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An image of Sydney Harbour by Lloyd Rees
Alternate image of Sydney Harbour by Lloyd Rees

Lloyd Rees

(Australia 17 Mar 1895 – 02 Dec 1988)

Title
Sydney Harbour
Place of origin
NorthwoodSydneyNew South WalesAustralia
Year
1936
Media category
Painting
Materials used
oil on canvas on cardboard
Dimensions

22.1 x 56.7 cm board; 30.0 x 58.2 x 4.5 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l. corner, black oil "L.REES/ 36".
Credit
Transferred from the New South Wales State Government mid 1970s
Accession number
241.1997
Copyright
© A & J Rees. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Location
Not on display
Further information

'City skyline' and 'Sydney Harbour' were made at the end of a period that Rees had devoted almost exclusively to drawing. 'City skyline' was painted from the veranda of Rees' home in Northwood, on Sydney's North Shore, where the family had moved the previous year. 'Sydney Harbour' could almost be read as a panoramic continuation of 'City skyline' and was most likely painted at nearby Northwood Bay.

Bibliography (1)

Hendrik Kolenberg, Lloyd Rees: paintings, drawings and prints, ‘Introduction’, pp 11-26, Sydney, 2013, 13, 29 (colour illus.), 158. cat.no. 5

Exhibition history (1)

Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000