Sydney Lee paintings exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, Royal Society of British Artists, New English Art Club, etc.

1900

Portrait of a Lady
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1900 (230)

1901

Portrait of a Lady
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1901 (380)

1903

Pool Amongst the Rocks
Oil
Exhibited: RBA 1903 (134, £50)

The Two Brewers
Oil
Exhibited: RBA 1903 (184, £50)

The Moon is Up
Oil
Exhibited: RBA Winter 1903 (145, £60)

Alone in the Fog
Oil
Exhibited: RBA Winter 1903 (193, £35)

The Marine Stores
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Winter 1903 (80)

1904

The Old Mill
Oil
Exhibited: RBA Winter 1904 (34, £200)

On the Bridge, Evening
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Summer 1904 (76)

The Church by the Stream
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Winter 1904 (59)

Grey Evening
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Winter 1904 (72)

1905

Evening
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Summer 1905 (60)

River Calm
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1905 (98)

Derelict
Oil
Exhibited: RBA 1905 (191, £60)

The Bridge
Oil
Exhibited: RBA 1905 (193, £120)

The Cathedral Doorway
Oil on canvas, 527 x 612 mm
[paint, br] SL (monogram) and date
Exhibited: NEAC Summer 1908 (3)
Collection: Ferens Art Gallery, Hull
Notes: The Romanesque portal of Rochester Cathedral, a black-veiled figure stands to the right. Purchased by the industrialist, politician and philanthropist Thomas Ferens, this painting was included in the inaugural exhibition of the new Ferens Art Gallery on 29 November 1927.   HERE

The Ruined Church
Oil on canvas
Exhibited: NEAC Winter 1905 (5)
Notes: ‘enormous picture’ of a ruined church in moonlight (‘The New English Art Club,’ The Times 14 Oct. 1905, p.7)

The Norman Column
Oil on canvas
Exhibited: NEAC Winter 1905 (98)
Collection: Rochdale Art Gallery
Notes: ‘powerfully if coldly lighted’ (‘The New English Art Club,’ The Times 14 Oct. 1905, p.7)

1906

Nightfall
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Summer 1906 (117)

Twilight
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Winter 1906 (114)

1907

St. Ives
Oil on canvas
Exhibited: Third Exhibition of the Society of Twenty-Five Painters, Goupil Gallery, 1907
Reproduced: The Studio Oct. 1907, p.134

The Tannery
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Summer 1907 (45)

Still Waters
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Summer 1907 (86)

The Roadside House
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Summer 1907 (101)

Yprés Tower
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Winter 1907 (12)

Street in St. Ives
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Winter 1907 (53)

The Inn with the Whitewashed Roof
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Winter 1907 (72)

The House with the Stone Steps
Oil
24 x 18 ins
Inscribed: [paint, br] Sydney Lee
Exhibited: NEAC Winter 1907 (94); opening exhibition of the Grosvenor Galleries, 1921
Reproduced: Colour May 1921

1908

An Alpine Torrent
Oil on canvas
Exhibited: ‘Exhibition of the Society of Twenty-Five Painters,’ Goupil Gallery, 1908
Reproduced: The Studio Oct. 1908, p.139; Witt Library Card

Stone Bridge Across a Canal
Oil on canvas
Exhibited: Southwark and Lambeth Free Loan Exhibition of Pictures, May-June 1908

Street in Capri
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Summer 1908 (54)

The Medway above Rochester
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Summer 1908 (60)

A Street Corner
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Summer 1908 (115)

The Flour Mill
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Summer 1908 (133)

Sydney Lee  Windmill
Sydney Lee – The White Mill (oil on canvas, 1909)

1909

An Alpine Solitude
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Summer 1909 (2)

Monte Collon
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Summer 1909 (5)

On the Beach
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Summer 1909 (83)

A Castle in the Rhone Valley
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Summer 1909 (148)

The Rhone Valley
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Summer 1909 (151)

Valère, Rhone Valley
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1909 (471)

The White Mill
Oil on canvas, ?? x ?? ins
Exhibited: NEAC Winter 1910 (47)
Collection: Private, Aberystwyth

Tourbillon
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Winter 1909 (11)
Notes: ‘Mr. Sydney Lee whose “Tourbillon” is a success.’ (‘The New English Art Club,’ The  Times 23 Nov. 1909, p.14)

A Tudor Gateway
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Winter 1909 (70)

By the Window
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Winter 1909 (104)

Blakeney
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Winter 1909 (146)

1910

Tourbillon and Valère
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1910 (109)
Notes: Lee’s ‘remarkable large landscapes’ (‘The Royal Academy,’ The Times 16 May 1910, p.4).

