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 | Oscar Garibaldi Roberts

Russia 1873 – Australia 1930
Australia 1887-1900; England 1900-01; France 1901-02; England 1902-21; Australia from 1921
Oscar Garibaldi Roberts
[Oscar Garibaldi Roberts]
30.0 (h) x 27.0 (w) cm
framed 49.3 (h) x 38.8 (w) x 3.0 (d) cm
'GEO W.LAMBERT/SYDNEY/1900' lower left
The Roberts Family
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Oscar Garibaldi Roberts (1860–1922) was a wealthy Sydney jeweller. In 1876 he joined the firm of Fairfax and Roberts in Hunter Street, Sydney. Established as Australia’s earliest emporium for fine silver, optical instruments and jewellery, its workshop created items for heads of state, country gentlemen and families collecting their first heirlooms.

From 1894 Oscar and his wife Anne lived in Hornsby, Sydney, near to where Lambert’s family lived. His coachman would drive him to Hornsby station each morning, where he would catch the train to the city. Lambert made this drawing of him early one morning before he left for work.

This drawing has been passed down through the subject’s family. It was one of the last drawings Lambert made before travelling overseas.

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