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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.

Emily Kame Kngwarreye, 1995 Jenny Sages
Emily Kame Kngwarreye, 1995 Jenny Sages
Emily Kame Kngwarreye, 1995 Jenny Sages

Emily Kame Kngwarreye, 1995 Jenny Sages

Portrait, charcoal on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Dr. Morris Low 2000

Emily, 1994 Greg Weight
Emily, 1994 Greg Weight
Emily, 1994 Greg Weight

Emily, 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

Emily Kngwarreye, 1994 Greg Weight
Emily Kngwarreye, 1994 Greg Weight
Emily Kngwarreye, 1994 Greg Weight

Emily Kngwarreye, 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

Emily's brush, 1994 Greg Weight
Emily's brush, 1994 Greg Weight
Emily's brush, 1994 Greg Weight

Emily's brush, 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

Emily Kame Kngwarreye, 1995 Jenny Sages
Emily Kame Kngwarreye, 1995 Jenny Sages
Emily Kame Kngwarreye, 1995 Jenny Sages

Emily Kame Kngwarreye, 1995 Jenny Sages

Portrait, charcoal on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Bequest of Alan Boxer 2014

True Stories - Helen Garner, 2003 Jenny Sages

Jenny Sages Paths to Portraiture

Previous exhibition, 2010

The exhibition Sages examines the process of portrait making through four large-scale portraits of women by Jenny Sages, paired with intimate preparatory drawings.

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.

Marcie Elizabeth Wilson, 1922 George Lambert
Marcie Elizabeth Wilson, 1922 George Lambert
Marcie Elizabeth Wilson, 1922 George Lambert

Marcie Elizabeth Wilson, 1922 George Lambert

Portrait, pencil 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

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

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

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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.