Biography

Birth date: 13 September 1873
Birth place: Russia: Saint Petersburg
Death date: 29 May 1930
Death place: Australia: New South Wales, Cobbity
Final rank: Captain
Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

George Washington Lambert was born in St Petersburg, Russia, and arrived in Australia with his mother in 1887. Lambert studied with Julian Ashton at Academie Julian in Sydney from 1896-1900 and was the first recipient of the NSW Travelling Scholarship. Moving to Paris, he studied at Académie Colarossi's and Atelier Delecluse from 1900-01. A year later, Lambert moved to London where he exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1904 until 1911, with considerable success. However, it was as a portrait painter that he gained his greatest reputation.

In 1917, he was approached by both the Canadian and Australian governments to work as an official war artist. The Canadian war art scheme sought him to work on a large battle painting, while the Australian High Commission in London wanted him to go to Palestine. After some deliberation, he decided to accept the Australian offer and was officially appointed in late 1917. Attached as an honorary lieutenant to the Australian Imperial Force (AIF), who were then fighting the Turks, he left London on 25 December for the Middle East. During the train crossing through France and Italy, Lambert made sketches of the passing landscape through the window. These were the first of seventy-six drawings produced during 1918. Many are portraits of the officers and men who were based in Egypt and Palestine.

Lambert was reappointed in 1919, now as honorary captain, and travelled to Gallipoli and the Middle East to record the battlefields, as well as make preparatory drawings for the planned large commissioned paintings. One of the commissioned works, ANZAC, the landing 1915, is the largest and one of the most important paintings in the Memorial's art collection. Often reproduced, it has been continuously on display since the Memorial first opened in the Exhibition Building in Melbourne in 1922. Other battle paintings he produced include The charge of the 3rd Light Horse Brigade at the Nek, 7 August 1915 and The charge of the Australian Light Horse at Beersheba, 1917.

In marked contrast to the large-scale, carefully composed and detailed battle paintings that took at least two years to complete, Lambert produced an impressive group of small gem-like oil sketches on wood panels. These exquisite little works, rapidly executed on the spot, some painted on cigar box lids, are the antithesis of his battle paintings. They are spontaneous, intimate oil studies. Most were painted in the Middle East and a few were made at Gallipoli in 1919. Together with the battle paintings and the large holdings of drawings in the collection, Lambert's small oil sketches comprise a memorable visual interpretation of places and events experienced by Australians at war.

Rolls and Awards

Private Record

Lambert, George Washington (Captain)

Collection relating to the service of Captain George Washington Lambert, Official War Artist. Collection consists of one typescript letter, written in 1928, and addressed to John Linton Treloar. The letter describes some of Lambert's preparations and research for the painting 'The Charge of the... Maker: Lambert, George Washington

1DRL/0405

Lambert, George W (Captain, Official War Artist)

LETTER FROM LAMBERT TO MAJ HARRY WORTHINGTON AAVC REGARDING A PROPOSED MEETING. HAS A SMALL SKETCH AT THE END. TWO NEWSPAPER CUTTINGS ON LAMBERT - ONE IS AN OBITUARY Maker: Lambert, George Washington

3DRL/3799

Lambert, George (Official War Artist, AIF)

Material includes eight photographs and an explanatory letter sent by Mr Lambert (in London) to Chaplain [Hubert Keith] Gordon, MC, in Melbourne. The subject is a plasticine sketch model of a proposed bronze sculpture, to be erected at Port Said as a monument to the Light Horse. Maker: Lambert, George Washington

PR90/052

Evans, Charlotte Elizabeth (Nurse, b.1889 - d.1965)

Collection relating to the First World War service of Nurse Charlotte Evans, AANS. The collection consists of an autograph book given to Nurse Evans by a colleague, Nurse Florence Allan, after a holiday they enjoyed together in 1918. The autograph book has been photocopied and supplemented with... Maker: Lambert, George Washington

PR05097

Lambert, L R (?, 518 Squadron, RAF)

PAPERS ASSEMBLED BY LAMBERT RELATING TO METEOROLOGICAL AIR RECONNAISSANCE FLIGHTS ESPECIALLY 518 SQUADRON BASED ON THE ISLAND OF TIREE IN SCOTLAND. THEY INCLUDE A LOG BOOK, REPORTS AND BACKGROUND MATERIAL ON THE SQUADRON Maker: Lambert, L R

PR89/065

Photograph

A04272

Informal portrait of George Lambert, an Official War Artist, at work sketching outdoors activities of Allied forces.

A04272

B03210

Captain George W Lambert, Official Artist, sketching. An unidentified soldier is standing watching him.

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B03214

Captain George W Lambert, Official Artist, sketching. Ruined buildings are in the foreground.

B03214

B03248

Captain George W Lambert, Official War Artist, sketching on the bank of the Jordan River at Benat Yakub, an unidentified officer is lying on the ground. To the left of the tree in the background is a shepherd with his flock of sheep.

B03248

G01750

Wild flowers on Gallipoli Peninsula. These wild flowers were the subject of a painting by George Lambert titled 'Gallipoli wild flowers', which include red and blue anemones. Photograph taken on the Gallipoli Peninsula under the direction of Captain C E W Bean of The Australian Historical...

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G02041A

View from Tommy Trench (Tommies' Trench) showing an unidentified member of the Australian Historical Mission (left) Officieal War Artist, Captain George W Lambert (right), horses are in the centre left background. One of a series of photographs taken on the Gallipoli Peninsula under the direction...

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G02041B

View from Tommy Trench (Tommies' Trench). Captain George W Lambert, Official War Artist, is sitting in the far left. One of a series of photographs taken on the Gallipoli Peninsula under the direction of Captain C E W Bean of the Australian Historical Mission, during the months of February and...

G02041B

G02046

Captain George W Lambert, official war artist, standing with a Turkish pony. Five soldiers are standing outside a stone building in the background. One of a series of photographs taken on the Gallipoli Peninsula under the direction of Captain C E W Bean of the Australian Historical Mission, during...

G02046

H15651

A stone monument by George Lambert in St Mary's Cathedral called The Memorial. (Donor Reveille, Sydney)

H15651

G02138

Five members of the Australian Historical Mission in one of the railway trucks which served as their living quarters while in the Taurus Mountains with Lieutenant (Lt) Mackinnon, Railway Control Officer, near Eregli. Back row left to right: Lt J Balfour and Captain (Capt) George Hubert Wilkins....

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G02139

Five members of the Australian Historical Mission in one of the railway trucks which served as their living quarters while in the Taurus Mountains with Lieutenant (Lt) Mackinnon, Railway Control Officer, near Eregli. Back row left to right: Lt J Balfour and Captain (Capt) George Hubert Wilkins....

G02139

P01386.001

PALESTINE. 1918? GEORGE LAMBERT, AN OFFICIAL WAR ARTIST, AT WORK PAINTING AN AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSEMAN MOUNTED ON HIS HORSE.

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P00933.001

Sydney. c. 1927. Arthur Murch (later a WWII Official War Artist) working on a model for a sculpture figure on the Geelong War Memorial, designed by George Lambert. (Donor: R. Murch)

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P00933.002

RANDWICK, NSW. C 1927. FOUR ARTISTS SEATED IN GEORGE LAMBERT'S STUDIO. FROM LEFT: E.A. HARVEY; STEN SNEKKER; GEORGE LAMBERT (WWI OFFICIAL WAR ARTIST) AND ARTHUR MURCH (LATER A WWII OFFICIAL WAR ARTIST). THE FOUR WERE WORKING ON THE GEELONG WAR MEMORIAL, DESIGNED BY LAMBERT, AT ABOUT THIS TIME....

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P00933.003

C 1927. A SCULPTURE FIGURE FOR THE GEELONG WAR MEMORIAL, DESIGNED BY GEORGE LAMBERT, WWI OFFICIAL WAR ARTIST. (DONOR: R. MURCH)

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P00933.004

C 1927. WORK IN PROGRESS ON SCULPTURE FIGURES FOR THE GEELONG WAR MEMORIAL, DESIGNED BY GEORGE LAMBERT, WWI OFFICIAL WAR ARTIST. (DONOR: R. MURCH)

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P03631.235

Wild flowers on Gallipoli Peninsula. These wild flowers were the subject of a painting by George Lambert titled Gallipoli wild flowers, which include red and blue anemones. Paget Plate colour photograph taken on the Gallipoli Peninsula under the direction of Captain C E W Bean of The Australian...

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Art

El Arish

El Arish was a large village on the coastal route across the Sinai desert about forty-five miles south west of Gaza. In 1916 El Arish had been under Turkish rule for two years,and was captured by the British on 21 December 1916 and became a centre of operations from which blows were struck at the...

ART02677

Hill of the Good Samaritan (The road from Jerusalem to Jericho)

Depicts a road, with Arabs and camels passing through a hilly landscape. A valley with tents in the background. A small encampment can be seen at the base of the hill. This scene is near the Inn of the Good Samaritan, about seven miles from Jerusalem. This work was made on 21 February 1918 as the...

ART02678

Wadi bed between El Arish and Magdhaba

Depicts a sand hill landscape, a camel kneels while a soldier lies on the right of the flat stream bed in the foreground. The Wady El Arish marks the end of the desert sands of Sinai and the beginning of southern Palestine. Lambert travelled through the area in mid March 1918 and wrote: 'This...

ART02679

Headquarters, Desert Corps

This was painted about one-and-a-half miles to the east of Talaat ed Dumm, where General Chauvel had established this camp as his headquarters beside the Jericho road. Lambert stayed in the camp in May 1918, when he visited the Jordan Valley. Lambert has depicted the camp as he saw it, a landscape...

ART02680

Tel el Saba

Although dated 11 March 1918, Lambert sketched at Tel el Saba on the 12th, the day after he had worked at Beersheba. It is five kilometers east of Beersheba and had been a crucial position to take before the main attack on 31 October 1917. Its rocky summit was an ideal position for infantry and...

ART02681

Arab Mare, Es Salt (The famous mare of Es Salt)

Depicts a Bedouin with a turban and blue and mauve clothes sits on a chestnut Arabian horse with four white feet and a decorated bridle and horse rug. A well-known and friendly sheikh sat for the artist mounted on a favourite mare. Trees in the background. The Arabian horse is a breed of horse with...

ART02682

Native quarters, Ismailia

Depicts a town with flat roofed buildings, with a white road in the foreground, a palm tree to the right. Ismailia, a town established by the Suez Canal company in 1863, it is situated on the Suez Canal. It is approximately midway between Suez and Port Said and is the western end of the central...

ART02683

A native belle

Depicts a portrait of the head and shoulders of a Palestinian woman with curly dark hair wearing a dark close-fitting head-dress and an open-necked dress (turned towards the left of the image).

ART02685

Well-bred white donkey

Depicts a profile of a white donkey facing to the left of the image, wearing a halter, and held by an Arab youth (wallad) wearing a long yellow jellaba and a cap. The youth and donkey cast a dark shadow. Behind, two Arabs in blue robes, one partly obscured, stand outside wooden buildings, with a...

ART02686

Study of camels, and men of Camel Corps, Ferry Post

A group of four Australian soldiers and camels at Ferry Post, Ismailia. Three are mounted and the fourth is leading his camel.

ART02687

Lieutenant Colonel Nowell De Lancey Forth

Depicts Lieutenant Colonel Nowell Barnard de Lancey Forth, turned slightly left. Lieutenant Colonel Nowell Barnard de Lancey Forth, DSO and Bar, MC, was born 22 December 1879, served as a trooper with the Queensland Bushmen in the South African War and was an officer of the British Regular Army...

ART02688

Australian troop horse, full marching order

Study of a bay troop horse wearing a 1902 pattern bridle, 1912 Universal Pattern saddle, and brown saddle blanket. Attached to the saddle is a pair of saddle wallets, greatcoat, rolled grey blanket, and canvas bucket. The side not visible to the viewer would have carried a spare shoe case, mess...

ART02689

Auja crossing, Jordan

Depicts a landscape with river. Low wooden bridge resting on pontoons. Two horses crossing bridge. White mule with head down right. Mounted horsemen on bank extreme right. Horses in distance centre, trees on banks of river, with steep hills to the left.

ART02691

The road to Jericho

As Lambert moved along the road from Jerusalem towards Jericho in mid to late February 1918, he followed allied forces led by General Allenby as they advanced on Jericho. He was close to the headquarters of the Desert Mounted Corps when he painted this sparkling scene. It shows the blue water of...

ART02692

Rafa from One-Tree Hill

Depicts a view from south east of Hill 255. Rafa is on the border between Egypt and Palestine on the Gaza strip and was captured by the ANZAC Mounted Corps on 9 January 1917. The two graves marked in the foreground are most likely those of New Zealanders. Lambert visited here in March 1918 and...

ART02693

Mount Meredith, Romani

Depicts a Camel wearing a saddle and bridle in front of a sandy ridge. This work was painted on 18 March 1918 in the Romani area. Mount Meredith was named after Brigadier General J B Meredith, commanding the 1st Light Horse Brigade. Romani was the site of fierce fighting between 3 and 5 August...

ART02694

The Dead Sea, from the Mount of Olives

Depicts a landscape looking down from mountains to the blue water of the Dead Sea, with the Moabite Mountains in the distance. The Mount of Olives is on the outskirts of Jerusalem and overlooks the city, the Dead Sea and the crucial road to Jericho. Lambert was there in late February 1918 and...

ART02695

Rainbow, troop horse

An unfinished oil sketch, depicting two horses standing on a grassy plain under a blue sky. In the foreground, a chestnut horse stands in profile and looks out of the corners of its eyes toward the viewer. This horse has a white streak down the face, a white near hind foot and wears an officer's...

ART02696

Ayunkara (Richon le Zion)

Depicts a bare, undulating landscape with the remains of animals in the foreground. There are two horses on top of the hill on the right of the image. In February 1918, Lambert visited the ANZAC Mounted Headquarters in the Jewish settlement town of Ayunkara (now called Richon le Zion). As ANZAC...

ART02697

Jebel Saba, near Nalin

Depicts no-mans lands at Jebel Saba near Nalin. Lambert made a brief visit to the front line which was then at Nalin in the Judean Hills south of Jerusalem. The 7th Light Horse occupied small fortified positions called 'sangars' in a rocky and inhospitable landscape. This is evidence that Lambert...

ART02698

Jerusalem, from below the Mount of Olives

A landscape with a walled city with mosques in the background. A light horsemen sits under a tree in the left foreground and his horse waits beside him. There are low trees in the middle distance. The British entered Jerusalem on 9 December 1917. As they surrounded the city the last conflict with...

ART02699

Wady Hanein, Jewish colony country

Jewish colonies, sponsored by wealthy Jewish families such as the Rothschilds, were made up mainly of emigrants from Russia and Eastern Europe. Harassed by both Arabs and Turks, they welcomed the British forces. The friendship was mutual as the Jewish settlements were the only communities of...

ART02700

Gaza, from Anzac Ridge

Throughout 1917, Australians were involved in three major battles for the town of Gaza on the coast of the Mediterranean. These were 26 March, 17 April and 2-7 November 1917. Lambert visited the site in March 1918 and was shown places where Australians had fought as it was considered "most...

ART02701

Ramleh

Depicts a landscape with a village on the coastal plains, captured from the Turks and later the site of the General Headquarters of the Expeditionary Force.

ART02702

Broken down Gharry horse, Cairo

Depicts a bay horse with a white dash on his face and a red eye, wearing a headstall, faces to the left. A man with a Turkish cap seated to the left.

ART02703

Romani, Mount Royston in background

Lambert was fascinated with the desert; its changing patterns and sharp contrasts. He advised other artists; 'Leave your pigments at home. Approach nature with a simple palette but an extravagant love of form. The sand hills take on shapes & curves, cuts, concave, convex in an entrancing pattern...

ART02704

Starlight, racer and troop horse

A profile study of a brown troop horse facing the left of the image and wearing full marching order, bridle with reins over his neck. Light Horse unit; 'Starlight', full marching order with mess tin, forage bag, shoeing case, greatcoat and spare blanket attached to left side of saddle, bandolier...

