An image of Ada Beattie in bed with influenza

George W Lambert

(Russia, Australia 1873 – 1930)

Ada Beattie in bed with influenza

Other titles:
Ada Beattie with Influenza, Profile head of a woman in bed, Profile head of a woman in bed (Ada Beattie with Influenza)
Not on display
Further information

Ada Beattie was the sister of William and Beatrice 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

18.1 x 27.4 cm sheet
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Not signed. Not dated.

Purchased 1898
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