Lambert in London (1902–1913)
In November 1902 Lambert settled in London where he remained for about twenty years. He began to paint images of women and children, portraits and decorative compositions. He gained a reputation for glamorous and arresting portraits and challenging allegories.
In 1905 Lambert took a furnished studio at 2 Rossetti Studios, Flood Street, Chelsea, where he remained until 1913. The studio was ‘dingy and beset by the perpetual fogginess of the lowlands along Thames side’. This suited Lambert’s interest in painting in chiaroscuro, using contrasting light and dark, under the influence of 17th century Spanish artist, Velázquez.
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