A Fortification
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Winter 1910 (191)

Morning in the Valley of the Rhone
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Winter 1910 (210)
Notes: ‘attractive in its big decorative way’ (‘The New English Art Club,’ The Times 24 May 1910, p.9).

The Two Hills
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Summer 1910 (203)
Notes: Cited in The Studio, ‘Studio Talk,’ p.149 (undated)

Malham, Yorkshire
Oil on board, 1910
Ins: [oil, br] Sydney Lee 1910
Collection: Private, London

The Barbican Gate
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Winter 1910 (11)
Reproduced: Witt Library Card [before 1928]

The Limestone Cliff
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Winter 1910 (52)

Valère
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Winter 1910 (162)

Marshland
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Winter 1910 (164)

Sydney Lee Rhone
Sydney Lee – The Valley of the Rhone (oil on board, 1910)

1911

The Scar
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1911 (405)

Autumn Trees
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Summer 1911 (133)

The Valley of the Rhone
Oil on canvas board, ?? x ?? mm / ?? x ?? ins
Exhibited: NEAC Summer 1911 (215)
Collection: Private, Aberystwyth

Fribourg
Oil on canvas board, 19??
?? x ?? mm / 13 x 16 ins
Exhibited: NEAC Summer 1911 (237); RA 1913 (185)
Collection: Private, Aberystwyth

The Harbour Pier
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Winter 1911 (3)

Gordale Scar
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Winter 1911 (87)

Fribourg
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Winter 1911 (98)

Swiss Bull
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Winter 1911 (233)

Oxon
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Winter 1911 (251)

The Fishing Boat
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Winter 1911 (292)

Lee  after treatment
Sydney Lee – Fribourg (oil on board, 1910)

1912

The Gendarme and the Peasants
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Summer 1912 (162)

Cliffs in Dorsetshire
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Winter 1912 (57)

1913

The Monastery
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1913 (807)

Rochester
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Summer 1913 (22)

Chalet Entrance
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Winter 1913 (46)

Group on the Bridge, Segovia
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Winter 1913 (53)

1914

Blakeney
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Summer 1914 (209)

The Wave
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Summer 1914 (267)

Cactus
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Winter 1914 (101)

1915

An Italian Kitchen
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1915 (147)

The Abbey in the Hollow
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1915 (572)

An Italian Stairway
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1915 (622)

In the Harbour
Oil
Inscribed: [paint, br] Sydney Lee 15
Reproduced: Colour, March 1916

1916

The Lighthouse
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1916 (118)

Valère
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1916 (484)

Sunlight and Shade
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1916 (526)

1917

The Home of the Eagle
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1917 (447)

1918

The Limestone Crag
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1918 (293)
Notes: Lee has ‘quite frankly followed the romantic convention of James Ward, cows, cliffs, and all, using cows to show the immensity of the cliffs. But the result is a success, though one that it would be difficult to hang anywhere except in a public gallery.’ (‘The Academy – II. Portraits and Landscapes,’ Times 7 May 1918, p.9)

Evening
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Summer 1919 (35)

1919

The Sorcerer’s Tower
Oil on canvas, 1919
Inscribed: [paint, bl] 1919, [bc] Sorcerers Tower, [br] Sydney Lee
Reproduced: ‘Famous Artists: No. 4. Sydney Lee RA,’ The Artist Vol. 3, No. 2, The Artist Publishing Company, London, April 1932, in colour p. 78.
Notes: The tower on a starry night.

The River’s Source
Oil on canvas
Exhibited: RA 1919 (189)
Notes: Lee ‘reminds one of James Ward’s “Bulls and Precipices.” The paint is pleasantly handled, but the exaggeration, which in Ward is impressive, here becomes extravagant.’ (‘The Royal Academy – II. Landscape,’ review, The Times 9 May 1919, p.15)

Malham Cove
Oil on canvas, 1919
2630 x 3416 mm / 103½  x 134½ ins
Inscribed: [paint, br] Sydney Lee 1919
Reproduced: Witt Library Card
Collection: Manchester City Art Gallery (given by Sydney Lee in 1929)
Notes: “View of a sheer cliff face at Malham Cove, seen from the green valley immediately below. A small stream runs over the rocks down the valley and away to the right, a single goat is grazing on the bank to the left. The whole composition is framed by two groups of trees growing either side of the landscape.”

