[Farm Buildings]

High viewpoint over hilly, rural scene with vegetation. Centre two buildings outlined with darker repeated marks. 

Other title(s)
c. 1960 1969
Object type
Medium and materials
pencil on paper
Place Made
Bry-sur-Marne, France

Verso UL (not in artist's hand) pencil 79-324

Verso UR (not in artist's hand) pencil A253/27


Donated to the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand by H. F. V. Scales, 1979

Condition Report

Unframed work on white paper. Page torn from a spiral-bound sketchbook, 26 spirals. Light brown discolouration on left margin.

Copyright Licence
Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Reference no. A-253-027
Current Collection

Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand

Current Location

Wellington, New Zealand

General notes

Title and date taken from a painting of this subject Farm Building Near Paris [BC043]. Alternative title taken from Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand documentation.

Appears to be from same sketchbook as Untitled [Farm Building] [BC104].

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