BC012

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.

Date
c. 1920 1924
Object type
painting
Medium and materials
oil on canvas on board
Dimensions
205x287mm
Place Made
Nelson, New Zealand
Inscriptions

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

Details
Credit Line
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. Scales’s niece, Patience Tennent (nee Reeves), was Beth’s eight-year-old bridesmaid. Mrs Gilmour later gave the painting to Tennent.