The city skyline
17 Mar 1895 - 02 Dec 1988
'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.
City skyline, early morning
The City Skyline, Early Morning
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".
Not on display
© A & J Rees. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Where the work was made
Referenced in 9 publications
Peter Emmett, Sydney: metropolis, suburb, harbour, 'Metropolis of geology, geometry and light', pp 13-70, Glebe, 2000, 44 (colour illus.).
Renée Free, Lloyd Rees, ‘Catalogue’, pp 109-125, Melbourne, 1972, 110. titled 'City Skyline'; cat.no. O43
Hendrik Kolenberg, Lloyd Rees: paintings, drawings and prints, ‘Introduction’, pp 11-26, Sydney, 2013, 13, 29 (colour illus.), 158. cat.no. 4
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.).
(Lloyd Rees), ‘List of works-oil paintings.’, pp 7-11, Sydney, 1942, 7. cat.no. 6
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
Metropolis, Glebe, 1999. Exhibition guide, brochure format
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
Art and Australia (Vol. 29, No. 4), Sydney, Winter 1992, back page (colour illus.). titled 'Sydney Skyline'; Artarmon Gallery advertisement.