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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.

Copeman, gardener, Great Yarmouth by John Dempsey

Dempsey's people

A folio of British street portraits 1824–1844
Previous exhibition, 2017

Dempsey’s people: a folio of British street portraits 1824–1844 is the first exhibition to showcase the compelling watercolour images of English street people made by the itinerant English painter John Dempsey throughout the first half of the nineteenth century.

Luke Cornish

'I love getting into the Salon as a street artist because the whole ethos of that award is the refused, the rejected'
Portrait story

Luke Cornish, aka E.L.K. describes his street art and portraiture

Mirka and Philippe - 9 Collins Street
Mirka and Philippe - 9 Collins Street
Mirka and Philippe - 9 Collins Street

Mirka and Philippe - 9 Collins Street, c. 1966 (printed 2015)

Lazar Krum
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Gift of the artist 2015

Portrait 33

September - November 2009
Magazine

This issue features Hermannsburg pottery, Nicole Kidman, Ken Done, Jessie Street, two gladiators, the Portraits+Architecture exhibition and more.

Mirka - 9 Collins Street
Mirka - 9 Collins Street
Mirka - 9 Collins Street

Mirka - 9 Collins Street, c. 1966 (printed 2015)

Lazar Krum
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Gift of the artist 2015

Reg Livermore, Pitt Street, Sydney
Reg Livermore, Pitt Street, Sydney
Reg Livermore, Pitt Street, Sydney

Reg Livermore, Pitt Street, Sydney, 1965 (printed 2020)

Robert McFarlane
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Purchased 2020

McCaughey Street, Turner, 1959, 2012 by Heather Corrigan

McCaughey Street, Turner, 1959, 2012

by Heather Corrigan
Image
Thomas Archbold, Durham, 1826 by John Dempsey

Street fare

General content

The late Georgian and early Victorian working classes often bought their food in ale-houses, chop-houses and ‘penny pie shops’, or purchased their meals day after day in the streets.

Angel Street (Adam Cullen)
Angel Street (Adam Cullen)
Angel Street (Adam Cullen)

Angel Street (Adam Cullen), 2010

Darren McDonald
Portrait, oil on linen

Purchased 2012

Opening of the First Legislative Council of Victoria by Governor Charles Joseph LaTrobe at St Patrick's Hall, Bourke Street West, Melbourne November 13th 1851
Opening of the First Legislative Council of Victoria by Governor Charles Joseph LaTrobe at St Patrick's Hall, Bourke Street West, Melbourne November 13th 1851
Opening of the First Legislative Council of Victoria by Governor Charles Joseph LaTrobe at St Patrick's Hall, Bourke Street West, Melbourne November 13th 1851

Opening of the First Legislative Council of Victoria by Governor Charles Joseph LaTrobe at St Patrick's Hall, Bourke Street West, Melbourne November 13th 1851, 1883

John Noone after William Strutt
Portrait, photolithograph on paper

Purchased 2013

Lady Jessie and Sir Donald Bradman, Kensington Park, Adelaide, South Australia

A good innings

Devotion

Childhood sweethearts

Vue de George’s Street à Sydney
Vue de George’s Street à Sydney
Vue de George’s Street à Sydney

Vue de George’s Street à Sydney, 1833

Alexis Nicholas Nöel after Louis Auguste de Sainson
Portrait, lithograph on Chine-collé on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

King Edward VII, 1910 by George Lambert

King Edward Terrace

Behind the street name
Visiting the gallery

King Edward Terrace was named in honour of King Edward VII (1841-1910)

Sunshine and rain, Lygon Street
Sunshine and rain, Lygon Street
Sunshine and rain, Lygon Street

Sunshine and rain, Lygon Street, 1964

Eric Thake
Portrait, linocut on paper

Gift of Professor Van Sommers 2011

George Johnston, Fleet Street, London
George Johnston, Fleet Street, London
George Johnston, Fleet Street, London

George Johnston, Fleet Street, London, c. 1952 (printed 2000)

David Moore
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
The series 'David Moore: From Face to Face' was acquired as a gift of the artist and with financial assistance from Timothy Fairfax AC and L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2001

Rod McNicol and Jack Charles

Rod McNicol and Jack Charles

'We're village elders on Smith Street'
Portrait story

Rod and Jack on the series of portraits they created together.

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