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The city skyline



Lloyd Rees


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
    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/Copyright Agency

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    Lloyd Rees

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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


  • 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, Metropolis, Glebe, 1999. Exhibition guide, brochure format

    • 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.).

    • 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

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