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George Lambert

'Self Portrait with Gladioli'

An examination of the life and times of George Lambert through the gesture and pose in his self portrait. 

George Lambert portrait story
Video: 1 minute

Images Courtesy: Australian War Memorial

Balcony of troopers' ward, 14th Australian General Hospital, Egypt, 1919 by George Lambert (ART02815)

The charge of the 3rd Light Horse Brigade at the Nek, 7 August 1915 1924 by George Lambert (ART07965)

Australian official war artists 1916-1918, Australia: Victoria, 1920 by George Coates (ART15334)

Australian official war artists, Australia: Victoria, c.1920 by George Coates (ART50017)

The trooper and the maid, United Kingdom: England 1919 by George Lambert (ART92815)

Captain George W Lambert, Official Artist, sketching. Ruined buildings are in the foreground by Oswald (Ossie) Hillam Coulson, 1918

George Lambert with Horse by George Hubert Wilkins, 1919

Captain George W Lambert, Official Artist, sketching by Oswald (Ossie) Hillam Coulson, 1918

Anzac, from Gaba Tepe by George Lambert, 1919

Arthur Streeton by George Lambert, 1917

Charles E W Bean portrait by George Lambert, 1924

Anzacs Bathing by the Sea, date unknown by George Lambert

Video transcript

1 . Self portrait with gladioli 1922 George Lambert.

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

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