ART02705

Front line Sangar, with the 7th Light Horse

Lambert made a brief visit to the front line, which in February 1918 passed through Nalin in the Judaean Hills, south of Jerusalem. He made two small oil studies as well as many pencil drawings of light horsemen who were occupying small fortified positions, known as “sangars”, built of rubble...

ART02706

Khurbet Sihan

Khurbet Sihan is south-east of Gaza and a site of fighting during the first and second battles for Gaza in 1917. Major Charles Stodart, who had fought in the second of these battles of 19 April 1917, was Lambert's guide. Lambert was encouraged to paint as many of these places as possible as they...

ART02707

Trenches Beersheba, looking towards Tel el Saba

Beersheba, was a heavily fortified town 43 km from the Turkish bastion of Gaza, and the scene of an historic charge by the 4th Light Horse Brigade on 31 October 1917. Lambert visited there in March 1918 and found his work "very arduous consisting of surveys, topographical records in pencil &...

ART02708

Arab huts, Jericho

Depicts a landscape with Arabs, huts and a goat in the foreground, palm and other trees in the middle ground and steep hills behind a plain in the distance.

ART02709

The valley of the Jordan, looking towards Jerusalem

The valley of the River Jordan, looking towards Jerusalem, with horses and camels drinking at river. The Jordan Valley is part of the Great Rift Valley of Africa and has always been used as a route between the Sea of Gallilee in the north, past Jerusalem to the Gulf of Aquaba. Lambert painted this...

ART02711

Monastery in the ravine of Wady Kelt

The Greek monastery of St George was built in the late fifth century. It is believed to contain the cave where Elijah was fed by the ravens. It was hewn out of the precipitous cliffs of the Wady Kelt, a few kilometres above Jericho. Lambert used a vertical format to get a sense of the unusual...

ART02712

The plain, Jericho

A view of Jordan Valley, with Jordan River running through it. George Lambert was officially appointed Official War Artist for Australia in late 1917. Attached as a lieutenant to the AIF, who were then fighting the Turks, he left London on 25 December to travel to the Middle East. During the train...

ART02713

Light Horse camp, man on horseback; verso: Rearing horse (crossed through)

Presumably a scene at the Light Horse camp at Moascar, of horses at a long brown trough. One horse rears. There are various figures, including several on horseback and one in Arab clothing. Verso image crossed through: Light Horse camp, man on horseback.

ART02714

Ferry Post, Ismailia

Depicts a landscape showing a bay with a dhow and feluccas, and various buildings and tents on the hills on the other side of the bay. There is a camel in the left foreground. Ferry Post was the Camel Corps base, and the gateway to the eastern desert.

ART02715

Jack Dempsey

Lambert arrived in Egypt in January 1918. This was the final year of the war and many of the Australian troops were exhausted and resting in their camps. He painted many of the men in camps and enjoyed making studies of the 'sweating, sun-bronzed men and beautiful horses' [Gray, A., George...

ART02716

The Padre

Depicts a three quarter portrait of a clergyman, wearing a clerical collar and Christian Chaplain's badge on coat collar. It is thought that this Padre travelled with Lambert on his journey from London to Alexandria on Lambert's first trip to Palestine.

ART02717

Sunrise, south of France en route to Marseille

Depicts a sketch of a landscape with dark hills in the background, trees in the foreground. Lambert travelled by train through France on his first trip in 1918 to the Middle East .

ART02718

Ship of the desert (Camelier's mount)

Depicts a camel kneeling and facing left, wearing a British issued standard headcollar with curb and chain and a riding bridle and saddle; barracked (couched) camel.

ART02719

A merry Christmas on board the SS "Bloody Lydia"

Depicts a sketch of a Light Horseman Lieutenant Crossby-Brown wearing a life jacket and slouch hat on board the channel troop ship SS "Bloody Lidia" at night during rough weather in the English Channel, en route from Southampton to France, as part of the long journey that Lambert made from London...

ART02720

Soudanese wallad (boy), Army Veterinary Corps Depot, Egypt

Depicts a young barefooted Sudanese wallad (boy) wearing a high head-dress and djella'ba, sits on a donkey at the Army Veterinary Corps Depot in Egypt. The mule wears a halter with a long rope attached to it.

ART02721

The canal and lake, Ferry Post, Ismailia

Lambert has depicted a lake at Ismailia in Egypt with a dhow, feluccas and a jetty in the foreground. Ismailia was a town established by the Suez Canal Company in 1863, situated where the Suez Canal is joined by the sweet water canal from the Nile at Lake Timesh. It is approximately midway between...

ART02722

Captain Leslie Bell

Depicts a portrait of an officer with dark eyebrows wearing a slouch hat (with brim turned up). Badges of rank on shoulder strap, medal ribbons above pocket. Captain Leslie C Bell, Imperial Camel Corps Brigade, 3rd Anzac Battalion, 12th Company who has facilitated Lambert's visit to Ferry Post by...

ART02723

Lieutenant R Croucher R.F.C.

Depicts the image of Lieutenant Richard Croucher wearing a balaclava seated next to a train window, with the night landscape seen through the window. This drawing belongs to the group of drawings that Lambert made on the journey through France to the Middle East in 1918. Lieutenant Richard Croucher...

ART02724

Southern France

An early morning sketch of buildings including a church on the left. Outcrops of rock centre right, bare trees foreground, and birds in the sky, possibly ducks, centre. George Lambert travelled by train through France en route to Palestine in 1918. He noted on this quick sketch, which was drawn...

ART02725

Italy, sketched from train window

Depicts a landscape of hills, buildings foreground left and distant hills top right. George Lambert travelled by train through France en route to Palestine in 1918. He wrote " Italy does not compare, in my humble opinion with South of France, it is too post card. But the cities, buildings and...

ART02726

Poor-bred Arabs, Cairo streets

Depicts a sketch of three horses, with the left horse wearing a bridle and horse collar, the second horse with horse collar, bridle and blinkers, yolked to the third horse, of which only head is drawn.

ART02727

Contours, south of France

Depicts a landscape with farm buildings and trees foreground, steep cliffs in the background. George Lambert travelled by train through France and Italy en route to Palestine in 1918. He made a visual note of the passing landscape with a quick outline of the topography and a few stokes to indicate...

ART02728

Trooper James Hubbard, rough rider, Australian Remount Squadron

Depicts a drawing of trooper with a moustache, slouch hat, and calf length riding boots,on a horse. The rider holds the reins in his left hand and has his right hand on his left wrist. The horse is standing still with ears pricked. Trooper James Hubbard, from western New South Wales, was a member...

ART02729

Study of dead horses, Moascar

Depicts a study of three horses. Left horse with head towards artist, centre horse rear quarters, right horse disemboweled, near hind leg in air. Lambert was in the Australian Remounts Section at Moascar on 15 January 1918. He made this drawing, dated 17 January, in Moascar. At the Australian...

ART02730

Head of an Egyptian man (A Gypo type)

Depicts a study of head of an Egyptian, facing three quarters left. Light moustache, headdress with short hair protruding.

ART02731

Outside AIF Headquarters, Cairo

Depicts a sketch of horse drawn carriage facing towards the right. Egyptian driver seated on drivers seat with legs crossed, wearing fez. Front wheels and front part only of carriage drawn. Horse standing still resting off hind leg. Shafts, horse collar, harness and blinkers roughly sketched. Lower...

ART02732

Captain A E O'Halloran

Depicts a portrait profile facing left of head of officer. Lightly sketched shirt collar, tie and lapel. Badages of rank "Australian" title on left shoulder. Australian Commonwealth Forces collar badge, on left lapel and half sketched on right lapel. This is a portrait of Captain Albert Edward...

ART02733

Lieutenant General Sir Harry Chauvel

Portrait in right profile with moustache of General Sir Harry Chauvel KCMG, KCB and Croix de Guerre. He is wearing a shoulder strap with crossed sword and baton badge, and Sam Browne belt. Chauvel began his active military career in the Boer War in 1900. In 1915 he commanded the first Light Horse...

ART02734

Major, The Earl of Winterton

Depicts a three quarter portrait of an officer with a light moustache ( turned towards the right of the image). Major (Edward Turnour), the Earl of Winterton served in the 9th Imperial Camel Corps of the British army in Palestine. Before the war he had been a member of the British House of Commons,...

ART02735

Koloniah

Depicts a view looking past a bridge under repair towards a Palestinian village on a hill side, camels can be seen lower right. George Lambert was in Palestine in March 1918 and this is a drawing of a small village in Palestine, dated 1st March.

ART02736

Colonel Duncan McLeish, Australian Remount Depot

Upon his arrival at Moascar, near Cairo, Lambert reported to Major 'Banjo' Paterson, who was in command of the Australian Lighthorse Remounts Unit in Egypt. Lambert was in the Australian Remounts Depot from 15 January 1918. At the Depot he drew this portrait profile facing to the right, the head of...

ART02737

Major Arthur D'Arcy

Depicts a portrait, turned three-quarters right, of head and shoulders of officer with moustache. Wearing officer's cap, uniform with medal ribbons, Sam Browne belt, and overcoat. A drawing of Major D'Arcy 12th Australian Light Horse.

ART02738

recto: By The Sweet Water Canal; verso: [landscape, soldier and camels]

recto: Depicts a drawing of gardens showing trees including two high palm trees. Two light planes over gardens to right of palms. Lambert described Ismailia in a talk to the Chelsea Arts Club, ' A more delightful spot for an artist who likes typical Egyptian colour and people, it would be hard to...

ART02739

Mohammed Ahmed, barman at the National, Cairo

A portrait of an Egyptian barman at the National Hotel, Cairo, Mohammed Ahmed with a long moustache and wearing a Fez (turned slightly towards the left of the image, with the eyes looking down).

ART02740

Mouth of the Wady el Arish

A sandy desert scene with an avenue of tall palm trees in the left foreground, white tents, troops, a horse and a mosque in the middle ground, and a narrow stretch of dark blue - probably the Mediterranean sea - in the distance. The Wady el Arish rises in the southern Sinai mountains and runs into...

ART02741

Arab attendant, Magdhaba

Depicts a full faced portrait of an Arab with a beard, moustache and dark curly hair, wearing a turban.

ART02742

Lieutenant-Colonel George Macarthur-Onslow

Depicts a portrait of Lieutenant-Colonel George Macarthur-Onslow of Camden NSW who commanded the 7th Light Horse Regiment until August 1918 when he took command of the newly formed 5th Light Horse Brigade (Gullett 640-641). He was born at Camden Park, Menangle, 2 May 1875 and died 12 September...

ART02743

Camel, Abbassia, full marching order

A white camel, wearing a bridle and saddle kneels facing the left of the image. It carries various articles of equipment on its back including a white fodder bag and a blue blanket. A sandhill in the background dips down to expose a hazy blue sky on the right. Camels had been used by the British...

ART02744

Colonel C Woodhill, 1st Battalion, British West Indies Regiment

Portrait of an officer, Lieutenant Colonel C Woodhill (or Wood-Hill), Commanding, 1st BWI Regiment, 1st British West Indies Regiment, 'Chaytor's Force', El Arish, Jordan Valley, with a moustache and lips slightly apart (turned towards the right of the image).

ART02745

Turkish Prisoners at work, Tent Repair Depot

In this scene, three Turkish prisoners sit on the ground with their legs crossed. All have moustaches and are wearing Fezzes, with the centre figure smoking a cigar. Turkish prisoners in Egypt lived under the best conditions of any prisoners during World War 1. This was a result of the mildness of...

ART02746

Lieutenant Clive Holland, 7th Light Horse

Depicts a portrait of Lieutenant Clive Holland, 1st Australian Imperial Force, 7th Australian Light Horse Regiment. Between 18-22 February 1918 Lambert visited the 7th Light Horse regiment stationed at Nalin near the front line. Lieutenant Clive Holland of Forbes, NSW, was in charge of a troop...

ART02747

Captain Alison Walker, DAQMG

Depicts a portrait of Lieutenant (acting Captain) A (Alison?) G. D. Walker, Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General, 6th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Anzac Mounted Division New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Australian and New Zealand Mounted Division.

ART02748

Major General Edward Chaytor

A portrait of Major General Sir Edward Chaytor, born at Motueka, New Zealand in 1868. He commanded the New Zealand Staff Corps and had served in the Boer War. He commanded the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade until April 1917 when he succeeded Chauvel to the command of the Anzac Mounted Division....

ART02749

Shibli Abraham Bishara of Es Salt

Depicts a profile portrait of Shibli Abraham Bishara, Arab proprietor farmer of Es Salt in Jordan, wearing burnous and with plaited hair. Lambert also painted the brother of the subject of this work: a Bedouin with a turban and blue and mauve clothes sitting on a chestnut horse (Arab Mare, Es Salt...

ART02750

Major-General Henry Hodgson

Depicts a portrait of Major-General Sir Henry Hodgson, DCMG, CB, CVO was an officer of the British Regular Army. He served at Gallipoli and commanded the Western Force in Egypt against the Senussi. In Feb 1917, he was given command of the Imperial Mounted Division, later the Australian Mounted...

ART02751

Major J Stafford, NZ Veterinary Corps

Depicts a portrait of an officer with dark, wavy hair with a pipe in his mouth (turned towards the left of the image). Major J. Stafford D.S.O. / N.Z. D. C. served in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, New Zealand Veterinary Corps, Australian and New Zealand Mounted Division.

ART02752

Major Cuthbert Fetherstonhaugh

A portrait of Major Cuthbert Fetherstonhaugh DSO (1879-1961) of Coonamble NSW who was a veteran of the Boer War. During the charge of Beersheba he shot his wounded horse and charged on foot into the Turkish trenches where he was wounded in both legs. When Lambert went to Belah in March 1918, he...

ART02753

Colonel John Arnott

Depicts a portrait of an officer Lieutenant-Colonel John Arnott, who commanded 9th Australian Light Horse at Serapeum. He was later transferred to command 3rd Australian Light Horse Brigade Training Depot.

ART02754

The Wassah, Cairo

Depicts a city street with shops and awnings, various figures, and a donkey and a cart. The street is part of the Wassah, the 'red light' district of Cairo, and the scene of several riots in 1915 where the buildings were set on fire and a fireman was assaulted.

ART02755

Mrs Chisholm of Kantara

A head and shoulders portrait of Mrs (later Dame) Alice Chisholm (DBE) who ran soldiers' canteens in the Middle East during the First World War. On her own initiative and with her own funds she established the first canteen at Heliopolis in Egypt. She later managed the canteen at Kantara. With the...

ART02756

Raw-boned bush horse, full marching order

Depicts a profile study of a troop horse with a shaggy mane (facing the left of the image), wearing a bridle, bandolier around neck, wallet, fodder bag, rolled blanket, rolled greatcoat and groundsheet attached to saddle (full marching order). The angle of the horse, and the view of the kit in...

ART02758

Lieutenant Colonel Charles Guy Powles, DSC NZ Staff Corps

A portrait of an officer Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Guy Powles, DSO, Assistant Adjutant and Quarter Master General of the Anzac Mounted Division stationed at Richon-le-Zion.

ART02759

Lieutenant-Colonel Walter P Farr

Depicts a portrait of an officer Lieutenant Colonel Walter Percy Parr, Assistant Adjutant and Quarter Master General, 1st Australian Imperial Force, 2nd Australian Division, 1st Australian Light Horse Brigade, 3rd Australian Light Horse Brigade, Desert Mounted Corps.

ART02760

Officer's Mess, 7th Light Horse Regiment, Nalin

Depicts a sketch of four officers seated about a makeshift table on which are plates and mugs in an ancient cave or tomb. Between 18-22 February 1918 Lambert visited the 7th Light Horse regiment stationed at Nalin near the front line.

ART02761

Captain Leonard

Depicts a portrait of an officer Captain Leonard wearing an officer's cap (turned towards the right of image).

ART02763

Reverend William Maitland Woods

Depicts a portrait of a Chaplain the Reverend William Maitland Woods, OBE, VD, was the senior Australian Chaplain in Palestine. He described the Light Horseman as 'a man who, while denying he is a Christian, practices all the Christian virtues' (Gullett, p. 552).

