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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.

Sir Joseph Banks, 1840s C. E. Wagstaff after Thomas Phillips
Sir Joseph Banks, 1840s C. E. Wagstaff after Thomas Phillips
Sir Joseph Banks, 1840s C. E. Wagstaff after Thomas Phillips

Sir Joseph Banks, 1840s C. E. Wagstaff after Thomas Phillips

Portrait, engraving on paper

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

Archbishop Thomas Joseph Carr, c. 1886 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co
Archbishop Thomas Joseph Carr, c. 1886 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co
Archbishop Thomas Joseph Carr, c. 1886 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co

Archbishop Thomas Joseph Carr, c. 1886 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co

Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Thomas Joseph Carr, Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne, c. 1887 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co
Thomas Joseph Carr, Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne, c. 1887 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co
Thomas Joseph Carr, Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne, c. 1887 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co

Thomas Joseph Carr, Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne, c. 1887 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co

Portrait, albumen silver photograph on cabinet card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Ben Chifley, 1951 John Frith
Ben Chifley, 1951 John Frith
Ben Chifley, 1951 John Frith

Ben Chifley, 1951 John Frith

Portrait, cast plaster, patinated and bronze powder coated pipe

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

Lola Montes, c. 1845 Joseph Karl Stieler
Lola Montes, c. 1845 Joseph Karl Stieler
Lola Montes, c. 1845 Joseph Karl Stieler

Lola Montes, c. 1845 Joseph Karl Stieler

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

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Joe Darling (image plate from The Empire's Cricketers. London: Fine Art Society), 1905 Albert Chevallier Tayler

Portrait, chromolithograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

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

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

Joseph Banks and Dr Solander, 1778 an unknown artist
Joseph Banks and Dr Solander, 1778 an unknown artist
Joseph Banks and Dr Solander, 1778 an unknown artist

Joseph Banks and Dr Solander, 1778 an unknown artist

Portrait, engraving on paper

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

Nicolas Baudin, Capitaine de Vaisseau. Commandant I'Expedition pour le tour du Monde et Specialement relatif aux Sciences et auz Arts, entreprise en I'An gme, 1800 François Bonneville after Joseph Jauffret
Nicolas Baudin, Capitaine de Vaisseau. Commandant I'Expedition pour le tour du Monde et Specialement relatif aux Sciences et auz Arts, entreprise en I'An gme, 1800 François Bonneville after Joseph Jauffret
Nicolas Baudin, Capitaine de Vaisseau. Commandant I'Expedition pour le tour du Monde et Specialement relatif aux Sciences et auz Arts, entreprise en I'An gme, 1800 François Bonneville after Joseph Jauffret

Nicolas Baudin, Capitaine de Vaisseau. Commandant I'Expedition pour le tour du Monde et Specialement relatif aux Sciences et auz Arts, entreprise en I'An gme, 1800, 1800 François Bonneville after Joseph Jauffret

Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

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

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

Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Charles Joseph La Trobe, c. 1857 Francis Grant, Samuel Bellin
Charles Joseph La Trobe, c. 1857 Francis Grant, Samuel Bellin
Charles Joseph La Trobe, c. 1857 Francis Grant, Samuel Bellin

Charles Joseph La Trobe, c. 1857 Francis Grant, Samuel Bellin

Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

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.

Portrait of Captain James Cook RN, 1782 John Webber

Thrown together

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2009

Shipmates for years, James Cook and Joseph Banks each kept a journal but neither man shed light on their relationship.

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.

Portrait of Captain James Cook RN, 1782 John Webber

The Quiet Australian

Magazine article by Brian Dale, 2001

Robert Oatley talks about the repatriation of the John Webber portrait of Captain James Cook.

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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.