Sandhills, Tāhunanui, Nelson

Landscape view of sand dunes. Upper two thirds of the canvas filled with cloudy sky. Clumps of grasses and three patches of light lower third of canvas.

c. 1920 1924
Object type
Medium and materials
oil on canvas on board
Place Made
Nelson, New Zealand

Verso (in original owner’s hand) Sandhills Tahuna-nui [sic], Nelson by Flora Scales. Date possibly 1927 or a little earlier.

Verso framer's label

Current Collection

Private Collection

Current Location

New Zealand

General notes

This painting was given as a wedding gift by the artist to her friend Beth Gilmour in 1924 at which time she supplied the title. Patience Tennent, the artist's niece, was Beth’s eight-year-old bridesmaid. Mrs Gilmour later gave the painting to Tennent.

Images taken from 6x4 reproduction originally taken by B. de Lange, Havelock North, New Zealand, early 1980s.