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An image of The wool wagon by George W Lambert

George W Lambert

(Russia, Australia 1873 – 1930)

The wool wagon
Other titles:
The Michelago wool wagon
Media category
Materials used
pencil on ivory paper

23.6 x 34.9 cm sight

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
D G Wilson Bequest Fund 2001
Accession number
Not on display
Further information

From his earliest career Lambert showed a strong attraction for the bush and bush subjects in his art. This drawing was first exhibited in 1922, and was illustrated in Art in Australia the same year. It is related to a drawing in the collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia, Portrait of a man 1921, in that the same model posed for both drawings.

Australian Art Department, 2001

Bibliography (7)

John H Edwards, The Ryrie family: Australian pioneers, Dulwich Hill, 2007, 72 (illus.).

Anne Gray and Hendrik Kolenberg, George Lambert, 1873-1930: drawings, Sydney, 1993, 49 (illus.), 55.

Mervyn Horton (Editor), Art and Australia, Sydney, 1975, back cover (illus.).

Hendrik Kolenberg, Look, 'George Lambert's drawings', pg. 22-23, Newtown, Oct 2006, 22 (colour illus.).

Amy Lambert, Thirty years of an artist's life : the career of G.W. Lambert, A.R.A, Sydney, 1977, 240. (Reprint of Amy Lambert Thirty years of an artist's life Sydney: Society of Artists, 1938 with additional illustrations)

Sydney Ure Smith and Leon Gellert (Editors), Art in Australia [series 3, no. 33], Sydney, Aug 1930-Sep 1930, (illus.). plate no. 29; Lambert Memorial Number

Art in Australia, Sydney, Feb 1922.

Exhibition history (2)

Society of Artists Annual Exhibition (1922), Education Department Gallery [Loftus Street], Sydney, 08 Sep 1922–26 Sep 1922

George Lambert, 1873-1930: drawings, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 20 Feb 1993–02 May 1993