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Title

Sketch for 'La croix de guerre'


Artist

George W Lambert

Russia, Australia

1873 - 1930


About

Lambert submitted this painting to the War Memorial mural competition for the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne. The competition brief for a work to be placed on an upper wall of the Library staircase, stipulated that the subject was 'to be commemorative of the Great War, and to be treated decoratively or allegorically'. Lambert's painting, which captured the burden of war borne by those who survived was awarded second place.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2000


Details


Other Title

La croix de guerre (two cartoons)


Date

(circa 1922)


Media category

Painting


Materials used

diptych: oil on canvas


Dimensions

43.2 x 127.0 cm each panel


Credit

Purchased 1930


Location

Not on display


Accession number

243


Artist information

George W Lambert

Works in the collection

97


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney Morning Herald, 'George Lambert. Purchases of His Works', Sydney, 23 Sep 1930, 4.