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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, 1971 Thomas de Kessler
Self portrait, 1971 Thomas de Kessler
Self portrait, 1971 Thomas de Kessler

Self portrait, 1971 Thomas de Kessler

Portrait, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Diana de Kessler 2009

Thomas Woolner, c. 1865 an unknown artist
Thomas Woolner, c. 1865 an unknown artist
Thomas Woolner, c. 1865 an unknown artist

Thomas Woolner, c. 1865 an unknown artist

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Thomas Lee, 1847? Joseph Backler
Thomas Lee, 1847? Joseph Backler
Thomas Lee, 1847? Joseph Backler

Thomas Lee, 1847? Joseph Backler

Portrait, oil on canvas laid on composition board

Courtesy of the Tait family

Rover Thomas, 1986 Martin van der Wal
Rover Thomas, 1986 Martin van der Wal
Rover Thomas, 1986 Martin van der Wal

Rover Thomas, 1986 Martin van der Wal

Portrait, inkjet print on rag paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

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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.