ART02764

Brigadier-General Granville Ryrie

A portrait of an officer Major-General, the Hon. Sir Granville de Laune Ryrie, CMG, CB, KCMG, VD. He served in South Africa, and in Gallipoli and Palestine and was Senior Officer in Charge of the AIF in Egypt. He was made Major-General, and knighted, in 1919. Gullett wrote: 'He was a distinguished...

ART02765

Lo'la Templeman, proprietress of the Richon-le-Zion Hotel, Richon-le-Zion

Depicts a portrait of an Arabic women Lo'la Templeman, proprietress of Richon-le-Zion Hotel, with dark hair, parted in the centre and gathered behind the back of the neck.

ART02766

Trooper New Zealand Mounted Regiment

Depicts a sketch of a unidentified soldier, New Zealand Expeditionary Force, wearing shorts, a short sleeve shirt and a slouch hat, puggaree with three folds, its brim turned down, bandolier over shoulder, puttees,standing with his hands on his hips and smoking a pipe.

ART02767

2nd Lieutenant Elliott Hannaford, 9th Light Horse

Depicts a portrait of an officer, 2nd Lieutenant Elliott Hannaford, 1st Australian Imperial Force, 9th Australian Light Horse Regiment; wearing a slouch hat with an emu plume.

ART02769

Brigadier General William Grant

Profile portrait of Brigadier General William Grant, C.M.G., D.S.O. He served at Gallipoli and then in Sinai in command of the 11th Light Horse Regiment. In August 1917 he took command of the 4th Brigade and commanded the famous charge of Beersheba, (see Catalogue No. AWM 2811). In 1918 he was...

ART02770

Lieutenant-Colonel Harold White

Lambert sketched this portrait of an officer Lieutenant-Colonel Harold A.D. White, DSO, Commanding 6 Australian Light Horse, in the train from Bir Salem. Liet-Col White is smoking a pipe and wearing a slouch hat.

ART02771

Universal Saddle, full marching order

Depicts a sketch of a saddle with a light horseman's belongings attached, a ground sheet and fodder bag are attached to the front, a surcingle hangs over the saddle, a great coat is rolled up and tied to the back, with pannikin, mess tin and feed bag hanging from the saddle.

ART02772

Sakkara, Pyramids and Roman ruins

Depicts Arab men sitting in front of Roman and Ancient Egyptian ruins at Sakkara, with a step pyramid in background. As George Lambert adjusted to the climate and his duties as an official war artist in Palestine 1918, he travelled south of Cairo to Sakkara. The combination of the famous Egyptian...

ART02773

Moascar, from Major 'Banjo' Paterson's tent

Depicts the Remount Camp at Moascar, North Egypt. The view of the camp is from Major 'Banjo' Paterson's tent. Andrew Barton ('Banjo') Paterson, poet and journalist, was in charge of the Remounts Section, where the horses and mules from Australia were broken in and trained. Paterson and Lambert...

ART02774

Lieutenant Victor Allen, Officer of the Australian Light Horse

Depicts a portrait of an officer Lieutenant Victor Allen, 1st Australian Imperial Force, 14th Australian Light Horse Regiment, wearing a slouch hat with an emu plume, and was wounded in the second Gaza battle.

ART02775

Manager, National Hotel, Cairo 1918

Depicts a portrait of an Egyptian, identified only as the Manager, National Hotel, wearing pince-nez, winged collar and bow tie, spectacles and moustache.

ART02776

Wady bed at Magdhaba

Depicts a view of Wadi el Arish with sand hills and mountains at Magdhaba. Lambert visited this area in March 1918 during his first tour of Palestine. Magdhaba was the scene of a battle on 23 December 1916 when Turkish forces blocking the route to Palestine were attacked by the ANZAC Mounted...

ART02777

Captain Long, Remounts Desert Corps

Depicts a portrait of an officer Captain Long, Australian Light Horse Remounts, 1st Australian Imperial Force, with a fair moustache, bareheaded and a greatcoat lightly sketched.

ART02778

Major Charles Stodart

Depicts a portrait of an officer Major Charles C Stodart, MC, 1st Australian Imperial Force, 2nd Australian Light Horse Regiment, Australian Expeditionary Force, badge of rank on shoulder strap, regimental colour patch and medal ribbons.

ART02779

Major Andrew Barton (Banjo) Paterson

Portrait of the renowned Australian poet "Banjo" Paterson who was in charge of the Australian Light Horse Remount Unit in Moascar when Lambert arrived there in 1918. Lambert had illustrated Paterson's poems for 'The Bulletin', an Australian magazine. He gave up law to become a journalist, and...

ART02780

Jaffa, near the house of Simon the tanner

Houses in the seaport of Jaffa.

ART02781

Trooper Walter White

Depicts a portrait of a Trooper Walter R. White, 1st Australian Imperial Force, 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Australian Expeditionary Force, with a pipe in his mouth, wearing a slouch hat with Australian Commonwealth Forces Badge at the front, shoulder strap and regimental colour patch on...

ART02782

Bedouin gun thief or runner, a very 'crook' character, Deiran

Depicts a light horseman wearing a slouch hat and great coat holding a rifle with a bayonet and facing a captured Bedouin. The Bedouin is bearded and bare-footed, and wears a keffiyeh and brown and cream djellaba. Lambert once wrote of the Bedouin: 'The Bedouin is too beautiful and too lousy for...

ART02783

Major Thomas Willsallen

Depicts a portrait of an officer Major Thomas Willsallen, DSO, Commanding B Squadron, 1st Australian Imperial Force, 7th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Australian Expeditionary Force, with moustache, wearing an officer's cap, Australian Commonwealth Forces badge on left lapel, badge on shoulder...

ART02784

Brigadier-General Lachlan Wilson

Depicts a portrait of an officer Brigadier- General Lachlan Chisholm Wilson, CMG,1st Australian Imperial Force, 3rd Australian Light Horse Brigade, Australian Expeditionary Force; Commanding third Australian Light Horse Brigade, previously in Boer War, wearing an officer cap with General's...

ART02785

Katib Gannit, Romani

Depicts a desert landscape with undulating sand and occasional palm trees. There is a palm hod with a white tent in the centre of the image and a sharp peak, with Kattib Gannit, Palestine in the background. In a letter to his wife Amy, Lambert wrote about this work: `...we visited the...

ART02786

Lieutenant-Colonel David Fulton

Depicts a portrait of an officer Lieutenant-Colonel David Fulton, 3rd Australian Light Horse Regiment, Egyptian Expeditionary Force,Commandant Australian Imperial Force Headquarters, previously Commanding officer of the 3 Australian Light Horse Regiment, Sinai, Palestine.

ART02787

Major John Kendall

Depicts a portrait of an officer Major John Kendall, Australian Imperial Force, Australian and New Zealand Mounted Division, Assistant Director Veterinary Services, Anzac Mounted Division, Middle East.

ART02788

Major Michael Bruxner

Depicts a portrait of an officer Major Michael Bruxnor, DSO, 2nd Australian Light Horse Regiment, Australian and New Zealand Mounted Division, Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, Anzac Mounted Division, previously Commanding 2 Australian Light Horse Regiment, fought at Gallipoli and was wounded in...

ART02790

Turkish prisoners Tailoring Department, Ghezireh

Depicts a sketch of six Turkish prisoners, wearing fezzes, two seated and sewing, three in the background, and one standing. A Red Cross report in 1917 stated that Turkish Prisoners were not forced to work although at some camps they carried out their own tailoring repairs or made objects which...

ART02791

Turkish buildings by the wadi, at Magdhaba

Lambert painted this watercolour in mid March 1918 when he visited Magdhaba. Using the available shade at midday, George Lambert painted this from the hospital window opposite the Turkish buildings. Time was always an important element of his work, and he noted on the back of the drawing: "This...

ART02792

Captain G McNicol

Depicts a portrait of an officer Captain G Nichol (or McNichol, or Nicholls), MC, Deputy Assistant Director Army Pay (or Postal) Service, (may be British or New Zealand officer) smoking a pipe .

ART02793

An Egyptian girl, Cairo

Depicts a portrait of woman wearing a long blue dress, a brown veil over her hair, bracelets on both wrists, hands clasped in front. This drawing was made by Lambert in Cairo in April 1918.

ART02794

Australian Light Horseman

Depicts a drawing of an unidentified Light Horseman seated, legs apart, left hand on left knee, right forearm resting on right knee. Wearing a slouch hat with emu plume, Australian Commonwealth forces badge on side of hat, uniform, tunic, breaches, leather leggings and spurs and boots.

ART02795

Lieutenant Colonel Frank Newton

Depicts a portrait of an officer Lieutenant Colonel Frank Graham Newton, CBE, DSO, Assistant Adjutant General, 1st Australian Imperial Force, 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment, with a moustache, lapel, gorget and medal ribbons, part of a shoulder strap.

ART02796

Captain Hugo Throssell

Depicts a portrait of an officer Captain Hugo Vivian Hope Throssel, VC, 1st Australian Imperial Force, 10th Australian Light Horse Regiment. He was awarded the Victoria Cross during operations on the Kaiakij Aghala (Hill 60), at Gallipoli on 29-30 August 1915, and was severely wounded. Returning...

ART02797

Charger and groom

Drawing of an unidentified Light Horse trooper mounted on his horse. The trooper wears a slouch hat with emu plume, grey flannel shirt, breeches, leather leggings and spurs. His horse wears a 1902 pattern bridle, 1912 Universal Pattern saddle with saddle wallets, fodder bag, mess tin, and rolled...

ART02798

Captain C L Gray, Royal Engineers

Depicts a portrait of an officer, Captain C. L. Gray, Corps of the Engineers, The British Engineers, with unidentified insignia on collar, shoulder strap with badges of rank.

ART02799

Brigadier General Charles Cox

A portrait of an officer Brigadier General Charles Frederick Cox, CB, CMG, DSO, VD, 1st Australian Imperial Force, 1st Australian Light Horse Brigade, 6th Light Horse Regimen, also previously in (Boer) war. Wearing an officer's cap with General's insignia, goret on left lapel, 2 rows of medal...

ART02801

Lieutenant-Colonel Archibald McLaurin

Depicts a portrait of an officer Lieutenant Colonel Archibald McLaurin, 1st Australian Imperial Force, 8th Australian Light Horse Regiment, wearing a slouch hat with chin strap. Australian Commonwealth forces badge on right collar, badges of rank and regimental colour patch on right shoulder.

ART02802

Captain Frederick Wright

Depicts a portrait of an officer Captain Frederick Charles Wright, Aide-de-Camp to Commander of the Anzac Mounted Division, Major General Chaytor, 1st Australian Imperial Force, 1st Australian Light Horse Regiment, A Australian and New Zealand Mounted Division, with a pipe in his mouth.

ART02803

Boom, racer and troop horse

Depicts a bay horse "Boom", Australian Light Horse unit facing right, his tail slightly raised and wearing a headstall.

ART02805

'The Pimple' Ghoraniyeh bridgehead

In April 1918 as Australian troops advanced towards Es Salt, a communication post was established at Ghoraniyeh on a small knoll rising from the Jordan Valley. From this vantage point of 150 feet, observers from the Light Horse could look straight down on the wide streambed of the Wady Nimrin....

ART02806

Sunrise over the Dead Sea, from headquarters, Desert corps

Depicts a landscape with dark undulating hills in the foreground, the blue water of the Dead Sea in the middle ground, and the mauve mountains in the distance. George Lambert painted this in February 1918 during his first tour of Palestine. In late February Lambert arrived in Jerusalem; he found...

ART02807

Ghoraniyeh bridgehead, Jordan

Close to Jericho, Ghoraniyeh had been the scene of heavy fighting only a month before George Lambert arrived in May 1918. The possession of the lower valley was essential to any future offensive. Chauvel's head quarters were only a few miles to the west. The early summer heat made the risk of...

ART02808

Ghezireh, kit stores

Depicts buildings surrounded by trees and flowering shrubs, with a palm tree (on the left of the image). Lambert stayed at the Ghezireh kit-stores while waiting to embark for England in 1918.

ART02809

The bathing place, Jordan

Possibly painted close to Ghoraniyeh this painting shows Australian Light Horse units watering and swimming walers. In the early summer of 1918, Australian troops were stationed in the Jordan Valley. The hot weather and clear cool streams were attractive respites from the heat. Lambert said he "saw...

ART02810

Sand cart and team, Kantara

Depicts a two-wheeled ambulance cart with a red cross canvas cover , flying a red cross flag. The cart is drawn by four bay draught horses, two riders (facing the right of the image and away from the artist). Another horse and rider stand to the right of the team. 1st Australian Imperial Force,...

ART02812

'Rhotatahur', Troop Horse and Hurdler, Anzac Mounted Division

Depicts a horseman (facing to the right of the image) holds 'Rhotatahur' Troop horse (facing to the left of the image) by its bridle with a snaffle bit, with a second horseman (on the right of the horse, facing to the left of the image).

ART02813

The half limber

Depicts two light horsemen, with their sleeves rolled up, sitting in a two wheeled cart which is drawn by two black horses (facing to the right of the image). The horses are harnessed, and a white fringe is attached to the bridle.

ART02814

Balcony of troopers' ward, 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia

An unidentified Light Horse trooper is featured in a balcony ward of 14 Australian General Hospital. There is a bed by the window screened with portable screens and a nurse is standing at the foot of the bed (the way her veil is tied suggests that she is a volunteer nurse rather that a fully...

ART02815

Road to Mena, showing the Pyramids

Depicts a landscape scene looking towards the Great Pyramids along a road to Mena, showing a road in the foreground, beside a canal reflecting light, leads past flat roofed buildings towards four receding pyramids on the distant horizon, site of Australian Imperial Force camps, modern buildings in...

ART02816

Courtyard, 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia

Depicts a two-storey yellow rendered building with green shuttered windows and a balcony of Moorish design. Men in standard convalescent dress of blue trousers, white shirts and red ties (and the pencil outline of a nurse) stand on the outside green staircase, and another two men gather under the...

ART02817

Barada Gorge from road level

The main route from Damascus west to Beirut runs beside the Barada river through a steep gorge. On 30 September 1918 Australian troops had trapped and killed Turkish troops in Barada Gorge who were fleeing from Damascus. In 1919 George Lambert made several studies of the gorge from different...

ART02818

The last tents at Moascar

In March 1919, George Lambert described the Moascar camp as: "Miles and miles of tents and desert, thousands of sweating, sun-bronzed men and beautiful horses"(Lambert 1938, p. 79). On 20 July 1919 he wrote to his wife: "... the well-appointed camp that two years ago spread out from here to the...

ART02819

1st Brigade embarking, Kantara

Depicts a Tramp Steamer, possibly the 'Madras', moared at a wharf on the Suez Canal. Troops of the 1st Australian Light Horse Brigade can be seen on the bank and the wharf awaiting repatriation, and there are town buildings in the background.

ART02820

The Nile from Gezira

Depicts a landscape seen across the Nile from the island of Gezireh, with two small sailing boats (Felucca) on dark blue water. Palm trees and two animals stand on the bank, and a town covers the hills on the other side of the water. Gezira (Arabic for 'island'), is an island in the Nile at Cairo,...

ART02821

Tiberias

Depicts a landscape of fields with stone walls in front of a town with a mosque and white flat-topped buildings. Lake Tiberias (the Sea of Gallilee) and hills are seen in the background. Tiberias, on the west coast of the sea of Gallilee, was captured on 25 September 1918 by Major Macpherson of the...

ART02822

West Mudros rest camp, Lemnos

This work was painted during Lambert's visit to Gallipoli in 1919 with the Australian Historical Mission, when the sea journey from Taranto was broken at Lemnos. The Mission travelled from Malta to the Greek island of Lemnos 100 kilometres from the Gallipoli peninsula. During the Gallipoli...

ART02823

Burnt gully, Gallipoli

Depicts a hilly landscape with the blackened stumps of burnt trees. This scene, painted at Gallipoli between 18 and 21 February 1919 shows the battlefield with hills, gullies and ridges, stumps of burnt trees, and the Aegean Sea in the background. On the skyline the peak of The Sphinx is visible,...

