exhibition traces the creative output of nearly 50 years by one of Australia's landmark living photographers.

Betty Burstall, 1945 Arthur Boyd

Arthur Boyd Portraits

Previous exhibition, 1999

This is the first in a series of National Portrait Gallery exhibitions to survey the portraits painted by artists who are not thought of, primarily, as portrait painters

Self portrait, 1971 Thomas de Kessler
Self portrait, 1971 Thomas de Kessler
Self portrait, 1971 Thomas de Kessler

Self portrait, 1971 Thomas de Kessler

Portrait, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Diana de Kessler 2009

Sid Myer AM

Foundation Members

Foundation

Chairman Mr Sid Myer AM, Mrs Marilyn Darling AC, Mr Tim Fairfax AC, Mr John Liangis, Dr Helen Nugent AO, Mr Ross Adler AC, and Mr Tim Bednall.

Bungaree, late chief of the Broken Bay tribe, Sydney, 1836 William Fernyhough

Heads of the People A Portrait of Colonial Australia

Previous exhibition, 2000

For Tom Roberts - Australia's best nineteenth-century portrait painter - neither a proto-national portrait gallery nor more popular collections of portrait heads, were sufficient public celebrations for the notables of Australian history

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

Margaret Robertson, c. 1863 Batchelder & O'Neill
Margaret Robertson, c. 1863 Batchelder & O'Neill
Margaret Robertson, c. 1863 Batchelder & O'Neill

Margaret Robertson, c. 1863 Batchelder & O'Neill

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

John Farnham, 1996 Polly Borland

Glossy - Faces Magazines Now

Previous exhibition, 1999

Magazines are the portrait galleries of the 90s... Glossy is about magazines. The exhibition presents the work of eight photographers, Australian by birth or long-term residency, who are producing portraits for publication in magazines around the world.

Eileen Dunne in The Hospital for Sick Children, 1940
	 by Cecil Beaton

Cecil Beaton Portraits

Previous exhibition, 2005

Accomplished illustrator, painter, writer and diarist, set designer and one of the most distinguished photographers of the twentieth century, Cecil Beaton is renowned for his portraits of well known faces from the worlds of fashion, literature, and film.

Bathing woman, Bridlington, c.1825 by John Dempsey

Allow me to introduce...

General content

These full-length figures in watercolour, gouache and pencil date mostly from the 1820s, and almost all come from the collection of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart.

Professor Peter Doherty, 2001 Rick Amor

Rick Amor 21 Portraits

Previous exhibition, 2014

Rick Amor, noblest yet most unaffected of contemporary Australian portraitists, is also a painter of enigmatic, ominous landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes that haunt the viewer like dreams, dimly-recalled.

Essington Lewis, 1952 William Dargie
Essington Lewis, 1952 William Dargie
Essington Lewis, 1952 William Dargie

Essington Lewis, 1952 William Dargie

Portrait, oil on canvas

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

Shane Warne, 2006 Robin Sellick

Flash Australian Athletes in Focus

Previous exhibition, 2006

Introduction The National Portrait Gallery’s photographic exhibition Flash: Australian Athletes in Focus explores various interpretations of Australian sporting men and women.

Sidney Nolan, 1964 Axel Poignant
Sidney Nolan, 1964 Axel Poignant
Sidney Nolan, 1964 Axel Poignant

Sidney Nolan, 1964 Axel Poignant

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

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.

Self portrait as Sarah Wisse, Transported, 1996 Margaret Woodward
Self portrait as Sarah Wisse, Transported, 1996 Margaret Woodward
Self portrait as Sarah Wisse, Transported, 1996 Margaret Woodward

Self portrait as Sarah Wisse, Transported, 1996 Margaret Woodward

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Karmel family in memory of Lena and Peter Karmel 2018
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Peter Garrett by Karin Catt

Famous Karin Catt Portraits

Previous exhibition, 2006

Australian photographer Karin Catt has photographed world leaders, a host of rock stars and Oscar-winning compatriots Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman, and Cate Blanchett.

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.

Self portrait, 1970 by Matthew Perceval

Portrait Paintings by Matthew Perceval

Previous exhibition, 2007

From 1967 until 1981 Matthew Perceval lived and painted in France and during those years produced a large body of portrait paintings.

Ellen Stirling, c. 1828 Thomas Phillips
Ellen Stirling, c. 1828 Thomas Phillips
Ellen Stirling, c. 1828 Thomas Phillips

Ellen Stirling, c. 1828 Thomas Phillips

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds from the Ian Potter Foundation 2008

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

Kate Hattam, 1956 Clifton Pugh
Kate Hattam, 1956 Clifton Pugh
Kate Hattam, 1956 Clifton Pugh

Kate Hattam, 1956 Clifton Pugh

Portrait, oil on board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2006

Roy and HG: John Doyle as Roy Slaven (L) and Grieg Pickhaver as HG Nelson: in studio (radio), c. 1990 Reproduced by permission of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation – Library Sales. © 1990 ABC

Relationship boundaries breed marathon success

Nearest & Dearest

A bromance in banter

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.

