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

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Self portrait, late 1930s William Dargie
Self portrait, late 1930s William Dargie
Self portrait, late 1930s William Dargie

Self portrait, late 1930s William Dargie

Portrait, oil on wood panel

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of L Gordon Darling AC CMG in recognition of Sir William Dargie's role in the establishment of the National Gallery of Australia 2002
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Self portrait, late 1930s William Dargie

Sir William Dargie CBE

Magazine article by Magda Keaney, 2003

Sir William Dargie, painter and eight times winner of the Archibald Prize for portraiture, died in Melbourne on July 26, 2003, aged 91.

Albert Namatjira, 1958 William Dargie
Albert Namatjira, 1958 William Dargie
Albert Namatjira, 1958 William Dargie

Albert Namatjira, 1958 William Dargie

Portrait, oil on canvas laid on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds donated by Marilyn Darling AC and with the assistance of Philip Bacon Galleries 2000

The Mask of Barry Humphries, c. 1972 William Dargie
The Mask of Barry Humphries, c. 1972 William Dargie
The Mask of Barry Humphries, c. 1972 William Dargie

The Mask of Barry Humphries, c. 1972 William Dargie

Portrait, oil on composition board

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

Sir Clive McPherson, early 1950s William Dargie
Sir Clive McPherson, early 1950s William Dargie
Sir Clive McPherson, early 1950s William Dargie

Sir Clive McPherson, early 1950s William Dargie

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Estate of Marion Orme Page 2016

Sir James Balderstone, 1989 William Dargie
Sir James Balderstone, 1989 William Dargie
Sir James Balderstone, 1989 William Dargie

Sir James Balderstone, 1989 William Dargie

Portrait, oil on canvas

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

Sir James McNeill, 1980 William Dargie
Sir James McNeill, 1980 William Dargie
Sir James McNeill, 1980 William Dargie

Sir James McNeill, 1980 William Dargie

Portrait, oil on canvas

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

Harold Darling, 1951 William Dargie
Harold Darling, 1951 William Dargie
Harold Darling, 1951 William Dargie

Harold Darling, 1951 William Dargie

Portrait, oil on canvas

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

Sir Norman Coles William Dargie
Sir Norman Coles William Dargie
Sir Norman Coles William Dargie

Sir Norman Coles, William Dargie

Portrait, oil on canvas

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

Sir Kenneth Coles, c. 1979 William Dargie
Sir Kenneth Coles, c. 1979 William Dargie
Sir Kenneth Coles, c. 1979 William Dargie

Sir Kenneth Coles, c. 1979 William Dargie

Portrait, oil on canvas

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

Sir Lawrence Wackett, c. 1961 William Dargie
Sir Lawrence Wackett, c. 1961 William Dargie
Sir Lawrence Wackett, c. 1961 William Dargie

Sir Lawrence Wackett, c. 1961 William Dargie

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Arlette Perkins daughter of Sir Lawrence Wackett 2009
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

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

Sir Cecil Colville, c. 1965 William Dargie
Sir Cecil Colville, c. 1965 William Dargie
Sir Cecil Colville, c. 1965 William Dargie

Sir Cecil Colville, c. 1965 William Dargie

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Richard Due 2010

Sir Arvi Parbo, 1993 William Dargie
Sir Arvi Parbo, 1993 William Dargie
Sir Arvi Parbo, 1993 William Dargie

Sir Arvi Parbo, 1993 William Dargie

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Alcoa World Alumina Australia 2005
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Professor Peter Doherty, 2001 Rick Amor

The Changing Face of the Scientist

Magazine article by Elizabeth Finlay, 2003

Scientists tend to conjure up images of men in white coats in labs but this is just one stereotype in an evolving history of how we have perceived scientists, and how their profession has been understood over the years.

Sir Arthur Coles, c. 1971 William Dargie
Sir Arthur Coles, c. 1971 William Dargie
Sir Arthur Coles, c. 1971 William Dargie

Sir Arthur Coles, c. 1971 William Dargie

Portrait, oil on canvas

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

Walter Reginald Hume, c.1944 William Dargie
Walter Reginald Hume, c.1944 William Dargie
Walter Reginald Hume, c.1944 William Dargie

Walter Reginald Hume, c.1944 William Dargie

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of David Hume OAM 2016

Sir Edgar Coles, c. 1970 William Dargie
Sir Edgar Coles, c. 1970 William Dargie
Sir Edgar Coles, c. 1970 William Dargie

Sir Edgar Coles, c. 1970 William Dargie

Portrait, oil on canvas

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

George Foletta William Dargie
George Foletta William Dargie
George Foletta William Dargie

George Foletta, William Dargie

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Estate of Alice Myra Foletta 2006

Sir Macfarlane Burnet, 1960-61 William Dargie
Sir Macfarlane Burnet, 1960-61 William Dargie
Sir Macfarlane Burnet, 1960-61 William Dargie

Sir Macfarlane Burnet, 1960-61 William Dargie

Portrait, oil on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Study for a portrait of Dame Merlyn Myer DBE, n.d. William Dargie
Study for a portrait of Dame Merlyn Myer DBE, n.d. William Dargie
Study for a portrait of Dame Merlyn Myer DBE, n.d. William Dargie

Study for a portrait of Dame Merlyn Myer DBE, n.d. William Dargie

Portrait, oil on masonite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Estate of Marion Orme Page 2016

Dame Mabel Brookes, c. 1955 William Dargie
Dame Mabel Brookes, c. 1955 William Dargie
Dame Mabel Brookes, c. 1955 William Dargie

Dame Mabel Brookes, c. 1955 William Dargie

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Rodney Davidson AO OBE 2014
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

D.A.S. Campbell (David Alexander Stewart Campbell), 1963 William Dargie
D.A.S. Campbell (David Alexander Stewart Campbell), 1963 William Dargie
D.A.S. Campbell (David Alexander Stewart Campbell), 1963 William Dargie

D.A.S. Campbell (David Alexander Stewart Campbell), 1963 William Dargie

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Dr Mary Newlinds and Sheena Simpson in memory of their father, D.A.S. Campbell, 2014

Sir Charles Kingsford Smith and Captain Charles Ulm, 1961 William Dargie
Sir Charles Kingsford Smith and Captain Charles Ulm, 1961 William Dargie
Sir Charles Kingsford Smith and Captain Charles Ulm, 1961 William Dargie

Sir Charles Kingsford Smith and Captain Charles Ulm, 1961 William Dargie

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Sydney Airports Corporation 2001

George Rose, 1811 Giovanni Vendramini, T. Cadell & W. Davies after William Evans, Sir William Beechey
George Rose, 1811 Giovanni Vendramini, T. Cadell & W. Davies after William Evans, Sir William Beechey
George Rose, 1811 Giovanni Vendramini, T. Cadell & W. Davies after William Evans, Sir William Beechey

George Rose, 1811 Giovanni Vendramini, T. Cadell & W. Davies after William Evans, Sir William Beechey

Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

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

The Right Honourable William Pitt, 1799 Charles Brome after William Owen
The Right Honourable William Pitt, 1799 Charles Brome after William Owen
The Right Honourable William Pitt, 1799 Charles Brome after William Owen

The Right Honourable William Pitt, 1799 Charles Brome after William Owen

Portrait, line engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

William Hodges RA, 1808 (dated 1810) George Dance, William Daniell
William Hodges RA, 1808 (dated 1810) George Dance, William Daniell
William Hodges RA, 1808 (dated 1810) George Dance, William Daniell

William Hodges RA, 1808 (dated 1810) George Dance, William Daniell

Portrait, etching on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

William Westall, 1854 George Dance, William Daniell
William Westall, 1854 George Dance, William Daniell
William Westall, 1854 George Dance, William Daniell

William Westall, 1854 George Dance, William Daniell

Portrait, etching on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

Sir William Gaston Walkley, 1958 William Pidgeon
Sir William Gaston Walkley, 1958 William Pidgeon
Sir William Gaston Walkley, 1958 William Pidgeon

Sir William Gaston Walkley, 1958 William Pidgeon

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Caltex Australia Ltd 2008

Study for Portrait of W S Robinson, 1952 William Dobell
Study for Portrait of W S Robinson, 1952 William Dobell
Study for Portrait of W S Robinson, 1952 William Dobell

Study for Portrait of W S Robinson, 1952 William Dobell

Portrait, oil on board

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

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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

William Robertson and Martha Mary Robertson, 1863 William Edward Kilburn
William Robertson and Martha Mary Robertson, 1863 William Edward Kilburn
William Robertson and Martha Mary Robertson, 1863 William Edward Kilburn

William Robertson and Martha Mary Robertson, 1863 William Edward Kilburn

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

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

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

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.

Self Portrait #1, 1992 by William Yang

William Yang Australian Chinese

Previous exhibition, 2001

William Yang's art is about the telling of stories, his work is an intriguing mixture of philosophy, autobiography, social history and documentary imbued with a sense of the artist's own curiosity, humanity and humour

The gang, 1977

Lust for life

Magazine article by William Yang, 2008

Celebrated Sydney-based photographer and performer William Yang was commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery to produce a new performance work that premiered at the opening of the Gallery's new building.

Self portrait, 1870 William H. Bardwell
Self portrait, 1870 William H. Bardwell
Self portrait, 1870 William H. Bardwell

Self portrait, 1870 William H. Bardwell

Portrait, albumen silver carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

William Ashton, c. 1940s Max Dupain
William Ashton, c. 1940s Max Dupain
William Ashton, c. 1940s Max Dupain

William Ashton, c. 1940s 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

William Dobell, 1942 Max Dupain
William Dobell, 1942 Max Dupain
William Dobell, 1942 Max Dupain

William Dobell, 1942 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

William Dobell, 1943 Max Dupain
William Dobell, 1943 Max Dupain
William Dobell, 1943 Max Dupain

William Dobell, 1943 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 William Charles Windeyer, 1892 Tom Roberts
Sir William Charles Windeyer, 1892 Tom Roberts
Sir William Charles Windeyer, 1892 Tom Roberts

Sir William Charles Windeyer, 1892 Tom Roberts

Portrait, oil on canvas

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

Mel Gibson, 1982 William Yang
Mel Gibson, 1982 William Yang
Mel Gibson, 1982 William Yang

Mel Gibson, 1982 William Yang

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

Boardman, Lake Macquarie tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough
Boardman, Lake Macquarie tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough
Boardman, Lake Macquarie tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough

Boardman, Lake Macquarie tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough

Portrait, lithographic print on paper

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

Punch, wife of Cullabaa, Broken Bay tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough
Punch, wife of Cullabaa, Broken Bay tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough
Punch, wife of Cullabaa, Broken Bay tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough

Punch, wife of Cullabaa, Broken Bay tribe, 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

Dr J.R. Vickery, O.B.E., 1967 William Pidgeon
Dr J.R. Vickery, O.B.E., 1967 William Pidgeon
Dr J.R. Vickery, O.B.E., 1967 William Pidgeon

Dr J.R. Vickery, O.B.E., 1967 William Pidgeon

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the CSIRO Agriculture and Food Division 2017

Toby, Broken Bay tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough
Toby, Broken Bay tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough
Toby, Broken Bay tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough

Toby, Broken Bay tribe, 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

Tommy, Broken Bay tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough
Tommy, Broken Bay tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough
Tommy, Broken Bay tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough

Tommy, Broken Bay tribe, 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

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

Bungaree, late chief of the Broken Bay tribe, Sydney, 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

Cullabaa, native of Lake George, Five Islands tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough
Cullabaa, native of Lake George, Five Islands tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough
Cullabaa, native of Lake George, Five Islands tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough

Cullabaa, native of Lake George, Five Islands tribe, 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

Jemmy, Newcastle tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough
Jemmy, Newcastle tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough
Jemmy, Newcastle tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough

Jemmy, Newcastle tribe, 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

Mary, Botany Bay tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough
Mary, Botany Bay tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough
Mary, Botany Bay tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough

Mary, Botany Bay tribe, 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

Mickie, Lake Macquarie, Newcastle tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough
Mickie, Lake Macquarie, Newcastle tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough
Mickie, Lake Macquarie, Newcastle tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough

Mickie, Lake Macquarie, Newcastle tribe, 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

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

William Robertson junior, c.1857 Conway Hart
William Robertson junior, c.1857 Conway Hart
William Robertson junior, c.1857 Conway Hart

William Robertson junior, c.1857 Conway Hart

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Interview with William Yang video: 2 minutes

Patrick White by William Yang

Portrait story

An interview with photographer William Yang who recalls his encounters with the author Patrick White.

