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Evening on the Bathurst Hills



Lloyd Rees


17 Mar 1895 - 02 Dec 1988


This work was a finalist in the 1936 Wynne Prize and was acquired by the Gallery in 1952.


Other Title

Evening on the Bathurst hills

Place where the work was made

Bathurst New South Wales Australia



Media category


Materials used

oil on canvas on paperboard


45.0 x 50.7 cm board; 60.3 x 66.0 x 5.5 cm frame

Signature & date

Signed l.l. corner, black oil "L REES". Not dated.


Purchased 1952


Not on display

Accession number


Wynne Prize

- 1936

Artist information

Lloyd Rees

Artist profile

Works in the collection



Where the work was made

Shown in 10 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 17 publications


Art Gallery of New South Wales, Lloyd Rees Retrospective, ‘Catalogue: paintings’, pp 25-32, Sydney, 1969, 26. 13

Art Gallery of New South Wales, (Lloyd Rees), ‘List of works-oil paintings.’, Sydney, 1942, 7. 7

Ian Burn, National life and landscape - Australian painting 1900-1940, 'An aesthetic of picture making', pp 109-115, Sydney, 1990, 112, 115 (colour illus.). plate no. 84

Betty Clarke, Lloyd Rees survey drawings and paintings 1918-1980, ‘Introduction’, pp 13-17, Melbourne, 1981, 14, 22 (illus.). 8

Renée Free, Lloyd Rees, ‘Part II: from Gerringong to Europe’, pp 51-77, Melbourne, 1972, 55 (colour illus.). O49; plate no. 7

Hendrik Kolenberg, Look, ‘Celebrating Lloyd Rees: a book and show on the Gallery’s collection of his work’, pg. 21-23, Sydney, Mar 2013, 22.

Hendrik Kolenberg, Lloyd Rees: paintings, drawings and prints, ‘Introduction’, pp 11-26, Sydney, 2013, 15, 36 (colour illus.), 159. 10

Robert Lindsay, Aspects of Australian Art: Art Gallery of New South Wales travelling art exhibition 1976, 'Lloyd Rees', Sydney, 1976, n.pag. (illus.). 50

Macquarie Galleries (Editor), Exhibition of paintings & drawings by LLoyd Rees, ‘Catalogue: oils’, Sydney, Oct 1936, n.pag.. 1

National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Purchases and Acquisitions for 1952, Sydney, 1953, 9. 31

Barry Pearce, A century of Australian landscape: mood and moment, ‘List of paintings’, pp 14-16, Sydney, 1983, 16, 74 (colour illus.). 52

Ursula Prunster, Australian arcady: Landscape paintings from the Art Gallery of New South Wales collection, ‘Introduction’; ‘Catalogue’, Sydney, 1983, n.pag. (illus.). 26

Lloyd Rees, The small treasures of a lifetime: some early memories of Australian art and artists, 'Colour plates', p 9, Sydney, 1969, 9, 52 (colour illus.).

R.H., Renaissance references in Australian Art, ‘Catalogue’; ‘Introduction: the ‘retaliation’ of thoughts removed’ by Naomi Class; ‘Lloyd Rees’, Melbourne, 1985, n.pag. (illus.). titled ‘Evening on the Bathurst hills’; 17

The Brett Whiteley Studio, Whiteley & Rees: More affinities, Sydney, 2005, (illus.). List of works

David Thomas, Deutscher and Hackett fine art auction: Melbourne 29 August 2012, 'Works from the Wesfarmers collection of Australian art part 1: lots 1-23’, pp 22-23, Melbourne, 2012, 22.

Roland Wakelin, Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'The artistic development of Lloyd Rees', pp 490-492, Sydney, Oct 1969, 498 (illus.). 'Lloyd Rees special number'