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recto: Head of a woman, Beatrice B Beattie verso: (drawing of a man and a little girl)

(1898)


Artist

George W Lambert

Russia, Australia

1873 - 1930


About

Beatrice B Beattie was the sister of William and Ada Beattie.

William B Beattie (born 1871) was a musician, actor and writer. Ater he and Lambert met, they formed a life-long friendship. Lambert illustrated Beattie's story 'The love story of Tamar Niell'. In a tribute to his friend, Beattie wrote in the Lambert memorial issue of 'Art in Australia' in 1930:

'Clean, wholesome, strong and good to look at; truly the young Siegfried; and, above all, happy. That was the keynote to the real Lambert - happiness; he was glad he was alive.'

excerpt from Hendrik Kolenberg, Anne Ryan and Patricia James, '19th century Australian watercolours, drawings & pastels in the Gallery's collection', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2005


Details


Other Titles

recto: Head of a woman - front

recto: Head of a woman (Beatrice Beattie)


Date

(1898)


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

pencil


Dimensions

18.4 x 17.6 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1898


Location

Not on display


Accession number

238.1


Artist information

George W Lambert

Works in the collection

97


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


Art Gallery of New South Wales, George Washington Lambert (1873-1930), Sydney, 1962. cat.no. 3

Anne Gray, George Lambert (1873-1930) catalogue raisonné: paintings and sculpture, drawings in public collections, Perth, 1996, 144. cat.no. D9

Anne Gray and Hendrik Kolenberg, George Lambert, 1873-1930: drawings, Sydney, 1993, 25. cat.no. 6

Hendrik Kolenberg, Anne Ryan and Patricia James, 19th century Australian watercolours, drawing and pastels from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2005, 131 (colour illus.).

Society of Artists, Society of Artists Spring Exhibition (1898), Sydney, Sep 1898. cat.no. 52; titled 'Pencil portraits'