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 Barak at work on a drawing at Coranderrk, 1902 Johannes Heyer
William Barak at work on a drawing at Coranderrk, 1902 Johannes Heyer
William Barak at work on a drawing at Coranderrk, 1902 Johannes Heyer

William Barak at work on a drawing at Coranderrk, 1902 Johannes Heyer

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph, sepia toned on paper

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

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

William Charles Wentworth, 1854 Thomas Woolner

Portrait, cast bronze relief medallion

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Simpson family in memory of Caroline Simpson OAM 2008
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

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

Sir William Francis Drummond Jervois, Governor of South Australia, 1881 Solomon Studios
Sir William Francis Drummond Jervois, Governor of South Australia, 1881 Solomon Studios
Sir William Francis Drummond Jervois, Governor of South Australia, 1881 Solomon Studios

Sir William Francis Drummond Jervois, Governor of South Australia, 1881 Solomon Studios

Portrait, albumen silver photograph on cabinet card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

In memory of the Rev William Hill, 1869 Charles Wherrett
In memory of the Rev William Hill, 1869 Charles Wherrett
In memory of the Rev William Hill, 1869 Charles Wherrett

In memory of the Rev William Hill, 1869 Charles Wherrett

Portrait, albumen silver carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Self portrait with pug, 2009 by William Robinson
QUT Art Collection
Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by William Robinson, 2015

William Robinson

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William Saurin Lyster, (mid to late 1860s) Davies & Co
William Saurin Lyster, (mid to late 1860s) Davies & Co
William Saurin Lyster, (mid to late 1860s) Davies & Co

William Saurin Lyster, (mid to late 1860s) Davies & Co

Portrait, albumen silver carte de visite

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

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

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

William Dakin, c. 1943 Gervaise Purcell
William Dakin, c. 1943 Gervaise Purcell
William Dakin, c. 1943 Gervaise Purcell

William Dakin, c. 1943 Gervaise Purcell

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Leigh Purcell 2012

William Dobell, Potts Point, Sydney, 1960 (printed 2000) David Moore
William Dobell, Potts Point, Sydney, 1960 (printed 2000) David Moore
William Dobell, Potts Point, Sydney, 1960 (printed 2000) David Moore

William Dobell, Potts Point, Sydney, 1960 (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

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

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

William Lanne, 1866 (printed 1890s) Charles Woolley
William Lanne, 1866 (printed 1890s) Charles Woolley
William Lanne, 1866 (printed 1890s) Charles Woolley

William Lanne, 1866 (printed 1890s) Charles Woolley

Portrait, glass plate negative

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

Sir William Dobell Louis Kahan
Sir William Dobell Louis Kahan
Sir William Dobell Louis Kahan

Sir William Dobell, Louis Kahan

Portrait, fibre-tipped pen and pen and ink on paper

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

William Robinson, 1994 Greg Weight
William Robinson, 1994 Greg Weight
William Robinson, 1994 Greg Weight

William Robinson, 1994 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

William Dampier, c. 1780 unknown artist after Thomas Murray
William Dampier, c. 1780 unknown artist after Thomas Murray
William Dampier, c. 1780 unknown artist after Thomas Murray

William Dampier, c. 1780 unknown artist after Thomas Murray

Portrait, copper-line engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

William Hodges Esq. RA, 1792 Richard Westall
William Hodges Esq. RA, 1792 Richard Westall
William Hodges Esq. RA, 1792 Richard Westall

William Hodges Esq. RA, 1792 Richard Westall

Portrait, engraving on paper

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

William - Aspendale, 1966 (printed 2015) Lazar Krum
William - Aspendale, 1966 (printed 2015) Lazar Krum
William - Aspendale, 1966 (printed 2015) Lazar Krum

William - Aspendale, 1966 (printed 2015) Lazar Krum

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2015

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

Portrait of William Manning, c. 1821 Henry Bone

Portrait, enamel on copper plate

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

Reverend William Singleton, 1866 George Perry
Reverend William Singleton, 1866 George Perry
Reverend William Singleton, 1866 George Perry

Reverend William Singleton, 1866 George Perry

Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

William Charles Wentworth -The Australian Patriot, c. 1870 an unknown artist
William Charles Wentworth -The Australian Patriot, c. 1870 an unknown artist
William Charles Wentworth -The Australian Patriot, c. 1870 an unknown artist

William Charles Wentworth -The Australian Patriot, c. 1870 an unknown artist

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Dr Edward MacMahon, 1959 William Dobell
Dr Edward MacMahon, 1959 William Dobell
Dr Edward MacMahon, 1959 William Dobell

Dr Edward MacMahon, 1959 William Dobell

Portrait, oil on masonite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the MacMahon family in affectionate memory of Edward MacMahon and William Dobell 2015
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Edward Knox, c. 1927-29 W B McInnes
Edward Knox, c. 1927-29 W B McInnes
Edward Knox, c. 1927-29 W B McInnes

Edward Knox, c. 1927-29 W B McInnes

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mrs Caroline Philippa Parker 2005
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Sketch for Prime Minister Robert Menzies, 1960 William Dobell
Sketch for Prime Minister Robert Menzies, 1960 William Dobell
Sketch for Prime Minister Robert Menzies, 1960 William Dobell

Sketch for Prime Minister Robert Menzies, 1960 William Dobell

Portrait, watercolour and gouache on paper

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

Kate Fitzpatrick, 1983 William Yang
Kate Fitzpatrick, 1983 William Yang
Kate Fitzpatrick, 1983 William Yang

Kate Fitzpatrick, 1983 William Yang

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

King Barak, last of the Yarra Tribe, 1899

Barak, respected elder

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2009

Dr Christopher Chapman looks at the life of Wurundjeri elder William Barak through the portrait painted by Victor de Pury in 1899.

Patrick White, 1980 William Yang
Patrick White, 1980 William Yang
Patrick White, 1980 William Yang

Patrick White, 1980 William Yang

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1998

A Sydney family, 1840s

The house, the horse, the wife and the offspring

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2009

Joanna Gilmour writes about the portraiture of the colonial artist William Nicholas.

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

Sir Hudson Fysh, 1950 William Dobell

Portrait, oil on composition board

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

Martin Sharp, 1980 William Yang
Martin Sharp, 1980 William Yang
Martin Sharp, 1980 William Yang

Martin Sharp, 1980 William Yang

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

Billy Hughes, n.d. Will Dyson
Billy Hughes, n.d. Will Dyson
Billy Hughes, n.d. Will Dyson

Billy Hughes, n.d. Will Dyson

Portrait, pen and ink wash on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

"Fairie" A W Cox (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1910 Sir Leslie Ward
"Fairie" A W Cox (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1910 Sir Leslie Ward
"Fairie" A W Cox (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1910 Sir Leslie Ward

"Fairie" A W Cox (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1910 Sir Leslie Ward

Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

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

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

Henry Lawson, c.1915 William Johnson

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

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

Henry Lawson, c.1915 William Johnson

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Judy Davis, 1981 William Yang
Judy Davis, 1981 William Yang
Judy Davis, 1981 William Yang

Judy Davis, 1981 William Yang

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1998

Lord Kitchener, n.d. William Howitt
Lord Kitchener, n.d. William Howitt
Lord Kitchener, n.d. William Howitt

Lord Kitchener, n.d. William Howitt

Portrait, carved Jarrah

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

Gooseberry, widow of King Bungaree, 1836 William Fernyhough
Gooseberry, widow of King Bungaree, 1836 William Fernyhough
Gooseberry, widow of King Bungaree, 1836 William Fernyhough

Gooseberry, widow of King Bungaree, 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

Portrait of William Manning, c.1821 by Henry Bone

Of beef in burgundy

Magazine article by Angus Trumble, 2017

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

William Charles Wentworth -The Australian Patriot, c. 1870 an unknown artist

The Wentworths – Hidden in Plain Sight

Magazine article by Grace Carroll, 2015

Grace Carroll on the gendered world of the Wentworths.

Reverend Nathaniel Kinsman, c.1880 William B. Latimer
Reverend Nathaniel Kinsman, c.1880 William B. Latimer
Reverend Nathaniel Kinsman, c.1880 William B. Latimer

Reverend Nathaniel Kinsman, c.1880 William B. Latimer

Portrait, albumen silver carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

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

Mutiny on the Bounty (The Mutineers turning Lieutenant Bligh and part of the officers and crew adrift from His Majesty's Ship the Bounty), 1790 Robert Dodd

High & Bligh

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2008

Joanna Gilmour explores the 1790 portrait of William Bligh by Robert Dodd.

Mutiny on the Bounty (The Mutineers turning Lieutenant Bligh and part of the officers and crew adrift from His Majesty's Ship the Bounty), 1790 Robert Dodd
Mutiny on the Bounty (The Mutineers turning Lieutenant Bligh and part of the officers and crew adrift from His Majesty's Ship the Bounty), 1790 Robert Dodd
Mutiny on the Bounty (The Mutineers turning Lieutenant Bligh and part of the officers and crew adrift from His Majesty's Ship the Bounty), 1790 Robert Dodd

Mutiny on the Bounty (The Mutineers turning Lieutenant Bligh and part of the officers and crew adrift from His Majesty's Ship the Bounty), 1790 Robert Dodd

Portrait, aquatint engraving on paper

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

Dr Edward MacMahon, 1959 by William Dobell

Bill and Ted's excellent portrait.

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2016

Sarah Engledow on Messrs Dobell and MacMahon and the art of friendship.

Thomas Pennant, c. 1790 William Ridley
Thomas Pennant, c. 1790 William Ridley
Thomas Pennant, c. 1790 William Ridley

Thomas Pennant, c. 1790 William Ridley

Portrait, stipple engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Chinese giant Chonkwicsee and companion, 1876 Arthur William Burman
Chinese giant Chonkwicsee and companion, 1876 Arthur William Burman
Chinese giant Chonkwicsee and companion, 1876 Arthur William Burman

Chinese giant Chonkwicsee and companion, 1876 Arthur William Burman

Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

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

Henry Lawson, 1915 William Johnson

Portrait, silver gelatin photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Bill Northam, 1964 (printed 2004) Robin Smith
Bill Northam, 1964 (printed 2004) Robin Smith
Bill Northam, 1964 (printed 2004) Robin Smith

Bill Northam, 1964 (printed 2004) Robin Smith

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2004

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

Robert Carter, c.1910 William Johnson
Robert Carter, c.1910 William Johnson
Robert Carter, c.1910 William Johnson

Robert Carter, c.1910 William Johnson

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on grey cardboard

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

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

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

Bill Worrall, Five Islands tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough
Bill Worrall, Five Islands tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough
Bill Worrall, Five Islands tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough

Bill Worrall, Five Islands tribe, 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

Sir Joseph Banks, 1802 William Ridley
Sir Joseph Banks, 1802 William Ridley
Sir Joseph Banks, 1802 William Ridley

Sir Joseph Banks, 1802 William Ridley

Portrait, engraving on paper

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

The Billy Book, 1918 David Low
The Billy Book, 1918 David Low
The Billy Book, 1918 David Low

The Billy Book, 1918 David Low

Portrait, book

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Suzie Campbell 2001

Alice Want, 1853 William Nicholas
Alice Want, 1853 William Nicholas
Alice Want, 1853 William Nicholas

Alice Want, 1853 William Nicholas

Portrait, pencil and watercolour on paper

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

At the Pantechnetheca, Exhibition, Eastern Arcade, Dominick Sonsee, the smallest man in the world, c. 1880 William Burman
At the Pantechnetheca, Exhibition, Eastern Arcade, Dominick Sonsee, the smallest man in the world, c. 1880 William Burman
At the Pantechnetheca, Exhibition, Eastern Arcade, Dominick Sonsee, the smallest man in the world, c. 1880 William Burman

At the Pantechnetheca, Exhibition, Eastern Arcade, Dominick Sonsee, the smallest man in the world, c. 1880 William Burman

Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

William Lanne, c. 1866 Charles Woolley, J.W. Beattie
William Lanne, c. 1866 Charles Woolley, J.W. Beattie
William Lanne, c. 1866 Charles Woolley, J.W. Beattie

William Lanne, c. 1866 Charles Woolley, J.W. Beattie

Portrait, albumen silver photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by
Allanah Dopson & Nicholas Heyward 2009

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.

