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Title

The city skyline

1935

Artist

Lloyd Rees

Australia

17 Mar 1895 – 02 Dec 1988

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  • Details

    Other Titles
    City skyline, early morning
    City Skyline
    The City Skyline, Early Morning
    Sydney Skyline
    Place where the work was made
    Northwood Sydney New South Wales Australia
    Date
    1935
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    oil on canvas on cardboard
    Dimensions
    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".

    Credit
    Purchased 1997
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    62.1997
    Copyright
    © A&J Rees. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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    Lloyd Rees

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    Works in the collection

    801

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  • About

    '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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Northwood

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 6 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    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.

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