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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.

Maurice Ashkanasy CMG QC
Maurice Ashkanasy CMG QC
Maurice Ashkanasy CMG QC

Maurice Ashkanasy CMG QC, 1963

Karl Duldig
Portrait, cast bronze

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Dr Vivianne de Vahl Davis and Professor Neal Ashkanasy 2000

Portrait of Private Edward Lello 1915 by Darge Photographic Company

Final frame

Magazine article by Karl James, 2016

Karl James reflects on soldier portraiture during the Great War.

Lola Montes
Lola Montes
Lola Montes

Lola Montes, c. 1845

Joseph Karl Stieler
Portrait, oil on canvas

Purchased 2010

John Monash

Lauded legacy

Magazine article by Karl James, 2015

Karl James gives short shrift to doubts about the profile of General Sir John Monash.

Portrait 50 hits the shelves

1 September 2015
Archived media releases 2015

With contributions from Julia Gillard, Fiona Gruber, and Dr Karl James, the National Portrait Gallery’s 50th edition of Portrait has something for everyone.

Lola Montes

Bringing down a kingdom

Lust

The king and the showgirl

John Passmore AC
John Passmore AC
John Passmore AC

John Passmore AC, 1973

an unknown artist
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mrs Doris Passmore 2003

image not online

Fay Zwicky, c. 1981 (printed 2018)

Jacqueline Mitelman
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Purchased 2018

Catherine Martin
Catherine Martin
Catherine Martin

Catherine Martin, 2001 (printed 2006)

Douglas Kirkland
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Gift of the artist 2006

Henry
Henry
Henry

Henry "Seaman" Dan, 2009

Nathan Kelly
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Purchased 2010

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