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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.

Self portrait with Bottlebrush
Self portrait with Bottlebrush
Self portrait with Bottlebrush

Self portrait with Bottlebrush, 1991

Margaret Olley AC
Portrait, oil on board

Purchased with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC and the Sid and Fiona Myer Family Foundation 2021

Margaret Olley
Margaret Olley
Margaret Olley

Margaret Olley, 1991

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Margaret Olley
Margaret Olley
Margaret Olley

Margaret Olley, 1995

Adam Knott
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of The Hammond Care Group 1999

Head study for portrait of Margaret Olley
Head study for portrait of Margaret Olley
Head study for portrait of Margaret Olley

Head study for portrait of Margaret Olley, 1994

Jeffrey Smart AO
Portrait, pencil on paper

Bequest of Nick Enright AM 2004

Margaret Olley
Margaret Olley
Margaret Olley

Margaret Olley, 1998

Lewis Morley
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of the artist 2003. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Margaret Olley
Margaret Olley
Margaret Olley

Margaret Olley, 1991 (printed 2012)

Greg Weight
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Greg Weight 2012

Self portrait as Sarah Wisse, Transported
Self portrait as Sarah Wisse, Transported
Self portrait as Sarah Wisse, Transported

Self portrait as Sarah Wisse, Transported, 1996

Margaret Woodward
Portrait, oil on canvas

Gift of the Karmel family in memory of Lena and Peter Karmel 2018. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

(Margaret Whitlam) by the strength of her skin
(Margaret Whitlam) by the strength of her skin
(Margaret Whitlam) by the strength of her skin

(Margaret Whitlam) by the strength of her skin, 1998

Kim Spooner
Portrait, encaustic on canvas

Gift of the artist 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Margaret Lyttle
Margaret Lyttle
Margaret Lyttle

Margaret Lyttle, 2000

Eva Collins
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2003

Margaret Robertson
Margaret Robertson
Margaret Robertson

Margaret Robertson, c. 1852

an unknown artist
Portrait, ambrotype, hand coloured

Gift of Fiona Turner (née Robertson) and John Robertson 2011. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Margaret Fulton
Margaret Fulton
Margaret Fulton

Margaret Fulton, 1980 (printed 2002)

Lewis Morley
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Gift of the artist 2002. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Margaret Whitlam
Margaret Whitlam
Margaret Whitlam

Margaret Whitlam, 2005

Sahlan Hayes
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2006

Margaret Preston
Margaret Preston
Margaret Preston

Margaret Preston, c. 1930

Harold Cazneaux
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM and Barbara Corrigan 2008. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Margaret Robertson
Margaret Robertson
Margaret Robertson

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

Portrait of Jawoyn Elder, Margaret Katherine
Portrait of Jawoyn Elder, Margaret Katherine
Portrait of Jawoyn Elder, Margaret Katherine

Portrait of Jawoyn Elder, Margaret Katherine, 2015

John Gollings
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Gift of the artist 2017. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Margaret Anderson
Margaret Anderson
Margaret Anderson

Margaret Anderson, 1942

Napier Waller CMG OBE
Portrait, pastel on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Margaret Fink
Margaret Fink
Margaret Fink

Margaret Fink, 1975

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

Margaret Dodd
Margaret Dodd
Margaret Dodd

Margaret Dodd, 2002

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Margaret Fink
Margaret Fink
Margaret Fink

Margaret Fink, 1989

Kerrie Lester
Portrait, oil and hand-stitching with diamantes on canvas

Gift of the artist 1999. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Margaret Robertson
Margaret Robertson
Margaret Robertson

Margaret Robertson, c. 1855

an unknown artist
Portrait, daguerreotype, hand coloured

Gift of Fiona Turner (née Robertson) and John Robertson 2011. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Margaret Coen
Margaret Coen
Margaret Coen

Margaret Coen, 1991

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Margaret Wilson
Margaret Wilson
Margaret Wilson

Margaret Wilson, 1990

Anne Zahalka
Portrait, type C Duraflex print on paper

Gift of Leo Christie 2003. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Margaret Woodward
Margaret Woodward
Margaret Woodward

Margaret Woodward, 1992

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Margaret Simons
Margaret Simons
Margaret Simons

Margaret Simons, 2012

Dave Tacon
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Margaret Woodward
Margaret Woodward
Margaret Woodward

Margaret Woodward, 1985

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Arthur Murch
Arthur Murch
Arthur Murch

Arthur Murch, 1945

Margaret Michaelis
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Dame Margaret Scott
Dame Margaret Scott
Dame Margaret Scott

