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Title

Light Horse veteran

1925


Artist

George W Lambert

Russia, Australia

1873 - 1930


About

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


Details


Other Title

The Light Horse Veteran


Date

1925


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

pencil on white wove paper


Dimensions

38.5 x 27.8 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated lower c. [diagonal], pencil "G.W.LAMBERT./ 1925".


Credit

Purchased 1925


Accession number

242


Artist information

George W Lambert

Works in the collection

97


Shown in 10 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 6 publications

Bibliography


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, 32. cat.no. 81; titled 'The Light Horse Veteran'

Anne Gray, Art on view, 'George W Lambert retrospective: heroes & icons', pg. 6-15, Canberra, Winter 2007, 14 (illus.).

Sandra Jane, Art is ... making, creating and appreciating 2, Milton, 1999, 43 (illus.).

Hendrik Kolenberg, Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1997, 33 (illus.). cat.no. 18

Lionel Lindsay, 150 years of Australian art, Sydney, 1938. cat.no. 607 [Gallery No. 5], titled 'The Light Horse veteran'

John Young and Henry Gibbons, The Sydney Art School retrospective exhibition 1890-1933, Sydney, 1933. cat.no. 8, titled 'The Light Horse Veteran'