Wooded Landscape with Gypsies: Evening
About the work
Interpretation about this artwork is under review
The Government Art Collection recognises its responsibility to artists, colleagues and all our audiences to represent the diversity of the UK and to embed anti-racist and equitable practices throughout our work. We are taking action to address inequality in the Collection and its interpretation.
About the artist
George Lambert, theatre scene and landscape painter, divided his career equally between the two professions. For most of his life he lived in Covent Garden. His early style of the 1720s is similar to that of John Wootton. However, his later classical landscapes earned him the accolade ‘the English Poussin’. Lambert painted the landscape backgrounds for William Hogarth’s paintings ‘The Pool of Bethesda’ and ‘The Good Samaritan’, made for St. Bartholomew’s Hospital (1736-37). In 1761 he was elected chairman of the newly founded Society of Artists of Great Britain. The Society received the Royal Seal on 26th January 1765 and just five days later Lambert died at his home in Covent Garden, leaving his possessions to his servant, Ann Terry.
- Wooded Landscape with Gypsies: Evening
- Oil on canvas
- height: 106.50 cm, width: 119.00 cm
- Purchased from Leggatt Bros, November 1958
- br: G. Lambert / 1745
- Collection of Lieutenant-Colonel A. Heywood-Lonsdale of Shavington, Market Drayton; sold through Christie's, London, on 24 October 1958 (Lot 86), for 84.0.0; from which sale purchased by Leggatt on behalf of the Ministry of Works
- GAC number