(Russia, Australia 1873–1930)
38.5 x 27.8cm sheet
Drawing was central to George Lambert's art - he remarked that "My one idea ... was to be a good painter. To become a good painter, I had to become a good draughtsman, so I became a good draughtsman ...". 'Light horse veteran' is a frank and moving portrayal of a respected elder that powerfully captures both the personality of the subject while revealing Lambert's sympathy for him. The Gallery has a significant collection of drawings by George Lambert, numbering fifty works in all.
Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000
'George W Lambert retrospective: heroes & icons' by Anne Gray, pg. 6-15., Art on view Winter 2007, Winter 2007, 14 (illus.).
Art is ... making, creating and appreciating 2 1999, 1999, 43 (illus.).
Hendrik Kolenberg (Netherlands; Australia) (Author), Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Domain, 1997, 33 (illus.). cat.no. 18
Author Unknown, Fifth Adelaide Festival of Arts 1968: Special exhibitions at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Unknown, 1968, 32. cat.no. 81; titled 'The Light Horse Veteran'
Lionel Lindsay (Australia, b.1874, d.1961) (Author), 150 years of Australian art, Sydney, 1938. cat.no. 607 [Gallery No. 5], titled 'The Light Horse veteran'
John Young (Australia), Henry Gibbons (Australia, b.1884, d.1972), The Sydney Art School retrospective exhibition 1890-1933, Sydney, 1933. cat.no. 8, titled 'The Light Horse Veteran'
Society of Artists Annual Exhibition (1925), Education Department Gallery [Loftus Street], 11 Sep 1925–03 Oct 1925.
Lambert Memorial Loan Exhibition, Vickery's Galleries, 26 Nov 1930–12 Dec 1930.
The Sydney Art School retrospective exhibition, 1890-1933, Vickery's Galleries, 01 Mar 1933–28 Mar 1933.
150 years of Australian art (1938), National Art Gallery of New South Wales, 27 Jan 1938–25 Apr 1938.
George Washington Lambert (1968), Art Gallery of South Australia, 1968 -.
The portrait and the nude: Australian drawings from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 18 Aug 1990–28 Oct 1990.
George Lambert, 1873-1930: drawings, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 20 Feb 1993–02 May 1993.
Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 13 Dec 1997–15 Mar 1998.
Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000.
George Lambert retrospective: heroes & icons, National Gallery of Australia, 29 Jun 2007–16 Sep 2007.