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Freeing the Wheel
19 cm x 38 cm
watercolour on paper
Signed on the lower right. The work is in good condition with some minor foxing on the top left of the work.
This work has been exhibited at:
Australian Art: Colonial to Modern, Deutscher Fine Art, April 1986
Australian Art, Christopher Day 1988
Bridget McDonnell Gallery 1996
Provenance: The Cowlishaw Collection, Sydney.
Harold Brees Born: 1841- Died: 1904
Was an architectural draughtsman at the department of Lands. He was versatile and could produce works in a range of mediums, Lithographic bill heads, plans and drawings, and on the side watercolours and oil paintings. By 1860 he had established his own practice on Hunter street Sydney. In 1870 he exhibited both watercolours and architectural drawings in the Intercolonial exhibition in Sydney. Bree’s work is rare, and difficult to obtain on the market.
Certain of his works are important as they provide a historical documentation of the area during the period.