The Barn Yard ( formerly An Old Barn, Parramatta II )

Lloyd Rees

The Barn Yard ( formerly An Old Barn, Parramatta II ) by Lloyd Rees

Details

Artist
Lloyd Rees
Title
The Barn Yard ( formerly An Old Barn, Parramatta II )
Year
1924
Medium
oil on canvas on board
Size
36 x 27.5 cm
Details

signed lower left: REES

Stock Number
290049

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Provenance

Mr A.H. Smith, Brisbane

Miss J.D. Smith by descent, Sydney, c.1990s

Sotheby's Fine Australian and European paintings August 1998, cat. no. 83

private collection, Melbourne

Exhibited

Exton House, Queen Street, Brisbane, July 1924, possibly, cat.10 as 'The Barn Yard'

''The Painted Vision: 1840-1963'', Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne, 2009

Literature

Free, R., ''Lloyd Rees'', Lansdowne, Melbourne, 1972, cat.021

Further Information

This painting is the work recorded in Renée Free's catalogue (O 21) and is possibly the painting shown in the 1924 Exton House, Brisbane exhibition (cat. 10 ''The Barn Yard'' 12 gns). The original title was forgotten over time and the title ''Old Barn Parramatta II'' was supplied because of its obvious similarity to the Manly Art Gallery's ''Old Barn, Parramatta'' which was shown in the 1924 Royal Art Society show as ''Old Barn''. There is also an ''Old Barn'' which appears in the catalogue of the 1925 show at the New Gallery in Melbourne which is probably the same work. Parramatta was likely added later, possibly when the work was given to Manly Art Gallery.