A bush idyll
George W Lambert
1873 - 1930
Girl with goat herd
oil on canvas
48.0 x 78.0
Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, brown oil "Geo.W.LaMbeRT". Not dated.
Not on display
Shown in 11 exhibitions
Society of Artists Spring Exhibition (1896), Cliff Gallery, Sydney, 05 Sep 1896 -
Exhibition of Australian art in London (1898), Grafton Galleries, London, 02 Apr 1898–31 Jul 1898
A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Sep 1953–25 Oct 1953
George Washington Lambert (1968), Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 1968 -
Ladies in Landscapes:
Australian arcady: landscape paintings from the collection of the the Art Galery of New South Wales:
- Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst 21 Apr 1983–22 May 1983
- Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, Emu Plains 27 May 1983–19 Jun 1983
- Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Australia 25 Jun 1983–22 Jul 1983
- Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 26 Aug 1983–30 Sep 1983
A brush with the bush:
Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000
People and destiny: George Lambert and Federation:
- Dubbo Regional Art Gallery, Dubbo 05 May 2001–12 Aug 2001
- New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale 14 Sep 2001–28 Oct 2001
- Albury Regional Gallery, Albury 04 Jan 2002–27 Jan 2002
- Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria 09 Feb 2002–24 Mar 2002
- Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre 06 Apr 2002–02 Jun 2002
- Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst 05 Jul 2002–18 Aug 2002
"When I was young...": artists' impressions of childhood, Global Arts Link, Ipswich, 09 Nov 2002–02 Feb 2003
George Lambert retrospective: heroes & icons, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 29 Jun 2007–16 Sep 2007
Referenced in 31 publications
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, 28. cat.no. 1; dated c.1896
Ann Galbally, The Edwardians: secrets and desires, 'Reflected selves', pg. 106-121, Canberra, 2004, 116. Work refered to as 'A pastoral idyll'.
James Gleeson, Impressionist painters 1881-1930, plate 100, St Kilda, 1971, 121, 122 (colour illus.).
Grafton Galleries, Exhibition of Australian art in London, London, 1898. cat.no. 53
Anne Gray, George Lambert (1873-1930) catalogue raisonné: paintings and sculpture, drawings in public collections, Perth, 1996, iv, 2.
Anne Gray (Editor), Art and Artifice: George Lambert (1873-1930), 1996, 14 (colour illus.).
Anne Gray, A brush with the bush: George Lambert - the early years, New South Wales, 1993, front cover (colour illus.). cat.no. 3
Robert Hughes, The art of Australia, Melbourne, 1970, 97.
Arthur Jose, The Art of George W. Lambert, Sydney, 1924, 7.
Hendrik Kolenberg, Look, 'George Lambert's drawings', pg. 22-23, Sydney, Oct 2006, 22-23.
Amy Lambert, Thirty years of an artist's life : the career of G.W. Lambert, A.R.A, Sydney, 1977, 18, 19.
Lionel Lindsay, Art in Australia [vol. 1, no. 7], 'George W. Lambert', pg. 2-6, Sydney, 1919, 2. titled 'Bush Idyll'
Anne McLaughlin, People and destiny: George Lambert and Federation, 'People and destiny: George Lambert and Federation', pg. 10-33, Dubbo, 2001, 3, 11 (colour illus.), 13-14, 20, 38.
Hal Missingham, A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Sydney, 1953. cat.no. 49
Andrew Motion, The Lamberts. George, Constant & Kit, London, 1986, 24.
National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1899, Sydney, 1899. cat.no. 236, Oil Paintings-Australian
National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1893, Sydney, 1893. cat.no. 469, Supplement, titled 'A Bush Idyll'
Lloyd O'Neil, Classic Australian paintings, South Yarra, 1983, (illus.). plate 33
Ursula Prunster, Australian arcady: Landscape paintings from the Art Gallery of New South Wales collection, Sydney, 1983, (colour illus.). cat.no. 13; not paginated
Ron Radford, Ladies in Landscapes, Ballarat, 1974, (illus.). cat.no. 11; sepia toned reproduction
Bernard William Smith, Australian painting 1788-1970, plate 87, South Melbourne, 1971, 155 (illus.).
Bernard William Smith and Terry Smith, Australian painting 1788-1990, 'Exodus 1881-1919', pg. 126-166, South Melbourne, 1991, 155 (illus.), 156. cat.no. 87
Bernard William Smith, A catalogue of Australian oil paintings in the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1875-1952, Sydney, 1953, 105.
William Splatt and Barbara Burton, 100 masterpieces of Australian painting, Adelaide, 1973, 86, 87 (colour illus.). plate 40
Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales: Minutes 1.9.1891-4.5.1898, Sydney, 1891-1898, 3 September 1896.
Susan Venn, Roy and Matilda - The Golden Locket, Canterbury, 1994, (colour illus.).
Editor Unknown (Editor), The Home: an Australian quarterly, Sydney, Sep 1930, 88.
Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 04 Sep 1896, 4.
Editor Unknown (Editor), Sydney mail, Sydney, 12 Sep 1896, 537, 603 (illus.).
Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 25 Mar 1939, 21.
Editor Unknown (Editor), Australian art masterpieces, plate 71, South Yarra, 1984, (illus.).