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Hugh Ramsay

'Letters from Paris'

Hugh Ramsay's letters were written while he was living in Paris to his family back in Australia.

Hugh Ramsay portrait story
Video: 2 minutes

Hugh Ramsay: His Life and Work, by Patricia Fullerton, Hawthorn, Vic. Hudson, 1988.

Images courtesy of the National Gallery of Australia and the Ramsay Archive

Sixteen pages of letters, three drawings and notebook cover from Hugh Ramsay to home from Paris, 1901 - 1902

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Self portrait (Full Length in front of Easel), 1901-02 Hugh Ramsay.

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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.