Interior, Chartres Cathedral, detached leaf from Sketchbook no. 14: Europe 1966-1967
17 Mar 1895 - 02 Dec 1988
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
Place where the work was made
pen and black ink, carbon pencil, wash
20.6 x 14.9 cm leaf/sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l., pen and black ink "LR 66".
Gift of the artits's son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Jancis Rees 1999
Not on display
© A&J Rees. Licensed by Copyright Agency
Where the work was made
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 1 publication
Hendrik Kolenberg, Lloyd Rees in Europe, ‘The drawings: 1966-67’, pp 78-137, Sydney, 2002, 102 (colour illus.). cat.no. 78