ART02824

Anzac, from Gaba Tepe

Depicts a view over Anzac Cove, looking from the hillside of Gaba Tepe across the water towards the hills beyond. George Lambert wrote on 27 February, 1919: 'To-day the Mission visited Gaba Tepe, from whence Jacko used to pound Anzac Beach. I managed to get a small painting of the stuff one sees...

ART02825

Lone Pine, looking towards the Nek, Walker's Ridge

Depicts a landscape, the site of the 1915 charge at the Nek, looking north towards The Nek, with the slopes on the right, low trees and shrubs in the foreground and a low ridge behind. George Lambert wrote on 6 March 1919: 'This morning I was out at twenty minutes to sunrise to get the effect of...

ART02826

Breakwater, Port Said

Depicts figures standing on a breakwater at Port Said which juts out from the shore into the sea, at the entrance to the Suez Canal, statue of Ferdinand de Lesseps on end of breakwater. Boats are beside the breakwater and others with red and white sails are out at sea. Egyptian feluccas anchored...

ART02827

The Sea of Galilee, looking towards Semakh from Tiberias Road

George Lambert wrote to his wife in June 1919: '‘It is really very beautiful here the Sea or lake laps very pleasantly against the warm grey face of the edge about 10 to 20 feet high & bathing morning & evening is most enjoyable. I am much fitter than I thought I could be and tearing out pictures...

ART02828

Behind the Turkish lines, Gallipoli

Depicts a landscape with a flat valley with an olive grove before low treeless hills, under a blue sky with low clouds. It is most likely that this small oil was painted in Legge Valley where the Australian Historical Mission camped on its arrival at Gallipoli. Lambert wrote in February 1919:...

ART02829

The road to Aleppo

Depicts figures including an Arab on horseback, progressing along a road leading to buildings. There are hills in the background. Aleppo was the most northern city occupied by the Allied forces and was Chauvel's headquarters, where the northern most Australian Imperial Forces Brigade Headquarters...

ART02830

General Chaytor's tent, Kantara camp

Lambert completed this painting between 9-10 July 1919 after his visit to Gallipoli with the Australian Historical Mission. The image relates to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Australian and New Zealand Mounted Division, 'Chaytor's Force'. Lambert wrote in July 1919 as he was about to leave...

ART02831

Inside the fort, Chanak

In 1919 Lambert accompanied the Australian Historical Mission to Gallipoli. This painting shows buildings inside a fort at Chanak, seen through a large gap in the walls. The fort 'Kale Sultanieh' is at the entrance to the Dardanelles on the Asian side, and is one of a chain of forts and gun...

ART02832

Sunrise Semakh, looking towards Yarmuk Gorge

George Lambert described Semakh as: "... a railway-station of picturesque conglomeration of not more than usually dirty Arab huts, and a few tents and horses of the occupation people on the shore, southern end, of the Sea of Galilee. It is really beautiful here." Lambert visited Semakh on 7 and 8...

ART02834

Big gun emplacement, Fort of Chanak

This work was painted during George Lambert's visit to Gallipoli in 1919 with the Australian Historical Mission. They spent a week at Chanak (7-14 Feb), a small town on the Asiatic side of the Dardanelles, before crossing to the Gallipoli peninsular. Lambert stayed at the Lion Hotel, Chanak and...

ART02835

A favourite charger with groom, Anzac Mounted Division

Depicts Private George Shelton Lambert, a groom with 11th Light Horse Regiment, holding a troop horse. Despite the artist's title, 'A favourite charger' [i.e. officer's horse], this horse wears the distinctive 1912 Universal Pattern saddle used by other ranks. Officers used a different pattern...

ART02837

Gallipoli wild flowers

Depicts a still life of flowers and foliage in a biscuit tin. Lambert picked these flowers from the site of 'Beachy Bill', and painted them when the Australian Historical Mission was held up by rain. 'Beachy Bill' was a Turkish artillery battery sited inland from, and used to shell the beach at...

ART02838

Anzac Cove

Towards the end of his stay on Gallipoli with the Australian Historical Mission, Lambert made a painting of ANZAC Cove with the hills of Suvla in the distance. Lambert wrote on 5 March 1919: "In the afternoon I did a picture, not a sketch, of Anzac Cove, chiefly palette-knife, and quite like it"....

ART02839

Ford over the Jordan at Jisr Benat Yakub

Depicts a scene of Ford over the Jordan River at Jisr Benat Yakub. A close up view of an Arab seated with goats and a donkey beneath a dark green sprawling tree, beside the Jordan river. To the left is the Jordan River and the opposite bank. Low horizon with pale cloudy sky.

ART02841

Sunrise Semakh, looking from the Sea of Galilee

Depicts a landscape with buildings and trees, and blue hills in the background under a pale sky.

ART02842

Moascar after the evacuation

A desert landscape with a low horizon, painted in the late afternoon beneath a hazy and probably smokey sky, with an incinerator in the right foreground and building poles in the middle ground. On 1 July Lambert wrote from Moascar: "As you see by above address I am in my first Palestine possy when...

ART02843

Barada Gorge, looking from Damascus

West of the Barada Gorge with the road and railway on the route through the eastern mountains to Syria. in 1926 some years after painting this sketch George Lambert wrote to Charles Bean: "The original painting or sketch (one of my best) was made by me after a careful choice of place and incident...

ART02845

The Sphinx from Plugge's Plateau

The high ridge of the Sphinx, a sharp spur, dominates the scene. Hampered by poor weather, George Lambert painted this work in three sessions. On 18-21 February 1919 he wrote: "Two fair days out of four the daily programme being a ride or walk out in the mornings to a position on Plugge's Plateau...

ART02846

Storm effect, Malta

View of Valletta, Malta with storm clouds over the city. Painted by George Lambert in late January 1919, when the Australian Historical Mission rested three days in Malta. This work was described in the artist's rough catalogue entry as 'Unfinished Sketch of Storm Effect, Malta'. Lambert wrote on...

ART02847

Colour note near Mena (1st expedition)

Early in 1915 the Australian forces had camped on the outskirts of Cairo, on the sandy flats at Mena, near the pyramids. Lambert was interested in the local colour and light and in this work concentrated on the shadows cast across the foreground.

ART02848

recto: Achi Baba, from Tommy's Trench, Helles; verso: The top of the Taurus Mountains

Lambert wrote on 8 March 1919: "The old Bean [Charles Bean] had a great day among the old trenches about the plain before Krithia. Achi Baba makes a fine contour in the background and the plain is covered with bushes of heather and sage-brush with a few small thorn trees and olives, with one or two...

ART02849

River Clyde at Cape Helles

Part of the plan for the landing at Gallipoli was that a collier, 'River Clyde', should be run aground at V Beach on the southern tip of the peninsular with 2000 men of the Royal Munster Fusiliers, who could immediately disembark and join the attack on 25 April 1915. However, V Beach was dominated...

ART02850

The Sphinx, from Suvla side, grey day

A view of The Sphinx, as seen from the northern side. George Lambert accompanied the Australian Historical Mission to Gallipoli in 1919. He wrote on 16 February 1919: "I did a sketch of the 'Sphinx' from near the landing, but a very dull afternoon flattened the interesting modelling clean out and...

ART02851

Sunset, Lemnos

Depicts a seascape with water and ships, and with buildings and hills on the distant shore, beneath a sunset. This work was painted during George Lambert's visit to Gallipoli in 1919 with the Australian Historical Mission, when the sea journey from Taranto was broken at Lemnos.

ART02853

Jerusalem from the top of the Dung Gate; verso: First geometric design for 'The Nek'

A panoramic townscape with dark green vegetation in the foreground. Cypress trees and mosques are prominent on the skyline. The top of the city wall appears on the bottom right. The Dung Gate was a main passage through the southern wall of Jerusalem in the Jewish quarters of the Old City. It was in...

ART02855

The Nek, Walker's Ridge, site of the charge of the light horse; verso; Rest Gully, pack mule and the draught horse

View of the Nek from the lower slopes with bones littering no-man's-land, site of the charge at the Nek, an August 1915 offensive. Lambert wrote on 17 February 1919: "I was conducted by the 'Mission' from the point on the beach where part of the Australians landed right up to 'The Neck' [sic]...

ART02856

Study for dead trooper and detail of Turkish trench, Gallipoli (Pro patria)

Depicts a study of Turkish trench on Johnston's Jolly, with posed 'corpse' in front. The 'corpse' is 1269 Trooper William Henry Spruce, 7 Light Horse Regiment, wearing tunic, slouch hat, trousers and boots, with rifle nearby, lying prone. Lambert painted the work in 1919 in two sessions. On 24...

ART02857

Gallipoli, from the Chanak side

In 1919 George Lambert accompanied the Australian Historical Mission to Gallipoli. He painted this from Chanak looking towards Gallipoli. He wrote: "I have managed to make four sketches, quite passable, of points of interest but we look ever towards Anzac & I am glad to say we start for Kilid Bahr...

ART02858

Sweet water canal and Lake Timsah, Ismailia

Depicts a view of Lake Timsah from Ismailia, showing boats on the Sweet Water Canal in the foreground, gardens and buildings in the middle ground, and a blue lake in the distance.

ART02859

Study of Arbutus shrub, Gallipoli

Lambert was fascinated by the details of the landscape as much as the battlefield sites. On his arrival at Gallipoli in January 1919 he noted: "The chief local colour is made up of local scrub about 2ft high manages [?] on sandy clay with stones & gravel. The scrub is greenish with nice dead stuff...

ART02860

Kantara, flags announcing peace

Depicts a landscape with coral blue lake, background with ship sketched in pencil. Bridge middle right, buildings, low palms and tents behind canal. High flagpole right with many different flags. Kantara is situated on the Suez Canal, Upper Egypt, between Port Said and Ismailia, where the caravan...

ART02861

Gallipoli, looking towards Anafarta and Suvla

Depicts a landscape - The Razor Edge, between Plugge's Plateau and Russell's Top, looking towards Annafarta and Suvla.On the day that Lambert probably made this work he noted: "Ten thirty saw Spruce & self struggling with a water colour of a very impressive subject – impressive both in art and...

ART02862

Sunrise, Moascar

Depicts a landscape at sunrise, with tents in silhouette. There are two bi-planes in the sky. This was one of the first oils George Lambert made after commencing his work as an official war artist. "My first job was to make some small paintings of our great base camp at Moascar near Ismalia a few...

ART02864

With the remounts, Moascar

Depicts a scene of horses and riders from the Remounts Units, Moascar, North Egypt, with a chestnut horse rearing in the foreground and a black horse bucking behind it. The remounts were horses and mules which arrived untrained and were broken in and trained at the Moascar base camp.

ART02865

London Bridge, Ismailia

Ismailia, North

ART02866

Sister Tidy, Australian Nursing Sister

Depicts a three quarter length portrait of Sister Tidy, AANS, facing left. Wearing nurse's veil and uniform. Left hand supporting chin, index finger against cheek. Wrist watch on left wrist. Seated.

ART02867

Aleppo citadel

Depicts a drawing of a Crusaders' fortress with ruins of two massive gate houses linked by stairway supported by arches. Aleppo in northern Syria is a very ancient settlement, already established by the second millennium B.C. The Crusaders failed in their attempts to capture it. "The Citadel",...

ART02869

Major Harry Worthington

Depicts a portrait of an officer Major Harry Worthington, MID, Commanding 8th Australian Mobile Veterinary Section (AMVS), also Deputy Assistant Director Veterinary Services, Australian Division.

ART02870

Light Horse Officer in 14th Australian General Hospital Abbassia

Depicts a portrait of a patient reclining on a pillow showing his left side profile. His pillow and bedclothes are lightly sketched. While ill in Abassia in 1919, Lambert continued to use his time profitably, making sketches of the hospital and people in it, as well as carving a model for the Light...

ART02871

Es Salt raid

Light horsemen gallop across rough ground (from left to right of the image). Two horses fall. Steep hills rise behind. This painting depicts the action east of Jordan on 30 April 1918, when the Anzac mounted Division attacked and catured Es Salt.

ART02872

Battle of Romani, 4 August 1916

A desert landscape with light horsemen dismounting and preparing for battle. Two soldiers place a stretcher into an ambulance wagon (in the centre right of the image). A dead white horse lies in the foreground. There is yellow sand with a palm hod in the centre and a sandhill, Mount Royston, in the...

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Magdhaba

George Lambert visited Magdhaba while en route to Cairo in 1918: "We proceeded on camels to Magdhaba, along the bed of the Wadi El Arish, a distance of some twenty odd miles, arriving at sundown. The day following I completed a canvas, twenty-four by twenty, of the most picturesque view of...

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Arabs by the sea

Depicts a landscape with the sea in the background. A group of Arab men, women and children, stand at the top of a cliff, with their goats, horse, donkeys and dog. Figure lying lower right, blacks goats in the centre, white horse grazing right, two donkeys and a dog bottom centre.

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Mounted troops move through a defile in Palestine

Traffic passes down a road in a narrow valley between hills with truck convoy, camel caravan led by an Arab, mounted light horsemen, a group of Turkish prisoners of war, Arab civilians, lorries, and a Red Cross truck. There are Arabs and donkeys on the hill in the foreground, and two war graves on...

ART11385

Light horse company on a hill

Depicts a landscape of rocky hills with green vegetation and a clump of cypresses. Mounted light horsemen descend the hills. A small picture showing light horse coming down a hill in Palestine, across a stream and up the near side. It was a grey wintry subject, with men and horses shown as small...

ART11386

Light horseman, mounted

Depicts an Australian Light Horseman, wearing his uniform with rifle, bandolier, haversack, bayonet attached, leggings including his slouch hat with an emu plume, seated as if mounted on a horse (facing the left of the image), although the horse is not drawn. He leans forward arms crossed on...

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recto: not titled [figure studies]; verso: not titled [unfinished landscapes]

Recto: figure studies. Verso: two unfinished landscapes

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not titled [figure study]

Study of a man on a loose leaf page.

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not titled [study of a horse]

Studies of a horse's body, rear and head with shading.

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verso: not titled [unfinished landscape study]

Unfinished study of figures in landscape, one lying on a strecher. Artist has scribbled out the drawing.

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not titled [study of soldier holding a rifle]

Study of a soldier holding a rifle. In the foreground is a detailed closeup of a hand gripping a rifle.

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not titled [artist notes]; verso: study of light Beersheba Charge

Recto: artist notes written during Lambert's time in Palestine with the 2nd Light Horse. It lists the names of places including Romani, Magdhaba Raafa and Beersheba as well as gives a description of battle. Verso: study of soldier's riding horses in battle and resting.

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rough pencil [illeg.]; verso: not titled [man on camel & artist notes]

Recto: study of a soldier riding a horse with various smaller sketches that have been crossed out. Verso: faint study of man mounted on a camel surrounded by animals and figures.

ART11388.007

[Gallipoli landscape]

This drawing of a Gallipoli landscape is annotated with colour references.

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not titled [sketches of legs]

The drawing depicts six small pencil sketches of legs climbing from a low vantage point.

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not titled [sketches of sailing boats]

Depicts several small studies and a larger single study of a sailing boat. A man wearing a turban and loose cloak stands adjacent the mast, which is located towards the front of the boat.

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recto: not titled [sketch of a soldier crouched]; verso: not titled [sketch of a soldier seated ]

Third page of the sketchbook titled 'The Buff Book, Liuet. G.W. Lambert, Official Artist A.I.F. Egypt' used by George Lambert during his trip to Egypt. Depicts a sketch of a soldier in uniform crouching, while the verso also shows a soldier in uniform seated with his left leg stretched out and his...

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not titled [sketch of a soldier seated smoking a pipe]

Depicts a soldier seated with his hands crossed in his lap smoking a pipe. His rifle lays at his right side.

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not titled [sketch of a soldier seated]

Depicts an Australian soldier with his right leg outstretched and his left leg bent at 90 degrees.

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not titled [sketch of a soldier seated]

Depicts an Australian soldier with his right leg outstretched and his left leg bent at 90 degrees. His hands are clasped.