Hal Hattam, 1960 Fred Williams
Hal Hattam, 1960 Fred Williams
Hal Hattam, 1960 Fred Williams

Hal Hattam, 1960 Fred Williams

Portrait, oil on masonite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Hattam family in memory of Hal and Kate Hattam 2006
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Abigail Varney

The inside story

General content

The photographers reveal the technical side of their work and reflect on changes in their profession. Now everyone has a camera in their pocket, is everyone a photographer? What is it like to sustain a career as a photographer in the entertainment industry? How do you work with celebrity subjects, negotiate the complex logistics of big shoots, and create captivating portraits under pressure?

Gloria Petyarre by R. Ian Lloyd

Studio Australian Painters Photographed by R. Ian Lloyd

Previous exhibition, 2007

Studio: Australian Painters Photographed by R

Reputedly Elizabeth Macarthur, 1785-1790 Unknown

The most material advantages

Devotion

A one-in-a-thousand woman

Francis Russell Nixon, c. 1845-55 George Richmond

Sketches and sermons

Magazine article by Jessica Smith, 2009

Jessica Smith looks at the 'fetching' portrait of Tasmania's first Anglican Bishop, Francis Russell Nixon by George Richmond

Margaret Whitlam, 2005 Sahlan Hayes

Open Air Portraits in the Landscape

Previous exhibition, 2008

Open Air is an exhibition of portraits of Australians in environments of particular significance to them.

Peter Allen, 1980 William Yang
Peter Allen, 1980 William Yang
Peter Allen, 1980 William Yang

Peter Allen, 1980 William Yang

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

image not online

Portrait Donors Listed by year

Honour board
Clem Seale and Robert Emerson Curtis, c. 1944 Max Dupain
Clem Seale and Robert Emerson Curtis, c. 1944 Max Dupain
Clem Seale and Robert Emerson Curtis, c. 1944 Max Dupain

Clem Seale and Robert Emerson Curtis, c. 1944 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Timothy Fairfax AC 2003

R O'Hara Burke, c. 1861 De Gruchy & Leigh (lithographers)
R O'Hara Burke, c. 1861 De Gruchy & Leigh (lithographers)
R O'Hara Burke, c. 1861 De Gruchy & Leigh (lithographers)

R O'Hara Burke, c. 1861 De Gruchy & Leigh (lithographers)

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Portrait of George Selth Coppin, c. 1895-99 Tom Roberts
Portrait of George Selth Coppin, c. 1895-99 Tom Roberts
Portrait of George Selth Coppin, c. 1895-99 Tom Roberts

Portrait of George Selth Coppin, c. 1895-99 Tom Roberts

Portrait, oil on cedar panel

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds donated by Mary Isabel Murphy 2004

The rose, 1927

The World of Thea Proctor

Previous exhibition, 2005

The World of Thea Proctor is the Portrait Gallery's second major biographical exhibition - that is, the second exhibition to focus exclusively on the life and work of a single individual

Terry Snow and China, 2017 Jude Rae
Terry Snow and China, 2017 Jude Rae
Terry Snow and China, 2017 Jude Rae

Terry Snow and China, 2017 Jude Rae

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Dr Justin Garrick and Ms Dharini Ganesan Rasu, Mr Dino Nikias & Mrs Dimitra Nikias, Mr Jim Windeyer, Ms Claudia Hyles, Mrs Sotiria Liangis OAM and Mr John Liangis, Justice Mary Finn, Mr Bill Farmer AO and Mrs Elaine Farmer, Mr Tim Efkarpidis, Mr Bob Nattey and Mrs Charlotte Nattey, Ms Jennifer Bott AO, Mr Keith Bradley, Dr Sam Whittle and Mrs Heather Whittle 2017

Study of Louis Nowra, 2018 Imants Tillers

Study of Louis Nowra, 2018 by Imants Tillers

General content

Commissioned with funds provided by Tim Bednall, Jillian Broadbent AO, John Kaldor AO and Naomi Milgrom AO 2018

Dressing for dinner, 1992 Davida Allen
Dressing for dinner, 1992 Davida Allen
Dressing for dinner, 1992 Davida Allen

Dressing for dinner, 1992 Davida Allen

Portrait, oil on plywood

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

Jessica Mauboy, 2018 David Rosetzky

National Portrait Gallery unveils twenty new portrait commissions to celebrate twenty years 18 October 2018

Archived media releases 2018

The National Portrait Gallery has unveiled twenty new portrait commissions of Australian leaders and individualists as part of its twentieth birthday celebrations in a new exhibition, 20/20: Celebrating twenty years with twenty new portrait commissions.

