DETAIL : George LAMBERT  Russia 1873 � Australia 1930  'Chesham Street' [Chesney Street; The Doctor; Harley Street] 1910  oil on canvas National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased in 1993 DETAIL : George LAMBERT  Russia 1873 � Australia 1930  'The convex mirror' c.1916  oil with pencil on wood panel private collection
George LAMBERT | Miss Collins

Russia 1873 – Australia 1930
Australia 1887-1900; England 1900-01; France 1901-02; England 1902-21; Australia from 1921
Miss Collins 1922
28.0 (h) x 20.0 (w) cm
signed and dated 'G.W.LAMBERT.1922.' lower right
University of Queensland, Brisbane, The Stuartholme-Behan collection of Australian art
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This is one of several drawings that Lambert made of Gladys Collins in 1922. As with his oil portrait of Miss Collins, The white glove (cat.85), Lambert shows her as having a pleasant, confident personality with smiling eyes and mouth. Lambert treated her face simply and without an attempt to force the features into the conventional 1920s ideal of beauty. He gave the right hand some prominence, touching the face.

This drawing has been recorded as a study for The white glove , but although the sitter is the same as in The white glove , the drawing is dated a year later than the painting.

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