1920

The Torrent
Oil on board
48 x 59 ins / 1220 x 1500 mm
Exhibited: RA 1920 (308)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1920, p.??
Notes: Christie’s, South Kensington, 27 Apr. 1995. Sold for £428.

The White House
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Winter 1920 (46)

A Study
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC Winter 1920 (184)

1921

Outside the Town
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1921 (167)
Notes: Lee’s Outside the Town is ‘large and looks even larger than it is because of the heaviness of the execution and the simplification of the design; altogether it is a heavy, if an able, picture.’ (‘The Royal Academy – II. Landscapes of the Old School,’ The Times 5 May 1921, p.13)

The Packhorse Bridge
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1921 (252)

Welsh Houses
Oil on canvas, ?? x ?? mm / 30 x 40 ins
Exhibited: RA 1921 (267)
Collection: Private, UK

The Ruined Castle
Oil
Exhibited: International Exhibition, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh 1921 (where it received an Honorary Mention); RA 1922 (682)
Reproduced: The Studio July 1921, p.38

1922

The St. Gothard Pass
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1922 (397)

1923

The Road through the Mountains
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1923 (18); British Empire Exhibition 1924
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1923, p.??
Notes: In The Road through the Mountains, Lee ‘has chosen a subject that goes easily into a fine design, and he has made the most of it, except for a little monotony of colour.’ (‘The Royal Academy – III. Landscapes,’ The Times 14 May 1923, p.17)

The Hospice
Oil on canvas, 30 x 50 ins
Exhibited: RA 1923 (92)
Collection: Private, Aberystwyth
Notes: ‘Antiques and Collectibles Classified Ads,’ The Times 13 Apr. 1983. The Hospice, signed and dated 1923, oil on canvas, 30 x 50 ins, transparency available £850.

Before the Ruined Abbey
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1923 (259)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1923, p.??

The Turret Outlook
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1923 (298)

The Birth of a River
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1923 (666)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1923, p.??; ‘The Royal Academy – Some Notable Exhibits,’ The Times 7 May 1923, p.16

???
Oil
Exhibited: NEAC 1923 (97)
Notes: ‘of a more alluring colour than he usually indulges us with.’ (‘Art Exhibitions – The New English,’ The Times 5 Jun. 1923, p.17)

1924

The Top of the Pass
Oil on canvas, 1924
35 x 52 ins / 888 x 1317 mm
Inscribed: [paint, br] Sydney Lee 1924
Exhibited: RA 1924 (151) and purchased by MAG 1924
Reproduced: Witt Library Card
Collection: Manchester Art Gallery
Notes: “View across St. Gotthard’s Pass, a desolate landscape of bare hills, with rocky peaks visible in the distance. Clouds cast dark shadows across the foreground contrasting with a brightly sunlit patch in the middle ground. A narrow fenced road appears in the bottom right corner, curving round the hillside, and disappearing from view behind a middle ground outcrop. The colours of the painting are vibrant and acidic, representing harsh sunlight whilst also showing a departure from naturalistic colour use.” ‘The Top of the Pass, like a more muscular and less romantic Cameron, and Among the Dolomites are more fused by feeling than is usual with him, and they well deserve their places in the big room.’ (‘Royal Academy – Some Attractive Landscapes,’ The Times 4 May 1924, p.20).

Amongst the Dolomites
Oil on canvas, 1924
1187 x 1454 mm
Collection: Tate, London (Given by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest)
Exhibited: RA 1924 (192); Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, Sep. 1924
Notes: Purchased for the nation by the President and Council of the Royal Academy under the terms of the Chantrey Bequest. ‘The Top of the Pass, like a more muscular and less romantic Cameron, and Among the Dolomites are more fused by feeling than is usual with him, and they well deserve their places in the big room.’ (‘Royal Academy – Some Attractive Landscapes,’ The Times 4 May 1924, p.20).

