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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.

Self Portrait in a Brown Coat
Self Portrait in a Brown Coat
Self Portrait in a Brown Coat

Self Portrait in a Brown Coat, 1936

Christine A. Pecket
Portrait, oil on canvas

Purchased 2020

David Brown Dignam [and] George Barrington drawn from the life
David Brown Dignam [and] George Barrington drawn from the life
David Brown Dignam [and] George Barrington drawn from the life

David Brown Dignam [and] George Barrington drawn from the life, 1777

an unknown artist, The London Magazine
Portrait, copperplate engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown

Californian clinch in the ‘Australian’ outback

Lust

Long-term love scene

Album of cartes de visite and cabinet card photograph including a portrait of John Tebbutt
Album of cartes de visite and cabinet card photograph including a portrait of John Tebbutt
Album of cartes de visite and cabinet card photograph including a portrait of John Tebbutt

Album of cartes de visite and cabinet card photograph including a portrait of John Tebbutt, c. 1870s

Various
Portrait, leather-bound album of cartes de visite and cabinet cards, 46 page book, featuring 156 photographs

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mike MacPhail 2010

Henry Parkes
Henry Parkes
Henry Parkes

Henry Parkes, 1900

Percy Spence
Portrait, pencil and pastel over brown ink wash on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Study for commissioned portrait of HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark (full-length study)
Study for commissioned portrait of HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark (full-length study)
Study for commissioned portrait of HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark (full-length study)

Study for commissioned portrait of HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark (full-length study), 2005

Jiawei Shen
Portrait, black pastel on brown paper

Commissioned with funds provided by Mary Isabel Murphy 2005

Preparatory study of Tom Hughes
Preparatory study of Tom Hughes
Preparatory study of Tom Hughes

Preparatory study of Tom Hughes, 2003

Jiawei Shen
Portrait, brown chalk and pastel on paper

Commissioned with funds provided by Malcolm and Lucy Turnbull 2003

Arthur Boyd
Arthur Boyd
Arthur Boyd

Arthur Boyd, c. 1982

Wes Walters
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Dr Joseph Brown AO OBE 2006
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Portrait 34

December 2009 - February 2010
Magazine

This issue features Australian cricketers, surfing legend Isabel Letham, Christos Tsiolkas, Bob Brown's portrait by Harold 'The Kangaroo' Thornton, James Angus, virtual portraits and more.

Wendy drunk 11pm, 1983 by Brett Whiteley

Idle Hours

Previous exhibition, 2009

Idle hours is an exhibition of luxurious beauty. Paintings, prints and drawings represent subjects in quiet moods and situations arranged according to the time of day they depict - reading, drawing, snoozing, bathing, sewing, gardening, sitting, looking, making love and spending tranquil time with companions. Works in the exhibition range from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present.

J.H. Roy Rousel
J.H. Roy Rousel
J.H. Roy Rousel

J.H. Roy Rousel, 1915

Appleby Studio
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on brown cardboard presentation mount

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Richard King 2008
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

JH Roy Rousel
JH Roy Rousel
JH Roy Rousel

JH Roy Rousel, 1915

Teslar Studios
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on brown cardboard presentation mount

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Richard King 2008
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

Living Memory panel discussion

Panel discussion

First broadcast on Saturday 31 July
General content

A dynamic panel discussion that interrogates some of the themes revealed in Living Memory.

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