Cartoon for 'The charge of the 3rd Light Horse Brigade at the Nek'
George W Lambert
1873 - 1930
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
Charge of the 10th Light Horse at the Nek, Walker's Ridge, Gallipoli
pencil and white gouache? on paper
36.9 x 71.2 cm image; 37.9 x 71.4 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, pencil "GWLambert". Not dated.
Not on display
Shown in 5 exhibitions
George Lambert Memorial Exhibition (1930), Anthony Horderns' Fine Art Gallery, 25 Sep 1930–15 Oct 1930
Australian images: Prints, drawings and watercolours from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Dec 1979–28 Jan 1980
George Lambert, 1873-1930: drawings, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 20 Feb 1993–02 May 1993
Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000
Mad through the darkness: Australian artists and the Great War, 25 Apr 2015–11 Oct 2015
Referenced in 4 publications
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.).