An image of Sydney skyline from McMahons Point

Lloyd Rees

(Australia 17 Mar 1895 – 02 Dec 1988)

Sydney skyline from McMahons Point

Other titles:
Sydney skyline from McMahon's Point
Not on display
Further information

Sydney Harbour preoccupied Lloyd Rees as a subject in the 1930s, and he made many drawings of its environs. 'Sydney skyline from McMahon's Point' is a delicate and rare contrast to some of his more intensely worked and detailed pencil drawings, with gentle washes of watercolour. Unlike other artists of the time, Rees ignored the development of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, a major engineering project of the day, preferring to concentrate on distant views of the city and the trees and rock formations that skirted the harbour foreshores.

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000

pencil, watercolour on white watercolour paper
27.2 x 33.5 cm sheet; 54.8 x 50.5 cm mount size; 64.8 x 58.5 x 3.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. corner, "L REES/ 1932".
Purchased with assistance from the artist 1986
Accession number
© A & J Rees. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
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