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 | Lawson Memorial sketch

Russia 1873 – Australia 1930
Australia 1887-1900; England 1900-01; France 1901-02; England 1902-21; Australia from 1921
Lawson Memorial sketch
[The Henry Lawson Memorial sculpture in situ on its pedestal in a garden]
sheet 39.0 (h) x 57.0 (w) cm
Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney
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This sketch is related to Lambert’s sculpture, Henry Lawson memorial 1927–30 (cat.121). Lambert made several pencil studies for this group, as a submission to the competition for the memorial. He submitted drawings in December 1926. This is one of them, showing the bronze group as it would appear in its final location, on a pedestal among trees in a parkland setting. The site was in the Domain outside the Botanic Gardens above Woolloomooloo Bay in Sydney. Lambert has depicted the group from the left side, emphasising the poet with his raised hand as if orating to a group.

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