William St Leonards Robertson and the Oxford boat race crew, early 1880s Hills & Saunders
William St Leonards Robertson and the Oxford boat race crew, early 1880s Hills & Saunders
William St Leonards Robertson and the Oxford boat race crew, early 1880s Hills & Saunders

William St Leonards Robertson and the Oxford boat race crew, early 1880s Hills & Saunders

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

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

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

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

Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite

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

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

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

Portrait, watercolour on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

William McMahon, 1973 Victor Greenhalgh
William McMahon, 1973 Victor Greenhalgh
William McMahon, 1973 Victor Greenhalgh

William McMahon, 1973 Victor Greenhalgh

Portrait, ciment fondue

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

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
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
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

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

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

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

Sir William 'Billy' McMahon Louis Kahan
Sir William 'Billy' McMahon Louis Kahan
Sir William 'Billy' McMahon Louis Kahan

Sir William 'Billy' McMahon, 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 Macfarlane Burnet, 1960-61 William Dargie

Picture this...

Magazine article by Andrew Sayers AM, 2003

This edited version of a speech by Andrew Sayers examines some of the antecedents of the National Portrait Gallery and set out the ideas behind the modern Gallery and its collection.

Billy McMahon, 1972 Frank Hinder
Billy McMahon, 1972 Frank Hinder
Billy McMahon, 1972 Frank Hinder

Billy McMahon, 1972 Frank Hinder

Portrait, fibre-tipped pen, wash on paper

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

Billy Hughes bottle stopper, undated Mashman Bros. Ltd.
Billy Hughes bottle stopper, undated Mashman Bros. Ltd.
Billy Hughes bottle stopper, undated Mashman Bros. Ltd.

Billy Hughes bottle stopper, undated Mashman Bros. Ltd.

Portrait, ceramic and cork

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Sir Charles Lloyd Jones, 1951 William Dobell
Sir Charles Lloyd Jones, 1951 William Dobell
Sir Charles Lloyd Jones, 1951 William Dobell

Sir Charles Lloyd Jones, 1951 William Dobell

Portrait, oil on composition board

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

Clara Crosbie, c. 1885 Arthur William Burman
Clara Crosbie, c. 1885 Arthur William Burman
Clara Crosbie, c. 1885 Arthur William Burman

Clara Crosbie, c. 1885 Arthur William Burman

Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John McPhee 2018

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

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

Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Omai, 1777 William Hodges, James Caldwall
Omai, 1777 William Hodges, James Caldwall
Omai, 1777 William Hodges, James Caldwall

Omai, 1777 William Hodges, James Caldwall

Portrait, copper-line engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Captain W Kinghorne, 1834 Thomas James Lempriere

The bright-eyed Mariner

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2008
A new colonial portrait brings a zealous captain near.
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

E. W. Knox, 1933 Lyndon Dadswell
E. W. Knox, 1933 Lyndon Dadswell
E. W. Knox, 1933 Lyndon Dadswell

E. W. Knox, 1933 Lyndon Dadswell

Portrait, cast plaster, painted

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Peter and Susan Dadswell 2015

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

Willie Edward Harney, aged 18, c.1913 an unknown artist
Willie Edward Harney, aged 18, c.1913 an unknown artist
Willie Edward Harney, aged 18, c.1913 an unknown artist

Willie Edward Harney, aged 18, c.1913 an unknown artist

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Sir George Grey, Governor of New Zealand, 1861 William-Wolfe Alais
Sir George Grey, Governor of New Zealand, 1861 William-Wolfe Alais
Sir George Grey, Governor of New Zealand, 1861 William-Wolfe Alais

Sir George Grey, Governor of New Zealand, 1861 William-Wolfe Alais

Portrait, engraving on paper

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

Willie Edward Harney, aged 18, c.1913 an unknown artist
Willie Edward Harney, aged 18, c.1913 an unknown artist
Willie Edward Harney, aged 18, c.1913 an unknown artist

Willie Edward Harney, aged 18, c.1913 an unknown artist

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

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Sir James Forrest, 1978 William Boissevain

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Alcoa World Alumina Australia 2005
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

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

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

William Hardy Wilson at Purulia, Warrawee, 1921 (printed by Max Dupain 1981) Harold Cazneaux, Max Dupain
William Hardy Wilson at Purulia, Warrawee, 1921 (printed by Max Dupain 1981) Harold Cazneaux, Max Dupain
William Hardy Wilson at Purulia, Warrawee, 1921 (printed by Max Dupain 1981) Harold Cazneaux, Max Dupain

William Hardy Wilson at Purulia, Warrawee, 1921 (printed by Max Dupain 1981) Harold Cazneaux, Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Opera [Mr William Saurin Lyster] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1874 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times
Opera [Mr William Saurin Lyster] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1874 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times
Opera [Mr William Saurin Lyster] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1874 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times

Opera [Mr William Saurin Lyster] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1874 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

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

William Howitt, n.d. an unknown artist
William Howitt, n.d. an unknown artist
William Howitt, n.d. an unknown artist

William Howitt, n.d. an unknown artist

Portrait, engraving on paper

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

William Jackson Hooker, 1851 Thomas Herbert Maguire
William Jackson Hooker, 1851 Thomas Herbert Maguire
William Jackson Hooker, 1851 Thomas Herbert Maguire

William Jackson Hooker, 1851 Thomas Herbert Maguire

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

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

William Henry Harvey, c.1850 Thomas Herbert Maguire

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

A Politician. "He is a Terror to Dummies' [Sir William Foster Stawell, Chief Justice of Victoria] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1873 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times
A Politician. "He is a Terror to Dummies' [Sir William Foster Stawell, Chief Justice of Victoria] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1873 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times
A Politician. "He is a Terror to Dummies' [Sir William Foster Stawell, Chief Justice of Victoria] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1873 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times

A Politician. "He is a Terror to Dummies' [Sir William Foster Stawell, Chief Justice of Victoria] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1873 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

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

Captain W Kinghorne, 1834 Thomas James Lempriere
Captain W Kinghorne, 1834 Thomas James Lempriere
Captain W Kinghorne, 1834 Thomas James Lempriere

Captain W Kinghorne, 1834 Thomas James Lempriere

Portrait, oil on canvas

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

Portrait of Mr W.M. Hughes, Prime Minister of Australia, 1916 J.H. Barratt & Co. Ltd, Stoke-on-Trent
Portrait of Mr W.M. Hughes, Prime Minister of Australia, 1916 J.H. Barratt & Co. Ltd, Stoke-on-Trent
Portrait of Mr W.M. Hughes, Prime Minister of Australia, 1916 J.H. Barratt & Co. Ltd, Stoke-on-Trent

Portrait of Mr W.M. Hughes, Prime Minister of Australia, 1916 J.H. Barratt & Co. Ltd, Stoke-on-Trent

Portrait, photographic image on glazed ceramic tile

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ian Ross 2001

The Right Honourable Lord Viscount Melbourne, 1839 Charles Turner after Sir George Hayter
The Right Honourable Lord Viscount Melbourne, 1839 Charles Turner after Sir George Hayter
The Right Honourable Lord Viscount Melbourne, 1839 Charles Turner after Sir George Hayter

The Right Honourable Lord Viscount Melbourne, 1839 Charles Turner after Sir George Hayter

Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Sir Joseph Banks, 1811 William Daniell after George Dance
Sir Joseph Banks, 1811 William Daniell after George Dance
Sir Joseph Banks, 1811 William Daniell after George Dance

Sir Joseph Banks, 1811 William Daniell after George Dance

Portrait, soft ground etching on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

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

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

Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

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

Field Marshal the Lord Birdwood, 1938 Barbara Tribe
Field Marshal the Lord Birdwood, 1938 Barbara Tribe
Field Marshal the Lord Birdwood, 1938 Barbara Tribe

Field Marshal the Lord Birdwood, 1938 Barbara Tribe

Portrait, cast plaster, patinated

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Estate of the late Barbara Tribe 2009

Joseph Banks, 1774 Sir Joshua Reynolds, William Dickinson
Joseph Banks, 1774 Sir Joshua Reynolds, William Dickinson
Joseph Banks, 1774 Sir Joshua Reynolds, William Dickinson

Joseph Banks, 1774 Sir Joshua Reynolds, William Dickinson

Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Alexander Dalrymple, 1809 George Dance, William Daniell
Alexander Dalrymple, 1809 George Dance, William Daniell
Alexander Dalrymple, 1809 George Dance, William Daniell

Alexander Dalrymple, 1809 George Dance, William Daniell

Portrait, soft ground etching on paper

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

Alfred Stephen, 1885 William Macleod after Newman
Alfred Stephen, 1885 William Macleod after Newman
Alfred Stephen, 1885 William Macleod after Newman

Alfred Stephen, 1885 William Macleod after Newman

Portrait, tinted lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

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

Professor David of Antarctic Expedition, c.1910 an unknown artist
Professor David of Antarctic Expedition, c.1910 an unknown artist
Professor David of Antarctic Expedition, c.1910 an unknown artist

Professor David of Antarctic Expedition, c.1910 an unknown artist

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 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

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

TW Edgeworth David and Vilhjalmur Stefansson, 1924 May Moore
TW Edgeworth David and Vilhjalmur Stefansson, 1924 May Moore
TW Edgeworth David and Vilhjalmur Stefansson, 1924 May Moore

TW Edgeworth David and Vilhjalmur Stefansson, 1924 May Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

William Lamb, Baron Melbourne, 1832 Sir Thomas Lawrence, Samuel Freeman, Fisher, Son & Co London
William Lamb, Baron Melbourne, 1832 Sir Thomas Lawrence, Samuel Freeman, Fisher, Son & Co London
William Lamb, Baron Melbourne, 1832 Sir Thomas Lawrence, Samuel Freeman, Fisher, Son & Co London

William Lamb, Baron Melbourne, 1832 Sir Thomas Lawrence, Samuel Freeman, Fisher, Son & Co London

Portrait, engraving on paper

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

Elizabeth Rouse (copy of drawing by William Griffith), c. 1847 an unknown artist, William Griffith
Elizabeth Rouse (copy of drawing by William Griffith), c. 1847 an unknown artist, William Griffith
Elizabeth Rouse (copy of drawing by William Griffith), c. 1847 an unknown artist, William Griffith

Elizabeth Rouse (copy of drawing by William Griffith), c. 1847 an unknown artist, William Griffith

Portrait, pencil and watercolour on paper laid on cardboard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Pamela Glasson 2012
Collected by Leila Haigh (nee Rouse)

General Birdwood, the Idol of Anzac, taking a dip in the sea after a hard days work 1915

In the thick of it

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2010

Projecting the splendour of the empire, and the resolve of its subjects, the bust of William Birdwood keeps a stiff upper lip in the National Portrait Gallery.