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not titled [sketch of a soldier seated]

Depicts an Australian soldier seated with his hands crossed in his lap. A sketch of folded hands appears below this drawing.

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recto: not titled [sketch of a soldier holding a gun]; verso: not titled [sketch of a landscape]

Eighth page of the sketchbook titled 'The Buff Book, Liuet. G.W. Lambert, Official Artist A.I.F. Egypt' used by George Lambert during his trip to Egypt. Depicts an Australian soldier holding a gun, while a sketch of a landscape appears on the verso.

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[Jordan Valley Landscape]

This sketch of a Jordan Valley landscape contains a view of the artists campsite in the lower left and then builds to encompass the distant mountainous landscape in the upper right of the composition.

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The Jordan

This contains two sketches of the landscape of the Jordan Valley contains small bomb blasts in the foreground and distant hills. The sketches contain the artists inscriptions and colour notations.

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[Camp scene with two soldiers]

Camp scene containing two soldiers, one seated at table near tent, with artist's colour notation.

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[Two soldiers sleeping under tent]; [Single reclining male figure]

A makeshift tent provides shelter for two soldiers sleeping and on the same page there is a separate drawing of one male figure reclining. These drawings were made when Lambert was visiting the Jordan Valley.

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Recto:[Jordan Valley landscape]; Verso:[Portrait of soldier, left profile]

Recto: A valley meanders from the top left to the bottom right of this Jordan Valley landscape. There are trees in the valley and terracing can be viewed to the right of the valley. In the lower centre there are two figures wearing uniform, depicting the working party in the quarry and the road up...

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[Turkish soldier in riding uniform]; [Turkish soldier]

Recto: pencil sketch of a Turkish soldier wearing riding uniform made at Gezira, with colour notations by Lambert; Verso: pencil sketch of Turkish soldier with detail on the face made at Gezira with colour notations by Lambert.

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[Study for Boxing contest in the open];[Study for the boxing ring]

Two drawings on the one page, one a study of an Australian soldier holding onto the railings of a boxing ring and the other a study of two figures to the left of the boxing ring itself.

ART11393.008

[Portrait of Egyptian boy]

This portrait of a turkish boy wearing a fez hat, the curls around his head frame a prominent forehead and jaw line. The boy wears a small looped earring in his left ear.

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[Two studies of an Egyptian merchant]; [Study of a donkey fully harnessed]

Two sketches on the same page, a portrait of an Egyptian merchant wearing glasses and a fez hat. There are subtle differences between the two side profiles which may indicate that they depict different men and the study of a donkey fully harnessed. There were four mules that accompanied the...

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[Two ambulance stretchers]

Two studies of amulance stretchers which were attached to harnesses to transport the injured by horse or Camel.

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Note for picture of Quarrying the road up to Nalin

Depicts the sloping side of the rocky hill landscape. Drawn on horseback between 18-22 February 1918 when Lambert visited the 7th Light Horse stationed at Nalin.

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[Jordan Valley]

A view of the Jordan Valley from a mountain top. The range of hills below are bare of foliage and the roads along the ridge are clearly visible.

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[Two studies of horses, with saddles and bridles]

Two pencil studies of mules with various harness and equipment attached to them. In the study at the top of the page, the mule wears blind fold. There were four mules which served the Historical mission and one particularly stubborn one served to model for Lambert and carry his painting equipment...

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[One study of a horse, with saddles and bridles]

A single pencil sketch of a bridled horse. There are several part sketches of the horses neck bending down and the forelegs of the horse.

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[Turkish soldier, wearing gardening gloves, holding stick in a position of hoeing]

A turkish soldier bends from the waist as he uses a hoe on the ground. This study was made while Lambert was in Gezira.

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Recto:Port Said Memorial; verso:[ horse studies]

The recto image contains the plinth design for the Port Said memorial and verso contains a three sectioned study of horses heads, and hind quarters seated.

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The last sentry Moascar

Australian soldier stands at attention beneath a camouflage screen holding a rifle along its shaft.

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[Three Turkish men]

Three Turkish men stand in traditional long flowing robes and turban hats, a sketch Lambert made in Gezira.

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[Ambulance wagon]

The ambulance wagon was known as a sand cart as used during the First World War.

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[Engine Standing with steam up at stop - main building, Train station, Semakh]

A locomotive Engine stands with steam coming out of the entrance to the Semakh Railway Station. The main building with two water tower adjacent lies to the left of the railway line. Lambert described Semakh as: "... a railway-station of picturesque conglomeration of not more than usually dirty...

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Karpura

This sketch of the town of Kapura which is nestled into the crevice of two adjoining mountains. Lambert notes in his Rough Catalogue of his sketches that this drawing was made at Karpura, in the Taurus Mountains.

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Jordan Valley

This sketch of landscape containing hills and valleys, it is typical of the sketches made by Lambert in the Jordan Valley. In April 1918 Australian troops raided Es Salt across the Jordan valley. A bridgehead was established at Ghoraniye, and from this position light horsemen could see straight...

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Loading wounded into sand cart, Magdhaba

Three men dressed in Australian Infantry uniform stand at the entrance to the horse drawn ambulance wagon, while another man lies on the stretcher contained with in the wagon.

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Rest Camp Taranto

Lambert spent three days at the southern Italian town of Taranto on his way with the Australian Historical Mission to Gallipoli in 1919. The rest camp was approximately 4 miles outside of the town.

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The wealthy sheik of Romani

A portrait of a man wearing a cloth on his head and loose draping clothing holds some paper in his right hand while examining its contents with his left hand.

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Recto:[Latron Reinforcement Camp]; Verso:[Jordan Valley landscape]

Recto: Soldiers scaling a hill, one man lies on the verge of the hill taking aim with a rifle at the rise of a hill while two others charge over; Verso: Landscape study including artists colour notes with tents in the foreground.

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[Horse and rider on downhill]

Studies of soldiers on horseback making their way downhill on a narrow path. A horse lies on its side at the far right of the composition. There is a sketchy outline of hills in the distance.

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[Australian Light Horseman kneeling]

A soldier kneels on the ground in full Australian Light Horse uniform. His right leg is bent upward while the left leg is bent towards the ground. The solider rests his right arm on his knee and his right hand relaxes toward the ground. The left hand is touching the soldiers right boot. The man's...

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[Studies of horses flank]

Three sketches profiling the flank of the horse with hind legs and tail.

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[Horses head grazing]

Study of a horses head and forequarters grazing for food on the ground. The horse is saddled and the reins are loose around the horses head.

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[Study of horse with pack, saddle and reins]

A sketch of a horse from behind. The horse is alert looking straight forward and carries a saddle laden with supplies and the reins are loose around it's neck.

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[Soldier feeding a deer]

The outline of a soldier wearing jodpurs and the uniform of the Australian Light Horse, feeds a deer with his left hand.

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[Hill fortification]

Two men sit upon a cannon which is positioned on the top of a fortification. The absence of trees and the surrounding debris of war indicate a conflict has left the land stripped and barren.

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[Ambulance wagon]

This drawing of an ambulance of sand wagon is from behind, showing the beds stacked inside the vehicle.

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recto: not titled [australian war memorial accession number]; verso: not titled [horse and figure studies]

First page of the sketchbook titled 'Pocket Book No 2 containing 18 notes, material & pictures,' which was used by George Lambert . An Australian War Memorial accession number appears on the recto, while studies of a horse and figures appear on the verso. The upper image is a horse and rider and...

ART11394.001

recto: Odd notes ferry post; verso: khuwelfeh - camel corps shows 3rd battalion

Second page of the sketchbook titled, 'Pocket Book No 2 containing 18 notes, material & pictures,' which was used by George Lambert. Studies of camels and the human figure appear on the recto, while landform diagrams with artist's notes detailing the formation of troops appears on the verso.

ART11394.002

not titled [figure and horse study]

Third page of the sketchbook titled, 'Pocket Book No 2 containing 18 notes, material & pictures,' which was used by George Lambert. A sketch of the human figure appears on the left of the page, while a horse study is drawn in the upper right corner.

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recto: My first groom at Moascar; verso: not titled [artists notes]

Fourth page of the sketchbook titled, 'Pocket Book No 2 containing 18 notes, material & pictures,' which was used by George Lambert. A sketch of a soldier squatting on the ground smoking a pipe appears on the front. He is holding the reigns of a horse which is standing to the left. This drawing...

ART11394.004

not titled [lower torso study]

Fifth page of the sketchbook titled, 'Pocket Book No 2 containing 18 notes, material & pictures,' which was used by George Lambert. On the front appears a study of the lower torso of a light horseman. Lambert's notes on this work are 'Note. The average Australian Light Horseman is not necessarily 7...

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recto: Also ran; verso: Magdhaba shorthand notes

Sixth page of the sketchbook titled, 'Pocket Book No 2 containing 18 notes, material & pictures,' which was used by George Lambert. On the front appears a study of a galloping horse, with empty saddle and flapping reigns. On the back of the page appears a study of a seated figure in the foreground...

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recto: not titled [map of australia with figure study and horse]; verso: not titled [horse with artists notes]

Seventh page of the sketchbook titled, 'Pocket Book No 2 containing 18 notes, material & pictures,' which was used by George Lambert. On the front appears an outline of the map of Australia. A soldier/artist is seated in the New South Wales section of the map and a house and garden is in the...

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recto: french club, night time; verso: not titled [camel study]

Eighth page of the sketchbook titled, 'Pocket Book No 2 containing 18 notes, material & pictures,' which was used by George Lambert. A figure appears on the front of the page carrying a glass and bottle on a tray. Noted as at Ismailia, mountains and trees appear in the background. On the verso is a...

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recto: ferry post studies of camels; verso: not titled [camel head studies]

Ninth page of the sketchbook titled, 'Pocket Book No 2 containing 18 notes, material & pictures,' which was used by George Lambert. A study of two camels, one is standing and has a saddle on its back while the other is seated. The seated camel is only from the mid section to the back as the front...

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recto: not titled [study of a camel standing]; verso: not titled [study of a camel seated]

Tenth page of the sketchbook titled, 'Pocket Book No 2 containing 18 notes, material & pictures,' which was used by George Lambert. A study of a camel standing with its back legs spread quite widely. A study of a seated camel sitting front on appears on the back of the page.

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recto: saddling up; verso: not titled [study of a head wearing a hat]

Eleventh page of the sketchbook titled, 'Pocket Book No 2 containing 18 notes, material & pictures,' which was used by George Lambert. A study of a soldier saddling up a camel appears on the front of the page, while a study of a head wearing a hat appears on the back.

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recto: not titled [study of Khuwelfeh landscape and a man loading a camel]; verso: walking into it

Twelfth page of the sketchbook titled, 'Pocket Book No 2 containing 18 notes, material & pictures,' which was used by George Lambert. A sketch of a soldier loading items onto a camel and a sketch of a landscape. A study of figures climbing up a hill also appears on the back of the page.

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recto: Tel-el-saba just outside beersheba; verso: midday halt, ramleh

Thirteenth page of the sketchbook titled, 'Pocket Book No 2 containing 18 notes, material & pictures,' which was used by George Lambert. A sketch of a bucking horse appears on the front of the page, while a sketch of horses and soldiers resting at midday appears on the verso.

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recto: akir raid; verso: the magnoon mare

Fourteenth page of the sketchbook titled, 'Pocket Book No 2 containing 18 notes, material & pictures,' which was used by George Lambert. A sketch of a figure after a raid and search at Akir appears on the front, while a sketch of the Magnoon mare, appears on the back.

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recto: my nephew's little lot; verso: short hand notes

Fifteenth page of the sketchbook titled, 'Pocket Book No 2 containing 18 notes, material & pictures,' which was used by George Lambert. A group of riders on galloping horses with others lying prone with rifles appears on the front, while a number of figures studies of Arabs appear on the back.

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recto: Where we caught the bedouin thief; verso: The raid akir

Sixteenth page of the sketchbook titled 'Pocket Book No 2 containing 18 notes, material & pictures' used by George Lambert. A landscape study with tents and grain sacks appear on the front, while a camp with soldiers, horses and a waterwheel in the background appears on the back. These studies are...

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recto: lieutenant colonel stuart's horse; verso: corporal g. nield 12th A.L.H.

Seventeenth page of the sketchbook titled 'Pocket Book No 2 containing 18 notes, material & pictures' used by George Lambert. On the front is a study of Lieutenant Colonel Stuart's horse at the Divisional Sports Day at Belah. The back shows figure studies of Corporal G. Nield, 12th Australian Light...

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recto: two dinkums; verso: akir raid

Eighteenth page of the sketchbook titled 'Pocket Book No 2 containing 18 notes, material & pictures' used by George Lambert. On the front is a study of a horse and reclining figure. On the back is a Turkish man wearing a turban standing with a large jar or vase, part of the Akir Raid series.

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not titled [Head studies with artist's notes]

Nineteenth page of the sketchbook titled 'Pocket Book No 2 containing 18 notes, material & pictures' used by George Lambert. On the front appears two studies of an elderly man wearing a turban.

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Akir raid

Twentieth page of the sketchbook titled 'Pocket Book No 2 containing 18 notes, material & pictures' used by George Lambert. A study of two seated figures appears on the verso of the page.

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recto: not titled [head and figure sketches]; verso: a crash in the desert

Twenty first page of the sketchbook titled 'Pocket Book No 2 containing 18 notes, material & pictures' used by George Lambert. On the front appears a soldier with a gun and a blind folded man with a moustache, while on the back appears a sketch of an aircraft crash in the desert.

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recto: interior shorthand note for akir raid; verso: shoeing

Twenty second page of the sketchbook titled 'Pocket Book No 2 containing 18 notes, material & pictures' used by George Lambert. On the front appears a female figure and a study of an interior for Akir Raid, while on the back is a soldier shoeing a horse.

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recto: shoeing; verso: not titled [study of a billy can and a paint tube]

Twenty third page of the sketchbook titled 'Pocket Book No 2 containing 18 notes, material & pictures' used by George Lambert. On the front appears a sketch of a soldier shoeing a horse, while on the back appears a sketch of a billy can and a tube.

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recto: [artist notes]; verso: behind front line

Recto: artist notes listing items such as breeches, water bottle, and long laces for leggings. Verso: study of two horses, one in front of the other. Both horses are saddled up and waiting behind the front line.

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recto: knocked np; verso: not titled [incomplete drawing]

Recto: study of a horse from behind. Verso: faint sketches of animal heads.

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Major Kendall's Rivalry

Study of a horse neck and head with other unfinished drawings in upper right and lower left corners.

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recto: the digout of the official artist; verso: ambulance

Recto: landscape study of Lambert's digout behind the line with the 7th Light Horse. Verso: landscape study of an ambulance on a hill.

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recto: [portrait of woman refugee and field cashier]; verso: [portrait studies]

Recto: left profile of the head of a field cashier in Deiran and a shaded portrait study of right profile of women refugee from Port Said. Verso: layered portrait studies of head wearing.

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recto: 7th L.H. [illeg]; verso: Leading horse carrying field gun

Recto: landscape study of nighttime scene of 7th Light Horse amongst shadows. Verso: drawing of a soldier riding a horse from behind, on his right is the head of another horse.

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recto: H.E. & Shrapnel busting [illeg.] Enemy Planes near Devian; verso: Leading Field Gun

Recto: drawing of two enemy planes with pieces of flying shrapnel. Verso: drawing of a soldier riding a horse from behind, on his right is another horse carrying equipment.

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recto: Field Guns Mounted; recto: N. 3. horse

Recto: study of the body of a horse mounted with field gun equipment. Verso: drawing of a saddled up horse from the side.

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recto: The Band Playing on Synagogue Steps; verso: The Road [illeg.] The Hills

Recto: drawing of band playing on the steps of a synagogue in Richon, in the foreground is a soldier in profile holding onto the reins of a horse. Verso: landscape study of a rolling hills and a village on a hill, two figures feature on the right perhaps on horses.

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recto: note for band playing; verso: Richon P.O.

Recto: study of light and shadow in drawing of group of figures. Verso: drawing of a crowd of soldiers standing outside the post office.

