The road to Jericho

George Lambert1918

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Art Gallery of New South Wales
Sydney, Australia

"Of all the places I visited, the region around Jericho was the most attractive from the artistic point of view ... an inspiring background of hills ... beyond the Jordan the Mountains of Moab, standing out in jagged serrated masses of colour in strong light and shade." Lambert's experiences as an official war artist in Palestine had a profound effect on him, inspiring a large body of work. The intense light, subtle colours and arid landscape, so succinctly conveyed in 'The road to Jericho' and Lambert's other Palestine paintings, inspired subsequent Australian artists in their quest to modernise the landscape tradition in this country.


  • Title: The road to Jericho
  • Creator: George Lambert
  • Date: 1918
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Purchased 1941
  • Signature & Date: Signed l.r. corner, brown oil "G.W.L.". Not dated.
  • Physical Dimensions: 30.7 x 40.7 cm stretcher; 44.0 x 54.2 x 5.6 cm frame
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • External Link: External Link
  • Date Created: 1918
  • Artist Country: Australia

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