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

The importance of being bearded

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2012

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

The Right Honourable Viscount Keppel, Admiral of the White Squadron, 1802 George Romney, William Ridley, Bunney & Gold
The Right Honourable Viscount Keppel, Admiral of the White Squadron, 1802 George Romney, William Ridley, Bunney & Gold
The Right Honourable Viscount Keppel, Admiral of the White Squadron, 1802 George Romney, William Ridley, Bunney & Gold

The Right Honourable Viscount Keppel, Admiral of the White Squadron, 1802 George Romney, William Ridley, Bunney & Gold

Portrait, engraving on paper

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

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

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

Portrait, albumen silver photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2006

Sir Joseph Banks, 1810 Sir Thomas Lawrence, William Evans, Anthony Cardon
Sir Joseph Banks, 1810 Sir Thomas Lawrence, William Evans, Anthony Cardon
Sir Joseph Banks, 1810 Sir Thomas Lawrence, William Evans, Anthony Cardon

Sir Joseph Banks, 1810 Sir Thomas Lawrence, William Evans, Anthony Cardon

Portrait, engraving on paper

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

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

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

Portrait, coloured chalk with black ink highlight on artist board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2019

The 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

Sir Charles Lloyd Jones, 1951 William Dobell

Home and away

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2009

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

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.

Captain James Cook, 1837 Nathaniel Dance, William Holl, Fisher, Son & Co London
Captain James Cook, 1837 Nathaniel Dance, William Holl, Fisher, Son & Co London
Captain James Cook, 1837 Nathaniel Dance, William Holl, Fisher, Son & Co London

Captain James Cook, 1837 Nathaniel Dance, William Holl, Fisher, Son & Co London

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

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

Patrick Moran, Bishop of Sydney, c.1886 H.B. Hall's Sons, Picturesque Atlas Publishing Co after William Macleod
Patrick Moran, Bishop of Sydney, c.1886 H.B. Hall's Sons, Picturesque Atlas Publishing Co after William Macleod
Patrick Moran, Bishop of Sydney, c.1886 H.B. Hall's Sons, Picturesque Atlas Publishing Co after William Macleod

Patrick Moran, Bishop of Sydney, c.1886 H.B. Hall's Sons, Picturesque Atlas Publishing Co after William Macleod

Portrait, steel engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

Captain James Cook from the original in the Naval Gallery, Greenwich Hospital, c. 1837 Nathaniel Dance, William Holl, Peter Jackson, London & Paris
Captain James Cook from the original in the Naval Gallery, Greenwich Hospital, c. 1837 Nathaniel Dance, William Holl, Peter Jackson, London & Paris
Captain James Cook from the original in the Naval Gallery, Greenwich Hospital, c. 1837 Nathaniel Dance, William Holl, Peter Jackson, London & Paris

Captain James Cook from the original in the Naval Gallery, Greenwich Hospital, c. 1837 Nathaniel Dance, William Holl, Peter Jackson, London & Paris

Portrait, engraving on paper

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

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

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

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

Billy Hughes paperweight, n.d. an unknown artist
Billy Hughes paperweight, n.d. an unknown artist
Billy Hughes paperweight, n.d. an unknown artist

Billy Hughes paperweight, n.d. an unknown artist

Portrait, cast iron, painted

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ric Techow and Jenny Techow-Coleman in memory of Roy and Bet Techow 2001

Edward Knox Jnr and Thomas Forster Knox., c. 1855 an unknown artist
Edward Knox Jnr and Thomas Forster Knox., c. 1855 an unknown artist
Edward Knox Jnr and Thomas Forster Knox., c. 1855 an unknown artist

Edward Knox Jnr and Thomas Forster Knox., c. 1855 an unknown artist

Portrait, daguerreotype

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Dr Peter Halliday in memory of Norah Knox 2010

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

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

Portrait, engraving on paper

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

William St Leonards Robertson (standing) beside an unidentified man, early 1880s an unknown artist
William St Leonards Robertson (standing) beside an unidentified man, early 1880s an unknown artist
William St Leonards Robertson (standing) beside an unidentified man, early 1880s an unknown artist

William St Leonards Robertson (standing) beside an unidentified man, early 1880s 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

Theresa and James Laidley Mort, 1844 William Nicholas
Theresa and James Laidley Mort, 1844 William Nicholas
Theresa and James Laidley Mort, 1844 William Nicholas

Theresa and James Laidley Mort, 1844 William Nicholas

Portrait, watercolour and gouache on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Mort family 2009

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

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

Portrait, steel engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

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

William Charles Windeyer, (1850s) an unknown artist
William Charles Windeyer, (1850s) an unknown artist
William Charles Windeyer, (1850s) an unknown artist

William Charles Windeyer, (1850s) an unknown artist

Portrait, daguerreotype

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Windeyer family 2009

William Charles Windeyer, 1856 an unknown artist
William Charles Windeyer, 1856 an unknown artist
William Charles Windeyer, 1856 an unknown artist

William Charles Windeyer, 1856 an unknown artist

Portrait, daguerreotype

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Windeyer family 2009

Lister Lister Crown Studios
Lister Lister Crown Studios
Lister Lister Crown Studios

Lister Lister, Crown Studios

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 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

Sir William Charles Windeyer, 1892 Tom Roberts

Private virtues public lives

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2010

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

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.

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

William Charles Windeyer aged six, 1840 an unknown artist
William Charles Windeyer aged six, 1840 an unknown artist
William Charles Windeyer aged six, 1840 an unknown artist

William Charles Windeyer aged six, 1840 an unknown artist

Portrait, watercolour on ivory

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

'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

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

Albert Namatjira, 1958 William Dargie

Sir William Dargie A Ninetieth Birthday Tribute

Previous exhibition, 2002

As a tribute to Sir William Dargie's singular contribution to Australian art and cultural institutions, and on the occasion of his birthday, The Australian War Memorial, Parliament House and the National Portrait Gallery will mount exhibitions of his work between May and October

Portrait 9 September - November 2003

Magazine

This issue of Portrait Magazine features Deborah Mailman, the Presence and Absence exhibition of portrait sculpture, Sir William Dargie and more.

William Dobell, 1942 Max Dupain

A Tribute to William Dobell

Previous exhibition, 1999

Adapted from A Tribute to William Dobell an exhibition presented by the Australian National University's Drill Hall Gallery in association with the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation, The National Gallery of Australia, and the Australian War Memorial. Dobell is of course, celebrated for his achievements in portraiture, winning the Archibald prize (1943, 1948 and 1959), the Wynne Prize (1948), and representing Australia at the 1954 Venice Biennale. Curator Mary Eagle concludes her essay in the catalogue of the exhibition thus, "Overall I see a dissonance in Dobell’s art and life

Richard Rouse (copy of drawing by William Griffith), c.1847 an unknown artist
Richard Rouse (copy of drawing by William Griffith), c.1847 an unknown artist
Richard Rouse (copy of drawing by William Griffith), c.1847 an unknown artist

Richard Rouse (copy of drawing by William Griffith), c.1847 an unknown artist

Portrait, pencil, ink and watercolour on paper

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

Lady Knox, c. 1927-29 W B McInnes
Lady Knox, c. 1927-29 W B McInnes
Lady Knox, c. 1927-29 W B McInnes

Lady Knox, c. 1927-29 W B McInnes

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mrs Caroline Philippa Parker 2005
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Sir Charles Kingsford Smith and Captain Charles Ulm, 1961 William Dargie

The Wonder Years

Magazine article by Sarah Hill, 2001

Sarah Hill introduces the portrait busts of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith and Captain Charles Ulm by Enid Fleming.

Sir Charles Kingsford Smith and Captain Charles Ulm, 1961 William Dargie

Extraordinary airmen make aviation history

Passion

Charles is my wingman

Portrait 29 September - November 2008

Magazine

This issue of Portrait Magazine includes William Bligh, Lionel Rose, Richard Larter, Layne Beachley, William Yang and more.

Summer 1986 Janet Dawson

Petite beauty marries gentle giant

Passion

Books, beets and heat

William Bligh, c. 1776 John Webber

Image downloads William Bligh

Welcome home, Captain Bligh

Hi-resolution images for media representatives, password required.

William Beckwith McInnes Gordon Furlee Brown
William Beckwith McInnes Gordon Furlee Brown
William Beckwith McInnes Gordon Furlee Brown

William Beckwith McInnes, Gordon Furlee Brown

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Self portrait, c. 1952 Janet Dawson
Self portrait, c. 1952 Janet Dawson
Self portrait, c. 1952 Janet Dawson

Self portrait, c. 1952 Janet Dawson

Portrait, oil on cardboard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2000

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

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

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

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.

William Barak at work on a drawing at Coranderrk, 1902 Johannes Heyer

The Reflecting Eye Portraits of Australian Visual Artists

Touring exhibition, 1996

As the first National Portrait Gallery travelling exhibition, The reflecting eye: portraits of Australian visual artists represents an important milestone in the history of Australia's National Portrait Gallery.

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

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

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

Portrait, oil on canvas

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

Study of Archbishop Daniel Mannix, 1962 Clifton Pugh
Study of Archbishop Daniel Mannix, 1962 Clifton Pugh
Study of Archbishop Daniel Mannix, 1962 Clifton Pugh

Study of Archbishop Daniel Mannix, 1962 Clifton Pugh

Portrait, oil on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

Portrait 46 Spring/Summer 2013

Magazine

This issue features Richard Avedon, Tracey Moffatt, Indigenous portraiture, William Kentridge, roller derby and more.

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 32 June - August 2009

Magazine

This issue features Vanity Fair, Nancy Bird Walton, William Barak, Sidney Kidman, Benjamin Duterrau's portraits of the Indigenous peoples of Tasmania, and more.

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

Sir Charles Kingsford Smith and Captain Charles Ulm, 1961 William Dargie

Uncommon Australians Towards an Australian Portrait Gallery

Previous exhibition, 1992

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

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

Empire records

Magazine article by Kylie Scroope, 2011

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

Leura Dowling, c. 1861 an unknown artist
Leura Dowling, c. 1861 an unknown artist
Leura Dowling, c. 1861 an unknown artist

Leura Dowling, c. 1861 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

Maria Jane Dowling, c. 1862 an unknown artist
Maria Jane Dowling, c. 1862 an unknown artist
Maria Jane Dowling, c. 1862 an unknown artist

Maria Jane Dowling, c. 1862 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

Dowling family portrait [Selina, Jane, Leura and Elizabeth (Bessie) Dowling, c. 1862 an unknown artist
Dowling family portrait [Selina, Jane, Leura and Elizabeth (Bessie) Dowling, c. 1862 an unknown artist
Dowling family portrait [Selina, Jane, Leura and Elizabeth (Bessie) Dowling, c. 1862 an unknown artist

Dowling family portrait [Selina, Jane, Leura and Elizabeth (Bessie) Dowling, c. 1862 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

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

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

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

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

Full-size preparatory study for the portrait of Leo Schofield, 2001 Brent Harris
Full-size preparatory study for the portrait of Leo Schofield, 2001 Brent Harris
Full-size preparatory study for the portrait of Leo Schofield, 2001 Brent Harris

Full-size preparatory study for the portrait of Leo Schofield, 2001 Brent Harris

Portrait, gouache on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Angela Nevill, Nevill Keating Pictures Ltd, in memory of William Keating 2001

Preparatory study for the portrait of Leo Schofield No. 2, 2001 Brent Harris
Preparatory study for the portrait of Leo Schofield No. 2, 2001 Brent Harris
Preparatory study for the portrait of Leo Schofield No. 2, 2001 Brent Harris

Preparatory study for the portrait of Leo Schofield No. 2, 2001 Brent Harris

Portrait, coloured pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Angela Nevill, Nevill Keating Pictures Ltd, in memory of William Keating 2001

Preparatory study for the portrait of Leo Schofield No.1, 2001 Brent Harris
Preparatory study for the portrait of Leo Schofield No.1, 2001 Brent Harris
Preparatory study for the portrait of Leo Schofield No.1, 2001 Brent Harris

Preparatory study for the portrait of Leo Schofield No.1, 2001 Brent Harris

Portrait, coloured pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Angela Nevill, Nevill Keating Pictures Ltd, in memory of William Keating 2001

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

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.

