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An image of Howard Hinton by George W Lambert

George W Lambert

(Russia, Australia 1873 – 1930)

Title
Howard Hinton
Year
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
Accession number
968
Location
Not on display
Further information

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

Bibliography (4)

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.