Lieutenant King, 1789 J. Wright, William Skelton
Lieutenant King, 1789 J. Wright, William Skelton
Lieutenant King, 1789 J. Wright, William Skelton

Lieutenant King, 1789 J. Wright, William Skelton

Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Jane Franklin, c. 1866-75 an unknown artist after Thomas Bock
Jane Franklin, c. 1866-75 an unknown artist after Thomas Bock
Jane Franklin, c. 1866-75 an unknown artist after Thomas Bock

Jane Franklin, c. 1866-75 an unknown artist after Thomas Bock

Portrait, carved marble relief

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

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

The Streetons’ rich serenade

Passion

If music be the food of love

Mel Gibson, 1982 William Yang

POL Portrait of a Generation

Previous exhibition, 2003

POL was a magazine that ran from 1969 to 1986

Self portrait, c.1900

Reflection

Magazine article by Michael Rosen, 2013

British novelist and poet, Michael Rosen, weaves a tale about his early encounters with creativity and the self-portrait of a childhood friend.

Googie Withers, 1962 Don Bachardy
Googie Withers, 1962 Don Bachardy
Googie Withers, 1962 Don Bachardy

Googie Withers, 1962 Don Bachardy

Portrait, pen and ink, brush and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Barry Humphries, 1958 Clifton Pugh

Clifton Pugh Australians

Previous exhibition, 2005

This exhibition offers a comprehensive display of Clifton Pugh's portraits revealing his development and growth from tonal paintings to a unique style that was in demand from politicians, artists, academics and Australian personalities.

Fanny Jane Marlay, c.1841 an unknown artist
Fanny Jane Marlay, c.1841 an unknown artist
Fanny Jane Marlay, c.1841 an unknown artist

Fanny Jane Marlay, c.1841 an unknown artist

Portrait, watercolour on ivory

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Lee Kernaghan near Broken Hill, 2005 Ian Jennings

Australian of the Year Inspiring a Nation

Previous exhibition, 2010

The Australian of the Year Awards have often provoked controversy about who is selected and whether their achievements are remarkable.

Paul Kelly, 2004 Jon Campbell

Face the Music

Previous exhibition, 2005

Australia has become recognised for the range and talent of its musicians, composers, conductors and celebrities in general associated with the music industry

Carl Cooper, 1945-46 Arthur Boyd
Carl Cooper, 1945-46 Arthur Boyd
Carl Cooper, 1945-46 Arthur Boyd

Carl Cooper, 1945-46 Arthur Boyd

Portrait, oil on canvas laid on masonite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Bequest of Alan Boxer 2014

Lady Franklin, n.d. A. Romilly, an unknown artist, J & S
Lady Franklin, n.d. A. Romilly, an unknown artist, J & S
Lady Franklin, n.d. A. Romilly, an unknown artist, J & S

Lady Franklin, n.d. A. Romilly, an unknown artist, J & S

Portrait, engraving on paper

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

Robert Henderson Croll, 1927 Frederick George Reynolds
Robert Henderson Croll, 1927 Frederick George Reynolds
Robert Henderson Croll, 1927 Frederick George Reynolds

Robert Henderson Croll, 1927 Frederick George Reynolds

Portrait, oil on canvas on board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Grietje Croll in memory of her late husband Robert Devereaux Croll and with the endorsement of his daughter Helen Croll 2013
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Buckley discovering himself to the early settlers, 1869 S Calvert, Gibbs, Shallard and Co. after O.R. Campbell
Buckley discovering himself to the early settlers, 1869 S Calvert, Gibbs, Shallard and Co. after O.R. Campbell
Buckley discovering himself to the early settlers, 1869 S Calvert, Gibbs, Shallard and Co. after O.R. Campbell

Buckley discovering himself to the early settlers, 1869 S Calvert, Gibbs, Shallard and Co. after O.R. Campbell

Portrait, colour wood engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Miss Elizabeth Roberts, 1830 Richard Read junior
Miss Elizabeth Roberts, 1830 Richard Read junior
Miss Elizabeth Roberts, 1830 Richard Read junior

Miss Elizabeth Roberts, 1830 Richard Read junior

Portrait, watercolour on ivory

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Damien Parer, c. 1939 Max Dupain

Mirror With A Memory Photographic Portraiture in Australia

Previous exhibition, 2000

This is the first major exhibition to examine photographic portraiture in Australia, from its beginnings in the early 1840s to the present day

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.

Malcolm Fraser, 1990 (printed 2010) Bill McAuley
Malcolm Fraser, 1990 (printed 2010) Bill McAuley
Malcolm Fraser, 1990 (printed 2010) Bill McAuley

Malcolm Fraser, 1990 (printed 2010) Bill McAuley

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Walking in Tall Grass, Marion 2, 2011 by Jan Nelson

Jan Nelson

More about In the flesh artists

Jan Nelson was born in Melbourne. She graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1983 and has been exhibited her work in both solo and group exhibitions throughout Australia since that time including at the MCA, Sydney, National Gallery of Victoria, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane and the Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide.