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recto: Arab Bmts Listening to Band; verso: note for above

Recto: study of three arabic femals and one man in the background. Verso: study of male figure seated on a saddle and beginnings of study of women.

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Arab horse

Recto: landscape study of an arab horse and rider.

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recto: [study of camel, arab soldier, legs]; verso: study of groups of soldiers and men

Recto: unfinished study of camel, arab soldier and legs, crossed out by the artist. Verso: drawing of a group of soldiers and men. At the forefront of the drawing is a soldier with his back to the image leaning against his rifle. Behind him is on an Australian soldier pointing and talking to...

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recto: Arab & Bedouin Family

Recto: study of a group of people huddled together with a soldier watching over them. The title and inscription on the drawing note 'Arab and Bedouin Family, captured as they were getting through the lines in the hills. Verso: drawing of the rear of a soldier with rifle leaning against his side,...

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recto: not titled [camel in desert landscape]; verso: not titled [study of Sphinx head]

Recto: study of a lone camel in a desert landcape. Camel is carrying equipment. Verso: two studies of the face of the Sphinx.

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recto: Sphiinx, Cairo; verso: not titled [rectangle lines]

Recto: shaded study of Sphinx in Cairo. Verso: study of three lines, shaded.

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recto: not titled [skull]; verso: Saddling up my mount

Recto: study of a skull. Verso: study of a horse being saddled up by soldier.

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recto: not titled [study of horses]; the pack

Recto: study of horses. Verso: study of soldier's pack carrying equipment.

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recto: the Market Ramleh; verso: not titled [study of people]

Recto: study of market scene amongst trees. Verso: unfinished drawing of people.

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recto: not titled [study of horse with foal]; verso: Deiran

Recto: study of a horse and foal. Verso: study of a row of horses waiting to be saddled up in Deiran.

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recto: On the Road up to the hills; verso: proportion of [illeg.] and equipment on horse

Recto: study of two horses resting. Verso: study of a soldier mounted on horse from behind.

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recto: [illeg.] Arab hut, Deiran; verso: Mule "Dropped Out"

Recto: study of village arab huts with rooster. Verso: study of mules resting.

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Not titled [pocket sketchbook]

A sketchbook used by George Lambert during his time in Palestine. It has 30 leaves and contains 15 pages of drawings and artist's notes with an additional 15 blank pages. The drawings included in the sketchbook are a mixture of landscapes, animals, bones and human figures. The artist used both...

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Not titled [Incomplete sketch]

White crayon scribbles, that appear as though Lambert was testing how the colour would appear on the paper.

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Not titled [Soldiers and horses]

A pencil and crayon sketch of several soldiers standing amongst their horses and transport carts. This image is one of only two pages in the sketchbook where coloured crayon is used.

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Recto: Not titled [Landscape with figures]; Verso: Jericho Plains

Recto: A pencil drawing of rugged Palestinean landscape. Two human figures are visible in the distance, against the stark hills, and a tent is pitched on an adjacent plateau. Verso: A pencil drawling of the landscape of the Jericho Plains, including trees, grazing horses and hills in the distance....

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Not titled [One half of Palestinean landscape]

Verso: One half of a sketched Palestinean landscape. A line of Army tents is visible in the distance, but is dwarfed by the rugged mountains and the scale of the plain. The recto side of the page features only the tertiary inscription '460'.

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Recto: Not titled [One half of Palestinean landscape]; verso: Not titled [Soldiers]

Recto: the second half of a Palestinean landscape, with a line of tents set up in the distance. The tents are dwarfed by the sheer scale of the rugged mountains and flat plains. Verso: a sketch of a group of male soldiers in uniform, all of whom appear at ease.

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Recto: Not titled [Working the land]; verso: Not titled [Liet. Gooding]

Recto: a pencil sketch of a soldier sitting on the ground and watching as other figures till the land. Verso: the details of Lieutenant Leonard Gooding, a young soldier who enlisted with the AIF and was deployed in 1915 as a member of the 4 Light Horse Regiment. He was promoted to Lieutenant in...

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Not titled [Incomplete sketch]

A mostly blank page, with pencil marks that could be the beginning of an unfinished sketch.

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Not titled [Landscape]

An upside-down sketch of an almost absracted desert landscape, with a town visible in the distance.

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Not titled [Dog's head]

A partial sketch of the head of a dog.

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Not titled [Animal skeleton]

One half of a two-page sketch of the skeletons of two horses. This page is the majority of the left-hand skeleton, including the lower part of the skull and neck, as well as its ribcage and one of its front legs.

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Recto: Not titled [Horse skeleton]; verso: Not titled [Bones]

Recto: the second half of a two-page sketch of the skeletons of two horses. This page has the top of the left horse's skull, as well as a study of the two front legs of a second animal. Verso: A sketch of the bones of the front leg of a horse.

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Recto: Not titled [Portrait of Middle Eastern woman]; verso: Not titled [Light and shading]

Recto: An upside down portrait in profile of a Middle Eastern woman. The area around the top of her nose, eye and cheek are shaded and detailed, whereas her hair and lower part of the face are more roughly sketched. Verso: Several sketches of boxes and spherical shapes, as Lambert experimented with...

ART11396.013

Not titled [Shading sketches]

Several upside-down pencil sketches on one page, including two simple line patterns, a sphere shape and the outline of a face. Lambert was expermenting with ways of depicting light and shadow using line instead of shading.

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Not titled [Sketched shapes]

A rough sketch of a box, divided into eighths with other lines and shapes that is potentially representative of a canvas, with the lines blocking out the perspective and scale. Also included are several measurements in feet and inches.

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not titled [provision list]

First page of the sketchbook titled 'Book B' which was used by George Lambert. It consists of a list of art materials and provisions made by the artist, probably for his journey to Tiberias in North Palestine. The list includes a 2 day supply of rations, a billy can, primus stove, and canvas...

ART11398.001

not titled [study of a female face]

Second page of the sketchbook titled 'Book B' which was used by George Lambert. It shows a sketch of a sloe-eyed woman wearing large earrings.

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not titled [study of a female face]

Third page of the sketchbook titled 'Book B' which was used by George Lambert. It shows a sketch of a dark haired woman, seen in three-quarter profile.

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recto: on the road to tiberious; verso: not titled [topographical sketch]

Fourth page of the sketchbook titled 'Book B' which was used by George Lambert. It shows a sketch of a crumbling stone buildings atop a hill on the road to Tiberias from Semakh. A man stands viewing the ruins at left, and directly behind him is a sulphur spring bordered by mountains. On the verso...

ART11398.004

recto: the road from tiberious to jisr; verso: not titled [sketch of two horses]

Fifth page of the sketchbook titled 'Book B' which was used by George Lambert. It features a rough sketch of a man in Bedouin dress in a mountainous landscape. Various aspects of the landscape and man's costume are annotated with notes recording the colours. On the verso appears a sketch of the...

ART11398.005

recto: not titled [horse study in profile]; verso: not titled [study of a horse's head]

Sixth page of the sketchbook titled 'Book B' which was used by George Lambert. It features a study of a horse in profile, the torso and legs of the horse drawn within a square grid. The verso shows a study of a horse's head.

ART11398.006

not titled [study of a horse]

Seventh page of the sketchbook titled 'Book B' which was used by George Lambert. It features a horizontal sketch of a horse in profile, the lower legs and hooves only partially drawn.

ART11398.007

recto: not titled [artist's notes]; verso: not titled [artist's notes]

Eighth page of the sketchbook titled 'Book B' which was used by George Lambert. It features a page of artist's notes regarding Lambert's appointments with various officers, including Colonel Lance of the 11th Cavalry Brigade. The notes include details of the officer's hair colour, and list the days...

ART11398.008

recto: not titled [sketch of a horse and rider]; verso: not titled [sketch of a galloping horse]

Ninth page of the sketchbook titled 'Book B' which was used by George Lambert. It features a sketch of a galloping horse and jockey in profile. The horse is shown mid-stride, with its neck straining forward and two hind legs airborne. On the back appears a rough sketch of a galloping horse with...

ART11398.009

recto: not titled [artist's notes]; verso: not titled [sketches of horses]

Tenth page of the sketchbook titled 'Book B' which was used by George Lambert. It features two lines of artists notes on the front and a rough sketch of two horses with a rectangular outline on the back.

ART11398.010

recto: not titled [sketches of three horses]; verso: not titled [artist's notes]

Eleventh page of the sketchbook titled 'Book B' which was used by George Lambert. It features a rough sketch of three horses within a rectangular outline; the primary horse drawn in profile above two smaller sketches of horses seen from the rear. The back includes artist's notes listing names of...

ART11398.011

recto: not titled [sketch of a boot]; verso: not titled [sketch of a head in profile]

Twelfth page of the sketchbook titled 'Book B' which was used by George Lambert. It features a sketch of a leather boot within a grid. On the verso appears a profile study of a man wearing a slouch hat.

ART11398.012

recto: not titled [sketch of a bucket]; verso: not titled [sketch of a figure in profile]

Thirteenth page of the sketchbook titled 'Book B' which was used by George Lambert. It features a sketch of a rope-handled bucket filled with water. On the verso appears a rough sketch of a male figure standing in profile holding one hand to his head.

ART11398.013

recto: not titled [figure sketch]; verso: not titled [sketch of a horse]

Fourteenth page of the sketchbook titled 'Book B' which was used by George Lambert. It features a sketch of the lower body of a standing figure, seen from behind, with one leg pointed to the side. On the verso appears a sketch of a horse.

ART11398.014

recto: not titled [horse study]; verso: not titled [artist's notes]

Fifteenth page of the sketchbook titled 'Book B' which was used by George Lambert. It features a study of the head and torso of a horse. On the back appears two lines of artist's notes.

ART11398.015

verso: not titled [sketch]

Sixteenth page of the sketchbook titled 'Book B' which was used by George Lambert. On the back of the page it features a rough abstract sketch comprised of intersecting curved lines.

ART11398.016

verso: not titled [landscape with figures]

Seventeenth page of the sketchbook titled 'Book B' which was used by George Lambert. On the back of the page it features a sketch of a group of figures resting in the shade of a tree whilst several horses feed from bags at left.

ART11398.017

Haifa carnoise flowers

Eighteenth page of the sketchbook titled 'Book B' which was used by George Lambert. On the back of the page it features a sketch of three flower blossoms with artist's notes.

ART11398.018

Rough catalogue & odd sketches

Sketchbook of 35 leaves (two leaves removed), containing lists of oil panels and drawings executed in Gallipoli and Palestine 1918-1919 in the Memorial collection. There are 8 pages of incomplete pencil sketches of figures, female nudes and a horse. Page 2 recto: Rough Catalogue / Gallipoli / No....

ART11399

recto: not titled [rough line sketch] [page1]

recto: Unfinished line sketch possibly of horses hindquarters. verso: blank page.

ART11399.001

recto: not titled [Listing of Gallipoli works No.1 - 4a] verso: not titled [Listing of Gallipoli works No.5 - 9] [page 2]

Catalogue of Gallipoli works by the artist. This page lists works No.1 - 4a (recto) and No.5 - 9 (verso).

ART11399.002

recto: not titled [Listing of Gallipoli works No.10 - 13] verso: not titled [Listing of Gallipoli works No.14 - 19] [page 3]

Catalogue of Gallipoli works by the artist. This page lists works Nos.10 - 13 (recto) and Nos.14-19 (verso).

ART11399.003

recto: not titled [Listing of Gallipoli works Nos 19-23] [page 4]

Recto: Catalogue of Gallipoli works by the artist. This page lists works Nos.19 - 23. verso: blank page.

ART11399.004

recto: not titled [unfinished line sketch] [page 5]

recto: Unfinished pencil line sketch possibly for a horse. verso: inscribed in pencil ' 529' in top right corner.

ART11399.005

recto: not titled [Listing of Palestine works PAL Nos 1-2] ; verso: not titled [Listing of Palestine works PAL Nos 3-4] [page 6]

Beginning of a catalogue of Palestine works by the artist. At the start of the listing the artist comments that PAL will be the sign used to indicate works completed in Palestine. This page lists works PAL Nos.1 - 2 (recto) and PAL No.3 - 4 (verso).

ART11399.006

recto: not titled [Listing of Palestine works PAL Nos 5 - 6] ; verso: not titled [Listing of Palestine works PAL Nos 7 -9] [page 7]

Continued listing of Palestine works by the artist. At the start of the listing the artist comments that PAL will be the sign used to indicate works completed in Palestine. This page lists works PAL Nos.5 - 6 (recto) and PAL No.7 - 9 (verso).

ART11399.007

recto: not titled [Listing of Palestine works PAL Nos 9 - 10] ; verso: [Listing of Palestine works PAL Nos 10-12] [page 8]

Continued catalogue of Palestine works by the artist. At the start of the listing the artist comments that PAL will be the sign used to indicate works completed in Palestine. This page lists works PAL Nos.9 - 10 (recto) and PAL No.10 -12 (verso).

ART11399.008

recto: not titled [Listing of Palestine works Nos 13-14] ; verso: not titled [Listing of Palestine works No.15] [page 9]

Continuation of catalogue of Palestine works by the artist. At the start of the listing the artist comments that PAL will be the sign used to indicate works completed in Palestine. This page lists works PAL Nos.13 - 14 (recto) and PAL No.15 (verso).

ART11399.009

recto: not titled [Listing of Palestine works Nos 16 - 17] ; verso: not titled [Listing of Palestine works Nos 18 - 19] [page 10]

Continuation of catalogue of Palestine works by the artist. At the start of the listing the artist comments that PAL will be the sign used to indicate works completed in Palestine. This page lists works PAL Nos.16 - 17(recto) and PAL No.18-19 (verso).

ART11399.010

recto: not titled [Listing of Palestine Moascar series of works Nos 20 - 22] ; verso: not titled [Listing of Palestine Moascar series of works Nos 23 - 24] [page 11]

Continuation of catalogue of Palestine works by the artist. At the start of the listing the artist comments that PAL will be the sign used to indicate works completed in Palestine. In an additional note the artist states these works mark the start of the Moascar series which are to be further...

ART11399.011

recto: not titled [Listing of Palestine Moascar series of works Nos 25 - 26] ; verso: not titled [Listing of Palestine Moascar series of works Nos 27 - 28] [page 12]

Continuation of catalogue of Palestine works by the artist. At the start of the listing the artist comments that PAL will be the sign used to indicate works completed in Palestine. In an additional note the artist states these works mark the start of the Moascar series which are to be further...

ART11399.012

recto: not titled [Listing of Gallipoli and Palestine drawings Book A] ; verso: not titled [Listing of Gallipoli and Palestine drawings Books B and C] [page 13]

Beginning of catalogue of Gallipoli and Palestine drawings by the artist. This pages is a rough contents listing for Book A (recto), Book B and Book C (verso).

ART11399.013

recto: not titled [Listing of Gallipoli and Palestine drawings Book C and D] ; verso: not titled [Listing of Gallipoli and Palestine drawings Book D] [page 14]

Continuation of artist's catalogue of Gallipoli and Palestine drawings. This page is a rough contents listing for Book C continued and Book D (recto) with Book D listing continued on verso.

ART11399.014

recto: not titled [Listing of Gallipoli and Palestine drawings Canvas covered book] ; verso: not titled [Listing of Gallipoli and Palestine drawings Watercolour book dark green cover and blue covered book] [page 15]

Continuation of artist's catalogue of Gallipoli and Palestine drawings. This pages is a rough contents listing for Book E (Canvas covered book) , Watercolour book and Blue covered book.

ART11399.015

recto: not titled [unfinished sketch of figure, French Club Ismalia and tally of Gallipoli and Palestine works] ; verso: [unfinished sketch of figure, French Club Ismalia] [page16]

recto: unfinished sketch of a seated female figure possibly executed in the French Club in Ismalia (see secondary inscriptions). The artists has written a final tally of Gallipoli and Palestine oils and drawings in the upper left of the page. He lists there as being 23 Gallipoli oils, 28 Palestine...

ART11399.016

recto: not titled [Tally of works continued Book E] ; verso: not titled [Tally of works continued Book E] [page 17]

Continued catalogue listing by the artist. On this page he brings forward the already counted 70 pieces and adds the contents of Book E.

