An image of recto: Head of a woman, Beatrice B Beattie
verso: (drawing of a man and a little girl)

George W Lambert

(Russia, Australia 1873 – 1930)

recto: Head of a woman, Beatrice B Beattie verso: (drawing of a man and a little girl)

Other titles:
recto: Head of a woman - front, recto: Head of a woman (Beatrice Beattie)
Location
Not on display
Further information

Beatrice B Beattie was the sister of William and Ada Beattie.

William B Beattie (born 1871) was a musician, actor and writer. Ater he and Lambert met, they formed a life-long friendship. Lambert illustrated Beattie's story 'The love story of Tamar Niell'. In a tribute to his friend, Beattie wrote in the Lambert memorial issue of 'Art in Australia' in 1930:

'Clean, wholesome, strong and good to look at; truly the young Siegfried; and, above all, happy. That was the keynote to the real Lambert - happiness; he was glad he was alive.'

excerpt from Hendrik Kolenberg, Anne Ryan and Patricia James, '19th century Australian watercolours, drawings & pastels in the Gallery's collection', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2005

Year
(1898)
Media
Drawing
Medium
pencil
Dimensions
18.4 x 17.6 cm sheet
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 1898
Accession number
238.1