Portrait of Deborah Vernon Hackett, c. 1908 Florence Ada Fuller
Portrait of Deborah Vernon Hackett, c. 1908 Florence Ada Fuller
Portrait of Deborah Vernon Hackett, c. 1908 Florence Ada Fuller

Portrait of Deborah Vernon Hackett, c. 1908 Florence Ada Fuller

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC 2005

Reg Richardson AM, 2014 Mitch Cairns

2015-17 Supporters

Annual Appeal 2020

From 2015 to 2017 the Acquisition Fund was focussed on Reg Richardson AM by Mitch Cairns, a finalist in the Archibald Prize 2014, and a great example of minimalist portraiture.

Sydney Ancher, c. 1962 Max Dupain
Sydney Ancher, c. 1962 Max Dupain
Sydney Ancher, c. 1962 Max Dupain

Sydney Ancher, c. 1962 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

George Miller, 2002 (printed 2004) Karin Catt
George Miller, 2002 (printed 2004) Karin Catt
George Miller, 2002 (printed 2004) Karin Catt

George Miller, 2002 (printed 2004) Karin Catt

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

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Portrait of Andrew Garran, c 1895 Tom Roberts

Portrait, oil on cedar panel

On loan from the Garran family

Harold Holt Louis Kahan
Harold Holt Louis Kahan
Harold Holt Louis Kahan

Harold Holt, Louis Kahan

Portrait, graphite on paper

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

Angus Trumble and David Hansen

National Portrait Gallery Director's tenure ends in triumph 30 November 2018

Archived media releases 2018

National Portrait Gallery Director Angus Trumble is ending his five-year tenure with a flourish, after announcing that Gallery publication Dempsey’s People: A Folio of British Street Portraits 1824-1844 has been awarded the 2018 William MB Berger Prize for British Art History.

Arcadia (Wayne Lynch and Bob McTavish), 1969 (reprinted 2011) John Witzig

The soul surfer’s manifesto

Passion

Barrels, bliss and brotherhood

Robert Emerson Curtis, 1943 Max Dupain
Robert Emerson Curtis, 1943 Max Dupain
Robert Emerson Curtis, 1943 Max Dupain

Robert Emerson Curtis, 1943 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Frederick Cato, 1932 W B McInnes
Frederick Cato, 1932 W B McInnes
Frederick Cato, 1932 W B McInnes

Frederick Cato, 1932 W B McInnes

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift in memory of Frederick John Cato Kumm 2011
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Miss Robertson of Colac (Dolly), 1885-86

Brothers on farms

Magazine article by Malcolm Robertson, 2011

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

Akira Isogawa, 2001 Peter Brew-Bevan

Peter Brew-Bevan Portraits

Previous exhibition, 2005

In this exhibition Sydney based photographer Peter Brew-Bevan brings together an intimate collection of works that highlight his passion for the genre of portraiture over the last 10 years

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

William Robertson jnr, c. 1852 Thomas Bock
William Robertson jnr, c. 1852 Thomas Bock
William Robertson jnr, c. 1852 Thomas Bock

William Robertson jnr, c. 1852 Thomas Bock

Portrait, daguerreotype, hand-coloured

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Fiona Turner (née Robertson) and John Robertson 2011
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

William Clark Haines, Premier of Victoria (Plate 12 of Sun Pictures of Victoria by Antoine Fauchery and Richard Daintree), 1857-58 Antoine Fauchery, Richard Daintree
William Clark Haines, Premier of Victoria (Plate 12 of Sun Pictures of Victoria by Antoine Fauchery and Richard Daintree), 1857-58 Antoine Fauchery, Richard Daintree
William Clark Haines, Premier of Victoria (Plate 12 of Sun Pictures of Victoria by Antoine Fauchery and Richard Daintree), 1857-58 Antoine Fauchery, Richard Daintree

William Clark Haines, Premier of Victoria (Plate 12 of Sun Pictures of Victoria by Antoine Fauchery and Richard Daintree), 1857-58 Antoine Fauchery, Richard Daintree

Portrait, albumen silver photograph on laid on cardboard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

MacKenzie family silhouette, 1846 Samuel Metford

All there in black and white

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2007

The National Portrait Gallery acquired a beguiling silhouette group portrait by Samuel Metford, an English artist who spent periods of his working life in America.

Sir George Ferguson Bowen, c. 1873 Bardwell's Royal Studio
Sir George Ferguson Bowen, c. 1873 Bardwell's Royal Studio
Sir George Ferguson Bowen, c. 1873 Bardwell's Royal Studio

Sir George Ferguson Bowen, c. 1873 Bardwell's Royal Studio

Portrait, carte de visite photograph

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

Gordon and Marilyn Darling, 1994 Francis Reiss and June Orford

Honour board

Support your Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges and thanks all its supporters.

