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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.

Lowe Kong Meng, c. 1887

Ludwig Lang after Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co
Portrait, tinted lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Ludwig Becker, 1861

Frederick Schoenfeld
Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with the assistance of the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society, Canberra 2000

Dr. Ludwig Leichhardt, 1846

Charles Rodius
Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2004

Jack Lang

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1967

Lang Hancock, 1980 (printed 2011)

Lorrie Graham
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

Lang Hancock, 1985

Rennie Ellis
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2006

Bill Neidjie, 2000 (printed 2008)

Mark Lang
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2008

Jack Lang, 1931

Tom Glover
Portrait, pencil, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

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, n.d.

Arthur Murch
Portrait, fibreglass and resin

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2000

The people's champion, Mr Lang, c. 1927

an unknown artist
Portrait, cast plaster, painted

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Jack Lang, c. 1930-1940

George Finey
Portrait, collage of coloured paper, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Bringing down a kingdom

Lust

The king and the showgirl

Lola Montes, c. 1845

Joseph Karl Stieler
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Captain Francis de Groot, 1932

Harold Cazneaux
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

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.

Self portrait, c. 1849

Charles Rodius
Portrait, pastel with ink wash on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

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Frederick E. Du Faur

Biography

Frederick Eccleston du Faur (1832–1915), environmentalist, public servant and arts patron, came to Australia from his native London in 1853.

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.

You beauty

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2010

Joanna Gilmour explores the fact and fictions surrounding the legendary life of Irish-born dancer Lola Montez.

Fine and dandy

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2010

Whether the result of misadventure or misdemeanour, many accomplished artists were transported to Australia where they ultimately left a positive mark on the history of art in this country.

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.

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.

Ursus sitting, 1931

Two pair

Magazine article by Dr Jacqui Strecker, 2008
Stuttgart's Art Museum is showing Otto Dix portraits alongside artists from Lucas Cranach to Andy Warhol.

To the end of the earth

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2009

The portrait of Dr. Johann Reinhold Forster and his son George Forster from 1780, is one of the oldest in the NPG's collection.

Kevin Rudd

An Australian story

Magazine article by Hon. Kevin Rudd, 2009

In his speech launching the new National Portrait Gallery building on 3 December 2008, then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd set the Gallery in a national and historical context.

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Portrait Donors

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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.

The National Portrait Gallery is an Australian Government Agency