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Title

Delphi, detached leaf from Sketchbook no. 11: Italy, Greece, Paris 1966

1966


Artist

Lloyd Rees

Australia

17 Mar 1895 - 02 Dec 1988


About

In a letter to friends Joe and Lorraine Haines dated 14 October 1966, Rees wrote:

"We found on returning to Athens we had about 4 days wait for this ship to take us back to Venice & so spent two of them on a trip to Delphi. Hotel built on edge of precipice - one entered at top & went down 6 floors in lift. Our room with balcony looked down into the immense gorge with its river winding among the mountains to the Gulf of Corinth.

On the floor of the valley [there is] supposedly the largest olive grove in Europe (two million trees!) And towering above was Mount Parnassus. What a site! In fact what a genius the Greeks had for their temples & their theatres. Imagine the superstitious going to Delphi to consult the Oracle having their bones turned to jelly when faced with such awesomeness. And then believing everything they were told!!"

from Hendrik Kolenberg, "Lloyd Rees in Europe", AGNSW, Sydney, 2002, pg. 96


Details


Other Title

Hillside in Greece


Place where the work was made

Greece


Date

1966


Media categories

Drawing , Sketchbook


Materials used

pen, black ink, carbon pencil and watercolour


Dimensions

11.3 x 20.2 cm sheet (irreg.)


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Alan & Jancis Rees 1997


Location

Not on display


Accession number

215.1997.6


Artist information

Lloyd Rees

Artist profile

Works in the collection

801


Place

Where the work was made
Greece

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Lloyd Rees in Europe, Sydney, 2002, 96, 97 (colour illus.). cat.no. 73