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An image of Ada Beattie in bed with influenza by George W Lambert

George W Lambert

(Russia, Australia 1873 – 1930)

Title
Ada Beattie in bed with influenza
Other titles:
Ada Beattie with Influenza
Profile head of a woman in bed
Profile head of a woman in bed (Ada Beattie with Influenza)
Year
(1898)
Media category
Drawing
Materials used
pencil
Dimensions

18.1 x 27.4 cm sheet

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1898
Accession number
238.2
Location
Not on display
Further information

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

Bibliography (10)

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

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

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.).

Exhibition history (8)

Society of Artists Spring Exhibition (1898), Vickery's Chambers, Sydney, 27 Aug 1898–Sep 1898

George Washington Lambert (1873-1930), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Aug 1962–22 Oct 1962

George Washington Lambert (1968), Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 1968 -

Some Australian drawings 1880-1980, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 16 May 1981–18 Jun 1981

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

Fin de Siècle: posters prints drawings from the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Jan 1994–13 Mar 1994

19th century Australian watercolours, drawings & pastels, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Apr 2005–24 Jul 2005

George Lambert retrospective: heroes & icons, National Gallery of Australia, Parkes, 29 Jun 2007–16 Sep 2007