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The white glove



George W Lambert

Russia, Australia

1873 - 1930




Media category


Materials used

oil on canvas


102.7 x 76.7 cm stretcher; 118.0 x 94.0 cm frame (irreg.)

Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. corner, black oil "G.W. Lambert/ (illeg.)21".


Purchased 1922

Accession number


Artist information

George W Lambert

Artist profile

Works in the collection


Shown in 15 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 29 publications


Leigh Astbury, Art and Australia (Vol. 37, No. 2), 'Linda Sproul, Tom Roberts and the White Woman Project', pg. 232-235, Sydney, Dec 1999-Feb 2000, 234.

Australian Exhibition Commission, Catalogue: British Empire Exhibition (Wembley) 1924, 1924. no catalogue numbers; Lent by the Trustees of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales

Herbert Badham, A gallery of Australian art, 'Introduction', pg. v-vii., Sydney, 1954, xiii, xv, (colour illus.). plate no. 23

John Baily', Fifth Adelaide Festival of Arts 1968: Special exhibitions at the Art Gallery of South Australia, 'George Washington Lambert', pg. 27-28, Adelaide, 1968, 30. 26

Yve Close, Joshua Smith: artist 1905-1995, 'Theories and attitudes', pg. 61-70, New South Wales, 1998, 61.

Heather Crosby, Weekend Liberal, 'Keeping the dream alive', pg. 10, Dubbo, 26 May 2001-27 May 2001, 10 (illus., detail).

Mary Eagle, A tribute to William Dobell, 'The strength of life', pg. 10-41, Canberra, 1999, 31.

Brian Finemore, Painting, London, 1961, 20 (illus.).

Anne Gray, Face: Australian portraits 1880-1960, 'Face: Australian portraits 1880-1960', pg. 15-41, Canberra, 2010, 34, 36 (colour illus.).

Anne Gray, Art on view, 'George W Lambert retrospective: heroes & icons', pg. 6-15, Canberra, Winter 2007, inside front cover (colour illus.).

Anne Gray (Editor), Art and Artifice: George Lambert (1873-1930), 1996, cover, 14, 19, 28, 31, 33, 34, 35, 50, 53, 55, 60, 61, 63, 68, 70, 84, 90,.

Anne Gray, George Lambert (1873-1930) catalogue raisonné: paintings and sculpture, drawings in public collections, Perth, 1996, 104-106. P385

Ali Gripper., The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Great art starts with the framework', Sydney, 04 Aug 2000, page unknown. Article about restoration of frames for the 'Australian Icons' exhibition and features a photograph of Installation Crew with 'Holiday in Essex'.

Elioth Gruner (Organiser), Catalogue of an exhibition of the works of Australian artists, Sydney, 1923. 19; not paginated

Elioth Gruner (Organiser), The exhibition of Australian art to be held at the galleries of the Royal Academy London, 1923, Sydney, 1923. 101; not paginated

Lionel Lindsay, 150 years of Australian art, Sydney, 1938. 113 [Gallery No. 2]

Robert Lindsay., Aspects of Australian Art: Art Gallery of New South Wales travelling art exhibition 1976, 'George Washington Lambert', Sydney, 1976, (colour illus.). 25; not paginated

Anne McLaughlin, People and destiny: George Lambert and Federation, 'People and destiny: George Lambert and Federation', pg. 10-33, Dubbo, 2001, 28, 29 (colour illus.), 31, 38.

Hal Missingham, A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Sydney, 1953. 86

Ursula Prunster, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Home and abroad', pg. 73-74, Sydney, 2000, 99 (colour illus.), 301.

Ursula Prunster, Seeing is believing: the art in photography, 'The portrait & photography', Sydney, 1985. 25; not paginated

John Saxby (Editor), Look, 'George Lambert's women', Sydney, Sep 2018-Oct 2018, 15 (colour illus.).

Alison Small, Art and Artists of Australia, Melbourne, 1981, (colour illus.).

Bernard Smith, 100 years of Australian painting, 'Foreword', pg. 2-4, Sydney, 1948, 8. 32

Laurie Thomas (Editor), Jubilee exhibition of Australian art, Sydney, 1951, 37. 89

WGM, The West Australian, 'Art notes', pg. 8, Perth, 13 May 1935, 8.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Daily telegraph, Sydney, 06 Sep 1922.

Editor Unknown, The Australasian, Melbourne, 16 Sep 1922.

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Mercury, 'Art in Tasmania: loan pictures exhibition', pg. 10, Hobart, 02 Aug 1935, 10.