[Sand Dunes]

Beach scene. Horizon at lower third of painting. Clump of grasses in the right foreground. Suggestion of water midground to horizon.

c. 1920 1924
Object type
Medium and materials
watercolour on paper
Place Made
New Zealand

LL lilac/grey brush point F Scales

CR Hall Collection V.U.W. pencil on brown paper framing tape

CR 587 Hall pencil on backing board

LC purple rubber stamp 28 x 48mm elliptical on backing board


Donated to Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, by Mr & Mrs T. D. H. Hall, 1961

Copyright Licence
Courtesy Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Current Collection

Victoria University of Wellington

Current Location


General notes

Correspondence D. M. Wylie, Librarian, Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand, to B. de Lange, 07.09.1983, "The painting came to the University in 1961 as part of a gift of New Zealand watercolours from the late Mr & Mrs T D H Hall."

Correspondence Sophie Thorn, Collection Officer, Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University of Wellington, to B. de Lange, 01.05.2019, “The work in your picture is one which was/is held in the VUW Art Collection. It is unfortunately missing and was last sighted in the mid ‘90s. I am looking to track down the work…”

The work is listed in a collection catalogue from 1984, Victoria University of Wellington: Catalogue of the Art Collection, pg 12, as part of The Hall Collection [see Related images]. It is catalogued as:

SCALES Flora, 1888-
Sand Dunes
watercolour on paper, 23 x 23

A hand-written card included in a file reference Alexander Turnbull Library File Prints, Drawings, Paintings and Prints Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, notes that this work was held "In Victoria University Library" [see Related images 5].


Victoria University of Wellington: Catalogue of the Art Collection, 1984, pg 12

SCALES Flora, 1988-
Sand Dunes
watercolour on paper, 23 x 23

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