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Title

Sketchbook no. 3: Italy, France, 1953

1953


Artist

Lloyd Rees

Australia

17 Mar 1895 - 02 Dec 1988


About

Lloyd and Marjory Rees, accompanied by their son Alan and niece Gwynfa Rees, left Sydney by ship for Europe on Flotta Lauro's 'Sydney' on 16 December 1952. They spent ten weeks in Italy and France followed by four months in Britain and another three months in France, Spain and Italy before boarding the 'Orcades' in Naples on 2 November 1953, for their return to Australia.

Lloyd and Marjory Rees stayed at the Pensione Alboretti in 1953 and on all their subsequent visits to Venice. Alan Rees, their son, was responsible for finding it. It is well situated on the Rio Terrà Antonio Foscarini, adjacent to the Accademia Galleries. The street leads to the Grand Canal with a view of San Vitale on the opposite bank.

(Hendrik Kolenberg, 'Lloyd Rees in Europe', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2002).


Details


Other Title

Europe (sketchbook)


Places where the work was made

Italy
France


Date

1953


Media categories

Sketchbook , Drawing


Materials used

bound sketchbook: 76 leaves, 36 drawings, mixed media


Dimensions

13.5 x 18.0 cm leaf; 13.5 x 18.0 cm closed book


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Alan and Jancis Rees 1995


Location

Not on display


Accession number

163.1995.a-xxx


Artist information

Lloyd Rees

Works in the collection

558


Place

Where the work was made
Italy, France

Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Hendrik Kolenberg and Patricia James, Lloyd Rees: paintings, drawings and prints, ‘Paintings: and related drawings and prints’, pg. 27-66, Sydney, 2013, 51 (colour illus.), 161. page 51: 'The towers of San Gimignano' (cat.no. 21) & page 25: 'San Gimignano' (cat.no. 22)

Hendrik Kolenberg, Lloyd Rees in Europe, 'Introduction', pg. 9-17, Sydney, 2002, 10-12, 38 (colour illus., page no. 9), 39 (colour illus., page no. 13), 40 (colour illus., page no. 15), 41 (colour illus., page no. 19), 42 (colour illus., page no. 25), 43 (colour illus., page no. 47), 44 (colour illus., page no. 51), 45 (colour illus., page no. 55), 46 (colour illus., page no. 59), 47 (colour illus., page no. 61), 48 (colour illus., page no. 71), 142.

Hendrik Kolenberg, Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1997, 56 (colour illus.). cat.no. 45; page 28 from this sketchbook was on display.