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Study "Radical Restraint: A Portrait of Michael Kirby", 1998

Ralph Heimans AM
Portrait

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

The Architecture of Music (Vladimir Ashkenazy)

Observation point

Magazine article by Ralph Heimans AM, 2018

As I prepared for my recent retrospective at Frederiksborg Castle, Denmark’s National Portrait Gallery, I was struck with the feeling of looking back at a visual diary of the past 30 years.

Gloves off (Tom Uren)
Gloves off (Tom Uren)
Gloves off (Tom Uren)

Gloves off (Tom Uren), 1996

Ralph Heimans AM
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds from the Basil Bressler Bequest 2001

Olegas Truchanas
Olegas Truchanas
Olegas Truchanas

Olegas Truchanas, 1971

Ralph Hope-Johnstone
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

Charles Haddon Chambers
Charles Haddon Chambers
Charles Haddon Chambers

Charles Haddon Chambers, 1921

Ralph Barton
Portrait, ink and watercolour on cardboard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG

'Radical Restraint'
Portrait story

The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG interviews the artist who painted his portrait, Ralph Heimans.

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.

Radical Restraint 
Justice Michael Kirby
Radical Restraint 
Justice Michael Kirby
Radical Restraint 
Justice Michael Kirby

Radical Restraint
Justice Michael Kirby, 1998

Ralph Heimans AM
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds from the Basil Bressler Bequest 2001

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

Portrait of Professor Derek Freeman, 1996

Ralph Heimans AM
Portrait, pencil and pastel on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds from the Basil Bressler Bequest 2001

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, 2006

The painter and the princess

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2006

Michael Desmond interviews Ralph Heimans about his portrait of Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.

Portrait of HRH Crown Princess Mary, 2006 by Ralph Heimans

Dane reign

Magazine article by Mette Skougaard and Thomas Lyngby, 2018

Mette Skougaard and Thomas Lyngby bring eloquent context to Ralph Heimans’ portraits of Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark.

The Architecture of Music (Vladimir Ashkenazy)
The Architecture of Music (Vladimir Ashkenazy)
The Architecture of Music (Vladimir Ashkenazy)

The Architecture of Music (Vladimir Ashkenazy), 2011

Ralph Heimans AM
Portrait, oil on canvas

Gift of Michael Crouch AC and Shanny Crouch 2017

General Ralph Darling, Governor of New South Wales
General Ralph Darling, Governor of New South Wales
General Ralph Darling, Governor of New South Wales

General Ralph Darling, Governor of New South Wales, c. 1840

John R. Jackson after John Linnell
Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Purchased 2018

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