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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.

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Nancy Borlase and Laurie Short
Nancy Borlase and Laurie Short
Nancy Borlase and Laurie Short

Nancy Borlase and Laurie Short, 1991

Jenny Sages
Portrait, oil on canvas

Gift of the Margaret Olley Art Trust 1998

Sir Laurence Hartnett
Sir Laurence Hartnett
Sir Laurence Hartnett

Sir Laurence Hartnett, 1984

Reshid Bey
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of his daughters 2003

Sir Laurence McIntyre
Sir Laurence McIntyre
Sir Laurence McIntyre

Sir Laurence McIntyre, n.d.

Louis Kahan AO
Portrait, graphite on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mrs Lily Kahan 2006
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Self portrait, Cyprus
Self portrait, Cyprus
Self portrait, Cyprus

Self portrait, Cyprus, 1953

David Potts
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Purchased 2001

Bruce Petty
Bruce Petty
Bruce Petty

Bruce Petty, 2008

Bruce Petty
Portrait, single channel digital animation, colour, sound, 2 minutes, 19 seconds

Commissioned 2008

Barry Humphries

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