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Title

Interior, Chartres Cathedral, detached leaf from Sketchbook no. 14: Europe 1966-1967

1966


Artist

Lloyd Rees

Australia

17 Mar 1895 - 02 Dec 1988


About

Chartres Cathedral continued to attract Rees's interest from his first visit to it. He visited the Cathedral in 1953 (twice), 1959, 1966 and in 1973 when he spent five days working almost full-time in the Cathedral.

On 14 October 1966, en route from Athens to Venice, Rees wrote to his son and daughter-in-law:
"Will see Chartres in a matter of a week or so."

According to Marjory Rees's diary on 29 October 1966:
"Chartres - to Cathedral and windows seem lovelier than ever ... L. makes a drawing of [river] bank which reminds him of Holland and then back to the Cathedral. Wander round & L. makes another sketch & falls sound asleep - I wake him at 4pm and we get our train."

excerpt from Hendrik Kolenberg, 'Lloyd Rees in Europe', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2002


Details


Place where the work was made

France


Date

1966


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

pen and black ink, carbon pencil, wash


Dimensions

20.6 x 14.9 cm leaf/sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l., pen and black ink "LR 66".


Credit

Gift of the artits's son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Jancis Rees 1999


Location

Not on display


Accession number

124.1999.5


Artist information

Lloyd Rees

Artist profile

Works in the collection

801


Place

Where the work was made
France

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Hendrik Kolenberg, Lloyd Rees in Europe, ‘The drawings: 1966-67’, pp 78-137, Sydney, 2002, 102 (colour illus.). cat.no. 78