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An image of River Orb from St. Nazaire, Béziers by Lloyd Rees

Lloyd Rees

(Australia 17 Mar 1895 – 02 Dec 1988)

River Orb from St. Nazaire, Béziers, detached leaf from Sketchbook no. 14: Europe 1966-1967
Media categories
Sketchbook, Drawing
Materials used
black fibre-tipped pen, watecolour

20.6 x 14.9 cm leaf/sheet

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Gift of the artits's son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Jancis Rees 1999
Accession number
© A& J Rees. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Not on display
Further information

Lloyd and Marjory Rees visited Béziers in Languedoc, southern France, at the end of February 1967 and stayed five days. Rees made a number of drawings from St. Nazaire in Béziers, the basis of his painting 'A tribute to France' 1968-69. While in Béziers, the Reeses visited the Australian artist Fred Jessup, who still lives nearby at Servian.

excerpt from Hendrik Kolenberg, 'Lloyd Rees in Europe', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2002

Bibliography (3)

Renée Free, Lloyd Rees, ‘Catalogue’, pp 109-125, Melbourne, 1972, 124 (illus.). titled 'Béziers (3)'; D298

Lou Klepac, Lloyd Rees drawings, Sydney, 1978, 70 (illus.). 60; titled 'The river, Béziers, France'

Hendrik Kolenberg, Lloyd Rees in Europe, ‘The drawings: 1966-67’, pp 78-137, Sydney, 2002, 123 (colour illus.). 97

Exhibition history (1)

Lloyd Rees in Europe (2002-04):