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

Lillie Langtry, c. 1885 W & D Downey
Lillie Langtry, c. 1885 W & D Downey
Lillie Langtry, c. 1885 W & D Downey

Lillie Langtry, c. 1885 W & D Downey

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

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

Martha Mary Robertson, 1866 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co

Portrait, albumen photograph on carte de visite

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

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.

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

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.

Dr. Arthur Martin a'Beckett, c.1840 an unknown artist
Dr. Arthur Martin a'Beckett, c.1840 an unknown artist
Dr. Arthur Martin a'Beckett, c.1840 an unknown artist

Dr. Arthur Martin a'Beckett, c.1840 an unknown artist

Portrait, pastel on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

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

Dr. Arthur Martin a'Beckett, 1845 Charles Abraham
Dr. Arthur Martin a'Beckett, 1845 Charles Abraham
Dr. Arthur Martin a'Beckett, 1845 Charles Abraham

Dr. Arthur Martin a'Beckett, 1845 Charles Abraham

Portrait, cast plaster

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

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

James Oswald Fairfax, c. 1991 Bryan Westwood

The Fairfax Gift

Magazine article by Andrew Sayers AM, 2003

This article examines the portraits gifted to the National Portrait Gallery by Fairfax Holdings in 2003.

Portrait of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, 2000 Victorian Tapestry Workshop

The spirit of the gift

Magazine article by Andrew Sayers AM, 2003

Former NPG Director, Andrew Sayers celebrates the support given to the Gallery by Gordon and Marilyn Darling.

Billie, 2016 by Graeme Drendel

The Popular Pet Show

Previous exhibition, 2016

This exhibition expresses the joy and warmth that many of us derive from our animal companions, and celebrates their trusting, unpretentious ways, with portraits of Australians and their furry, feathered and fluffy friends.

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

Martha Knox, c. 1855 an unknown artist
Martha Knox, c. 1855 an unknown artist
Martha Knox, c. 1855 an unknown artist

Martha Knox, c. 1855 an unknown artist

Portrait, daguerreotype

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Dr Peter Halliday in memory of Norah Knox 2010

Gustavus Brooke, c. 1865 Burman and Son
Gustavus Brooke, c. 1865 Burman and Son
Gustavus Brooke, c. 1865 Burman and Son

Gustavus Brooke, c. 1865 Burman and Son

Portrait, albumen silver carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Self portrait with gladioli, 1922 George Lambert

Facing Facts

Magazine article by Andrew Sayers AM, 2003

Former NPG Director, Andrew Sayers describes the 1922 Self-portrait with Gladioli by George Lambert.

William Bligh, c. 1776 John Webber

Old Blighty

Magazine article by Angus Trumble, 2016

Angus Trumble ponders the many faces of William Bligh.

Portrait of a Lady (Sonia McMahon), 1999 Esther Erlich
Portrait of a Lady (Sonia McMahon), 1999 Esther Erlich
Portrait of a Lady (Sonia McMahon), 1999 Esther Erlich

Portrait of a Lady (Sonia McMahon), 1999 Esther Erlich

Portrait, synthetic polymer paint on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of an anonymous donor 2014

Moonboy, 2010

Observation point

Magazine article by Tim Storrier, 2013

Tim Storrier describes the influences on the development of his artistic style.

Maria Windeyer, c.1865-1868 Freeman Brothers
Maria Windeyer, c.1865-1868 Freeman Brothers
Maria Windeyer, c.1865-1868 Freeman Brothers

Maria Windeyer, c.1865-1868 Freeman Brothers

Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite on brown paper studio folder

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

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

Charles Joseph La Trobe, 1853 Thomas Woolner

Portrait, cast bronze relief medallion

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2006

The Coronation Theatre, Westminster Abbey: A Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 2012 by Ralph Heimans

Glorious A Diamond Jubilee portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Previous exhibition, 2012

Glorious: A Diamond Jubilee portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is a collection-based display representing The Queen in the early and late years of her glittering sixty-year reign.

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

Minnie Walton, c.1874 Fradelle & Marshall

Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Mel Gibson, 1982 William Yang

POL Portrait of a Generation

Previous exhibition, 2003

POL was a magazine that ran from 1969 to 1986

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

Mary Windeyer, 1850s an unknown artist

Portrait, watercolour and gouache on ivory

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

Portrait of Georges Mora, 1956 Charles Blackman
Portrait of Georges Mora, 1956 Charles Blackman
Portrait of Georges Mora, 1956 Charles Blackman

Portrait of Georges Mora, 1956 Charles Blackman

Portrait, oil on paper laid on board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

Brown form with stripes, 1961

Figurative foundation

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2010

Joanna Gilmour explores the life and art of the Australian artist Janet Dawson.

Patrick White at Centennial Park, 1979-1980 by Brett Whiteley

White Whiteley The portrait of Patrick White by Brett Whiteley

Previous exhibition, 2012

Eleven works by Brett Whiteley, centred around his scintillating 'Patrick White at Centennial Park 1979-1980'.

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

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.

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.

George Reid paperweight an unknown artist
George Reid paperweight an unknown artist
George Reid paperweight an unknown artist

George Reid paperweight, an unknown artist

Portrait, painted cast iron

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2006

Makinti Napanangka, Kintore, 2001 Hari Ho

Encounter at Kintore

Magazine article by Hari Ho, 2004

Photographer Hari Ho describes the creation of his portrait of Papunya Tula artist Makinti Napanangka.

Elizabeth Chong, 2000 Jaime Murcia
Elizabeth Chong, 2000 Jaime Murcia
Elizabeth Chong, 2000 Jaime Murcia

Elizabeth Chong, 2000 Jaime Murcia

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

William Johnson (1873—1948) by Percy Leason

Recognition Percy Leason's Aboriginal Portraits

Previous exhibition, 1999

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

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

Martha Kermode, c. 1840 Henry Mundy

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

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

Robert Kermode, c. 1840 Henry Mundy

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

The Lambert

The Lambert

Beards

Barbering manuals of the turn of the century might describe this style as a ‘Van Dyck’, named after the Dutch painter Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641) who is known to have adopted this look.

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.

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

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. 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

The Coronation Theatre, Westminster Abbey: A Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 2012

Imagination

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2013

Dr Sarah Engledow tells the story of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee portrait by Australian artist Ralph Heimans.

Christina Stead, 1981 Jacqueline Mitelman
Christina Stead, 1981 Jacqueline Mitelman
Christina Stead, 1981 Jacqueline Mitelman

Christina Stead, 1981 Jacqueline Mitelman

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

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

All together now, 2012 video: 9 minutes

All together now, 2012 by Clare Thackway

General content

Finalist, iD2012

"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

Paul Haefliger, 1974 Judy Cassab
Paul Haefliger, 1974 Judy Cassab
Paul Haefliger, 1974 Judy Cassab

Paul Haefliger, 1974 Judy Cassab

Portrait, oil on canvas

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

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

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

Wendy drunk 11pm, 1983 by Brett Whiteley

Idle Hours

Previous exhibition, 2009

Idle hours is an exhibition of luxurious beauty. Paintings, prints and drawings represent subjects in quiet moods and situations arranged according to the time of day they depict - reading, drawing, snoozing, bathing, sewing, gardening, sitting, looking, making love and spending tranquil time with companions. Works in the exhibition range from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present.

Decorative portrait – Len Lye, c.1925 by Rayner Hoff (1894-1937)

Presence and Absence Portrait Sculpture in Australia

Previous exhibition, 2003

This exhibition focuses on exploring national and communal identity through sculptural production in Australia, from the early decades of settlement through to the present day

Sketch portrait of Sir Alex Onslow, 1896 Tom Roberts
Sketch portrait of Sir Alex Onslow, 1896 Tom Roberts
Sketch portrait of Sir Alex Onslow, 1896 Tom Roberts

Sketch portrait of Sir Alex Onslow, 1896 Tom Roberts

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2006

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

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

Portrait, albumen silver carte de visite, hand-coloured

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

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

Richard Windeyer, c. 1828 Charles Richard Bone
Richard Windeyer, c. 1828 Charles Richard Bone
Richard Windeyer, c. 1828 Charles Richard Bone

Richard Windeyer, c. 1828 Charles Richard Bone

Portrait, watercolour on ivory

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

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

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.

"Round the World" Thomas Brassey  (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1877 Carlo Pellegrini
"Round the World" Thomas Brassey  (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1877 Carlo Pellegrini
"Round the World" Thomas Brassey  (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1877 Carlo Pellegrini

"Round the World" Thomas Brassey (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1877 Carlo Pellegrini

Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Portrait of Mrs Tom Roberts, 1910 Tom Roberts

Who is Lillie Roberts?

Devotion

Talented wife for a talented husband

The Surgeon (Dr Julian Smith), 1934 Harold Cazneaux
The Surgeon (Dr Julian Smith), 1934 Harold Cazneaux
The Surgeon (Dr Julian Smith), 1934 Harold Cazneaux

The Surgeon (Dr Julian Smith), 1934 Harold Cazneaux

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Yellow portrait (portrait of Alex Jelinek), 1955 Lina Bryans

The choices of a modern woman

It's Complicated

When opposites attract

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

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

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

Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

"Men of the Day No.14 "A faithful friend, an eminent servant, and the best possible president" Sir Roderick Murchison" (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1870 Carlo Pellegrini
"Men of the Day No.14 "A faithful friend, an eminent servant, and the best possible president" Sir Roderick Murchison" (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1870 Carlo Pellegrini
"Men of the Day No.14 "A faithful friend, an eminent servant, and the best possible president" Sir Roderick Murchison" (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1870 Carlo Pellegrini

"Men of the Day No.14 "A faithful friend, an eminent servant, and the best possible president" Sir Roderick Murchison" (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1870 Carlo Pellegrini

Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Thomas Pearce, c. 1878 The Photographic Society of Victoria, Melbourne
Thomas Pearce, c. 1878 The Photographic Society of Victoria, Melbourne
Thomas Pearce, c. 1878 The Photographic Society of Victoria, Melbourne

Thomas Pearce, c. 1878 The Photographic Society of Victoria, Melbourne

Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Sauvages Des Montagnes-Bleues from de Freycinet, Louis - Voyage autour du monde, Paris, c. 1822 Alphonse Pellion, Forget
Sauvages Des Montagnes-Bleues from de Freycinet, Louis - Voyage autour du monde, Paris, c. 1822 Alphonse Pellion, Forget
Sauvages Des Montagnes-Bleues from de Freycinet, Louis - Voyage autour du monde, Paris, c. 1822 Alphonse Pellion, Forget

Sauvages Des Montagnes-Bleues from de Freycinet, Louis - Voyage autour du monde, Paris, c. 1822 Alphonse Pellion, Forget

Portrait, engraving on paper

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

The last of England 1855

Pre-Raphaelite Profile

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2006

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

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

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.

