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The wool wagon



George W Lambert

Russia, Australia

1873 - 1930


From his earliest career Lambert showed a strong attraction for the bush and bush subjects in his art. This drawing was first exhibited in 1922, and was illustrated in Art in Australia the same year. It is related to a drawing in the collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia, Portrait of a man 1921, in that the same model posed for both drawings.

Australian Art Department, 2001


Other Title

The Michelago wool wagon



Media category


Materials used

pencil on ivory paper


23.6 x 34.9 cm sight

Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


D G Wilson Bequest Fund 2001


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

George W Lambert

Artist profile

Works in the collection


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 7 publications


John H Edwards, The Ryrie family: Australian pioneers, Dulwich Hill, 2007, 72 (illus.).

Anne Gray and Hendrik Kolenberg, George Lambert, 1873-1930: drawings, Sydney, 1993, 49 (illus.), 55.

Mervyn Horton (Editor), Art and Australia, Sydney, 1975, back cover (illus.).

Hendrik Kolenberg, Look, 'George Lambert's drawings', pg. 22-23, Sydney, Oct 2006, 22 (colour illus.).

Amy Lambert, Thirty years of an artist's life : the career of G.W. Lambert, A.R.A, Sydney, 1977, 240. (Reprint of Amy Lambert Thirty years of an artist's life Sydney: Society of Artists, 1938 with additional illustrations)

Sydney Ure Smith and Leon Gellert (Editors), Art in Australia [series 3, no. 33], Sydney, Aug 1930-Sep 1930, (illus.). plate no. 29; Lambert Memorial Number

Editor Unknown (Editor), Art in Australia, Sydney, Feb 1922.