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Equestrian portrait of a boy



George W Lambert

Russia, Australia

1873 - 1930


Other Titles

Equestrian group

Portrait equestre d'un enfant [Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris 1906]



Media category


Materials used

oil on canvas


127.7 x 101.7 cm

Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. corner, red oil "GWL [monogram] LAMBERT/ 1905./ ....".


Gift of the artist under the conditions of the New South Wales Travelling Art Scholarship 1906

Accession number


Artist information

George W Lambert

Artist profile

Works in the collection


Shown in 8 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 30 publications


Anthony Horderns' Fine Art Gallery, Lambert Memorial Exhibition, Sydney, 1930, 17. 120.; titled 'Equestrian Portrait'; Lent by the National Art Gallery of N.S.W.

C Brunsdon Fletcher (Editor in Chief), The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 26 Nov 1930, 21.

G. E. Buckle (Editor), Times (London, England), London, 29 Apr 1905, 14.

G. E. Buckle (Editor), Times (London, England), London, 05 May 1906, 9.

Empire Art Loan Collections Society, Souvenir illustrated catalogue of the first Loan collection of Contemporary British Art, 1934. plate 20

Anne Gérard-Austin, Les Peintres Australiens Dans Les Salons Parisiens de 1886 a 1914, Sydney, Jun 2006, 84, 88, 90, CXXIV (colour illus.). Planche 119

Anne Gray, George Lambert (1873-1930) catalogue raisonné: paintings and sculpture, drawings in public collections, Perth, 1996, 14, 15. P58; titled 'Esquestrian portrait of a boy'

Anne Gray (Editor), Art and Artifice: George Lambert (1873-1930), 1996, cover, 14,19,28,31,33,34,35,50,53,55,60,61,63,68,70,84,90,118,121,123,124,125,126,127,128,143,148,153,155,163,171,175,178,180. PS Worksheet 434

Anne Gray, George W. Lambert retrospective: heros and icons, Canberra, 2007, 92, 93 (colour illus.). 26.

Robert Gray, My Australia, Sydney, Jan 1996, 70 (colour illus.).

Amy Lambert, Thirty years of an artist's life : the career of G.W. Lambert, A.R.A, Sydney, 1977, 37, 38.

Lionel Lindsay, Art in Australia [vol. 1, no. 7], 'George W. Lambert', pg. 2-6, Sydney, 1919, 2.

Anne McLaughlin, People and destiny: George Lambert and Federation, 'People and destiny: George Lambert and Federation', pg. 10-33, Dubbo, 2001, 17, 20, 21 (colour illus.), 38.

Hal Missingham, A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Sydney, 1953. 84

Andrew Motion, The Lamberts. George, Constant & Kit, London, 1986, 35.

Olympic Civic Committee of Melbourne City Council, The arts festival of the Olympic Games, Melbourne: a guide to the exhibitions with introductory commentaries on the arts in Australia, Melbourne, 1956, 20, 139. 73; titled 'Equestrian Group'

Royal Academy of Arts, Royal Academy exhibitors, 1905-1970 [vol 4], Wakefield, 1982, 215. 254 at 1905 Summer exhibiton; titled 'Equestrian portrait of a boy'

Sebastian Smee, The Australian, 'Strike a pose', pg.20, Sydney, 21 Jul 2007, 20.

Bernard William Smith and Terry Smith, Australian painting 1788-1990, 'Exodus 1881-1919', pg. 126-166, South Melbourne, 1991, 156, 157 (illus.). 89

Bernard William Smith, A catalogue of Australian oil paintings in the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1875-1952, Sydney, 1953, 106. 318

Bernard William Smith, Australian painting 1788-1970, South Melbourne, 1971, 156 (illus.). plate no. 89

William Splatt and Barbara Burton, 100 masterpieces of Australian painting, Adelaide, 1973, 106, 107 (colour illus.). plate no. 50; titled 'Equestrian Group'

Michael Stutchbury (Editor), The Weekend Australian, 'Painter mastered the past', pg. 21, Sydney, 20 Apr 2002-21 Apr 2002, 21 (illus.). Review of exhibition 'People and Destiny: George Lambert and Federation'.

Tony Tuckson, New South Wales Travelling Art Scholarship 1900 to 1956, Sydney, 1956, 7. 1

Louis Vauxcelles, Salons de 1906., Paris, 1906. not paginated

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

Editor Unknown (Editor), Daily telegraph, Sydney, 08 Jun 1905, 9.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Art and Architecture, Sydney, May 1906-Jun 1906, 101.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Daily telegraph, Sydney, 07 Dec 1906, page unknown.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Lone Hand, Sydney, 01 Jun 1908, cover (illus.). titled 'An Equestrian Portrait'