Dame Margaret Scott, 1949

Kenneth Rowell AM
Portrait, pen and ink, brush and ink and watercolour on paper

Gift of Professor Derek Denton AC and Dame Margaret Scott AC 2014. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Margaret Seares
Margaret Seares
Margaret Seares

Margaret Seares, 2018

Cherry Hood
Portrait, watercolour on paper

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

Margaret Ngilan Dodd
Margaret Ngilan Dodd
Margaret Ngilan Dodd

Margaret Ngilan Dodd, 2021

Robert Fielding
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Purchased with funds provided by the Annual Appeal for Contemporary Australian Photography 2022

Margaret Court and Evonne Goolagong
Margaret Court and Evonne Goolagong
Margaret Court and Evonne Goolagong

Margaret Court and Evonne Goolagong, c. 1971

Ern McQuillan OAM
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

Portrait of Professors Margaret Gardner and Glyn Davis
Portrait of Professors Margaret Gardner and Glyn Davis
Portrait of Professors Margaret Gardner and Glyn Davis

Portrait of Professors Margaret Gardner and Glyn Davis, 2017

Jacqueline Mitelman
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Commissioned with funds provided by Jim and Barbara Higgins, Sir Roderick Carnegie AC, Rupert Myer AO and Annabel Myer, Louise and Martyn Myer Foundation, Peter and Ruth McMullin, Diana Carlton, Professor Derek Denton AC, Harold Mitchell AC, Peter Jopling AM KC, Andrew and Liz Mackenzie, Patricia Patten, Tamie Fraser AO, Bruce Parncutt and Robin Campbell, Lauraine Diggins, Steven Skala AO and Lousje Skala 2017

Edward John Eyre
Edward John Eyre
Edward John Eyre

Edward John Eyre, 1867

Julia Margaret Cameron
Portrait, albumen silver photograph on paper

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

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Pamela Joyce, Australian Tapestry Workshop

The Honourable Margaret Lusink AM
The Honourable Margaret Lusink AM
The Honourable Margaret Lusink AM

The Honourable Margaret Lusink AM, 2019

Pamela Joyce, Australian Tapestry Workshop
Portrait, wool and cotton tapestry

Gift of The Honourable Margaret Lusink AM 2021

Arthur and Ria Murch
Arthur and Ria Murch
Arthur and Ria Murch

Arthur and Ria Murch, 1945

Margaret Michaelis
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

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Album of cartes de visite and cabinet cards compiled by William St Leonards Robertson, 1860s-c. 1900

Various
Portrait, 24 page brown leather bound album of 119 cartes de visite and 16 cabinet card photographs

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

Nancy Borlase and Laurie Short
Nancy Borlase and Laurie Short
Nancy Borlase and Laurie Short

Nancy Borlase and Laurie Short, 1991

Jenny Sages
Portrait, oil on canvas

Gift of the Margaret Olley Art Trust 1998

Sketch for portrait of Justin O'Brien
Sketch for portrait of Justin O'Brien
Sketch for portrait of Justin O'Brien

Sketch for portrait of Justin O'Brien, 1980

Bryan Westwood
Portrait, oil with fibre-tipped pen underdrawing on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Margaret Olley Art Trust 2002

Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait

Self portrait, 2002

Barry Humphries
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Margaret Olley Art Trust 2003

Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait

Self portrait, 2001

Jeffrey Smart AO
Portrait, charcoal and pastel on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Margaret Olley Art Trust 2002

Jane Windeyer
Jane Windeyer
Jane Windeyer

Jane Windeyer, n.d.

Madame Praeger
Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Windeyer family 2012

Portrait of Professor Derek Freeman
Portrait of Professor Derek Freeman
Portrait of Professor Derek Freeman

Portrait of Professor Derek Freeman, 1996

Ralph Heimans AM
Portrait, pencil and pastel on paper

Purchased with funds from the Basil Bressler Bequest 2001

Portrait of Kenneth Rowell
Portrait of Kenneth Rowell
Portrait of Kenneth Rowell

Portrait of Kenneth Rowell, 1967

David Strachan
Portrait, oil on canvas

Gift of Margaret Olley 2002. Transferred from the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

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

William St Leonards Robertson, c. 1865

an unknown artist
Portrait, ambrotype, hand coloured

Gift of Fiona Turner (née Robertson) and John Robertson 2011. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Study for Portrait of W S Robinson
Study for Portrait of W S Robinson
Study for Portrait of W S Robinson

Study for Portrait of W S Robinson, 1952

Sir William Dobell OBE
Portrait, oil on board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2003

