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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.

Isabella Louisa Parry, c. 1826 an unknown artist
Isabella Louisa Parry, c. 1826 an unknown artist
Isabella Louisa Parry, c. 1826 an unknown artist

Isabella Louisa Parry, c. 1826 an unknown artist

Portrait, watercolour on ivory

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

Florence Cardell-Oliver Broothorn Studios
Florence Cardell-Oliver Broothorn Studios
Florence Cardell-Oliver Broothorn Studios

Florence Cardell-Oliver, Broothorn Studios

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper laid on photography studio backing board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Chris Nielsen 2016

Nicole Kidman, 2002 (printed 2004) Karin Catt
Nicole Kidman, 2002 (printed 2004) Karin Catt
Nicole Kidman, 2002 (printed 2004) Karin Catt

Nicole Kidman, 2002 (printed 2004) Karin Catt

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

Divide (Self portrait), 2011 Sam Jinks

Dissections Layered portraits from the collection

Previous exhibition, 2016

This display sets two impressive portraits from the collection into direct dialogue: Sam Jinks’ sculptural self portrait and Nick Mourtzakis’ painted portrait of David Chalmers, along with related maquette and sketches.Together they explore physical and psychological manifestations of the strata of self-hood.

Men of the Day No.19 "A great Med'cine-Man among the inquiring Redskins" Thomas Henry Huxley (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1871 Carlo Pellegrini
Men of the Day No.19 "A great Med'cine-Man among the inquiring Redskins" Thomas Henry Huxley (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1871 Carlo Pellegrini
Men of the Day No.19 "A great Med'cine-Man among the inquiring Redskins" Thomas Henry Huxley (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1871 Carlo Pellegrini

Men of the Day No.19 "A great Med'cine-Man among the inquiring Redskins" Thomas Henry Huxley (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1871 Carlo Pellegrini

Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Jessie Street, 1929 Jerrold Nathan

Worth her salt

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2009

Jerrold Nathan's portrait of Jessie Street shows the elegant side of a many-faceted lady.

Self portrait, c. 1934 Stella Bowen
Self portrait, c. 1934 Stella Bowen
Self portrait, c. 1934 Stella Bowen

Self portrait, c. 1934 Stella Bowen

Portrait, oil on cardboard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

Nicole Kidman, New York, 2003 Irving Penn
Nicole Kidman, New York, 2003 Irving Penn
Nicole Kidman, New York, 2003 Irving Penn

Nicole Kidman, New York, 2003 Irving Penn

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

hey Betty (Portrait of Betty Churcher), 1990 Davida Allen
hey Betty (Portrait of Betty Churcher), 1990 Davida Allen
hey Betty (Portrait of Betty Churcher), 1990 Davida Allen

hey Betty (Portrait of Betty Churcher), 1990 Davida Allen

Portrait, oil on plywood

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2004
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

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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.