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Title

Ada Beattie in bed with influenza

(1898)


Artist

George W Lambert

Russia, Australia

1873 - 1930


About

Ada Beattie was the sister of William and Beatrice 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

Ada Beattie with Influenza

Profile head of a woman in bed

Profile head of a woman in bed (Ada Beattie with Influenza)


Date

(1898)


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

pencil


Dimensions

18.1 x 27.4 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1898


Location

Not on display


Accession number

238.2


Artist information

George W Lambert

Works in the collection

97


Shown in 8 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 10 publications

Bibliography


Art Gallery of New South Wales, George Washington Lambert (1873-1930), Sydney, 1962. cat.no. 1

John Baily', Fifth Adelaide Festival of Arts 1968: Special exhibitions at the Art Gallery of South Australia, 'George Washington Lambert', pg. 27-28, Adelaide, 1968, 31. cat.no. 54; titled 'Ada Beattie with Influenza'; dated c.1898

Renée Free, Fin de Siècle, Sydney, Jan 1994.

Anne Gray and Hendrik Kolenberg, George Lambert, 1873-1930: drawings, Sydney, 1993, 25, 14 (illus.). cat.no. 7

Anne Gray, George Lambert (1873-1930) catalogue raisonné: paintings and sculpture, drawings in public collections, Perth, 1996, 144. cat.no. D10

Hendrik Kolenberg, Anne Ryan and Patricia James, 19th century Australian watercolours, drawing and pastels from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2005, 130 (colour illus.).

Hendrik Kolenberg, Some Australian drawings 1880-1980: an exhibition from the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1981.

Hendrik Kolenberg, Anne Ryan and Patricia James, 19th century Australian watercolours, drawing and pastels from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2005, 130 (colour illus.).

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

Editor Unknown (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, Sydney, 1965, 257 (illus.).