Reg Grundy, 1992 (cast 2003) Nigel Boonham
Reg Grundy, 1992 (cast 2003) Nigel Boonham
Reg Grundy, 1992 (cast 2003) Nigel Boonham

Reg Grundy, 1992 (cast 2003) Nigel Boonham

Portrait, cast bronze on marble base

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Dr John Chambers 2003

Ina Gregory, c. 1895 E. Phillips Fox
Ina Gregory, c. 1895 E. Phillips Fox
Ina Gregory, c. 1895 E. Phillips Fox

Ina Gregory, c. 1895 E. Phillips Fox

Portrait, conte crayon, charcoal on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

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

Self portrait (Full Length in front of Easel), 1901-02 Hugh Ramsay
Self portrait (Full Length in front of Easel), 1901-02 Hugh Ramsay
Self portrait (Full Length in front of Easel), 1901-02 Hugh Ramsay

Self portrait (Full Length in front of Easel), 1901-02 Hugh Ramsay

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Estate of John Oswald Wicking 2003

Sir Robert Garran, 1922 Bernard Hall
Sir Robert Garran, 1922 Bernard Hall
Sir Robert Garran, 1922 Bernard Hall

Sir Robert Garran, 1922 Bernard Hall

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John Garran 2019
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Elizabeth Walford, c. 1873 an unknown artist
Elizabeth Walford, c. 1873 an unknown artist
Elizabeth Walford, c. 1873 an unknown artist

Elizabeth Walford, c. 1873 an unknown artist

Portrait, pastel on photographic image on paper on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Estate of Leslie Walford AM 2013

William Walford, c. 1873 an unknown artist
William Walford, c. 1873 an unknown artist
William Walford, c. 1873 an unknown artist

William Walford, c. 1873 an unknown artist

Portrait, pastel on photographic image on paper on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Estate of Leslie Walford AM 2013

Brian Cadd, 1973 Rennie Ellis
Brian Cadd, 1973 Rennie Ellis
Brian Cadd, 1973 Rennie Ellis

Brian Cadd, 1973 Rennie Ellis

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

La Perouse, 1830s Thomas Woolnoth, William Mackenzie, Glasgow, Edinburgh, London & New York
La Perouse, 1830s Thomas Woolnoth, William Mackenzie, Glasgow, Edinburgh, London & New York
La Perouse, 1830s Thomas Woolnoth, William Mackenzie, Glasgow, Edinburgh, London & New York

La Perouse, 1830s Thomas Woolnoth, William Mackenzie, Glasgow, Edinburgh, London & New York

Portrait, engraving on paper

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

First study for portrait of Malcolm Fraser, 1981 Bryan Westwood
First study for portrait of Malcolm Fraser, 1981 Bryan Westwood
First study for portrait of Malcolm Fraser, 1981 Bryan Westwood

First study for portrait of Malcolm Fraser, 1981 Bryan Westwood

Portrait, oil on canvas laid on board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

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

The Payne family, 1888-89 A. Flegeltaub

Portrait, albumen photograph on cabinet card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John McPhee 2018

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.

James Iyuna, 1986 Martin van der Wal
James Iyuna, 1986 Martin van der Wal
James Iyuna, 1986 Martin van der Wal

James Iyuna, 1986 Martin van der Wal

Portrait, inkjet print on rag paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

Sir Zelman Cowen, 1982 Andrew Sibley
Sir Zelman Cowen, 1982 Andrew Sibley
Sir Zelman Cowen, 1982 Andrew Sibley

Sir Zelman Cowen, 1982 Andrew Sibley

Portrait, pencil, brush and ink on paper

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

Tim Storrier, 1995 Greg Weight
Tim Storrier, 1995 Greg Weight
Tim Storrier, 1995 Greg Weight

Tim Storrier, 1995 Greg Weight

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Captain James King, engraving after Webber, 1784 Francesco Bartolozzi
Captain James King, engraving after Webber, 1784 Francesco Bartolozzi
Captain James King, engraving after Webber, 1784 Francesco Bartolozzi

Captain James King, engraving after Webber, 1784 Francesco Bartolozzi

Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Robert Oatley AO 2007

In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester, 1939 Albert Tucker

Depth of Field Portrait Photography from the Collection

Previous exhibition, 2004

Over the last five years the National Portrait Gallery has developed a collection of portrait photographs that reflects both the strength and diversity of Australian achievement as well as the talents of our photographers.

The crime writer Shane Maloney, 2004 Rick Amor
The crime writer Shane Maloney, 2004 Rick Amor
The crime writer Shane Maloney, 2004 Rick Amor

The crime writer Shane Maloney, 2004 Rick Amor

Portrait, oil on canvas

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

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.

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.

