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Title

The road to Berry

1947


Artist

Lloyd Rees

Australia

17 Mar 1895 - 02 Dec 1988


About

Rees painted 'The road to Berry' in Gerringong, on the south coast of New South Wales, looking into the distance towards the road that led to Berry. The painting came to have special significance to a number of younger artists, including John Olsen and Brett Whiteley:

"'The road to Berry' is a tiny picture I remember painting from under a copse of trees ... and I just remember a small canvas and a sort of rhythmical movement that just happened; I was always amazed at the attraction it had ... I was never able to repeat that little picture, and that's a good thing."
- Lloyd Rees 1987


Details


Place where the work was made

Gerringong New South Wales Australia


Date

1947


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas on paperboard


Dimensions

34.6 x 42.2 cm board; 46.3 x 53.6 x 4.5 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed l.r. corner, brown oil "L REES [obscured by frame]". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1947


Location

Not on display


Accession number

7940


Artist information

Lloyd Rees

Artist profile

Works in the collection

801


Place

Where the work was made
Gerringong

Shown in 9 exhibitions

Exhibition history