ART11399.017

verso: not titled [horse] [page 30]

verso: slight sketch of a horse. The recto side of the page features only the tertiary inscription 'LAMBERT / 533'.

ART11399.018

verso: not titled [unfinished studies] [page 31]

Verso: Three unfinished sketches. Top left corner depiction of an arm with a flowing sleeve ; positioned centre of the page is a very rough male head study and in the lower right corner a head and shoulders profile of a large framed man from behind. The recto side of the page features only the...

ART11399.019

verso: not titled [female nude] [page 32]

verso: slight pencil sketch of a full length female nude. She is standing with her left arm outstretched and her right behind her head. The sketch is positioned upside down vertically on the page. The recto side of the page features only the tertiary inscription 'LAMBERT / 535'.

ART11399.020

verso: not titled [female nude] [page 33]

verso: unfinished female nude torso and left leg only positioned in the centre of the page upside down. The recto side of the page features only the tertiary inscription 'LAMBERT / 536'.

ART11399.021

verso: not titled [nude] [page 34]

verso: unfinished sketch of nude female torso. The recto side of the page features only the tertiary inscription 'LAMBERT / 537'.

ART11399.022

verso: not titled [doodle] [page 35]

verso: indistinct doodle positioned centre right. The recto side of the page features only the tertiary inscription 'LAMBERT / 538'.

ART11399.023

Bespectacled gentleman

Depicts a portrait of an unidentified civilian, wearing pince-nez, fly-away collar and necktie, waistcoat and jacket.

ART11449

The Anzacs (maquette for Desert Mounted Corps Memorial)

Australian light horsemen depicted during the Sinai-Palestine campaign as a proposal for symbolic composition for a Desert Mounted Corps Memorial. The plasticene model of 1919 was cast into plaster by George Perugia in 1928, under Lambert's supervision, for the Australian War Memorial. After...

ART12505

Captain William Johnston Graham

Depicts a portrait of an officer Captain William Johnston Graham, MC, 1st Australian Imperial Force, 5th Australian Brigade, 18th Battalion.

ART14243

Australian official war artists 1916-1918

Depicts many Australian official war artists who were attached to different divisions of the AIF during the First World War, in a group portrait. The painting was originally owned by Cyril Steele of Melbourne. It was noted that the painting was considered to be an example of Coates' work that was...

ART15334

Camp scene

Depicts a camp sketch with tents and mess equipment. Soldiers participate in a variety of activities. Lambert was in the Middle East from 13 January 918 to June 1918 and with C.E.W. Bean on Historical Mission to Gallipoli from Feb to March 1919. He then revisited Palestine. During the 1920s...

ART19326

Sketch for intended Light Horse memorial, Canberra

Depicts a pedestal which supports a monument of four figures: a seated Sikh, a British soldier on horseback, a light horseman with a pipe on horseback and leaning forward on the horse, and a camelier standing beside a kneeling camel and pointing forward with his left arm. (All figures face to the...

ART19327

Gallipoli Mission [cover design]

Cover design for Bean's book 'Gallipoli Mission', which was not used. Three figures are grouped in the lower right; George Lambert (official war artist), Zeki Bey (Turkish officer), and Charles Bean (official war correspondent). They are standing at ANZAC Cove with Lambert painting the scene. Bean...

ART19774

The trooper and the maid

Depicts a lighthorseman in full uniform and hat faces a maid wearing a dark dress and white apron, who offers him a drink on a tray.

ART92815

The road to Jerusalem

Depicts a gorge with mounted light horse men crossing the road and camel train on the left.

ART93100

Official Australian war artists

Depicts the sketch outline and silhouettes of a group of Australian official artists who were attached to the different divisions of the AIF during the First World War. Depicted in the painting are, standing l-r; John Longstaff (1), Charles Bryant (2), George Lambert (3), Henry Fullwood (4), James...

ART50017

Major C Jarman

Depicts a portrait of an officer Major Cecil Trevelyan Jarman, Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, Australian Imperial Forces Headquarters, 1st Australian Imperial Force, 7th Australian Light Horse Regimen, drawn on "SS Caledonia" en route from Cairo to Marseilles.

ART50268

Hod el Seifania, Romani, Mount Royston in background

Mount Royston at Romani, with Hod (oasis) el Seifania between sand hills in the middle distance. A desert landscape with a camelier and a couched camel at left, and a light horseman's grave marked by a cross and a four-posted enclosure being examined by a standing light horseman on the right. ...

ART92196

Two camels, one carrying soldier wearing slouch hat

There are two sketches, in the top half of the page is a drawing of an AIF soldier in full uniform seated upon a saddled camel, and in the bottom half is a detailed drawing of a camel wearing a saddle

ART90657

Portrait of C.E.W. Bean, left profile

Depicts a portrait of First World War official war correspondent, Charles Edwin Woodrow Bean, seen in left profile.

ART90829

The breakwater, Marseilles

View from a headland of the breakwater at Marseilles, France. In the foreground is a building and a large post, and there are two ships sailing towards the shore, and white mountains form the background.

ART90967

Maquette for Geelong Grammar School war memorial

This is a small clay study for the final large scale bronze for the Geelong Grammar School war memorial. The work was commissioned by the Old Geelong Grammarians Association to commemorate the 88 old boys who were killed during the First World War. The piece is composed of a central male figure...

ART40999

Lambert War Sketches: Australian War Memorial Loan Exhibition 1978-79

Promotional poster for Australian War Memorial loan exhibition 1978 - 79, featuring a reproduction of a drawing titled 'Camel, Abbassia, full marching order' by George Lambert, which is signed and dated.

ARTV06474

Lambert War Sketches: Australian War Memorial Loan Exhibition 1978-79

Promotional poster for Australian War Memorial loan exhibition 1978 - 79, featuring a reproduction of a drawing titled 'Camel, Abbassia, full marching order' by George Lambert, which is signed and dated.

ARTV06475

Semakh, looking from Yarmuk

Depicts a valley with a lake, with hills in the distance, viewed from above. A light horseman sits on a rise overlooking the valley, an Arab rides a donkey down the slope and a grey horse stands beside the path leading down into the valley. Semakh, looking from Yarmuk. Semakh had been the scene of...

ART02840

Anzac, the landing 1915

Australian troops ascending ridge to Plugge's Plateau, The Sphinx, Walker's Ridge and Baby 700 on skyline, steep, rocky hillside at Gallipoli, the terrain prohibitive. Many of the soldiers are dead, or falling, and there are puffs of gun smoke in the sky. A narrow beach with two landing boats can...

ART02873

A crash in the desert

Depicts a desert landscape, with a small aeroplane on the ground and figure to the right of the plane. Aircraft such as this, possibly a BE12 or RE8, were used at the beginning of the war for reconnaissance and bombing, spending much time behind enemy lines. Besides the usual dangers of...

ART02684

Barada Gorge, looking down the road to Damascus

In June 1919 Lambert travelled to Barada Gorge north west of Damascus and where on 30 September 1918 a column of Turkish troops and transports, endeavouring to flee from Damascus, were intercepted by men of the 3rd and 5th Light Horse Brigades. The studies he made there were later used as source...

ART02836

Captain Frank Hurley

Depicts a portrait of an officer, Captain James Francis "Frank" Hurley, photographer and author, was the official photographer to the first Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-13. During the First World War he was an official photographer to the Australian Imperial Force in 1917-18 and held the...

ART02804

Turkish prisoner, boot repairing department, Gezira

Depicts a half-length study of two Turkish prisoners with moustaches and wearing aprons who stand while they repair boots (turned towards the right of the image). The nearer prisoner has an embroidered Fez and the other has Sudanese features, is wearing a plain Fez.

ART02762

The Charge of the Australian Light Horse at Beersheba, 1917

Late on 31 October 1917 the 4th Light Horse Brigade was ordered to gallop towards Beersheba and seize the town. Two regiments, the 4th and the 12th, made the charge. This bold and successful move was one of the last major cavalry charges in history. Lambert's work depicts the impact of men and...

ART02811

Head of a Turk, Chanak

George Lambert made this portrait study of a Turkish veteran at Chanak in February 1919, he noted on the study that the soldier had fought in front of Australian Troops in 1915.

ART02863

The charge of the 3rd Light Horse Brigade at the Nek, 7 August 1915

On 7 August 1915 the Australians and Turks faced each other over a narrow strip of open ground on Gallipoli; the Australians were met with a torrent of gunfire and four out of five who took part in the assault were killed or wounded. In its futility, if not for its scale, this charge was one of the...

ART07965

Barada Gorge, 30 September 1918

A section of the Barada Gorge, showing the road and railway route through the eastern mountains where fleeing Turkish troops and German machine-gunners were confronted by the 5th Australian Light Horse Brigade blocking the escape route. The 2nd New Zealand Machine Gun Squadron was also attached to...

ART09755

Recto: Not titled [Horse's skull]; verso: Not titled [Turkish soldier]

Recto: an upside-down sketch of a horse's skull, alongside several notes by the artist. Verso: An upside-down drawing of a male Turkish soldier. While his face, shown in profile, is highly detailed and shaded, his body and uniform are only roughly sketched.

ART11396.012

Beirut

This painting captures the mountainous landscape of Beirut, including a boat at anchor in the harbour and cumulous white clouds and mountains in the distance. This work was most probably made during Lambert's return to the Middle East as part of the Gallipoli revisited tour with Charles Bean in...

ART96767

Captain R.W. Oldnall

Depicts a portrait of an officer Captain R.W.Oldnall, O.C. Reinforcement Camp, Latron. Bareheaded, unidentified insignia in lapel and shoulder, medal ribbons.

ART02757

Jisr Benat Yakub: bridge repaired by Australian Unit

Depicts a stone bridge over a brown river under a blue sky with clouds. The bridge has been repaired with a wooden construction. An Arab on a mule cross the bridge and a naked man squats on the stones below the bridge. Buildings and a thatched hut stand at the far end of the bridge. Jisr Benat...

ART02854

The Greybook

A sketchbook used by George Lambert during his commission containing five pages of drawings, including inside covers, of figures, horses, heads, landscapes and horse and rider studies for 'The charge of the Australian Light Horse at Beersheba, 31 October 1917', 1918-1920. The title inscribed by...

ART11388

Coverless sketchbook containing 30 sketches of horses, landscape and Anzac Light Horse Memorial 1919

George Lambert, an official war artist in Middle East 13 Jan 1918 to June 1918 travelled with Bean on a historical mission to Gallipoli in February to March 1919, and then revisited Palestine. On his return, he worked on many commissioned paintings for the Memorial's collection. This sketchbook...

ART11389

[Group of soldiers, possibly at Cairo railway station]

Depicts a group of Australian soldiers viewed from the rear, possibly at Cairo railway station.

ART11389.001

[Egyptian boy wearing hat]

An Egyptian boy stands with his hands on his hips looking out from beneath his wide brimmed hat.

ART11389.002

[Kneeling figure]

A male figure kneels with his left arm and head resting on his left knee.

ART11389.003

[Soldier in position of riding a horse]

An Australian soldier is mounted on a saddle with his left hand guiding the reins and his right hand resting on his right hip. His right leg rests along the horses body and is resting in a stirrup.

ART11389.004

[Study of Egyptian head, with buildings]

The profile of a female head from the left side and buildings in the distance.

ART11389.005

[Three studies of sheep heads]

Three studies of sheeps heads, two in side profile and one in front profile.

ART11389.006

[Study for 'The Anzacs']

Two figures, one kneeling and one standing before the body of a soldier whose upper torso is elevated to 45 degrees. This is a preparatory study for 'The Anzacs Light Horse Memorial' group.

ART11389.007

[Soldier restraining rearing horse]

A horse turns it's head right, rearing its front legs as the rider is thrown to the right and a standing man tries to gather rein in the horse on the left.

ART11389.008

[Studies for The Anzac Light Horse memorial]

Two preliminary studies for the Anzac Light Horse memorial.

ART11389.009

[Studies for The Anzacs]

Several pencil studies that concentrate on the supine figure of the soldier with his gun at the ready which comprises part of the grouping of figures represented in the sculpture 'The Anzacs' which was created for the Desert Mounted Corps Memorial Competition. The figure lying on the ground with...

ART11389.010

[study of two horses and two AIF soldiers for 'The Anzacs']

Horse and rider stop suddenly, the horse rears up while another stumbles beneath the hooves of the rearing horse. In the bottom right of the compositon, two Australian Infantry, one standing is coiling backward as the other lies in the ridge holding his rifle in preparation for action. This was a...

ART11389.011

[study for 'The Anzacs']

A pencil study from side on for 'The Anzacs' (The Desert Mounted Corps Memorial competition) and it is a development of the last sketch (ART11389.011) with minor changes. It presents the figure grouping on a plinth.

ART11389.012

[Four studies of Egyptian man's head, one with fez]

In side profile we see four studies of an Egyptian man's head, one wears a fez.

ART11389.013

[Study for 'The Anzacs']

Studies that experiment with the plinth supporting 'The Anzacs', Lambert's entry for the Desert Mounted Corps memorial competition.

ART11389.014

[Study for the Anzac Light Horse Memorial]

A horse is supporting it's weight on it's left front leg as it turns its head to the right while the rider is thrown across the back of the horse and to the left. The rider's back leg poised in the air and Lambert experiments with different positions of the right arm and hand which hold the...

ART11389.015

[Study for 'The Anzacs']

A soldier walks along the left side of a saddled horse. This is a study for the figure and horse that appears on 'The Anzacs', Lambert's entry in the Desert Mounted Corps memorial competition.

ART11389.016

[Study for 'The Anzacs']

Frontal study of two horse heads and an AIF soldier walks on the left side of the horse on the right of the composition, leading the reins of the horse.

ART11389.017

[Study for 'The Anzacs']

A preparatory study for 'The Anzacs' using mutiple horse and figure composition. One horse is laying on the ground while another rests it's forequarters across it's girth. A horse from behind rears up creating a crescendo of activity in the composition. Two soldier figures are seen to the right of...

ART11389.018

[Study of soldier's head]

A soldier's head is presented in left profile wearing a slouch hat.

ART11389.019

[Two studies of a male figure in robe]

Two studies of a man standing, possibly a self portrait of the artist in a dressing gown or robe with his left hand on his hip. This work was possibly made while Lambert was at the 14th Australian General Hospital at Abbassia, Cairo, in April 1919 where he recovered from Dysentry, malaria and heart...

ART11389.020

[A single study of a horse]

This study of a horse rearing shows the front left leg in skeleton profile.

ART11389.021

[Two studies of a horse's leg]

Two pencil studies of the lower portion of a horses leg called the cannon.

ART11389.022

[Five studies of a horse's leg]

Five studies of a horses leg in profile and varying degrees of movement.

ART11389.023

[Two horses with bridles and saddles]

A study of two horses standing side by side harnessed in preparation for pulling a wagon or transport vehicle which is not shown.

ART11389.024

[Sand cart]

This sand cart seen in left profile was used as an ambulance wagon during the First World War.

ART11389.025

[Two studies of soldiers on horseback]

This sketch depicts an Australian light horse moving to the left in the saddle in response to the movement of the horse carrying him. This is possibly a study for Lambert's painting of 'The charge of the Australian Light Horse at Beersheba, 31 October 1917', this could be a study of a soldier on...

ART11389.026

[Study for ambulance wagon]

Incomplete sketch of a man standing next to an ambulance wagon.

ART11389.027

[Soldier holding binoculars]

Pencil study of the body and upper legs of a uniformed soldier holding binoculars in left hand (detailed section of hand holding binoculars), his arm is held at a right angle towards his body. This is a study for a single figure in Lambert's painting of 'The charge of the Australian Light Horse at...

ART11389.028

[Portrait of Australian soldier wearing slouch hat, left profile]

Head portrait of a uniformed Australian Light Horseman, particular attention is taken differentiate the light from the shade provided on the man's face by the hat. This is a study for a single figure in Lambert's painting of 'The charge of the Australian Light Horse at Beersheba, 31 October 1917',...