Jessie Whyte, c. 1840 Thomas Bock
Jessie Whyte, c. 1840 Thomas Bock
Jessie Whyte, c. 1840 Thomas Bock

Jessie Whyte, c. 1840 Thomas Bock

Portrait, pastel and chalk on paper laid down on cotton over Cedar strainer

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Jacques Arago, c. 1830s Nicolas Maurin, Alexandre Sixdeniers
Jacques Arago, c. 1830s Nicolas Maurin, Alexandre Sixdeniers
Jacques Arago, c. 1830s Nicolas Maurin, Alexandre Sixdeniers

Jacques Arago, c. 1830s Nicolas Maurin, Alexandre Sixdeniers

Portrait, engraving on paper

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

William Beach, 1888 an unknown artist
William Beach, 1888 an unknown artist
William Beach, 1888 an unknown artist

William Beach, 1888 an unknown artist

Portrait, tinted lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Self portrait with gladioli, 1922 George Lambert
Self portrait with gladioli, 1922 George Lambert
Self portrait with gladioli, 1922 George Lambert

Self portrait with gladioli, 1922 George Lambert

Portrait, oil on canvas

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

Ma Khin Mar Mar Kyi

My Favourite Australian

Magazine article by Christine Clark, 2009

The Australian public was invited in 2008 to vote for their favourite Australian.  After the votes were tallied an exhibition of the top-ten Popular Australians and the top-twenty unsung heroes was displayed at the National Portrait Gallery.

John Coburn, 1987 Greg Weight

101 photographic portraits

Magazine article by Michelle Fracaro, 2004

Pat Corrigan's generous gift of 100 photographic portraits by Greg Weight.

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

Norman Lindsay, 1936 Max Dupain

Max Dupain The Vintage Years

Previous exhibition, 2003

During his long and distinguished career Max Dupain took thousands of photographs of people

Grazia Gunn, 2014 Jacqueline Mitelman
Grazia Gunn, 2014 Jacqueline Mitelman
Grazia Gunn, 2014 Jacqueline Mitelman

Grazia Gunn, 2014 Jacqueline Mitelman

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Wayne Williams 2015

Jessie Street, 1929 Jerrold Nathan

First Ladies Significant Australian Women 1913–2013

Previous exhibition, 2013

First Ladies profiles women who have achieved noteworthy firsts over the past 100 years.

Sir Charles Gavan Duffy, c. 1870 Batchelder & Co. Photo
Sir Charles Gavan Duffy, c. 1870 Batchelder & Co. Photo
Sir Charles Gavan Duffy, c. 1870 Batchelder & Co. Photo

Sir Charles Gavan Duffy, c. 1870 Batchelder & Co. Photo

Portrait, carte de visite photograph

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

Lord Florey, n.d. Louis Kahan
Lord Florey, n.d. Louis Kahan
Lord Florey, n.d. Louis Kahan

Lord Florey, n.d. Louis Kahan

Portrait, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1998

Sir James Gobbo, 1983 Paul Fitzgerald
Sir James Gobbo, 1983 Paul Fitzgerald
Sir James Gobbo, 1983 Paul Fitzgerald

Sir James Gobbo, 1983 Paul Fitzgerald

Portrait, synthetic polymer paint on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mercy Health and Aged Care 2006

Study for portrait of Les Murray, 1995 David Naseby
Study for portrait of Les Murray, 1995 David Naseby
Study for portrait of Les Murray, 1995 David Naseby

Study for portrait of Les Murray, 1995 David Naseby

Portrait, charcoal on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of David Naseby 2001

In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester, 1939 Albert Tucker

Inside Heide’s lives

It's Complicated

Happiness to heartache

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

James Morrison with flugelhorn, 1994 Kerrie Lester
James Morrison with flugelhorn, 1994 Kerrie Lester
James Morrison with flugelhorn, 1994 Kerrie Lester

James Morrison with flugelhorn, 1994 Kerrie Lester

Portrait, oil and hand-stitching on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999
Courtesy of the Corrigan family and Stuart Purves

Bon Scott & Angus Young, Atlanta, Georgia, 1978 (printed 2010) Rennie Ellis

No shirt, no service

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2010

Bon Scott and Angus Young photographed by Rennie Ellis are part of a display celebrating summer and images of the shirtless male.

George Milpurrurru, 1986 Martin van der Wal
George Milpurrurru, 1986 Martin van der Wal
George Milpurrurru, 1986 Martin van der Wal

George Milpurrurru, 1986 Martin van der Wal

Portrait, inkjet print on rag paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

Arthur Boyd, 1962 Axel Poignant
Arthur Boyd, 1962 Axel Poignant
Arthur Boyd, 1962 Axel Poignant

Arthur Boyd, 1962 Axel Poignant

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

Bruny d'Entrecasteaux, 1837 Antoine Maurin
Bruny d'Entrecasteaux, 1837 Antoine Maurin
Bruny d'Entrecasteaux, 1837 Antoine Maurin

Bruny d'Entrecasteaux, 1837 Antoine Maurin

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Jasperware medallion of Captain James Cook, 1779 Wedgwood and Bentley
Jasperware medallion of Captain James Cook, 1779 Wedgwood and Bentley
Jasperware medallion of Captain James Cook, 1779 Wedgwood and Bentley

Jasperware medallion of Captain James Cook, 1779 Wedgwood and Bentley

Portrait, white on blue Jasper Ware in oval shaped wood and gilt frame

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Robert Oatley AO 2007

Guy Pearce, 2000 (printed 2004) Karin Catt
Guy Pearce, 2000 (printed 2004) Karin Catt
Guy Pearce, 2000 (printed 2004) Karin Catt

Guy Pearce, 2000 (printed 2004) Karin Catt

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

A Goldfields Member "The Dove of Ararat" [The Hon. William McLellan M.L.A] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1874 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times

Showing character

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2016

Joanna Gilmour on Tom Durkin playing with Melbourne's manhood.

