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Title

G.W. Lambert, early sketch portrait

(circa 1899)

Artist

John Longstaff

Australia

1862 - 01 Oct 1941

  • Details

    Date
    (circa 1899)
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    60.7 x 45.7 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1919
    Location
    19th c Australian art
    Accession number
    942
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    John Longstaff

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  • About

    George Lambert (1873–1930) is regarded as one of Australia's most distinguished artists of the Edwardian period. Although best known as a society and portrait painter, his large work 'Across the black soil plains' of 1899 is one of the most popularly admired paintings in the Gallery. Travelling to Europe in 1901, Lambert established a significant reputation as a portrait painter in London before serving as an official Australian war artist on the Eastern front. Returning to Australia in 1921, he became a respected and prominent figure in art circles.

    © Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2006

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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