Night in the Piazza
Oil on canvas, 1924
46½ x 57 ins / 1180 x 1450 mm
Exhibited: RA 1924 (234); RSA 1925 (192)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1924, p.??; ‘Some Notable Exhibits in this Year’s Academy,’ The Times 3 May 1924, p.16
Notes: Auctioned Casa d’Aste Galleria Pananti (27 May 2011). Lot. 57. Estimate: 800-900 Euros.

On the Palace Bridge
Oil on canvas, 1924
Exhibited: RA 1924 (255)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1924, p.??

Venice
Oil on canvas, 1924
Exhibited: RA 1924 (306)

An English Landscape
Oil on canvas, 1924
Exhibited: RA 1924 (387); British Empire Exhibition 1925; RA United Artists’ Exhibition, Dec. 1941
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1924, p.??
Notes: Castle on a hill, cottage/farm in the foreground. Lee ‘has a feeling for mass, and his brushwork is at least constructive, but he lacks mood; and his failure in An English Landscape – reminding one of a “fit up” on the provincial stage – excites the suspicion that his plastics are too much dependent upon the accident of clunky material – that he cleaves to the rocks out of discretion.’ (‘Royal Academy – Some Attractive Landscapes,’ The Times 4 May 1924, p.20) An English Landscape is ‘ambitious in scale but it is a trifle hard in colour and rather confused in effect when seen from the far end of the room.’ (‘Royal Academy – United Artists’ Exhibition,’ The Times 31 Dec. 1941, p.7).

Sydney Lee Roman Wall
Sydney Lee – The Roman Wall (oil on canvas, 1925)

1925

The Fountain of Neptune
Oil on canvas, 1925
Exhibited: RA 1925 (110)
Reproduced: The Studio 1926; Witt Library Card

The Roman Wall
Oil on canvas, 1925
49 x 64¼ ins
Exhibited: RA 1925 (273)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1925, p.58
Collection: Private, Aberystwyth
Notes: Lee originally presented this painting to the Royal Academy of Arts as his diploma work. Due to limited storage for the Academy’s diploma collection, the selection committee requested that Lee submit a smaller canvas. They accepted in lieu his 1928 painting The Red Tower.

Serapis
Oil on canvas, 1925
49 x 64¼ ins
Exhibited: RA 1925 (315)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1925, p.58

The Blue Lake
Oil on canvas, 1925
Exhibited: RA 1925 (553)

The Rhône Glacier
Oil on canvas, 1925
Exhibited: RA 1925 (557)

Ponte Paradiso
Oil on canvas, 1925
52 x 35 ins
Exhibited: RA 1925 (629)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1925, p.59

1926

Orpheus
Oil on canvas, 1926
Exhibited: RA 1926 (18)

The Wilderness
Oil on canvas, 1926
?? x ?? mm / 66 x 51 ins
Exhibited: RA 1926 (130)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1926, p.38

The Haunted Chateau
Oil on canvas, 1926
?? x ?? mm / 50 x 30½ ins
Exhibited: RA 1926 (175)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1926, p.39

The House with Closed Shutters
Oil on canvas, 1926
950 x 840 mm / 37½ x 33 ins
Inscribed: [paint, br] Sydney Lee
Exhibited: RA 1926 (229); RA 1943 (183)
Reproduced: MaryAnne Stevens (Ed.) The Edwardians and After Royal Academy of Arts, London 1990, p.??
Collection: Royal Academy of Arts, London (purchased 1963 by the Stott Fund)

The Mountain Road
Oil on canvas, 1926
Exhibited: RA 1926 (566)

The Road by the Quarry
Oil on canvas, 1926
??? x ??? mm / 73½ x 44½ ins
Exhibited: RA 1926 (609)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1926, p.38

Sydney Lee - Packhorse Bridge
Sydney Lee – The Packhorse Bridge (oil on canvas, 1932)

1927

The Village Bridge
Oil on canvas, 1927
Exhibited: RA 1927 (60)

Theatre Marcellus
Oil on canvas, 1927
Exhibited: RA 1927 (75); RSA 1929 (126, lent by Liverpool Corporation)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1927, p.??; ‘The Artist on Tour: 2. Rome by Sydney Lee,’ The Studio, Vol.102, 1931, p.233
Collection: Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Notes: Theatre Marcellus is noteworthy for its ‘vigorous realism.’ (‘Royal Academy Exhibition – Landscapes and Subject Pictures,’ The Times 2 May 1927, p.20) ‘I found this subject entirely altered last year from when I painted it: all the surrounding houses have been removed with the idea of exposing the Roman Remains of the Theatre, and in my opinion it has suffered as a pictorial subject.’ ‘The Artist on Tour: 2. Rome by Sydney Lee,’ The Studio, Vol.102, 1931, p.233.

