BC007

Untitled

[Man on Rocky Foreshore]

Seascape showing a man wearing a hat bent over rocks, working on a groin structure with a pickaxe. Small row boat casting reflections on water, left background. Boat or ship in far distant horizon.

Date
c. 1917 1924
Object type
watercolour
Medium and materials
watercolour on paper
Dimensions
175x252mm
Place Made
Nelson or Wellington, New Zealand
Inscriptions

LR Flora Scales (F reversed)

Details
Credit Line
Current Collection

Private Collection

Current Location

Wellington, New Zealand

General notes

This painting was purchased before 1938 by the original owner, the family of Roger and Nancy Hunt, who knew Flora Scales in Nelson.

Correspondence with the original owner, Alister Hunt to B. de Lange, 04.07.1983, “As you will see, the picture is a quiet little scene of (I think) the foreshore at Monaco, Nelson, with a man and a pick. I always liked its quiet serenity achieved with considerable economy of apparent effort.”

Current owner notes that the watercolour is washed over pencil.