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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.

Great stylists: Caruso, Melba, Pavarotti, Bonynge and Sutherland, 1983 Arthur Horner
Great stylists: Caruso, Melba, Pavarotti, Bonynge and Sutherland, 1983 Arthur Horner
Great stylists: Caruso, Melba, Pavarotti, Bonynge and Sutherland, 1983 Arthur Horner

Great stylists: Caruso, Melba, Pavarotti, Bonynge and Sutherland, 1983 Arthur Horner

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Eric Harding and Athol Hawke 2002

Arthur and Ria Murch, 1945 Margaret Michaelis
Arthur and Ria Murch, 1945 Margaret Michaelis
Arthur and Ria Murch, 1945 Margaret Michaelis

Arthur and Ria Murch, 1945 Margaret Michaelis

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Ellen Stirling, c. 1828 Thomas Phillips

Duty bound

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2009

Joanna Gilmour explores the life of colonial women Lady Ellen Stirling, Eliza Darling, Lady Eliza Arthur, Elizabeth Macquarie and Lady Jane Franklin.

Betty Burstall, 1945 Arthur Boyd

Arthur Boyd Portraits

Previous exhibition, 1999

This is the first in a series of National Portrait Gallery exhibitions to survey the portraits painted by artists who are not thought of, primarily, as portrait painters

Brian Quinn, Coles Myer Joe Greenberg
Brian Quinn, Coles Myer Joe Greenberg
Brian Quinn, Coles Myer Joe Greenberg

Brian Quinn, Coles Myer, Joe Greenberg

Portrait, watercolour, crayon, coloured pencil, fibre-tipped pen and gouache on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

The Tichborne Claimant (Arthur Orton), c. 1872 Maull & Co Photographers
The Tichborne Claimant (Arthur Orton), c. 1872 Maull & Co Photographers
The Tichborne Claimant (Arthur Orton), c. 1872 Maull & Co Photographers

The Tichborne Claimant (Arthur Orton), c. 1872 Maull & Co Photographers

Portrait, albumen silver carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001

Listen: Mysterious eyes video: 8 minutes 42 seconds

Listen: Mysterious eyes Arthur Boyd portraits from 1945

General content

An open house, recollections of my early life: extracts from the reminiscences of David Boyd.

Arthur Streeton, Nora Streeton (nee Clench) and Pat, the dog, c. 1909 H. Walter Barnett

The Streetons’ rich serenade

Passion

If music be the food of love

Portrait 49 Winter 2015

Magazine

This issue features Jude Rae, Arthur Boyd, Darren McDonald, John Singer Sargent, Tom Wills the 'inventor' of Australian Rules Football and more.

Carl Cooper, 1945-46 Arthur Boyd

Portrait Gallery benefits from generous Boxer bequest 8 April 2015

Archived media releases 2015

Canberran and modernist art collector Alan Boxer has generously bequeathed two works by artists Arthur Boyd and Jenny Sages to the National Portrait Gallery.

John Perceval, 1985 Rick Amor
John Perceval, 1985 Rick Amor
John Perceval, 1985 Rick Amor

John Perceval, 1985 Rick Amor

Portrait, black conte on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

John Perceval, 1985 Rick Amor
John Perceval, 1985 Rick Amor
John Perceval, 1985 Rick Amor

John Perceval, 1985 Rick Amor

Portrait, black conte on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005
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.