This portrait is a finely executed, sensitively drawn study of an artist by a colleague and friend. It was probably drawn in London, where both were living, before Streeton returned to Australia briefly in 1906-07. These were the years shortly following Lambert's studies at the Julian Ashton School in Sydney, Colarossi's and Atelier Delecluse in Paris (as recipient of the first New South Wales Travelling Scholarship), before his reputation was firmly established.
© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1999
pencil on paper
30.5 x 24.5 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated lower c., pencil "Geo.W LAMBERT/ 1906".
Edward Stinson Bequest Fund 1999
Not on display
Shown in 3 exhibitions
Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000
Sydney studios, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, 14 Aug 2004–26 Sep 2004
George Lambert retrospective: heroes & icons, National Gallery of Australia, Parkes, 29 Jun 2007–16 Sep 2007
Referenced in 1 publication
Hendrik Kolenberg, Look, 'George Lambert's drawings', pg. 22-23, Sydney, Oct 2006, 23 (colour illus.).