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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, 1810 Sir Thomas Lawrence, William Evans, Anthony Cardon
Sir Joseph Banks, 1810 Sir Thomas Lawrence, William Evans, Anthony Cardon
Sir Joseph Banks, 1810 Sir Thomas Lawrence, William Evans, Anthony Cardon

Sir Joseph Banks, 1810 Sir Thomas Lawrence, William Evans, Anthony Cardon

Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with the assistance of the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society Canberra 2000

Portrait of Brian Dunlop, c. 1972 Bryan Westwood

A quiet moment

Magazine article by Helene Ladomirska, 2006

As Bryan Westwood’s portrait of Brian Dunlop hangs adjacent to Brian Dunlop’s portrait of the philanthropist Dr Joseph Brown AO OBE, we see the artist of one work as the subject of the other. 

Queen Victoria, 1901 The Illustrated London News after Jean Joseph Benjamin-Constant
Queen Victoria, 1901 The Illustrated London News after Jean Joseph Benjamin-Constant
Queen Victoria, 1901 The Illustrated London News after Jean Joseph Benjamin-Constant

Queen Victoria, 1901 The Illustrated London News after Jean Joseph Benjamin-Constant

Portrait, photogravure on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

Bruny d'Entrecasteaux, 1837 Antoine Maurin
Bruny d'Entrecasteaux, 1837 Antoine Maurin
Bruny d'Entrecasteaux, 1837 Antoine Maurin

Bruny d'Entrecasteaux, 1837 Antoine Maurin

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Joe and Brenda, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Joe and Brenda, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Joe and Brenda, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Joe and Brenda, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

The Hooker

The Hooker

Beards

Not unlike the style famously observed by Abraham Lincoln, the Hooker consists of a furry chinstrap, starting alongside the ears, clinging to the ridge of jawbone and joining at the chin.

The Greenwood

The Greenwood

Moustaches

Like the Barkly or the Hooker, the Greenwood is an eccentric facial hair mode that seems to have largely avoided being repurposed in contemporary times.

Opening of the First Legislative Council of Victoria, by Governor Charles Joseph LaTrobe, at St Patrick's Hall, Bourke Street West, Melbourne. November 13th 1851. From sketches taken at the time by William Strutt., 1883 John Noone after William Strutt
Opening of the First Legislative Council of Victoria, by Governor Charles Joseph LaTrobe, at St Patrick's Hall, Bourke Street West, Melbourne. November 13th 1851. From sketches taken at the time by William Strutt., 1883 John Noone after William Strutt
Opening of the First Legislative Council of Victoria, by Governor Charles Joseph LaTrobe, at St Patrick's Hall, Bourke Street West, Melbourne. November 13th 1851. From sketches taken at the time by William Strutt., 1883 John Noone after William Strutt

Opening of the First Legislative Council of Victoria, by Governor Charles Joseph LaTrobe, at St Patrick's Hall, Bourke Street West, Melbourne. November 13th 1851. From sketches taken at the time by William Strutt., 1883 John Noone after William Strutt

Portrait, photolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Joseph Paul Gaimard, c. 1830 De Bove
Joseph Paul Gaimard, c. 1830 De Bove
Joseph Paul Gaimard, c. 1830 De Bove

Joseph Paul Gaimard, c. 1830 De Bove

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

Portrait 38 December 2010 - February 2011

Magazine

This issue features Martin Schoeller, Bess Norriss Tait, Emanuel Solomon and the sisters of St Joseph, Rennie Ellis and AC/DC, John Brack and more.

Portrait 39 March - May 2011

Magazine

This issue features the National Photographic Portrait Prize, Neil Murray, Lee Tulloch on Stuart Campbell, Joseph Banks, Scott Redford and more.

Arthur Boyd, c. 1982 Wes Walters
Arthur Boyd, c. 1982 Wes Walters
Arthur Boyd, c. 1982 Wes Walters

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

Gladys Cotta, 1984 Janet Dawson
Gladys Cotta, 1984 Janet Dawson
Gladys Cotta, 1984 Janet Dawson

Gladys Cotta, 1984 Janet Dawson

Portrait, pastel on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Joseph Mathew Cotta and Gladys Maria Cotta 2016

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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.