We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which the Art Gallery of NSW stands.

Joshua Smith HJ Barncastle, Esq

oil on canvas

101.5 x 81.5 cm

Image courtesy Dulux Australia. Photo by Jess Hood

HJ (Henry James) Barncastle was one of the founders and later managing director of British Australian Lead Manufacturers (later BALM Paints and now Dulux Australia). The portrait was originally hung in the board room at the company’s Cabarita plant and is still in its archive.