An image of Light Horse veteran

George W Lambert

(Russia, Australia 1873 – 1930)

Light Horse veteran

Other titles:
The Light Horse Veteran
Location
Not on display
Further information

Drawing was central to George Lambert's art - he remarked that "My one idea ... was to be a good painter. To become a good painter, I had to become a good draughtsman, so I became a good draughtsman ...". 'Light horse veteran' is a frank and moving portrayal of a respected elder that powerfully captures both the personality of the subject while revealing Lambert's sympathy for him. The Gallery has a significant collection of drawings by George Lambert, numbering fifty works in all.

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000

Year
1925
Media
Drawing
Medium
pencil on white wove paper
Dimensions
38.5 x 27.8 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated lower c. [diagonal], pencil "G.W.LAMBERT./ 1925".
Credit
Purchased 1925
Accession number
242