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



Lloyd Rees


17 Mar 1895 – 02 Dec 1988

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    Other Title
    Hillside in Greece
    Place where the work was made
    Media categories
    Drawing , Sketchbook
    Materials used
    pen, black ink, carbon pencil and watercolour
    11.3 x 20.2 cm sheet (irreg.)
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Gift of Alan & Jancis Rees 1997
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © A&J Rees/Copyright Agency

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  • 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

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  • Exhibition history

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  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

    • Hendrik Kolenberg and Patricia James, Lloyd Rees in Europe, Sydney, 2002, 96, 97 (colour illus.). cat.no. 73

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