Professor Peter Doherty, 2001 Rick Amor
Professor Peter Doherty, 2001 Rick Amor
Professor Peter Doherty, 2001 Rick Amor

Professor Peter Doherty, 2001 Rick Amor

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC 2002

Noni Hazlehurst, 1977 (printed 2011) Lorrie Graham
Noni Hazlehurst, 1977 (printed 2011) Lorrie Graham
Noni Hazlehurst, 1977 (printed 2011) Lorrie Graham

Noni Hazlehurst, 1977 (printed 2011) Lorrie Graham

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

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.

Sir Frank Packer KBE, 1956 Judy Cassab

Judy Cassab The artist's diary

Previous exhibition, 2013

The artist's diary profiles six decades of Cassab's work, from the early portrait commissions of the 1950s to later paintings that have helped confirm her eminent place in the canon of Australian portraiture.

Tim Fairfax, 2018 Russell Shakespeare
Tim Fairfax, 2018 Russell Shakespeare
Tim Fairfax, 2018 Russell Shakespeare

Tim Fairfax, 2018 Russell Shakespeare

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by The Calvert-Jones Foundation 2018

Portrait of Augustus Leopold Küper, 1823 Johann Paul Georg Fischer
Portrait of Augustus Leopold Küper, 1823 Johann Paul Georg Fischer
Portrait of Augustus Leopold Küper, 1823 Johann Paul Georg Fischer

Portrait of Augustus Leopold Küper, 1823 Johann Paul Georg Fischer

Portrait, watercolour over pencil on artist board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

The Gladiators (Norm Provan and Arthur Summons), 1963 (printed 1970s) John O'Gready

Who's that?

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2009

Michael Desmond discusses the iconic picture of two Rugby League players which became known as 'The Gladiators'.

Leigh Bowery in Fur Coat, c. 1983  (printed 2005) David Gwinnutt
Leigh Bowery in Fur Coat, c. 1983  (printed 2005) David Gwinnutt
Leigh Bowery in Fur Coat, c. 1983  (printed 2005) David Gwinnutt

Leigh Bowery in Fur Coat, c. 1983 (printed 2005) David Gwinnutt

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

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.

Geoffrey Legge and Frank Watters, 2008 Gary Grealy
Geoffrey Legge and Frank Watters, 2008 Gary Grealy
Geoffrey Legge and Frank Watters, 2008 Gary Grealy

Geoffrey Legge and Frank Watters, 2008 Gary Grealy

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2010

Roslyn, 2016 Sally Ross
Roslyn, 2016 Sally Ross
Roslyn, 2016 Sally Ross

Roslyn, 2016 Sally Ross

Portrait, oil on linen

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Sir William Deane 2008 Merilyn Fairskye
Sir William Deane 2008 Merilyn Fairskye
Sir William Deane 2008 Merilyn Fairskye

Sir William Deane 2008, 2008 Merilyn Fairskye

Portrait, Blu-Ray digital video, colour, sound, duration 2 minutes, 47 seconds

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

Kenneth Gillespie, 2005 Dean Beletich
Kenneth Gillespie, 2005 Dean Beletich
Kenneth Gillespie, 2005 Dean Beletich

Kenneth Gillespie, 2005 Dean Beletich

Portrait, silver gelatin photograph, selenium toned on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Sarah Simpson, c.1866 an unknown artist
Sarah Simpson, c.1866 an unknown artist
Sarah Simpson, c.1866 an unknown artist

Sarah Simpson, c.1866 an unknown artist

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Wan Lan, Xini, Shen Jiawei and Billy, 2010 Greg Weight
Wan Lan, Xini, Shen Jiawei and Billy, 2010 Greg Weight
Wan Lan, Xini, Shen Jiawei and Billy, 2010 Greg Weight

Wan Lan, Xini, Shen Jiawei and Billy, 2010 Greg Weight

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Study for Aunty Mary King, 2010 by Mathew Lynn

The animating signature

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2019

Joanna Gilmore delights in the affecting drawings of Mathew Lynn.

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Donors $10,000 - $49,999

Honour board
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.

