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An image of Light Horse veteran by George W Lambert

George W Lambert

(Russia, Australia 1873 – 1930)

Title
Light Horse veteran
Other titles:
The Light Horse Veteran
Year
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
Location
Not on display
Further information

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

Bibliography (6)

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'

Exhibition history (10)

Society of Artists Annual Exhibition (1925), Education Department Gallery [Loftus Street], Sydney, 11 Sep 1925–03 Oct 1925

Lambert Memorial Loan Exhibition, Vickery's Galleries, Sydney, 26 Nov 1930–12 Dec 1930

The Sydney Art School retrospective exhibition, 1890-1933, Vickery's Galleries, Sydney, 01 Mar 1933–28 Mar 1933

150 years of Australian art (1938), National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Jan 1938–25 Apr 1938

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

The portrait and the nude: Australian drawings from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 18 Aug 1990–28 Oct 1990

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

Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Dec 1997–15 Mar 1998

Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000

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