Wooded Landscape with Gypsies: Evening

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Turkey
    City: Ankara
    Place: British Embassy
  • 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.
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  • Details
    Title
    Wooded Landscape with Gypsies: Evening
    Date
    1745
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 106.50 cm, width: 119.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Leggatt Bros, November 1958
    Inscription
    br: G. Lambert / 1745
    Provenance
    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
    4756