[Farmhouse with Dark Shape in Front of House]

Red roofed building. Dark shape in front of house. Vegetation and structures suggested to left and right of house. Reddish rectangular shape from right margin to centre. Tilted pale rectangle to right of house.

1958 1959
Object type
Medium and materials
oil on canvas on board
Place Made
Bry-sur-Marne, France

LL black brush point F Scales

LL green brush point Scales

Current Collection

Private Collection

Current Location

New Zealand

General notes

Dated in reference to Country Cottage, Bry-sur-Marne [BC034], c.1958-1959. Original owner of this painting is Piers Westacott, Flora Scales’s great nephew.

Christiane Devèze, Boris Kalachnikoff’s wife, in conversations with Marc Bonamie, Paris, France, 2016, “Flora loved to paint outdoors - nature, landscapes - in sunlight. She often drew and painted animals, especially our dogs and cats, and was very happy painting the plum trees in full bloom in our garden at Bry-Sur-Marne. Boris would often walk with her into the countryside to paint the farmland and houses in earlier days. We would sometimes go together to his parents' country house in Genevieve St Bois, to Provence where my parents lived, or to Bleymard in the Lozère District where my family has a holiday house. We all drew and painted happily, side by side, discussing our work all the time, but keeping our own different styles during these painting holidays.” – ‘Christiane Devezes: Conversations and Letters II’, Flora Scales, The Suter Te Aratoi o Whakatū, Nelson, New Zealand, 2018