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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.

William St Leonards Robertson (standing) beside an unidentified man, early 1880s an unknown artist
William St Leonards Robertson (standing) beside an unidentified man, early 1880s an unknown artist
William St Leonards Robertson (standing) beside an unidentified man, early 1880s an unknown artist

William St Leonards Robertson (standing) beside an unidentified man, early 1880s an unknown artist

Portrait, ambrotype

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Malcolm Robertson in memory of William Thomas Robertson 2018
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Leura Dowling, c. 1861 an unknown artist
Leura Dowling, c. 1861 an unknown artist
Leura Dowling, c. 1861 an unknown artist

Leura Dowling, c. 1861 an unknown artist

Portrait, ambrotype

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Malcolm Robertson in memory of William Thomas Robertson 2018
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Maria Jane Dowling, c. 1862 an unknown artist
Maria Jane Dowling, c. 1862 an unknown artist
Maria Jane Dowling, c. 1862 an unknown artist

Maria Jane Dowling, c. 1862 an unknown artist

Portrait, ambrotype

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Malcolm Robertson in memory of William Thomas Robertson 2018
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Dowling family portrait [Selina, Jane, Leura and Elizabeth (Bessie) Dowling, c. 1862 an unknown artist
Dowling family portrait [Selina, Jane, Leura and Elizabeth (Bessie) Dowling, c. 1862 an unknown artist
Dowling family portrait [Selina, Jane, Leura and Elizabeth (Bessie) Dowling, c. 1862 an unknown artist

Dowling family portrait [Selina, Jane, Leura and Elizabeth (Bessie) Dowling, c. 1862 an unknown artist

Portrait, ambrotype

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Malcolm Robertson in memory of William Thomas Robertson 2018
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Gough Whitlam and Bob Hawke, c. 1976 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
Gough Whitlam and Bob Hawke, c. 1976 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
Gough Whitlam and Bob Hawke, c. 1976 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Gough Whitlam and Bob Hawke, c. 1976 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

The Hon. James Whyte, c. 1874 John Hubert Newman
The Hon. James Whyte, c. 1874 John Hubert Newman
The Hon. James Whyte, c. 1874 John Hubert Newman

The Hon. James Whyte, c. 1874 John Hubert Newman

Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Malcolm Robertson in memory of William Thomas Robertson 2018
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Portrait of a young man, held to be John Robertson, c. 1852 an unknown artist
Portrait of a young man, held to be John Robertson, c. 1852 an unknown artist
Portrait of a young man, held to be John Robertson, c. 1852 an unknown artist

Portrait of a young man, held to be John Robertson, c. 1852 an unknown artist

Portrait, daguerreotype, hand-coloured

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Malcolm Robertson in memory of William Thomas Robertson 2018
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Sir Zelman Cowen, 2000 Wes Walters
Sir Zelman Cowen, 2000 Wes Walters
Sir Zelman Cowen, 2000 Wes Walters

Sir Zelman Cowen, 2000 Wes Walters

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Marc Besen AO and Dr Joseph Brown AO OBE 2000

William and Martha Mary Robertson and their children [William St Leonards, Eliza, John, William St Leonards on a horse, Beatrice and Ida], 1860s - 1870s Various
William and Martha Mary Robertson and their children [William St Leonards, Eliza, John, William St Leonards on a horse, Beatrice and Ida], 1860s - 1870s Various
William and Martha Mary Robertson and their children [William St Leonards, Eliza, John, William St Leonards on a horse, Beatrice and Ida], 1860s - 1870s Various

William and Martha Mary Robertson and their children [William St Leonards, Eliza, John, William St Leonards on a horse, Beatrice and Ida], 1860s - 1870s Various

Portrait, eight carte de visite, hand-coloured contained in red leather concertina presentation case

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Malcolm Robertson in memory of William Thomas Robertson 2018
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

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Album of cartes de visite and cabinet cards compiled by William St Leonards Robertson, 1860s - c. 1900 Various

Portrait, 24 page brown leather bound album of 119 cartes de visite and 16 cabinet card photographs

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Malcolm Robertson in memory of William Thomas Robertson 2018
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Tilman Ruff, 2019 Nikki Toole
Tilman Ruff, 2019 Nikki Toole
Tilman Ruff, 2019 Nikki Toole

Tilman Ruff, 2019 Nikki Toole

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2019

Sir Ian McLennan, c. 1978 Bryan Westwood
Sir Ian McLennan, c. 1978 Bryan Westwood
Sir Ian McLennan, c. 1978 Bryan Westwood

Sir Ian McLennan, c. 1978 Bryan Westwood

Portrait, oil on board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of BHP Billiton 2003
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Sir Ian Potter, 1973 Bryan Westwood
Sir Ian Potter, 1973 Bryan Westwood
Sir Ian Potter, 1973 Bryan Westwood

Sir Ian Potter, 1973 Bryan Westwood

Portrait, oil on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Lady Primrose Potter 2006
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Sketch for portrait of Justin O'Brien, 1980 Bryan Westwood
Sketch for portrait of Justin O'Brien, 1980 Bryan Westwood
Sketch for portrait of Justin O'Brien, 1980 Bryan Westwood

Sketch for portrait of Justin O'Brien, 1980 Bryan Westwood

Portrait, oil with fibre-tipped pen underdrawing on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Margaret Olley Art Trust 2002

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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.