- Other Titles
- City skyline, early morning
The City Skyline, Early Morning
- Place where the work was made
New South Wales
- Media category
- Materials used
- oil on canvas on cardboard
- 23.7 x 52.0 cm board; 31.3 x 60.0 x 3.0 cm frame
- Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. corner, red/brown oil "L. REES/ 35".
- Purchased 1997
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © A&J Rees. Licensed by Copyright Agency
- Artist information
Works in the collection
'City skyline' and 'Sydney Harbour' were made at the end of a period that Rees had devoted almost exclusively to drawing. 'City skyline' was painted from the veranda of Rees' home in Northwood, on Sydney's North Shore, where the family had moved the previous year. 'Sydney Harbour' could almost be read as a panoramic continuation of 'City skyline' and was most likely painted at nearby Northwood Bay.
Where the work was made
Shown in 6 exhibitions
Exhibition of paintings and drawings by Lloyd Rees (1936), Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 14 Oct 1936 -
Lloyd Rees (1942), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 01 Aug 1942–30 Aug 1942
Australian and European paintings, drawings and prints, part 1, Christie's, Australia Pty. Ltd., Double Bay, 29 Apr 1997 -
Metropolis, Museum of Sydney, Sydney, 18 Dec 1999–02 Apr 2000
Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000
Avoiding myth & message: Australian artists and the literary world, Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia, 07 Apr 2009–12 Jul 2009
Referenced in 9 publications
Art Gallery of New South Wales, (Lloyd Rees), ‘List of works-oil paintings.’, pp 7-11, Sydney, 1942, 7. cat.no. 6
Christie's, Australia Pty. Ltd. (Editor), Australian and European paintings, drawings and prints, part 1, 'Australian paintings lots 1-152’, pp 1-121, Melbourne, Apr 1997, 51 (colour illus.). titled 'City Skyline'; lot no. 62; estimated price $35,000-45,000
Peter Emmett, Sydney: metropolis, suburb, harbour, 'Metropolis of geology, geometry and light', pp 13-70, Glebe, 2000, 44 (colour illus.).
Peter Emmett, Metropolis, Glebe, 1999. Exhibition guide, brochure format
Renée Free, Lloyd Rees, ‘Catalogue’, pp 109-125, Melbourne, 1972, 110. titled 'City Skyline'; cat.no. O43
Hendrik Kolenberg, Look, ‘Celebrating Lloyd Rees: a book and show on the Gallery’s collection of his work’, pg. 21-23, Sydney, Mar 2013, 21 (colour illus.).
Hendrik Kolenberg, Lloyd Rees: paintings, drawings and prints, ‘Introduction’, pp 11-26, Sydney, 2013, 13, 29 (colour illus.), 158. cat.no. 4
Macquarie Galleries (Editor), Exhibition of paintings & drawings by LLoyd Rees, 'Catalogue', Sydney, Oct 1936, n.pag.. titled ‘The City Skyline, Early Morning’; cat.no. 12; priced 12 guineas
Leon Paroissien and Dinah Dysart (Editors), Art and Australia (Vol. 29, No. 4), Sydney, Winter 1992, back page (colour illus.). titled 'Sydney Skyline'; Artarmon Gallery advertisement.
Other works by Lloyd Rees
See all 801 works