A Friend's Room in a Village near Paris
Interior scene. Green seating with cushions. Orangey-pink fabric over wooden frame of deck chair. Rust coloured element at right framing edge.
LL ochre brush point Scales
LL of centre black brush point Scales
UR (not in artist's hand) pencil 79-205 A262 30
Centre right edge of canvas pencil (not in artist's hand) pencil Country Cottage, Bry-sur-Marne, ca1959
Verso UL ink 25
Verso UR pencil 6
Verso circular yellow sticker pencil c1958 ink 5
Verso Centre (not in artist's hand) brown crayon Turnbill [sic]
Donated to the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand by H. F. V. Scales, 1979
Unstretched and unframed canvas. Previously stretched. Staple holes and creases evident around all edges.
Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand
First title and date supplied by the artist for Auckland City Art Gallery, New Zealand, exhibition, Helen F V Scales, 1975-1976. Listed as artwork no. 6 in this exhibition.
Second title and date supplied by artist at time of donation, 1979.
Flora Scales in conversation with M. de Lange, 1983, “This room was possibly Bobby’s [Boris Kalachnikoff] studio.”
This is the only painting of an interior scene by Scales known to date.