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Title

The Bridge, South Coast landscape


Artist

Lloyd Rees

Australia

17 Mar 1895 - 02 Dec 1988


About

For Lloyd Rees, drawing was absolutely fundamental and remained so throughout his long and productive creative life; few other Australian artists have practised drawing more passionately or scrupulously. Indeed, when 'The bridge, South Coast landscape' was made in 1936, Rees was still immersed in a period where he focussed on drawing to the exclusion of all other media and established for himself a considerable reputation as a draughtsman of note. The drawing won Rees a Silver Medal at the Paris International Exhibition in 1937 and is undoubtedly one of his finest drawings.


Details


Place where the work was made

New South Wales Australia


Date

1936


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

pencil, pen and black ink, wash on cream wove paper


Dimensions

35.7 x 49.3 cm sheet (irreg.)


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil "L REES/ 1936".


Credit

Purchased 1938


Location

Not on display


Accession number

6616


Artist information

Lloyd Rees

Works in the collection

558


Place

Where the work was made
New South Wales

Shown in 9 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 9 publications

Bibliography


Christopher Allen, The Weekend Australian, 'Tangible Life Forms', pg. 12-13, Sydney, 01 Jun 2013-02 Jun 2013, 13.

Art Gallery of New South Wales, (Lloyd Rees), ‘Foreword’, pp 2-3, Sydney, 1942, 2 (illus.), 6, 13. cat.no. 13

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Lloyd Rees Retrospective, 'Catalogue: drawings', pp 32-35, Sydney, 1969, 34. cat.no. 140

Lou Klepac (Editor), Rees - Whiteley, On the Road to Berry, ‘The catalogue’, pp 14-20, Melbourne, 1993, 14. cat.no. 13

Hendrik Kolenberg, Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1997, 55 (illus.). cat.no. 44

Hendrik Kolenberg, Lloyd Rees Drawings - Centenary Retrospective, 'Introduction', pp 7-19, Sydney, 1995, 16, 63 (illus.). cat.no. 64

Renee Renée, Lloyd Rees, ‘Sydney: 1917-42’, pp 23-50, Melbourne, 1972, 47 (illus.), 122. cat.no. D192

Daniel Thomas, Art and Australia, 'Australian collection', pp 52-62, Sydney, Jul 1972, 55 (illus.).

Roland Wakelin, Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'The artistic development of Lloyd Rees', pp 490-492, Sydney, Oct 1969, 497 (illus.). 'Lloyd Rees special number'