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A bush idyll



George W Lambert

Russia, Australia

1873 - 1930


Other Title

Girl with goat herd



Media category


Materials used

oil on canvas


48.0 x 78.0

Signature & date

Signed l.r. corner, brown oil "Geo.W.LaMbeRT". Not dated.


Purchased 1896


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

George W Lambert

Works in the collection


Shown in 11 exhibitions

Exhibition history

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. 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. 53

Anne Gray, A brush with the bush: George Lambert - the early years, New South Wales, 1993, front cover (colour illus.). 3

Anne Gray (Editor), Art and Artifice: George Lambert (1873-1930), 1996, 14 (colour illus.).

Anne Gray, George Lambert (1873-1930) catalogue raisonné: paintings and sculpture, drawings in public collections, Perth, 1996, iv, 2.

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. 49

National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1893, Sydney, 1893. 469, Supplement, titled 'A Bush Idyll'

National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1899, Sydney, 1899. 236, Oil Paintings-Australian

Ursula Prunster, Australian arcady: Landscape paintings from the Art Gallery of New South Wales collection, Sydney, 1983, (colour illus.). 13; not paginated

Ron Radford, Ladies in Landscapes, Ballarat, 1974, (illus.). 11; sepia toned reproduction

Bernard William Smith and Terry Smith, Australian painting 1788-1990, 'Exodus 1881-1919', pg. 126-166, South Melbourne, 1991, 155 (illus.), 156. 87

Bernard William Smith, A catalogue of Australian oil paintings in the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1875-1952, Sydney, 1953, 105.

Bernard William Smith, Australian painting 1788-1970, plate 87, South Melbourne, 1971, 155 (illus.).

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 Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 04 Sep 1896, 4.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Sydney mail, Sydney, 12 Sep 1896, 537, 603 (illus.).

Editor Unknown (Editor), Australian art masterpieces, plate 71, South Yarra, 1984, (illus.).

Unknown, Classic Australian paintings, South Yarra, 1983, (illus.). plate 33

Unknown, The Lamberts. George, Constant & Kit, London, 1986, 24.

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Home: an Australian quarterly, Sydney, Sep 1930, 88.

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 25 Mar 1939, 21.