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Title

Howard Hinton


Artist

George W Lambert

Russia, Australia

1873 - 1930


About

Howard Hinton (1867–48), shipping company director, art collector and trustee of the Art Gallery of New South Wales from 1919–48, was a major benefactor to this Gallery – donating over one hundred paintings from 1914 onwards. This portrait was commissioned by the trustees in 1927, in appreciation of his generosity. Hinton's poor eyesight frustrated his own ambition to become an artist. Arriving in Sydney from England in 1892, he is thought to have first lived with artist friends in the painting camps around the harbour, where he met Livingstone Hopkins, Julian Ashton, Tom Roberts and Arthur Streeton and began buying their paintings.

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

This work was a finalist in the 1928 Archibald Prize and was acquired by the Gallery in 1928.


Details


Date

1928


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

91.2 x 71.0


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., oil "G.W. Lambert".


Credit

Purchased 1928


Location

Not on display


Accession number

968


Archibald Prize

- 1928


Artist information

George W Lambert

Works in the collection

97


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


R.H. Goddard, Lionel Lindsay and C.B. Newling, A memorial volume to Howard Hinton patron of art, Sydney, 1951, cover (illus.).

Amy Lambert, Thirty years of an artist's life : the career of G.W. Lambert, A.R.A, Sydney, 1938, 175-6.

Lionel Lindsay, 150 years of Australian art, Sydney, 1938. cat.no. 91

William Moore, The Courier Mail, 'Art and artists', pg. 24, Brisbane, 09 Jun 1928.