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Title

Cartoon for 'The charge of the 3rd Light Horse Brigade at the Nek'


Artist

George W Lambert

Russia, Australia

1873 - 1930


About

The Nek was the scene of a disastrous attack at Gallipoli on 7 August 1915 in which the Light Horse Brigade suffered 372 casualties. While surveying the battlefield in 1919, Lambert's party was forced to bury the bodies of hundreds of Australian soldiers in a strip of land the size of three tennis courts. He later wrote to his wife Amy, the 'gruesome is … scattered all over
the battlefield'.


Details


Other Title

Charge of the 10th Light Horse at the Nek, Walker's Ridge, Gallipoli


Date

(1920)


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

pencil and white gouache? on paper


Dimensions

36.9 x 71.2 cm image; 37.9 x 71.4 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.r. corner, pencil "GWLambert". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1930


Location

Not on display


Accession number

237


Artist information

George W Lambert

Works in the collection

97


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Anthony Horderns' Fine Art Gallery, Lambert Memorial Exhibition, Sydney, 1930. cat.no. 92; titled 'Cartoon, Tenth Light Horse at the Nek, Walker's Ridge, Gallipoli'.

Jane de Teliga, Australian images: Prints, drawings and watercolours from the collection, Sydney, 1979, 6.

Anne Gray and Hendrik Kolenberg, George Lambert, 1873-1930: drawings, Sydney, 1993, 49, 52, 53 (illus.). cat.no. 56

Andrew Yip, Look, ‘’A wonderful setting for the tragedy’: an artist captures an Anzac horror’, pg. 10-11, Sydney, Mar 2013, 10-11 (illus.).