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Title

recto: Head of a woman, Beatrice B Beattie verso: (drawing of a man and a little girl)

(1898)


Artist

George W Lambert

Russia, Australia

1873 - 1930


About

Beatrice B Beattie was the sister of William and Ada Beattie.

William B Beattie (born 1871) was a musician, actor and writer. Ater he and Lambert met, they formed a life-long friendship. Lambert illustrated Beattie's story 'The love story of Tamar Niell'. In a tribute to his friend, Beattie wrote in the Lambert memorial issue of 'Art in Australia' in 1930:

'Clean, wholesome, strong and good to look at; truly the young Siegfried; and, above all, happy. That was the keynote to the real Lambert - happiness; he was glad he was alive.'

excerpt from Hendrik Kolenberg, Anne Ryan and Patricia James, '19th century Australian watercolours, drawings & pastels in the Gallery's collection', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2005


Details


Other Titles

recto: Head of a woman - front

recto: Head of a woman (Beatrice Beattie)


Date

(1898)


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

pencil


Dimensions

18.4 x 17.6 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1898


Location

Not on display


Accession number

238.1


Artist information

George W Lambert

Works in the collection

97


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


Unknown, Unknown and Unknown, 19th century Australian watercolours, drawing and pastels from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2005, 131 (colour illus.).

Unknown, George Lambert (1873-1930) catalogue raisonné: paintings and sculpture, drawings in public collections, Perth, 1996, 144. cat.no. D9

George Lambert, 1873-1930: drawings, Sydney, 1993, 25. cat.no. 6

George Washington Lambert (1873-1930), Sydney, 1962. cat.no. 3

Society of Artists Spring Exhibition (1898), Sydney, Sep 1898. cat.no. 52; titled 'Pencil portraits'