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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.

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Portrait photograph of David McNicoll, 1987

Anthony Buckley & Constantine Ltd
Portrait, photograph on canvas lining

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2001

Antonio van Diemen, Gouverneur Generaal van Nederlands Indiën
Antonio van Diemen, Gouverneur Generaal van Nederlands Indiën
Antonio van Diemen, Gouverneur Generaal van Nederlands Indiën

Antonio van Diemen, Gouverneur Generaal van Nederlands Indiën, c. 1725

Dirk Jongman after Matthys Balen
Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ted and Gina Gregg 2012

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Professor Anthony Milner, 1996

Robin Wallace-Crabbe, Dianne Fogwell
Portrait, etching

Gift of the artist 2000. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Miss Evelyn Chapman, 1918

Lovers of light

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2008

Dr Sarah Engledow traces the significant links between Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo and Evelyn Chapman through their portraits.

Sir Joseph Banks
Sir Joseph Banks
Sir Joseph Banks

Sir Joseph Banks, 1810

Sir Thomas Lawrence, William Evans, Anthony Cardon
Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with the assistance of the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society Canberra 2000

Sidney Myer

Four from the 30s

Magazine article by Andrew Sayers AM, 2003

Australia's tradition of sculpted portraits stretches back to the early decades of the nineteenth century and continues to sustain a group of dedicated sculptors.

Sylvia Davis-Patricelli and Anthony Patricelli
Sylvia Davis-Patricelli and Anthony Patricelli
Sylvia Davis-Patricelli and Anthony Patricelli

Sylvia Davis-Patricelli and Anthony Patricelli, c. 1944

Max Dupain OBE
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on laid down on cardboard mount

Gift of Danina Dupain Anderson 2018. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Marcia Langton

Collection in focus: Brook Andrew

Previous exhibition, 2017

Experience the artistic clout of Brook Andrew’s portraits of Marcia Langton AM and Anthony Mundine.

The vigil, 2011 by Anthony Anderton

Anthony Anderton

NPPP 2012 learning resource

An interview with the photographer.

The Lambert

The Lambert

Beards

Barbering manuals of the turn of the century might describe this style as a ‘Van Dyck’, named after the Dutch painter Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641) who is known to have adopted this look.

Portrait 57

Winter 2017
Magazine

The discovery of Dempsey's People, Australian rugby greats, Athol Shmith's progressive pictures, and powerful Indigenous portraits.

Ern McQuillan Senior
Ern McQuillan Senior
Ern McQuillan Senior

Ern McQuillan Senior, c. 1980s

Ern McQuillan OAM
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

Losing Faith, 2004 by Alexandra Cody

Headspace 5

Crystal Gazing
Previous exhibition, 2004

Crystal Gazing: Headspace V, the fifth in the National Portrait Gallery's program of secondary student portrait exhibitions, invites students from Canberra and the surrounding regions to explore the possibilities of portraiture

Marcia Langton

Powerful energy

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2010

Dr Christopher Chapman explores the symbolism in the portrait commission of Marcia Langton by Brook Andrew.

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