The Sleeping Square
Oil on canvas, 1927
Exhibited: RA 1927 (206)
Reproduced: Bury, Adrian Oil Painting of To-day Studio, London 1938, p.55

Monte Cristallo
Oil on canvas, 1927
Exhibited: RA 1927 (290)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1927, p.??

The Packhorse Bridge
Oil on canvas, 1927
Exhibited: RA 1927 (464)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1927, p.??
Collection: Private, Aberystwyth (now in its cut-down format)
Notes: The canvas was subsequently reduced in size by Lee and exhibited in its smaller format.

The Mountain Road
Oil on canvas, 1927
Exhibited: RA 1927 (549)

1928

Autumn Glory
Oil on canvas, 1928
37 x 50 ins
Exhibited: RA 1928 (118)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1928, p.20
Notes: Same subject and composition as etching and aquatint A Swiss Town (RA 1948, 908)? Though it looks like Gloucestershire.

The Gallery
Oil on canvas, 1320 x 889 mm
Exhibited: RA 1928 (201)
Collection: Glasgow Museum and Art Gallery (Hamilton Bequest, 1929)

The Lagoon
Oil on canvas, 1928
Exhibited: RA 1928 (347)

The Red Tower
Oil on canvas, 1928
1500 x 1145 mm / 58¾ x 44¼ ins
Exhibited: RA 1928 (378); RA 1930 (Diploma Work, 638 – Royal Academy Annual Report 1930, 1931, p.84); RA 1954 ‘Diploma Works’; Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth 1957 (Cat. 841)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1928, p.21; ‘The Artist on Tour: 2. Rome by Sydney Lee,’ The Studio, Vol.102, 1931, opp. p.234; ‘Diploma Works at Burlington House,’ The Times 28 Sep. 1954, p.14; The Edwardians and After RA 1990, p.122
Collection: Royal Academy of Arts, London (diploma work, accepted 24 Feb. 1930)
Notes: This is Lee’s Royal Academy of Arts diploma. When offered The Roman Wall, the Council ‘resolved that it be suggested to him that he offer two smaller works for selection by the Council’ (Council Minutes XXV, p.531, 18 Feb.1930, quoted in The Edwardians and After, p.121).  The ‘tower’ stands on a busy street close to the Forum in Rome.

The Yellow Fan
Oil on canvas, 1928
Exhibited: RA 1928 (487)

The Top of the World
Oil on canvas, 1928
46½ x 57 ins
Exhibited: RA 1928 (634)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1928, p.20

1929

The Devil’s Bridge
Oil on canvas, 1929
Exhibited: RA 1929 (135)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1929, p.??; Bury, Adrian Oil Painting of To-day Studio, London 1938, p.93

The Sheltered Vale
Oil on canvas, 1929
Exhibited: RA 1929 (260)

The Staircase
Oil on canvas, 1929
Exhibited: RA 1929 (293)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1929, p.??
Notes: Edith Lee, the artist’s wife, in profile.

The Harbour
Oil on canvas, 1929
Exhibited: RA 1929 (461)

Summer Night
Oil on canvas, 1929
Exhibited: RA 1929 (535)

A Morning in Rome
Oil on canvas, 1929
??? x ??? mm / 47 x 57 ins
Exhibited: RA 1929 (578)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1929, p.??; ‘The Artist on Tour: 2. Rome by Sydney Lee,’ The Studio, Vol.102, 1931, p.234
Collection: Private, London
Notes: ‘As far as the fountains of Rome are concerned it is surely in the summer months that one can appreciate their fascination to the full, with the cool splashing of the water, and what a spot to linger by on a hot summer afternoon is the Fountain of Trevi, that magnificent erection by Pope Clement.’ (‘The Artist on Tour: 2. Rome by Sydney Lee,’ The Studio, Vol.102, 1931, p.235).

