An image of Sketch for 'La croix de guerre'

George W Lambert

(Russia, Australia 1873 – 1930)

Sketch for 'La croix de guerre'

Other titles:
La croix de guerre (two cartoons)
Location
Not on display
Further information

Lambert submitted this painting to the War Memorial mural competition for the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne. The competition brief for a work to be placed on an upper wall of the Library staircase, stipulated that the subject was 'to be commemorative of the Great War, and to be treated decoratively or allegorically'. Lambert's painting, which captured the burden of war borne by those who survived was awarded second place.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2000

Year
(circa 1922)
Media
Painting
Medium
diptych: oil on canvas
Dimensions
43.2 x 127.0 cm each panel
Credit
Purchased 1930
Accession number
243