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 | (Study for 'The blue hat': Thea Proctor)

Russia 1873 – Australia 1930
Australia 1887-1900; England 1900-01; France 1901-02; England 1902-21; Australia from 1921
(Study for 'The blue hat': Thea Proctor)
[Study of Thea Proctor]
cream wove paper
sheet 33.2 (h) x 26.5 (w) cm
image 29.8 (h) x 13.6 (w) cm
sight 31.9 (h) x 24.8 (w) cm
Signed and dated lower right, pencil "Geo W Lambert/ 1909". Not titled.
NGA 1977.714.99

This is one of several drawings which Lambert made as studies for his large family group The blue hat 1909 (Kerry Stokes Collection, Perth). These drawings suggest that Lambert made studies for the individual figures and for the entire composition before painting his large family groups.

In this drawing Lambert depicted Thea Proctor standing in a similar pose to that of the painting. She wears the same coat that she wore as a model for The holiday group(The bathers) (cat.35) and the hat and coat she wore when posing for Portrait group (The mother) (cat.38).

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