1930

The Spanish Tower
Oil on canvas, 1930
50½ x 32 ins
Exhibited: RA 1930 (123)
Collection: Private, Aberystwyth

The Roadside Halt
Oil on canvas, 1930
46½ x 57 ins
Exhibited: RA 1930 (203)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1930, p.20
Notes: Identical composition to wood engraving titled A Castle in the Rhone Valley.

Sunset in the Mountains
Oil on canvas, 1930
Exhibited: RA 1930 (401)

The Stone Bridge
Oil on canvas, 1930
36 x 54 ins
Exhibited: RA 1930 (450)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1930, p.20

The Approach of Night
Oil on canvas, 1930
66 x 84 ins
Exhibited: NEAC summer (74); RA 1930 (581)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1930, p.21; The Studio 1930, p.??
Notes: identical composition to colour woodcut titled Bridge at Staithes. There is a figure in a boat in the foreground left.

The Red Tower *
Oil on canvas, 1930
Exhibited: RA 1928 (Diploma Work, 638)

An Alpine Pass
Oil on canvas, 1930
Exhibited: Alpine Club, 23 Savile Row, London, Dec. 1930
Notes: For An Alpine Pass ‘something of a frontal attack is attempted. It is a good piece of literalism, but – except by reference to the facts – it cannot be said to be conspicuously Alpine.’ (‘Art Exhibition – Alpine Paintings,’ The Times 18 Dec. 1930, p.12)

Sydney Lee - The Ox Cart
Sydney Lee – The Ox Cart (oil on canvas, 1931)

1931

The Sand Pit
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1931 (26)

The Ox Cart
Oil on canvas,
46¾ x 38¼ ins
Exhibited: RA 1931 (79)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1931, p.14
Collection: Private, Aberystwyth
Notes: Different entirely to the print of the same title. The canvas was subsequently cut down and exhibited once again at the  Royal Academy of Arts in 1944.

The Riverside
Oil
47¼ x 58¼ ins
Exhibited: RA 1931 (293); RA United Artists’ Exhibition, Dec. 1941
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1931, p.15
Notes: Barges by a wharf with view across the Thames to St. Paul’s.

The Palace Gatehouse
Oil
46¾ x 38¼ ins
Exhibited: RA 1931 (341)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1931, p.14

The Torrent
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1931 (473)

The Dark Entry
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1931 (681); RSA 1932 (184)

1932

The Derbyshire Mill
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1932 (26)

The Muleteer
Oil on canvas, 1932
35 x 54 ins
Exhibited: RA 1932 (112)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1932, p.??

At Home
Oil on canvas, 1932
46 x 37½ ins
Exhibited: RA 1932 (140); RSA 1933 (302)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1932, p.36

The Packhorse Bridge
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1932 (174)

Nancy
Oil on canvas, 1932
30 x 25 ins
Exhibited: RA 1932 (231)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1932, p.36

The Street with the Tower
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1932 (383)

1933

The Yorkshire Portrait
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1933 (119)

The Wine Store
Oil on canvas, 825 x 1280 mm / 32¼ x 52½ ins
Ins: [paint, br] Sydney Lee
Exhibited: RA 1933 (128)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1933, p.22
Collection: Southampton City Art Gallery (purchased with the Smith Fund 1934)

Mountain Solitude
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1933 (195)

Castel St. Angelo
Oil on canvas, 32½ x 52½ ins
Exhibited: RA 1933 (234)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1933, p.??

The Poplar Tree
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1933 (269)

The Window
Oil on canvas, ?? x ?? ins
Exhibited: RA 1933 (323)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1933, p.23

1934

Swiss Chateau
Oil on board, 33 x 37 ins
Exhibited: RA 1934 (10)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1934, p.??
Collection: Private, Aberystwyth

Aylesford Bridge
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1934 (172)

The Mountain Monastery
Oil on canvas, 38 x 47 ins
Exhibited: RA 1934 (202)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1934, p.14

The Ford
Oil on canvas, 32 x 50 ins
Exhibited: RA 1934 (334)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1934, p.15

The Rock and the Stream
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1934 (395)

1935

In the Square
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1935 (14)

The Moorland Church
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1935 (131)

The Torrent
Oil on canvas, 19??
47 x 58 ins
Exhibited: RA 1935 (150)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1935, p.??

