Light Horse Veteran

George Lambert1925

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Art Gallery of New South Wales
Sydney, Australia

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.


  • Title: Light Horse Veteran
  • Creator: George Lambert
  • Date: 1925
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Purchased 1925
  • Signature & Date: Signed and dated lower c. [diagonal], pencil "G.W.LAMBERT./ 1925".
  • Physical Dimensions: 38.5 x 27.8 cm sheet
  • Other Titles: The Light Horse Veteran
  • Medium: pencil on white wove paper
  • External Link: External Link
  • Date Created: 1925
  • Artist Country: Australia

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