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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.

"Sammy" Samuel Wood (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1892 Henry Seppings-Wright
"Sammy" Samuel Wood (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1892 Henry Seppings-Wright
"Sammy" Samuel Wood (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1892 Henry Seppings-Wright

"Sammy" Samuel Wood (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1892 Henry Seppings-Wright

Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Matthew Burnett, c.1865 Henry Samuel Sadd
Matthew Burnett, c.1865 Henry Samuel Sadd
Matthew Burnett, c.1865 Henry Samuel Sadd

Matthew Burnett, c.1865 Henry Samuel Sadd

Portrait, steel engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

The Hon. Sir James Dowling, c. 1860 Henry Samuel Sadd
The Hon. Sir James Dowling, c. 1860 Henry Samuel Sadd
The Hon. Sir James Dowling, c. 1860 Henry Samuel Sadd

The Hon. Sir James Dowling, c. 1860 Henry Samuel Sadd

Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Sir James Martin, c.1880's Henry Samuel Sadd
Sir James Martin, c.1880's Henry Samuel Sadd
Sir James Martin, c.1880's Henry Samuel Sadd

Sir James Martin, c.1880's Henry Samuel Sadd

Portrait, mezzotint on paper

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

The Honorable Sir Frederick Darley, c. 1887 Henry Samuel Sadd
The Honorable Sir Frederick Darley, c. 1887 Henry Samuel Sadd
The Honorable Sir Frederick Darley, c. 1887 Henry Samuel Sadd

The Honorable Sir Frederick Darley, c. 1887 Henry Samuel Sadd

Portrait, mezzotint on paper

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

The Hon. Sir Francis Forbes, c.1860 Henry Samuel Sadd
The Hon. Sir Francis Forbes, c.1860 Henry Samuel Sadd
The Hon. Sir Francis Forbes, c.1860 Henry Samuel Sadd

The Hon. Sir Francis Forbes, c.1860 Henry Samuel Sadd

Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

MacKenzie family silhouette, 1846 Samuel Metford

All there in black and white

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2007

The National Portrait Gallery acquired a beguiling silhouette group portrait by Samuel Metford, an English artist who spent periods of his working life in America.

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

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

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

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

The Right Reverend Lord Bishop of Melbourne (Dr. Charles Perry), 1876 Thomas Atkinson, Samuel Mullen after Henry Weigall Jnr
The Right Reverend Lord Bishop of Melbourne (Dr. Charles Perry), 1876 Thomas Atkinson, Samuel Mullen after Henry Weigall Jnr
The Right Reverend Lord Bishop of Melbourne (Dr. Charles Perry), 1876 Thomas Atkinson, Samuel Mullen after Henry Weigall Jnr

The Right Reverend Lord Bishop of Melbourne (Dr. Charles Perry), 1876 Thomas Atkinson, Samuel Mullen after Henry Weigall Jnr

Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

New South Wales State Repatriation Board, c.1920 Frank Neish
New South Wales State Repatriation Board, c.1920 Frank Neish
New South Wales State Repatriation Board, c.1920 Frank Neish

New South Wales State Repatriation Board, c.1920 Frank Neish

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on cardboard

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

First High Court of Australia, c. 1903 an unknown artist
First High Court of Australia, c. 1903 an unknown artist
First High Court of Australia, c. 1903 an unknown artist

First High Court of Australia, c. 1903 an unknown artist

Portrait, albumen silver photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

Lieutenant Watts, 1789 Samuel Shelley, John Sherwin
Lieutenant Watts, 1789 Samuel Shelley, John Sherwin
Lieutenant Watts, 1789 Samuel Shelley, John Sherwin

Lieutenant Watts, 1789 Samuel Shelley, John Sherwin

Portrait, stipple engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

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

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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.