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Lake George, Tasmania
12.5 cm x 24.5 cm
Watercolour on paper
A colonial watercolour depicting Mt King William from Lake George, in Tasmania. It is clear when Brees visited Tasmania.
Painted c1880. Signed lower right.
Inscription in pencil verso: Lake George
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.