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

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

Waiting for Zipporah (Christine Anu), 2002 Elizabeth Barden
Waiting for Zipporah (Christine Anu), 2002 Elizabeth Barden
Waiting for Zipporah (Christine Anu), 2002 Elizabeth Barden

Waiting for Zipporah (Christine Anu), 2002 Elizabeth Barden

Portrait, synthetic polymer paint on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2004

HM Queen Elizabeth II, 2002 Polly Borland
HM Queen Elizabeth II, 2002 Polly Borland
HM Queen Elizabeth II, 2002 Polly Borland

HM Queen Elizabeth II, 2002 Polly Borland

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2002

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

Elizabeth Read (née Archer), c. 1853 an unknown artist
Elizabeth Read (née Archer), c. 1853 an unknown artist
Elizabeth Read (née Archer), c. 1853 an unknown artist

Elizabeth Read (née Archer), c. 1853 an unknown artist

Portrait, watercolour on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2019

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Elizabeth Reid, 1989 Jenny Darling

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Elizabeth Reid 2019

Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary (future Queen Elizabeth II), 1942-43 Charles Wheeler
Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary (future Queen Elizabeth II), 1942-43 Charles Wheeler
Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary (future Queen Elizabeth II), 1942-43 Charles Wheeler

Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary (future Queen Elizabeth II), 1942-43 Charles Wheeler

Portrait, coloured chalk on artist board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2019

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

Elizabeth Blackburn, 2011 Hugh Hamilton
Elizabeth Blackburn, 2011 Hugh Hamilton
Elizabeth Blackburn, 2011 Hugh Hamilton

Elizabeth Blackburn, 2011 Hugh Hamilton

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC 2011

Arizona 250 GT Major General Liz Cosson, 2013 Richard Larter
Arizona 250 GT Major General Liz Cosson, 2013 Richard Larter
Arizona 250 GT Major General Liz Cosson, 2013 Richard Larter

Arizona 250 GT Major General Liz Cosson, 2013 Richard Larter

Portrait, computer generated image, synthetic polymer paint and gel-glitters on polyester canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2013

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.

Lady Loch, c. 1890 Tuttle & Co.
Lady Loch, c. 1890 Tuttle & Co.
Lady Loch, c. 1890 Tuttle & Co.

Lady Loch, c. 1890 Tuttle & Co.

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on card

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

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

Miss Elizabeth Roberts, 1830 Richard Read junior

Portrait, watercolour on ivory

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Mrs Elizabeth Lewis, c. 1830 an unknown artist
Mrs Elizabeth Lewis, c. 1830 an unknown artist
Mrs Elizabeth Lewis, c. 1830 an unknown artist

Mrs Elizabeth Lewis, c. 1830 an unknown artist

Portrait, watercolour on ivory

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

Elizabeth Carter, c. 1920 Harold Cazneaux
Elizabeth Carter, c. 1920 Harold Cazneaux
Elizabeth Carter, c. 1920 Harold Cazneaux

Elizabeth Carter, c. 1920 Harold Cazneaux

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph, sepia toned on paper

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

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.

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

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