St Petersburg, Russia 1873 – Cobbity, New South Wales, Australia 1930

  • Australia 1887-1900
  • France and England 1900-21
  • Australia from 1921

Virtue and vice and what it looks like at Ushers 26 March 1923 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, graphite; paper drawing in black pencil Support: cream wove paper

Primary Insc: Signed centre right in black pencil, 'GWLambert'. Inscribed and dated upper right in black pencil, 'Virtue & Vice & / what it looks like / at Ushers - / March 26 1923' .
Secondary Insc: Inscribed lower left in black pencil, 'A spoonful of Fish/ A nibble of Cheese/ A bit of dry toast/ Two pieces of celery/ A glass of water/ No smoking'. Inscribed lower left in black pencil, 'A quart of Beer/ A Porterhouse Stake [sic]/ Cabbage, Baked potatoes, tomatoes/ Plum pudding & brandy sauce -/Cheese, celery, lettuce/Bananas, Pears - Coffee, Liqueur/ Liqueur/ Liqueur, Liqueur & cigars & cigars'.
Dimensions: sheet 12.6 h x 20.6 w cm sight 10.7 h x 19.7 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of John Brackenreg, 1977
Accession No: NGA
  • Collection of Mrs Ernest Watt, Sydney.
  • Collection of Mrs Felicity Vernon (daughter of Mrs Ernest Watt).
  • Collection of John Brackenreg, Sydney.
  • Gift to the Australian National Gallery, from John Brackenreg, Sydney, 1977.