Sarah Tuckfield, c. 1854 an unknown artist
Sarah Tuckfield, c. 1854 an unknown artist
Sarah Tuckfield, c. 1854 an unknown artist

Sarah Tuckfield, c. 1854 an unknown artist

Portrait, oil on canvas

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

Francis Tuckfield, c. 1854 an unknown artist
Francis Tuckfield, c. 1854 an unknown artist
Francis Tuckfield, c. 1854 an unknown artist

Francis Tuckfield, c. 1854 an unknown artist

Portrait, oil on canvas

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

Oui-re-kine, (1807-17) Nicolas-Martin Petit
Oui-re-kine, (1807-17) Nicolas-Martin Petit
Oui-re-kine, (1807-17) Nicolas-Martin Petit

Oui-re-kine, (1807-17) Nicolas-Martin Petit

Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

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

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

Portrait, albumen silver carte de visite, hand-coloured

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

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Malcolm Fraser, Randwick Racecourse, 1975 (printed 2002) Roger Scott

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph selenium toned on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Mum Shirl (Mrs Shirley Smith), 1988 Juno Gemes
Mum Shirl (Mrs Shirley Smith), 1988 Juno Gemes
Mum Shirl (Mrs Shirley Smith), 1988 Juno Gemes

Mum Shirl (Mrs Shirley Smith), 1988 Juno Gemes

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Alexander MacLeay, c. 1845 Sir Thomas Lawrence, Charles Fox
Alexander MacLeay, c. 1845 Sir Thomas Lawrence, Charles Fox
Alexander MacLeay, c. 1845 Sir Thomas Lawrence, Charles Fox

Alexander MacLeay, c. 1845 Sir Thomas Lawrence, Charles Fox

Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

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

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

Portrait, photogravure on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Margaret Olley, 1995 Adam Knott
Margaret Olley, 1995 Adam Knott
Margaret Olley, 1995 Adam Knott

Margaret Olley, 1995 Adam Knott

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

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

Ourou-Maré, dit Bull-Dog par les Anglais, Jeune Guerrier de la Tribu des Gwé-Gal, (1807-17) Nicolas-Martin Petit
Ourou-Maré, dit Bull-Dog par les Anglais, Jeune Guerrier de la Tribu des Gwé-Gal, (1807-17) Nicolas-Martin Petit
Ourou-Maré, dit Bull-Dog par les Anglais, Jeune Guerrier de la Tribu des Gwé-Gal, (1807-17) Nicolas-Martin Petit

Ourou-Maré, dit Bull-Dog par les Anglais, Jeune Guerrier de la Tribu des Gwé-Gal, (1807-17) Nicolas-Martin Petit

Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

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.

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.

Woman and child, 2010 by Sam Jinks

Transience

More about In the flesh

These paintings by Juan Ford and sculptures by Sam Jinks evoke the impermanence of human life.

Self portrait, 1965 Jean Appleton
Self portrait, 1965 Jean Appleton
Self portrait, 1965 Jean Appleton

Self portrait, 1965 Jean Appleton

Portrait, oil on masonite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Estate of Nicolaas Van Der Waarden 2013

Mungo MacCallum, press gallery cricket, 1973 Frank Hinder
Mungo MacCallum, press gallery cricket, 1973 Frank Hinder
Mungo MacCallum, press gallery cricket, 1973 Frank Hinder

Mungo MacCallum, press gallery cricket, 1973 Frank Hinder

Portrait, fibre-tipped pen on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Enid Hawkins 2003
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

Barbara Blackman, c. 1953 an unknown artist

Life class

Magazine article by Leonie Hellmers, 2004

Barbara Blackman reflects on her experiences as a life model.

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

The Australian exploring expedition travelling through scrub (from the Illustrated London News 1879), 1876 Jesse Young
The Australian exploring expedition travelling through scrub (from the Illustrated London News 1879), 1876 Jesse Young
The Australian exploring expedition travelling through scrub (from the Illustrated London News 1879), 1876 Jesse Young

The Australian exploring expedition travelling through scrub (from the Illustrated London News 1879), 1876 Jesse Young

Portrait, wood engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Jane Windeyer, n.d. Madame Praeger
Jane Windeyer, n.d. Madame Praeger
Jane Windeyer, n.d. Madame Praeger

Jane Windeyer, n.d. Madame Praeger

Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Windeyer family 2012

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

Mary Windeyer, c.1891 Freeman Brothers

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on studio mount

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

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

Elaine Haxton, c. 1940s Max Dupain
Elaine Haxton, c. 1940s Max Dupain
Elaine Haxton, c. 1940s Max Dupain

Elaine Haxton, c. 1940s 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

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.

Kate (Kate Grenville), 2012 Jenny Sages
Kate (Kate Grenville), 2012 Jenny Sages
Kate (Kate Grenville), 2012 Jenny Sages

Kate (Kate Grenville), 2012 Jenny Sages

Portrait, encaustic, oil and pigment on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2014
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Isabella Louisa Parry, c. 1826 an unknown artist
Isabella Louisa Parry, c. 1826 an unknown artist
Isabella Louisa Parry, c. 1826 an unknown artist

Isabella Louisa Parry, c. 1826 an unknown artist

Portrait, watercolour on ivory

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

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

Lowitja O'Donoghue, 2006 Robert Hannaford

Anatomist's eye

Magazine article by Diana Warnes, 2016

Robert Hannaford has completed around 400 portraits over the span of his career. 

Rupert Murdoch, c. 1986 Joe Greenberg

Corporate Characters

Magazine article by Gillian Raymond, 2005

A collection of thirty-seven caricatures by the artist Joe Greenberg capture the heroes and villians of Australian business in the 1980s.

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.

Margaret Olley, 1998 Lewis Morley
Margaret Olley, 1998 Lewis Morley
Margaret Olley, 1998 Lewis Morley

Margaret Olley, 1998 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

Chang the Chinese giant in European dress with Chinese boy and three European men, one of whom is his manager, c. 1871 Archibald McDonald
Chang the Chinese giant in European dress with Chinese boy and three European men, one of whom is his manager, c. 1871 Archibald McDonald
Chang the Chinese giant in European dress with Chinese boy and three European men, one of whom is his manager, c. 1871 Archibald McDonald

Chang the Chinese giant in European dress with Chinese boy and three European men, one of whom is his manager, c. 1871 Archibald McDonald

Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

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.

Catholic clergymen from the Diocese of Adelaide, c.1862 Stephen Edward Nixon
Catholic clergymen from the Diocese of Adelaide, c.1862 Stephen Edward Nixon
Catholic clergymen from the Diocese of Adelaide, c.1862 Stephen Edward Nixon

Catholic clergymen from the Diocese of Adelaide, c.1862 Stephen Edward Nixon

Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

Basil Hetzel, 2007-2008 Mark Kimber
Basil Hetzel, 2007-2008 Mark Kimber
Basil Hetzel, 2007-2008 Mark Kimber

Basil Hetzel, 2007-2008 Mark Kimber

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Mrs Diana Ramsay AO 2008

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

Reveries Photography and mortality

Previous exhibition, 2007

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

Michael Leunig, 2004 Jacqueline Mitelman

The Philosophy of Teapots and Ducks

Magazine article by Gillian Raymond, 2005

Cartoonist Michael Leunig's insights into the human condition and current affairs have become famous Australia-wide.

Joseph Dalton Hooker, c. 1880s an unknown artist
Joseph Dalton Hooker, c. 1880s an unknown artist
Joseph Dalton Hooker, c. 1880s an unknown artist

Joseph Dalton Hooker, c. 1880s an unknown artist

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

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.

Sir George Coles, c. 1935 W B McInnes
Sir George Coles, c. 1935 W B McInnes
Sir George Coles, c. 1935 W B McInnes

Sir George Coles, c. 1935 W B McInnes

Portrait, oil on canvas

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

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

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.

Julian Ashton Life Class, 1920 Harold Cazneaux
Julian Ashton Life Class, 1920 Harold Cazneaux
Julian Ashton Life Class, 1920 Harold Cazneaux

Julian Ashton Life Class, 1920 Harold Cazneaux

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

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

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

Portrait, aquatint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

Portrait of Captain Edward Riou, 1801 Samuel Shelley, James Heath
Portrait of Captain Edward Riou, 1801 Samuel Shelley, James Heath
Portrait of Captain Edward Riou, 1801 Samuel Shelley, James Heath

Portrait of Captain Edward Riou, 1801 Samuel Shelley, James Heath

Portrait, stipple engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

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.

Leo Schofield, 2001 Brent Harris
Leo Schofield, 2001 Brent Harris
Leo Schofield, 2001 Brent Harris

Leo Schofield, 2001 Brent Harris

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Angela Nevill, Nevill Keating Pictures Ltd, in memory of William Keating 2001

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.

L. Ian Roach, 1994 Paul Fitzgerald
L. Ian Roach, 1994 Paul Fitzgerald
L. Ian Roach, 1994 Paul Fitzgerald

L. Ian Roach, 1994 Paul Fitzgerald

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Australian Securities Exchange 2012
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Florence Austral, c. 1930 Howard Barron

Pretty in peach

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2008
It's remarkable that the inner Melbourne suburb of Richmond has produced two of Australia's most successful opera singers. Three decades apart, but within a short distance of each other, both Helen Porter Mitchell and Florence Wilson were born.
Richard Tognetti #1510, 2018 Louise Hearman
Richard Tognetti #1510, 2018 Louise Hearman
Richard Tognetti #1510, 2018 Louise Hearman

Richard Tognetti #1510, 2018 Louise Hearman

Portrait, oil and ink on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Peter Weiss AO 2018

Margaret Fulton, 1980 (printed 2002) Lewis Morley

Masters of Fare Chefs, winemakers, providores

Previous exhibition, 2004

Masters of fare: chefs, winemakers, providores celebrates men and women who have championed the unique culinary characteristics and produce of Australia, enriching our lives with new ideas and new flavours over the past forty years.

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.

Queen Victoria, 1901 The Illustrated London News after Jean Joseph Benjamin-Constant
Queen Victoria, 1901 The Illustrated London News after Jean Joseph Benjamin-Constant
Queen Victoria, 1901 The Illustrated London News after Jean Joseph Benjamin-Constant

Queen Victoria, 1901 The Illustrated London News after Jean Joseph Benjamin-Constant

Portrait, photogravure on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

Prince William of Wales, by Mario Testino, 2003 publ. September 2003.
Credit: Mario Testino

Vanity Fair Portraits Photographs 1913-2008

Previous exhibition, 2009

Vanity Fair Portraits traces the birth and evolution of photographic portraiture through the archives of Vanity Fair magazine.

Lloyd Rees at the Rock in 1975, 1984 Roderick Shaw
Lloyd Rees at the Rock in 1975, 1984 Roderick Shaw
Lloyd Rees at the Rock in 1975, 1984 Roderick Shaw

Lloyd Rees at the Rock in 1975, 1984 Roderick Shaw

Portrait, oil and oil pastel on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001

Francis Russell Nixon, c. 1845-55 George Richmond
Francis Russell Nixon, c. 1845-55 George Richmond
Francis Russell Nixon, c. 1845-55 George Richmond

Francis Russell Nixon, c. 1845-55 George Richmond

Portrait, copperplate engraving on buff paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

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.

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

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Annual Appeal Listed by year

Honour board
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

Trukanini, 1866 (printed 1890s) Charles Woolley
Trukanini, 1866 (printed 1890s) Charles Woolley
Trukanini, 1866 (printed 1890s) Charles Woolley

Trukanini, 1866 (printed 1890s) Charles Woolley

Portrait, glass plate negative

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Allanah Dopson & Nicholas Heyward 2009

Dame Joan Sutherland, c. 1977 Robert Hannaford
Dame Joan Sutherland, c. 1977 Robert Hannaford
Dame Joan Sutherland, c. 1977 Robert Hannaford

Dame Joan Sutherland, c. 1977 Robert Hannaford

Portrait, oil on board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of William Bowmore AO OBE 2003
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Portrait bust of Dr Christine Rivett, c. 1950 cast 1955-6 Daphne Mayo

A gift for all ages

Magazine article by Rod Kemp, 2003

The then Minister for the Arts and Sport, Rod Kemp, reflects on the value of the Cultural Gifts Program.

