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
The Michelago wool wagon
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
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Referenced in 7 publications
John H Edwards, The Ryrie family: Australian pioneers, Dulwich Hill, 2007, 72 (illus.).
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.