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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

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  • 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
    Copyright
    © A&J Rees. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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  • 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

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    France

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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

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