William Robertson
William Robertson
William Robertson

William Robertson, c. 1852

Thomas Bock
Portrait, 1/6 plate daguerreotype, hand coloured with case

Gift of Fiona Turner (née Robertson) and John Robertson 2011. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Professor Derek Denton
Professor Derek Denton
Professor Derek Denton

Professor Derek Denton, 2009

Janet Dawson
Portrait, pastel on paper

Gift of Professor Derek Denton AC and Dame Margaret Scott AC 2014. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Jessie Robertson
Jessie Robertson
Jessie Robertson

Jessie Robertson, c. 1849

Thomas Bock
Portrait, pencil, chalk and gouache on paper

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

Adrian Feint
Adrian Feint
Adrian Feint

Adrian Feint, 1939

Max Dupain OBE
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

George Duncan
George Duncan
George Duncan

George Duncan, c. 1940

Alison Rehfisch
Portrait, oil on hessian laid on cardboard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mrs Margaret Adams 1999

Douglas Carnegie
Douglas Carnegie
Douglas Carnegie

Douglas Carnegie, 1968

Mark Strizic
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Sir Roderick Carnegie 2003

John Connell
John Connell
John Connell

John Connell, c. 1830

Richard Read Jnr
Portrait, watercolour on paper laid on cardboard

Gift of Eleanor Thornton 2013. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Anders Ousback
Anders Ousback
Anders Ousback

Anders Ousback, 1986 (printed 2018)

Gary Ede
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Purchased 2018

William Robertson jnr
William Robertson jnr
William Robertson jnr

William Robertson jnr, c. 1852

Thomas Bock
Portrait, 1/6 plate daguerreotype, hand coloured with case

Gift of Fiona Turner (née Robertson) and John Robertson 2011. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Jessie Whyte
Jessie Whyte
Jessie Whyte

Jessie Whyte, c. 1840

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

Purchased 2017

Norman Hetherington OAM (and friends)
Norman Hetherington OAM (and friends)
Norman Hetherington OAM (and friends)

Norman Hetherington OAM (and friends), 2008

Kate Rae
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist, Kate Rae and Mosman Art Gallery with the encouragement of the Hetherington family 2015

Evonne Goolagong
Evonne Goolagong
Evonne Goolagong

Evonne Goolagong, 1973

Ern McQuillan OAM
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2004

Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait

Self portrait, n.d.

Ada May Plante
Portrait, pen and ink, pencil on paper laid on cardboard

Gift of Dr Penny Olsen, Peter Woollard and Artemis Georgiades 2015

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mother)
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mother)
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mother)

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mother), 1943-1944

Charles Wheeler
Portrait, coloured chalk on artist board

Purchased 2019

Fred Hollows
Fred Hollows
Fred Hollows

Fred Hollows, 1993

Kerrie Lester
Portrait, oil and hand-stitching on canvas

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

Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait

Self portrait, c. 1934

Stella Bowen
Portrait, oil on cardboard

Purchased 2003

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Portrait of Rolf, 1968

Hayward Veal
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

image not online

Self portrait, 1992

Rolf Harris
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 1999

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Rolf Harris, 1999

Polly Borland
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001

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Rolf Harris, 1989

Rick Amor
Portrait, pencil on paper

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

Neil Armfield
Neil Armfield
Neil Armfield

Neil Armfield, 2010

Adam Cullen
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned 2010

Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait

Self portrait, 1921

Thea Proctor
Portrait, lithograph on paper

Purchased with funds provided by the Ross family in memory of Noel and Enid Eliot 2013

Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary (future Queen Elizabeth II)
Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary (future Queen Elizabeth II)
Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary (future Queen Elizabeth II)

Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary (future Queen Elizabeth II), 1942-1943

Charles Wheeler
Portrait, coloured chalk on artist board

Purchased 2019

Great Suffragette demonstration in London
Great Suffragette demonstration in London
Great Suffragette demonstration in London

Great Suffragette demonstration in London, 1911

Rose Stereograph Company
Portrait, stereo view gelatin silver photograph on paper

Purchased 2011

Gillian Armstrong
Gillian Armstrong
Gillian Armstrong

Gillian Armstrong, 1985

Stuart Campbell
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

William Robertson and Martha Mary Robertson
William Robertson and Martha Mary Robertson
William Robertson and Martha Mary Robertson

William Robertson and Martha Mary Robertson, 1863

William Edward Kilburn
Portrait, carte de visite photograph on card

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

William Robertson
William Robertson
William Robertson

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

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