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Title

G.W. Lambert, early sketch portrait

(circa 1899)


Artist

John Longstaff

Australia

1862 - 01 Oct 1941


About

George Lambert (1873–1930) is regarded as one of Australia's most distinguished artists of the Edwardian period. Although best known as a society and portrait painter, his large work 'Across the black soil plains' of 1899 is one of the most popularly admired paintings in the Gallery. Travelling to Europe in 1901, Lambert established a significant reputation as a portrait painter in London before serving as an official Australian war artist on the Eastern front. Returning to Australia in 1921, he became a respected and prominent figure in art circles.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2006


Details


Date

(circa 1899)


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

60.7 x 45.7 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1919


Location

Not on display


Accession number

942


Artist information

John Longstaff

Works in the collection

22


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Prue Joske, Debonair Jack, South Yarra, 1994, 110 (illus.).