River Orb from St. Nazaire, Béziers, detached leaf from Sketchbook no. 14: Europe 1966-1967
17 Mar 1895 - 02 Dec 1988
Lloyd and Marjory Rees visited Béziers in Languedoc, southern France, at the end of February 1967 and stayed five days. Rees made a number of drawings from St. Nazaire in Béziers, the basis of his painting 'A tribute to France' 1968-69. While in Béziers, the Reeses visited the Australian artist Fred Jessup, who still lives nearby at Servian.
excerpt from Hendrik Kolenberg, 'Lloyd Rees in Europe', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2002
black fibre-tipped pen, watecolour
20.6 x 14.9 cm leaf/sheet
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Gift of the artits's son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Jancis Rees 1999
Not on display
© A&J Rees. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Shown in 1 exhibition
Lloyd Rees in Europe (2002-04):
- Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 09 Feb 2002–28 Apr 2002
- Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst 13 Jun 2003–27 Jul 2003
- Albury Regional Gallery, Albury 06 Feb 2004–07 Mar 2004
- Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, Launceston 07 May 2004–27 Jun 2004
- Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart 09 Sep 2004–17 Oct 2004
- Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington 26 Oct 2004–05 Dec 2004
Referenced in 3 publications
Renée Free, Lloyd Rees, ‘Catalogue’, pp 109-125, Melbourne, 1972, 124 (illus.). titled 'Béziers (3)'; cat.no. D298
Lou Klepac, Lloyd Rees drawings, Sydney, 1978, 70 (illus.). cat.no. 60; titled 'The river, Béziers, France'
Hendrik Kolenberg, Lloyd Rees in Europe, ‘The drawings: 1966-67’, pp 78-137, Sydney, 2002, 123 (colour illus.). cat.no. 97