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

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.

Right Rev Dr Lawrence Bonaventure Sheil OSF, c. 1872 Bardwell's Royal Studio
Right Rev Dr Lawrence Bonaventure Sheil OSF, c. 1872 Bardwell's Royal Studio
Right Rev Dr Lawrence Bonaventure Sheil OSF, c. 1872 Bardwell's Royal Studio

Right Rev Dr Lawrence Bonaventure Sheil OSF, c. 1872 Bardwell's Royal Studio

Portrait, albumen silver carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Portrait of a Lady (Sonia McMahon), 1999 Esther Erlich

Desperately seeking Sonia

Magazine article by Angus Trumble, 2015

Esther Erlich’s portrait of Lady McMahon.

Dora Byrne, 1951 Richard von Marientreu
Dora Byrne, 1951 Richard von Marientreu
Dora Byrne, 1951 Richard von Marientreu

Dora Byrne, 1951 Richard von Marientreu

Portrait, oil on canvas

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

Sir Lawrence Wackett, c. 1961 William Dargie

Starry knight

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2010

Aircraft designer, pilot and entrepreneur, Sir Lawrence Wackett rejoins friends and colleagues on the walls of the National Portrait Gallery.

Portrait of Florence Broadhurst, 1968 Joshua Smith
Portrait of Florence Broadhurst, 1968 Joshua Smith
Portrait of Florence Broadhurst, 1968 Joshua Smith

Portrait of Florence Broadhurst, 1968 Joshua Smith

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2007

Dame Mary Gilmore, c. 1938 Lyall Trindall

Painting writing

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2007

Dr Sarah Engledow explores the portraits of writers held in the National Portrait Gallery's collection.

James Macpherson Grant, c. 1870s Paterson Brothers
James Macpherson Grant, c. 1870s Paterson Brothers
James Macpherson Grant, c. 1870s Paterson Brothers

James Macpherson Grant, c. 1870s Paterson Brothers

Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John McPhee 2018

Jessie Robertson, c. 1849 Thomas Bock
Jessie Robertson, c. 1849 Thomas Bock
Jessie Robertson, c. 1849 Thomas Bock

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

Julia Matthews, c. 1862 Davies & Co
Julia Matthews, c. 1862 Davies & Co
Julia Matthews, c. 1862 Davies & Co

Julia Matthews, c. 1862 Davies & Co

Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

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

Harold Blair, 1948 Ernest Buckmaster
Harold Blair, 1948 Ernest Buckmaster
Harold Blair, 1948 Ernest Buckmaster

Harold Blair, 1948 Ernest Buckmaster

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Richard Fitzgerald, c. 1838 Edmund Edgar
Richard Fitzgerald, c. 1838 Edmund Edgar
Richard Fitzgerald, c. 1838 Edmund Edgar

Richard Fitzgerald, c. 1838 Edmund Edgar

Portrait, pencil and watercolour on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift in memory of Richard Kelynack Evans 2010
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Billie, 2016 by Graeme Drendel

Pets of all types take over the National Portrait Gallery 3 November 2016

Archived media releases 2016

It is not every day that a national gallery turns its walls over to the animal companions that bring unconditional love and joy to their owners but this summer we have opened the doors to 15 contemporary artists with very different ways of depicting our furry, feathered and scaled pets.

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.

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

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

Portrait, mezzotint on paper

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

After Jack, 2012 Jenny Sages
After Jack, 2012 Jenny Sages
After Jack, 2012 Jenny Sages

After Jack, 2012 Jenny Sages

Portrait, encaustic, oil and pigment on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

Reverend Daniel Draper, c. 1866 Fredrick Charles Burman
Reverend Daniel Draper, c. 1866 Fredrick Charles Burman
Reverend Daniel Draper, c. 1866 Fredrick Charles Burman

Reverend Daniel Draper, c. 1866 Fredrick Charles Burman

Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

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

Georg von Neumayer, c.1860 Johnstone & Co

Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite

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

Archbishop James Goold, c. 1870 Archibald McDonald
Archbishop James Goold, c. 1870 Archibald McDonald
Archbishop James Goold, c. 1870 Archibald McDonald

Archbishop James Goold, c. 1870 Archibald McDonald

Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Edward Paine Butler, c. 1845 Thomas Griffiths Wainewright

Poison pen

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2010

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

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

Hilary McPhee, 2015 Jacqueline Mitelman
Hilary McPhee, 2015 Jacqueline Mitelman
Hilary McPhee, 2015 Jacqueline Mitelman

Hilary McPhee, 2015 Jacqueline Mitelman

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Wayne Williams 2015

George Barrington, c.1785

Celebrity cutpurse

Magazine article by Grace Carroll, 2010

Grace Carroll discusses the portrait of the late-eighteenth century gentleman pickpocket George Barrington.

Richard Tognetti #1510, 2018 Louise Hearman

Richard Tognetti #1510, 2018 by Louise Hearman

General content

Commissioned with funds provided by Peter Weiss AO 2018

Tom Wills, c.1857 or c.1864  (printed c.1905-1910) an unknown artist
Tom Wills, c.1857 or c.1864  (printed c.1905-1910) an unknown artist
Tom Wills, c.1857 or c.1864  (printed c.1905-1910) an unknown artist

Tom Wills, c.1857 or c.1864 (printed c.1905-1910) an unknown artist

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on grey paper support on card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of T S Wills Cooke 2014
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

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.

Chang the Chinese Giant with his wife Kin Foo and manager Edward Parlett, c. 1871 Archibald McDonald
Chang the Chinese Giant with his wife Kin Foo and manager Edward Parlett, c. 1871 Archibald McDonald
Chang the Chinese Giant with his wife Kin Foo and manager Edward Parlett, c. 1871 Archibald McDonald

Chang the Chinese Giant with his wife Kin Foo and manager Edward Parlett, c. 1871 Archibald McDonald

Portrait, albumen photograph on carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Peter, Silverton, NSW, 2012 by Krystal Seigerman

Krystal Seigerman

Finalist interviews
Nicholas Paspaley Jnr, 2018 Andrew Bonneau

Nicholas Paspaley Jnr, 2018 by Andrew Bonneau

General content

Commissioned with funds provided by Ross Adler AC 2018

Clifton Pugh painting in the studio, 1974 Fred Williams

Painting mates

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2011

Michael Desmond discusses Fred Williams' portraits of friends, artist Clifton Pugh, David Aspden and writer Stephen Murray-Smith, and the stylistic connections between his portraits and landscapes.

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

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth
of Brunswick, 1804

Around the grounds

Magazine article by Dr Anne Sanders, 2010

Anne Sanders writes about the exhibitions Victoria & Albert: Art & Love on display at the Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace and the retrospective of Sir Thomas Lawrence at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

Quentin Bryce, 2016 Michael Zavros

In bloom

Magazine article by Susi Muddiman, 2017

Susi Muddiman delights in Michael Zavros’ stunning portrait of the honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO.

Nose, 2008–10 by William Kentridge

A nose by any other name

Magazine article by Jane Kinsman, 2013

In the exhibition William Kentridge: Drawn from Africa at the National Gallery of Australia, the artist marries Gogol's Tsarist Russia, with that of Stalin and the damaging history of his homeland, South Africa.

Barry Humphries, 1958 Clifton Pugh

Uncommon Australians The vision of Gordon and Marilyn Darling

General content

Sarah Engledow writes about Gordon and Marilyn Darling and their support for the National Portrait Gallery throughout its evolution.

Woman with Fair Hair and Pink Cardigan, 1949 by John Perceval.

The family scene

Magazine article, 2016

Traudi Allen discovers sensitivity, humour and fine draughtsmanship in the portraiture of John Perceval.

Self portrait, 1786 by John Kay

Alternative virtue

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2015

Joanna Gilmour presents John Kay’s portraits of a more infamous side of Edinburgh.

Mirka Mora, 2001 Greg Weight

It's a Mora!

Magazine article by Tedi Bills, 2016

Select extracts from Mirka Mora's autobiography, Wicked but Virtuous, provide rich accompaniment to recent Gallery acquisitions.  

L. Gordon Darling AC CMG, 2006 Jiawei Shen

Portrait of a patron

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2007

A new painting by Jiawei Shen captures the vision and resolve of the Gallery's founder, L. Gordon Darling AC CMG.

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.

Mr John Eason, 1838 W. B. Gould

The shipwright's arms

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2013

Joanna Gilmour explores the life and times of convict-turned-artist William Buelow Gould.

Portrait of Thea Proctor, 1905 by George Lambert

The real Thea

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2015

Long after the portraitist became indifferent to her, and died, a beguiling portrait hung over its subject.

Self portrait with gladioli, 1922 George Lambert

Courage, Self-analysis and Skill

Magazine article by Andrew Sayers AM, 2002

The story behind George Lambert's Self-portrait with Gladioli.

Karl Robert, Count Nesselrode, 1818 by Sir Thomas Lawrence

The Lawrence lustre

Magazine article by Angus Trumble, 2019

Angus Trumble salutes the glorious portraiture of Sir Thomas Lawrence.

The National Portrait Gallery

In the galleries

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2009

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

Self portrait, 1954

A sketch for some portraits

Magazine article by Judith Pugh, 2005

Judith Pugh reflects on Clifton Pugh's approach to portrait making.

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

The Royal she

Magazine article by Inga Walton, 2019

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

George Reid paperweight an unknown artist

Some prime ministers

General content

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

Portrait of Lady Eyre Williams (Jessie Gibbon), 1833 Claude-Marie Dubufe

Chance encounter

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2009

Joanna Gilmour explores the life and times of one of Melbourne's early socialites, Jessie Eyre Williams.

Ann Moyal, 1957 Pamela Thalben-Ball

The elegant thinker

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2020

Sarah Engledow pens a fond farewell to acclaimed science historian Ann Moyal.

Self portrait, 1949 Louis Kahan

A guy from Paris

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2018

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

Self portrait, c. 1849 Charles Rodius

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.

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

City boys

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2016

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

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.

Rev. Victor B. Walls and Mrs. Walls, Trinidad, B.W.I., c.1930

The first nurse

Magazine article by Tamsin Hong, 2016

Tamsin Hong recounts the tale of Marion Smith, the only known Australian Indigenous servicewoman of World War One.

Bushrangers, Victoria, Australia, 1852, 1887 by William Strutt

Strutt your stuff

Magazine article by Matthew Jones, 2016

Matthew Jones on the upshot of a St Kilda Road outrage.

Captain James Cook, 1837 Nathaniel Dance, William Holl, Fisher, Son & Co London

Rethinking foundational histories

Magazine article by Kate Fullagar, 2019

A focus on Indigenous-European relationships underpins Facing New Worlds. By Kate Fullagar.

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.

Portrait bust of Dr Christine Rivett, c. 1950 cast 1955-6 Daphne Mayo

In the round

Magazine article by Andrew Sayers AM, 2009

Andrew Sayers outlines the highlights of the National Portrait Gallery's display of portrait sculpture.

Kaloti Parmjit, 2012 by Louise Whelan

Louise Whelan

Finalist interviews
Self Portrait, 1963–64

What price self?

Magazine article by Jane Raffan, 2013

Jane Raffan investigates auction sales of self portraits nationally and internationally.

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.

Portfolio of 54 portraits compiled by Queen Victoria, 1859–1861 by John Jabez Edwin Mayall, Camille Silvy, Frances Day and William Bambridge

Queen of cartes

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2019

Joanna Gilmour discusses the role of the carte de visite in portraiture’s democratisation, and its harnessing by Victoria, the world’s first media monarch.