ART11389.029

[Beersheba landscape, with artist's colour notes]

The landscape sketch includes flowers in the lower right and hills in the distance, and contains artist's colour notation. This pencil sketch of a landscape, most probably the landscape on which Lambert based his painting titled 'The charge of the Australian Light Horse at Beersheba, 31 October...

ART11389.030

Linen-covered buff book containing 7 pages and one loose sheet, the book contains a total of eight sketches of landscape and mountains in Palestine and Gallipoli

A sketchbook used by George Lambert in Palestine, and Gallipoli and during a voyage to Australia. There is a landscape sketch including mountains and possibly a river which is a preliminary sketch on the inside back cover of the sketchbook. The loose sheet contains a pencil drawing of an...

ART11390

[Gallipoli landscape]

This drawing of a Gallipoli landscape is annotated with colour references.

ART11390.002

Southern point of India

This drawing of a landscape including rocky outcrops in the middle distance and in the foreground the sea and a grouping of rocks to the right of the composition.

ART11390.003

[Blank page]; verso [Gum tree]

This drawing of a gum tree including some shading on the left of the trunk and on some branches. Some shading is present on the leaves in the upper centre and right hand side.

ART11390.004

[Blank page]; verso [Study of horse and rider]

This incomplete sketch of two horses the one on the left has its head held high and the horse on the right with a seated rider, has it's head down feeding or nuzzling the ground.

ART11390.005

[Mountain landscape]

This incomplete sketch of a mountain landscape, possibly India.

ART11390.006

[Study of hands and forearms]

This incomplete sketch of a man's hands and forearms, there is a duplicate study of the right hand.

ART11390.007

Man's head

Portrait sketch of a man's head.

ART11390.008

Drawing book [pencil and watercolour sketches; 14 drawings in sketchbook of 45 loose sheets containing 50 drawings and artist's notes]

A sketchbook containing 50 pages of drawings of figures, horses, Abbassia landscape, and studies for `Anzac the landing 1915' 1920-22, `The charge of the Australian Light horse at Beersheeba, 31 October 1917' 1920 and `The charge of the 3rd Light Horse Brigade at the Nek, 7 August 1915' 1924

ART11391

[Two studies of soldiers with rifles]

Two soldiers, one a Turkish soldier with rifle and the other an Australian soldier lying down.

ART11391.001

[Horse's front legs]

Pencil outline sketch of the front legs of a horse.

ART11391.002

[Horse's rump and back legs]

A detailed sketch of the hindquarters of a horse.

ART11391.003

[Two studies of mounted riflemen]

Rough pencil sketches of two men wearing uniform on horseback.

ART11391.004

[Soldier's head and upper body, back view]

This sketch of a Turkish soldier's head and upper body, back view, the soldier wears a helmet.

ART11391.005

[Seated Turkish soldier wearing headscarf, and reclining Australian soldier, with hat, pipe and pistol]

A composite study of a seated (or lying) Turkish soldier, a reclining Australian soldier with hat and a study of a hand holding a pistol.

ART11391.006

[Study of a soldier falling];[Study of a soldier crawling]

A study of a soldier who cross legged appears to be falling, the soldier is depicted from the rear and wears full Australian infantry uniform and carries a rifle on a halter under his right arm. The legs of the soldier are repeated underneath the drawing so as to obtain a detail of the folds in the...

ART11391.007

[Study of Turkish soldier lying on his side]

Rough study of a falling soldier wearing Turkish uniform.

ART11391.008

[Study of a soldier climbing from the rear]

Figure study for 'Anzac, the landing 1915' showing a soldier in climbing position. When he was back in his studio in London, Lambert posed his son Maurice and an Italian model in attitudes of climbing to assist with the compositions for his major painting commissions.

ART11391.009

[Two studies of man in a falling position]

Two studies on the same page of an Australian soldier clutching the right side of his body as his legs are displaced and he is in the motion of falling.

ART11391.010

[Study for Anzac, the landing]

Figure study for painting 'Anzac, the landing 1915'. A man wearing peaked cap lying prone on incline lies alert on the side of a hill.

ART11391.011

[Seated soldier possibly looking through binoculars]

Seated soldier possibly looking through binoculars, with artist's notes indicating colours.

ART11391.012

[Seated Turkish soldier rear view]

Seated soldier looking through field glasses wearing Turkish uniform is depicted from the rear view.

ART11391.013

[Soldier seen from behind]

Pencil sketch of a soldier in peaked cap seen from behind climbing. This drawing is a study for the painting by Lambert titled `Anzac, the landing 1915' which he painted from 1920-22.

ART11391.015

[Studies for men on horses]

A circular series of horse and rider studies.

ART11391.017

[Study for 'Anzac, the landing, 1915']

Figure study for the painting 'Anzac, the landing 1915' showing a soldier falling on to his back. Lambert used his son Maurice and an Italian model to pose in attitudes of climbing and falling.

ART11391.018

[Man's head, with glasses and moustache, right profile]

Man's head, with glasses and moustache, in right profile.

ART11391.019

[Study for 'Anzac, the landing 1915']

Figure study for painting 'Anzac, the landing 1915', top: front view head and torso, right leg bent at knee, lower: hand holding rifle barrel.

ART11391.021

[Turkish soldier with rifle]

Turkish soldier with rifle crouching on the ground with gun across his chest and head facing toward the ground.

ART11391.022

[Study of an Australian soldier laying on raised ground taking aim with rifle]

Soldier lying on a ridge of ground taking aim with his rifle. This is a study for Lambert's painting of the 'Battle of Romani, 4 August 1916'.

ART11391.023

[Study of a soldier lying with his legs bent ready to charge]

Figure study for the commissioned painting 'Anzac, the landing 1915'. Kneeling figure bent forward, seen from rear, holding a rifle in his right hand. Lambert used his son Maurice and an Italian model to pose for him in attitudes of climbing.

ART11391.024

[Soldier with rifle in position of sitting astride a horse]

Pencil study of the legs and lower torso of an Australian soldier with right hand on his hip and left hand holding the braiding on his uniform. His rifle is slung over his shoulder and his legs appear as though he is sitting astride a horse.

ART11391.025

[Soldier with rifle riding a horse]

Soldier holding a rifle across his chest with his right hand on his hip. The artists' son Maurice Lambert posed for this study in Lambert's London studio and he is drawn from below.

ART11391.026

[Soldier with hand on one knee]

A full length portrait of an Australian soldier with right arm on his right hip and his left hand on his left knee. He carries a rifle on his right hip and wears a feathered slouch hat.

ART11391.027

[Soldier carrying saddle]

pencil sketch of a soldier depicted from the rear carrying a horse saddle and kit.

ART11391.028

[Soldier with rifle, sitting on sloping ground]

A three quarter portrait of a soldier from the shoulders down, the subject is seated on a sloping ground wearing a coat, holds a rifle in both hands.

ART11391.029

[Soldier with rifle on horse, back view]

Pencil study of Australian soldier wearing a draping coart with a rifle slung across his right shoulder is drawn from the back view.

ART11391.030

[Soldiers and horses on the march]

Compositional study of soldiers and horses on the march, a preparatory study for Lambert's painting of 'The charge of the Australian Light Horse at Beersheba, 31 October 1917'.

ART11391.031

Recto: Untitled [Two studies of mounted soldiers with rifles]; Verso:Untitled [Study of soldier with rifle]

Recto:Two studies of mounted soldiers with rifles; Verso: Two studies of an Australian soldier carrying full kit in side profile.

ART11391.032

Recto: Untitled[Mounted soldier with rifle]; Verso: Untitled [Four heads]

Recto:Mounted soldier with rifle. Possibly a study for `The charge of the Australian Light Horse at Beersheba, 31 October 1917' 1920. Verso: repeated head in side profile wearing a hat and moustache.

ART11391.033

[Falling soldier with rifle]

Pencil sketch of a falling soldier who has both arms extended above his head and his rifle is falling between his legs. This is possibly a study for 'The charge of the 3rd Light Horse Brigade at the Nek, 7 August 1915.

ART11391.034

[Fallen soldier study]

This pencil sketch of a falling soldier with water bottle cradling the rifle as it falls is a study for `The charge of the 3rd Light Horse Brigade at the Nek, 7 August 1915' 1924.

ART11391.035

[Two studies of fallen soldiers]

Two pencil studie of a soldier falling, as if being shot, the study on the left is more detailed than the faint sketch on the right. These are most likely studies for Lambert's painting of 'The charge of the 3rd Light Horse Brigade at the Nek, 7 August 1915', painted in 1924.

ART11391.036

[Study for The charge of the 3rd Light Horse Brigade at the Nek, 7 August 1915]; [Mounted soldier turned towards viewer with rifle and kit bag]

A rough compositional study for 'The charge of the 3rd Light Horse Brigade at the Nek, 7 August 1915' 1924 showing all key elements of the final painting. On the same page is another sketch of a mounted soldier turned towards viewer with rifle and kit bag.

ART11391.037

[Mounted soldier with rifle and kit bag, eyes closed]; [Mounted soldier with rifle, pipe and kit bag]

Mounted soldier wearing coat with rifle and kit bag, eyes closed and on the same page, a soldier mounted holding rifle, pipe and kit bag.

ART11391.038

[Portrait of a soldier on horseback gathering the reins]

Portrait of a soldier wearing a drape coat and slouch hat in left profile. The soldier has his right foot in the stirrups as he leans forward gathering the reins with a pipe in his mouth.

ART11391.039

Abbassia, Cairo

A landscape of Abbassia near Cairo. In 1916, Abbassia was the site of a school to train Australians how to ride and handle camels. Lambert is known to have visited there in April 1918.

ART11391.040

El Burj

A landscape with dead trees, Turkish soldiers and dead animals. El Burj stands on a hill and fighting took place there during the bitter Judean winter, from 29 November to 1 December 1917, with the Australians defending their position against a battalion of German trained Turks. At the end of the...

ART11391.041

The buff book [sketchbook containing eleven drawings of boats, soldiers and landscapes]

A sketchbook used by George Lambert during his commission containing eleven drawings of boats, landscapes, mules and figures studies. Title inscribed by Lambert on the front cover as 'The Buff Book, Liuet. G.W. Lambert, Official Artist A.I.F. Egypt.'

ART11392

Brown book [eight drawings on laid paper in sketchbook of 69 bound leaves, 2 loose sheets mounted on bound leaves, and an additional 34 loose sheets]

A sketchbook of George Lambert's containing 10 pages of drawings of figures, horses, camp scenes, and landscapes around Romani and Latron, and an additional 34 loose sheets of various studies for the large-scale battle paintings.

ART11393

[Last Brigade Headquarters in the north: leading to Brigade Headquarters]

Last Brigade Headquarters in the north: leading to Brigade Headquarters, with artist's notes. Using a soft pencil and quickly sketching the outlines of the landscape, Lambert has also annotated this drawing with comments to remind him of the colour and main features of the scene.

ART11393.012

Pocket book no 2 containing 18 notes, material & pictures [sketchbook containing 24 pages of drawings of figures, horses and camels]

A sketchbook of 48 leaves, containing 23 pages of drawings of figures, horses and camels as well as scenes at Ismailia, Magdhaba, Moascar and Ramleh. The sketchbook is hardbound in a grey-green cover with black linen binding and was utilised by George Lambert during his first trip to Palestine in...

ART11394

Pocket book No. 1 [sketchbook containing 22 drawings of figures, horses and landscapes]

A sketchbook used by George Lambert during his travels to Ramleh, Deiran, Richon, Eygpt and London, containing drawings of figures, horses, ambulance vehicles, heads, the Egyptian Sphinx at Cairo, the 7th Light Horse at Nalin, and other scenes. There is also a drawing of a horse's head by Major...

ART11395

Book B [sketchbook containing 18 pages of drawings of landscapes near Tiberias and figure studies]

A sketchbook used by George Lambert during his commission containing 23 drawings of landscapes near Tiberias, studies of figures, horses and flowers, as well as artist's notes. Title inscribed by Lambert on the front cover as "Book B."

ART11398

John Longstaff

Depicts a portrait of an officer John Longstaff (later Sir) (1862-1941). Sir John Longstaff was an Australian artist, best known for his portraiture. In 1918 Longstaff was appointed an Australian official war artist attached to the Australian Imperial Forces, working in France, May-June and...

ART19765

Arthur Streeton

Depicts a portrait of an officer Arthur Streeton, Royal Army Medical Corps, 3rd General Hospital, wearing uniform and holding cap, later as Lieutenant was Official War Artist to 1st Australian Imperial Force.

ART19841

Dardanelles from Chanak, effects of blizzard on Gallipoli

This view from Chanak looks towards the Gallipoli Peninsula with the Kilid Bahr Plateau covered in snow, in the background. There are remains of a jetty in the foreground. In 1919 George Lambert accompanied the Australian Historical Mission to Gallipoli. The Australian Historical Mission spent a...

ART02833

[Study for 'Anzac, the landing, 1915']

Figure study for painting 'Anzac, the landing', 1915 featuring an Australian soldier with full kit lying on a incline with gun pointed uphill.

ART11391.014

[Study for 'Anzac, the landing, 1915']

Figure study for the commissioned painting 'Anzac, the landing 1915'. The drawing depicts a figure climbing on one knee. Lambert used his son Maurice and an Italian model to pose for him in attitudes of climbing. 'Anzac the Landing 1915' (1920-22) was commissioned by the Australian government...

ART11391.016

[Study for 'Anzac, the landing, 1915']

Figure studies for the commissioned painting 'Anzac, the landing 1915'. Above: prone full length figure climbing; below: head and torso from rear, wearing a cap. Lambert used his son Maurice and an Italian model to pose for him in attitudes of climbing.

ART11391.020

[Study for 'Anzac, the landing, 1915']

Figure study for the commissioned painting 'Anzac, the landing 1915'. An Australian soldier lying on left side, right arm hoisting himself up with a rifle, right leg bent forward. A small study of the right foot and ankle is detailed beneath the sketch.

ART11391.042

Typical private and horse

The central component of Lambert's drawing contains Australian volunteer contingents on horseback during the Boer war. The surrounding studies comprise several sketches clockwise they include; a tethered horse reaching for his water canteen and a couple in a romantic embrace; Horses and men...

ART96671

A Turkish prisoner (Bash Shawish, Ghezireh)

Depicts a portrait of a Turkish prisoner wearing a hat with tassel, long moustache and Turkish shirt. Turkish prisoners in Egypt, lived under perhaps the best conditions of any prisoners during the First World War. This was a result of the mildness of the climate and the comparatively liberal...

ART02800

Major Zeki Bey

Depicts a portrait of Major Zeki Bey, Commander of a Turkish Regiment, who was a Turkish officer lent by the Ottoman General Staff to the Australian Historical Mission to Gallipoli in 1919, to provide information of the campaign from the Turkish side. He had been at Gallipoli for much of the Anzac...

ART02868

Not titled [Turkish soldier]; verso: Not titled [Turkish soldiers seated]

Three quarter portrait of the right profile of a Turkish soldier in uniform. Verso: A group of three Turkish soldiers are seated playing cards. There is a profile of an Australian Light Horse face and hat in the upper right of the composition.

ART11393.002

Charles E W Bean

Painted after Lambert's return from accompanying the 1919 Australian Historical Mission to Gallipoli. The Mission was headed by WWI war correspondent CEW Bean. Charles Edwin Woodrow Bean, MA, BCL (Oxon), LittD (Melb), journalist and historian, was the official war correspondent for Australia...

ART07545

Manuscript

Turnbull, Jennifer

Thesis "Australian artists in the Great War. The origin and nature of the AWM's pictorial collection representing the First World war with special reference to George Lambert and Will Dyson". Covers CEW Bean's influence on the formation and direction of the Australian War Memorial's art collection...

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Digitised Collection

Diary for Frederick Harold Tubb, 1915-1916

Diary relating to the First World War service of Major Frederick Harold Tubb VC, 7th Battalion. The diary was written by Frederick Tubb between 22 November 1915 and 2 January 1916. In the diary, Tubb recounts sightseeing around London, visiting members of his extended family for Christmas, the...

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Timeline

Date of birth 1873-09-13
Date of death 1930-05-29