Sir Zelman Cowen, 2000 Wes Walters
Sir Zelman Cowen, 2000 Wes Walters
Sir Zelman Cowen, 2000 Wes Walters

Sir Zelman Cowen, 2000 Wes Walters

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Marc Besen AO and Dr Joseph Brown AO OBE 2000

Richard Morecroft & Alison Mackay, 2016 by Gary Grealy

Gary Grealy wins National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 31 March 2017

Archived media releases 2017

After months of anticipation, the winner for the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 has been announced with renowned Sydney portrait photographer Gary Grealy taking out the award. George Fetting, guest judge for the 2017 Prize, was entranced with the evocative nature of the winning portrait Richard Morecroft and Alison Mackay.

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Two gentlemen celebrating a birthday (Frank Watters and Geoffrey Legge), 1974 Bob Jenyns

Portrait, painted wood, denim, wool, plastic, 10 candles

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Frank Watters OAM 2018
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

George Gregan, 1999 (printed 2001) Peter Brew-Bevan
George Gregan, 1999 (printed 2001) Peter Brew-Bevan
George Gregan, 1999 (printed 2001) Peter Brew-Bevan

George Gregan, 1999 (printed 2001) Peter Brew-Bevan

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001

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

Steve Irwin, 2005 Robin Sellick

Crikey!

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2006

Robin Sellick captured a rare moment of quietude from the late conservation star Steve Irwin.

Roy de Mastre, c. 1930

An Intimate Portrait of an Australian Artist in 1930

Magazine article by Lauren Dalla, 2003

Lauren Dalla examines the life of Australian painter Roy de Maistre and his portrait by Jean Shepeard.

Paul Grabowsky, 2009 Martin Philbey

Feel the music

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2010

Dr Christopher Chapman discusses the portrait of Australian composer Paul Grabowsky by photographer Martin Philbey.

Portrait of TERROIR, 2009 by Brett Boardman

TERROIR

General content

TERROIR directors Gerard Reinmuth, Scott Balmforth and Richard Blythe believe that the practice of architecture is the production of knowledge.

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.

David Malouf, 2012 Rick Amor

2012-13 Supporters

Annual Appeal 2020

The Circle of Friends Acquisition Fund for 2012 was dedicated to purchasing a portrait of David Malouf by Rick Amor.

L. Gordon Darling AC CMG, 2006 Jiawei Shen

L. Gordon Darling AC CMG 31 August 2015

Archived media releases 2015

The Chairman, Board, Director and all the Staff of the National Portrait Gallery mourn the loss of our Founding Patron, who died peacefully in Melbourne this morning. He was 94.

Leigh Bowery, 1984 Robyn Beeche
Leigh Bowery, 1984 Robyn Beeche
Leigh Bowery, 1984 Robyn Beeche

Leigh Bowery, 1984 Robyn Beeche

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Claudia Hyles, Dr Christiane Lawin-Bruessel, Gwenda Matthews, Gael Newton, Anne O'Hehir, Susan Smith and Dominic Thomas in memory of our friend, Robyn Beeche 2016

Julia Gillard, 2013 Peter Brew-Bevan
Julia Gillard, 2013 Peter Brew-Bevan
Julia Gillard, 2013 Peter Brew-Bevan

Julia Gillard, 2013 Peter Brew-Bevan

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2013

Self portrait, 1988 Sidney Nolan
Self portrait, 1988 Sidney Nolan
Self portrait, 1988 Sidney Nolan

Self portrait, 1988 Sidney Nolan

Portrait, oil on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Hon RL Hunter QC 2006
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Portrait of Frank Lowy AC, 2014 Paul Newton
Portrait of Frank Lowy AC, 2014 Paul Newton
Portrait of Frank Lowy AC, 2014 Paul Newton

Portrait of Frank Lowy AC, 2014 Paul Newton

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2016
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

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.

Joan Kirner, c. 1990 Rennie Ellis
Joan Kirner, c. 1990 Rennie Ellis
Joan Kirner, c. 1990 Rennie Ellis

Joan Kirner, c. 1990 Rennie Ellis

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2006

Geoff Cousins, 2017 David Naseby
Geoff Cousins, 2017 David Naseby
Geoff Cousins, 2017 David Naseby

Geoff Cousins, 2017 David Naseby

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Geoff Cousins AM 2007

George Judah Cohen, 1925 George Lambert
George Judah Cohen, 1925 George Lambert
George Judah Cohen, 1925 George Lambert

George Judah Cohen, 1925 George Lambert

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the National Australia Bank 2002

Sir Edward Holden, 1945 Leslie Bowles
Sir Edward Holden, 1945 Leslie Bowles
Sir Edward Holden, 1945 Leslie Bowles

Sir Edward Holden, 1945 Leslie Bowles

Portrait, cast bronze on granite base

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Bequest of John J Holden 2005

Mary Tindale, 1841 Maurice Felton
Mary Tindale, 1841 Maurice Felton
Mary Tindale, 1841 Maurice Felton

Mary Tindale, 1841 Maurice Felton

Portrait, oil on canvas laid on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

Sidney Nolan, Western Australia, 1962 (printed 2000) David Moore
Sidney Nolan, Western Australia, 1962 (printed 2000) David Moore