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

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

Portrait, tinted lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

Sappho, 1865

Mrs Cameron and the V&A

Magazine article by Magda Keaney, 2003

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

Chris Wallace-Crabbe, 2011 Kristin Headlam

Confessional conversations The portraiture of Kristin Headlam

Magazine article by Fiona Gruber, 2015

Fiona Gruber investigates the work of Australian painter Kristin Headlam.

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

Great Scots

Magazine article by Diana O'Neil, 2017

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

Studio portrait of Lord Kitchener, British Secretary of State for War, 1914 by J Russell & Sons

All the way with K of K

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2016

Sarah Engledow bristles at the biographers’ neglect of Kitchener’s antipodean intervention.

M H Wednesday 11.15am from the series Self-harm, 2004

Big it up

Magazine article by Magda Keaney, 2005

Former National Portrait Gallery Curator Magda Keaney was a member of the selection panel of the Schwepes Photographic Portrait Prize 2004 at the National Portrait Gallery London.

Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz, 1983 Harold Thornton

Where the wild things are

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2009

Michael Desmond explores the complex portrait of Dr Bob Brown by Harold 'The Kangaroo' Thornton.

The Rajah quilt, 1841 by Kezia Hayter

Material culture

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2018

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

Helen Blaxland judging flower arrangements, c. 1940s photographer unknown

Petal to the mettle

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2019

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

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

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.

National Portrait Gallery

History

About us

How the National Portrait Gallery and its unique collection came to be

Omai, Sir Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander, 1775-76

First encounters

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2011

Representations of the inhabitants of the new world expose the complexities of the colonisers' intentions.

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

A new perspective

Magazine article by Celina Fox, 2006

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

Tom Wills, c. 1870 by William Handcock

Secure the shadow ere the substance fade

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2015

The tragic tale of Tom Wills, the ‘inventor’ of Australian Rules Football.

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Portrait Donors Listed by year

Honour board
Self portrait, c. 1849 Charles Rodius

Expect the unexpected

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2019

Joanna Gilmour revels in accidental artist Charles Rodius’ nineteenth century renderings of Indigenous peoples.

Charlie as he was, 2007

I'm not there

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2008
Christopher Chapman looks at some contemporary portraits that explore the construction of identity.
To our glorious dead – For the national life by Ellis Hutch

Reflections

General content

All that fall: Sacrifice, life and loss in the First World War exhibition co-curators Dr Anne Sanders and Dr Christopher Chapman reflect on the evolution of the Gallery’s Anzac Centenary exhibition.

Adut Akech, 2018 Charles Dennington

Peripheral vision

Magazine article by Aimee Board, 2020

Aimee Board chats to emerging photographer Charles Dennington.

Self portrait, c. 1849 Charles Rodius

The Dissecting Room

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2015

Joanna Gilmour accounts for Australia’s deliciously ghoulish nineteenth century criminal portraiture. 

[Self-portrait], 1996

Reveries

Magazine article by Helen Ennis, 2007

The exhibition Reveries: Photography and mortality is a powerful display which brings together images that depict the last phase of people's lives.

Portrait of Florence Broadhurst, 1968 Joshua Smith

Be bold

Magazine article by Katherine Russell, 2007

The name of Florence Broadhurst, one of Australia’s most significant wallpaper and textile designers, is now firmly cemented in the canon of Australian art and design.

In the Lounge, 2006 by North Sullivan

Seduce, Amuse, Entertain NPPP 2007 exhibition essay

General content

Michael Desmond, National Photographic Portrait Prize judge and curator, introduces the 2007 Prize.

The hunting lodge, 2007

Seduce Amuse Entertain

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2007

Michael Desmond profiles a handful of the entrants in first National Photographic Portrait Prize and notes emerging themes and categories.

Thomas Mathewson (inset) and his studio on Queen Street, c. 1908 by Thomas Mathewson & Co

Northern exposure

Magazine article by Phil Manning, 2017

Phil Manning celebrates a century of Brisbane photographic portraiture.

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

Presence and absence

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2018

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

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.

Mural of Italian/Roman actress Anna Magnani (1908­–1973) with face mask, April 2020 Unknown artist

Of plague and portraits

About Face article

Corinna Cullen on the symbolic power of pandemic-related imagery over the ages.

Madame du Barry, 1791 by Richard Cosway

Little women

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2019

Joanna Gilmour looks beyond the ivory face of select portrait miniatures to reveal their sitters’ true grit.

Practising the Minuet (Miss Hilda Spong), 1893 Tom Roberts

An actress and her fans

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2008

Dr. Sarah Engledow discovers the amazing life of Ms. Hilda Spong, little remembered star of the stage, who was captured in a portrait by Tom Roberts.

"Australia" (Alfred Deakin) (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1908 Sir Leslie Ward

Vanity fair

Magazine article by Ashleigh Wadman, 2012

Ashleigh Wadman rediscovers the Australian characters represented with a kindly touch by the British portrait artist Leslie Ward for the society magazine Vanity Fair.

Charles Haddon Chambers, 1921 Ralph Barton

Suave

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2010

Charles Haddon Chambers the Australian-born playboy playwright settled permanently in London in 1880 but never lost his Australian stance when satirising the English.

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

A feast of friends

Magazine article by Richard Ormond, 2015

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

Greta In Her Kitchen, 36 weeks, 2018 by Alana Holmberg

Snap chat

Magazine article by Anne O'Hehir, 2019

2019 National Photographic Portrait Prize judge Anne O’Hehir looks beneath the surface of this year’s entries.

David Marr, 2011 by Nicholas Harding

Through thick and thin

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2017

Sarah Engledow likes the manifold mediums of Nicholas Harding’s portraiture.

Cachasunghia, Osage Warrior 1804–06 by Charles Balthazar Julien Févret de Saint-Mémin

Political profiles

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2016

Joanna Gilmour examines the prolific output of Charles Balthazar Julien Févret de Saint-Mémin, and discovers the risk of taking a portrait at face value.

A surface against which we can move, 2014 by Sam Leach

No small wonder

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2015

Joanna Gilmour describes how artist Sam Leach works on a small scale to grand effect.

Marian Anderson, contralto, New York, June 30, 1955 Richard Avedon

The right note

Magazine article by Leslie Ureña, 2020

Marian Anderson’s glorious voice thrust her into stardom, and a more reluctant role as American civil rights pioneer.

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

Tiny Trace of a Colonial Giant

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2004

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

Bee Miles, 1976 Roderick Shaw

Good, bad and the ugly

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2007

Michael Desmond explores what makes a portrait subject significant.

The Cutmear sisters, Jane and Lucy, c. 1842

A man of superior attainments

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2013

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

Christian Waller with Baldur, Undine and Siren at Fairy Hills, 1932 by Napier Waller

Enigma

Magazine article by Grace Carroll, 2015

Grace Carroll contemplates the curious case of Christian Waller.

Pierre de Rigaud de Vaudreuil de Cavagnial, Marquis de Vaudreuil, ca.1753-55

Canadian identities

Magazine article by Lilly Koltun, 2004

An exploration of national identity in the Canadian context drawn from the symposium Face to Face at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in 2004.

Miles from nowhere, 2008 (printed 2014) from the Games of consequence series 2008 Polixeni Papapetrou

Mother’s muse

Magazine article by Inga Walton, 2020

Inga Walton traces the poignant path of photographer Polixeni Papapetrou, revealed in the NGV’s summer retrospective.

The Window Seat, 1907 by Frances Hodgkins

Kiwi magpie

Magazine article by Penny Grist, 2018

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

Thua Tich, South Vietnam, 1969-06 by Christopher Bellis

The jungle look

Magazine article by David Gist, 2019

David Gist steps beyond the public relations veneer of Australia’s official Vietnam War portrait photographs.

Chang the Chinese giant and party, c. 1871 Paterson Brothers

The portrait writ large

Magazine article by Karen Vickery, 2015

Karen Vickery on Chang the Chinese giant in Australia.

Geoffrey Graham, 1941 Max Dupain

The mind's eye

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2017

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

Portrait of Captain James Cook RN, 1782 John Webber

Unbuttoning uniforms

Magazine article by Sharon Peoples, 2017

Sharon Peoples contemplates costumes and the construction of identity.

Self portrait, 1965 Jean Appleton

In good company

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2015

Jean Appleton’s 1965 self portrait makes a fine addition to the National Portrait Gallery’s collection writes Joanna Gilmour.

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.

My father-in-law watering his garden, 1986 by Davida Allen

Lovingly observed

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2009

Sarah Engledow previews the beguiling summer exhibition, Idle hours.

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

In a good paddock

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2011

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

Basil steps out, 2016 by Kristin Headlam
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Basil grew into a speckled beauty – a long-legged leaper and an exceptionally vocal dog, with a great register of sounds, ascending in shock value from a whimper to a growl to a bark to a yelp that’s a violation of the ears.

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

Getting a head

Magazine article by Alexandra Roginski, 2015

Alexandra Roginski gets a feel for phrenology’s fundamentals.

Eileen Dunne in The Hospital for Sick Children, 1940

The incomparable Beaton

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2005

To accompany the exhibition Cecil Beaton: Portraits, held at the NPG in 2005, this article is drawn from Hugo Vickers's authorised biography, Cecil Beaton (1985).

A woman of New South Wales, c. 1840

More cash than dash

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2011

Joanna Gilmour describes how colonial portraitists found the perfect market among social status seeking Sydneysiders.

Mick Jagger, Madonna and Tony Curtis, 1997

The Vanity model

Magazine article by David Friend, 2009

Vanity Fair Editor David Friend describes how the rebirth of the magazine sated our desire for access into the lives of celebrities and set the standard for the new era of portrait photography.

Dr Anne Sanders

Less than six degrees of separation Lecture, 28 May 2011

General content

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

Life Dancers, 2015 by Elizabeth Looker

NPPP 2016 exhibition essay

General content

Penny Grist, National Photographic Portrait Prize judge and curator, introduces the 2016 Prize.

The Long Awaited, 2008 by Patricia Piccinini

In the flesh

Magazine article by Penny Grist, 2015

An exhibition of humanness in ten themes by Penelope Grist.

Untitled #21/09 (after Ricci, 1700; featuring Matthew Mitcham), 2009 Ross Watson

Getting bare

Magazine article by Penny Grist, 2015

How seven portraits within Bare reveal in a public portrait parts of the body and elements of life usually located in the private sphere.

Mary (or Diana) Croker, mat woman, Colchester, 1823 by John Dempsey

Unknown drawer

Magazine article by Dr David Hansen, 2017

Dempsey’s People curator David Hansen chronicles a research tale replete with serendipity, adventure and Tasmanian tigers.

Louise Lovely feeding gulls in a park, 1969 Unknown photographer

Jewelled nights

Magazine article by Dr Anne Sanders, 2017

Anne Sanders celebrates the cinematic union of two pioneering australian women.

Helena Rubinstein in a red brocade Balenciaga gown, 1957 Graham Sutherland

Study in scarlet

Magazine article by Angus Trumble, 2018

Angus Trumble reflects on the force of nature that was Helena Rubinstein.

David Marr, 2011 by Nicholas Harding

Nicholas Harding: 28 Portraits Exhibition essay

General content

Sarah Engledow looks at three decades of Nicholas Harding's portraiture.

Dr Reg Hook

Inner Worlds and psychoanalysis Lecture, 4 June 2011

General content

Inner Worlds evokes a broad view of psychology as a discipline. However, the specific interests of the practitioners whose portraits are included in the exhibition incorporate specialist areas including psychoanalysis.

Dr Christopher Chapman

The art of Inner Worlds Lecture, 7 May 2011

General content

Dr Christopher Chapman NPG Curator of Inner Worlds explains the development of an exhibition that spans from Surrealism to contemporary art.

Self portrait, 2005 Rick Amor

Rick Amor: 21 Portraits

General content

Sarah Engledow chronicles Rick Amor's work and accomplishments in this extensive essay in conjunction with the exhibition Rick Amor: 21 Portraits.

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