'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.
oil on canvas on cardboard
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".
Transferred from the New South Wales State Government mid 1970s
© A & J Rees. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000
Referenced in 1 publication
Hendrik Kolenberg, Lloyd Rees: paintings, drawings and prints, ‘Introduction’, pp 11-26, Sydney, 2013, 13, 29 (colour illus.), 158. cat.no. 5