Still life featuring tulips and daffodils in a pale vase. The lower third of the canvas is a horizontal band of mid tone colour which contrasts with the bright yellow of the upper two thirds of the canvas. Green foliage spills out of the vase to the lower band.
LL green and blue/white brush point H or F Scales (initial unclear)
LL green and blue/white signature overpainted with ochre brush point Scales
LR blue/white brush point 1965
Verso UL pencil on strainer (not in artist's hand) 92157 1/2 19 ATL Scales, Helen Flora V [Tulips] 1965 oil 35.5 x 28cms Rack 391 M 20 (now covered by frame)
Verso UR pencil on strainer (not in artist's hand) H F V Scales, 1965 (now covered by frame)
Verso Upper Centre label 523
Verso UR (not in artist's hand) pencil 15mm
Verso UR (not in artist's hand) pencil 391
Verso Left Centre (not in artist's hand) pencil 391
Verso UL label artwork details
Verso UL label Alexander Turnbull Library
Verso LL framers label
Verso LR framers label
Donated to the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand by H. F. V. Scales, 1979
Framed with glass.
Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand
Title supplied by artist at time of donation, 1979.