The Hospice
Oil on canvas, 37½ x 45½ ins
Exhibited: RA 1935 (184); MAFA 1936 (???)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1935, p.32
Notes: The Hospice will ‘draw every eye by the boldness of the composition and the brilliance of the colouring.’ (‘Manchester Academy of Fine Arts Annual Exhibition,’ The Times 6 Feb. 1936, p.17).

Swiss Town
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1935 (343)

Furnished Apartments
Oil on canvas, 45½ x 37½ ins
Exhibited: RA 1935 (361)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1935, p.33

1936

The Green Lamp
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1936 (2)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1936, p.??

The Harbour
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1936 (6)

The Rock by the Sea
Oil on canvas, 59 x 48 ins
Exhibited: RA 1936 (100); Carnegie Institute Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA, 15 Oct. – 6 Dec. 1936
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1936, p.79
Notes: ‘Though it strikes one as being too highly coloured for its formal home, ‘The Rock by the Sea,’ by Sydney Lee RA, is far above his average.’ (The Royal Academy – Second Notice,’ The Times 4 May 1936, p.19.’

The Ramparts
Oil on canvas
Exhibited: RA 1936 (159)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1936, p.??

Antiques and Diplomas
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1936 (357)

A Quiet Evening
Oil on canvas, 19??
50½ x 32½ ins
Exhibited: RA 1936 (363)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1936, p.72

1937

The Window
Oil on canvas, 19??
33 x 38 ins
Exhibited: RA 1937 (69)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1937, p.??

Roadway by the Cliff
Oil on canvas, 19??
38 x 46 ins
Exhibited: RA 1937 (94)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1937, p.32

The Dolomite
Oil on canvas, 19??
46 x 38 ins
Exhibited: RA 1937 (186)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1937, p.33

Abbey Ruin No.2
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1937 (191)

Golden Afternoon
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1937 (277)

Alpine Morning
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1937 (337)

1938

Capri Cactus
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1938 (108)

Durham
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1938 (148)
Collection: Tyne and Wear Museums
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1938, p.??

The Ravine
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1938 (165)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1938, p.??
Notes: Gordale Scar from a different viewpoint to the wood engraving.

Lulworth Cove
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1938 (274)

The Arcade
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1938 (292)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1938, p.??

Barnard Bridge
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1938 (363)

1939

Alpine Bridge
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1939 (156)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1939, p.??

The Yorkshire Ash Tree
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1939 (219)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1939, p.??

The Fountain
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1939 (464)

The Blue Lake
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1939 (473)

The Rhone Valley
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1939 (480)

The Road by the Cliff
Oil (though this may be a watercolour)
Exhibited: RA 1939 (835)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1930, p.??

1940

The Red Tower
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1940 (41)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1940, p.??
Notes: Nothing like the other canvas that bears the same title.

Malham Bridge
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1940 (61)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1940, p.??

The Windmill
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1940 (174)

The Temple in the Wood
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1940 (215)

Richmond Park, Autumn
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1940 (245)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1940, p.??

Mountain Tops
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1940 (350)

1941

At the “Swan”
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1941 (188)

Corfe Castle
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1941 (221)

Gordale Scar
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1941 (236)

The Snowfall
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1941 (513)

Winter Morning
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1941 (521)

1942

Stone Walls, Yorkshire
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1942 (103)

Summer’s Night
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1942 (113)

Houses at Barnard Castle
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1942 (119)

Pontresina
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1942 (185)

The Green Bottle
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1942 (293)

Sloop Inn
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1942 (298)
Reproduced: Witt Library Card in colour [before 1928]
Notes: Of the 1942 RA Summer Exhibition, The Times correspondent noted ‘with more than the usual surprise, the extreme acidity of the greens in the landscapes of Sydney Lee, and how, with the crumbling impasto which seems to make so shrill a colour even more surprising, it almost looks as …’ (‘The Royal Academy 174th Summer Exhibition – Every Picture on the Line,’ review, The Times 2 May 1942, p.5).

1943

English Cottage
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1943 (33)

Precincts
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1943 (115)

San Vigilio
Oil on canvas laid on panel, 1943
14 x 18 ins
Inscribed: [paint, br] Sydney Lee
Exhibited: RA 1943 (149)
Notes: Christie’s, South Kensington, 23 May 2002. Sold for £494.

