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Three boats - Lane Cove River



Lloyd Rees


17 Mar 1895 - 02 Dec 1988




Media category


Materials used

oil on canvas


101.6 x 111.8 cm stretcher; 132.2 x 133.6 x 5.0 cm frame :

0 - Whole, 100.5 x 100 cm, SIGHT DIMENSION

Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l. corner, black oil "L REES/ 78".


Purchased under the terms of the Florence Turner Blake Bequest 1979


Not on display

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Artist information

Lloyd Rees

Artist profile

Works in the collection


Shown in 7 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 11 publications


Edmund Capon AM, OBE and Jan Meek (Editors), Portrait of a Gallery, Sydney, 1984, 79.

Renée Free, Lloyd Rees: the last twenty years, ‘Part two: Australia’, pp 61-155, Sydney, 1990, 134, 135 (colour illus.), 175. plate no. 38

Renée Free, Lloyd Rees: A tribute to Sydney, ‘A tribute to Sydney: a review by Renée Free’, pp 5-16, Sydney, Jan 1979, 14, 46, 49 (colour illus.), 63. 8

Lou Klepac, Affinities: Brett Whiteley & Lloyd Rees, 'Introduction', pg. 2-4, Sydney, 2001, 8.

Margaret Olley and Jeffrey Smart, Favourites: Margaret Olley and Jeffrey Smart selections, Sydney, 2002. NOTE: no catalogue numbers; Margaret Olley selection.

Barry Pearce, Three years on: a selection of acquisitions 1978-1981, 'Australian art', pp 5-26, Sydney, 1981, 21 (illus.). 33

Lloyd Rees, Lloyd Rees survey drawings and paintings 1918-1980, ‘Catalogue’, pp 18-50, Melbourne, 1981, 44 (illus.), 45. titled ‘Three boats, Lane Cove River’; 33

Donald Richardson, Art & Design in Australia, South Yarra, 1995, 15, 60, 80, 83, 137, 140, 145, 163, 243..

The Brett Whiteley Studio, Whiteley & Rees: More affinities, Sydney, 2005, (illus.). List of works

Donald Williams, In our own image: the story of Australian art, Sydney, 1995, 171, 173 (colour illus.).

Donald Williams, In our own image: the story of Australian art, Sydney, 2002, 174 (colour illus.).