The Birth of the River Rhone
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1943 (166)

The House with the Closed Shutters
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1943 (183)
Notes: Stott Purchase.

House at Sierre
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1943 (395)

The Top of the St. Gotthard
Oil on canvas, 508 x 762 mm / ?? x ?? ins
Exhibited: United Artists’ Exhibition 1943
Collection: Tate Gallery (Given by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest)
Notes: Purchased by the President and Council of the Royal Academy from the United Artists’ Exhibition in aid of the Duke of Gloucester’s Red Cross and St. John Fund. (The Times, 11 Jan. 1943).

Lee : The Ox Cart 1931
Sydney Lee – The Ox Cart (oil on canvas on board, 1931)

1944

Thun
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1944 (109)

Over the Hills
Exhibited: RA 1944 (138)

The Ox Cart
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1944 (252)
Notes: A cut-down version of Lee’s 1931 canvas of the same title.

High Force
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1944 (301)

The Chateau
Oil on ???, 1932?
51 x 33 ins
Exhibited: RA 1944 (472)
Reproduced: ‘Famous Artists: No. 4. Sydney Lee RA,’ The Artist Vol. 3, No. 2, The Artist Publishing Company, London, April 1932, in colour p. 77.
Notes: A night time version of Swiss Chateau (RA 1934).

House at Malham
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1944 (653)

1945

Portrait
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1945 (77)

The Devil’s Bridge
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1945 (152)

The Hospice
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1945 (297)

Castle in the Rhone Valley
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1945 (447)

Borghese, Rome
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1945 (506)

The Way over Simplon Pass
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1945 (688)

The Stag’s Retreat
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1945 (692)

1946

House with Steps
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1946 (7)

Old Town in Switzerland
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1946 (157)

Mountain Road
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1946 (183)

River Thames
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1946 (214)

Walberswick Church
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1946 (226)

Rushing Water
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1946 (398)

1947

Welsh Houses
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1947 (227)

The Abbey Ruin
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1947 (261)

Broadstairs
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1947 (294)

The Precincts
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1947 (375)

A Yorkshire Hillside
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1947 (465)

On the Norfolk Coast
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1947 (571)

1948

Café du Commerce
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1948 (124)

Arco Naturale
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1948 (161)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1948, p.79

Night in the Piazza
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1948 (407)

A Fishing Town
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1948 (502)

1949

Way Over the Simplon Pass
Oil on canvas
?? x ?? ins
Exhibited: RA 1949 (205)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1949, p.35
Notes: A tunnel entrance.

A Dolomite Peak
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1949 (548)
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1949, p.83

1950

The Stag’s Retreat, Richmond Park
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1950 (244)

Yorkshire Moorland Church
Exhibited: RA 1950 (350)
Oil
Reproduced: Royal Academy Illustrated 1950, p.71

Peonies
Oil
Exhibited: RA 1950 (522)

UNDATED

Sion
Oil
Reproduced: Witt Library Card
Notes: Same subject as the aquatint The Mountain Fortress. This was also made into a card as The Mountain Fortress with printed text: ‘With Good Wishes / Sydney & Edith Lee / 26 Holland Park Road, W.’

[The Beach and Moored Boats, St. Ives]
Reproduced: Modern Journals project

Norman Arches
Oil on canvas, 1906
Reproduced: Witt Library Card also The Studio, London, Nov. 1906
Exhibited: Second exhibition of the Society of Twenty-Five English Painters 1906.
Notes: ‘has a very decorative way of treating his subjects, an almost, we think, subconscious sense of the decorativeness which seems to lie in most things, if we could so view them. He has a method of handling his paint which is variable and spontaneous and suggested to him by the texture of the object to be represented. He spares no pains to achieve in his canvases a variety and interest of texture which form a happy accompaniment to his decorative sense of colour.’ (p.151)

The Cathedral Close, Rochester, Kent
Oil on board
220 x 385 mm
Notes: Mallam’s Auctioneers, Oxford (23 October 2019, Lot 331, est. £60-80)

St. Ives
Oil
Reproduced: Witt Library Card
Notes: View not related to any of Lee’s prints.

Sailing Barges, the River Orwell at Pin Mill
Oil
12 x 15 ins
Notes: Sold Key Fine Art Auctioneers, 2006 (Lot. 244).